NRA Pistol Instructor Training

NRA Pistol Instructor Training
315 Pat Covell Rd
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435, US
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NRA Certified Rifle & Shotgun Instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO) Courses.  This is an NRA required 4-day course.  NRA requires all Rifle and Shotgun instructor candidates to successfully complete the Basic Rifle and Basic Shotgun Shooting Courses before taking the NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Courses.  Each of the two Basic Courses is 1-day in duration and will be presented on November 20 & 21, 2021.  The NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Courses and the RSO Course will then be presented on December 11 & 12, 2021. Attendance and completion of all courses is required.  Instructor and RSO Certifications will be awarded by NRA.  Registration Requirements below apply.


NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Course.  Current NRA Instructors that wish to add the BSA required RSO certification to their credentials can attend only the RSO portion of the course on December 12th.  Registration Requirements below apply.


Please note that registration and payment is REQUIRED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 so that course material can be ordered. 


NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course MAY be offered January 22 & 23, 2022.  Depending on the level of interest attendance may be limited. This is a 2-day course for those who wish to add pistol shooting to their NRA instructor credentials and support Venture pistol shooting activities at the Crew, District and Council level.  This is a two-part Instructor Training Course with the part I, Basic Pistol Shooting, taken online in advance in advance of Basic Pistol Shooting, part 2, which will be conducted at Spanish Trail Scout Reservation.  Completion of the online training is required before the NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor course.  Registration Requirements below apply.  Further information will be provided during the December 2021 Instructor course or upon request.


REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:  Adult attendees must be registered Scout Leaders or Merit Badge Counselors, 21 or older.  NRA membership is not required.  Experience with course appropriate firearms is recommended, but not required.  All courses will be presented in Henson Hall at the Spanish Trail Scout Reservation in DeFuniak Springs, FL.


FURTHER INFORMATION.  Upon completion of the above courses and in accordance with Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Publication “Guide to Safe Scouting”, number 34416A, NRA Instructors and RSOs will be able to teach and supervise Boy Scout and Venture rifle, shotgun, and Venture pistol shooting.  Instructors may also register as Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Counselors in accordance with BSA Merit Badge books number 35942 & 35948.  Additionally, NRA instructors can present NRA Basic Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol courses.  They may also serve as NRA RSOs on any Boy Scout range or any private or public ranges that require their use.


FOR INFORMATION on registration, course description, content, and course costs and fees contact:


Chuck Kuzma, NRA Instructor, NRA Training Counselor, and Gulf Coast Council Shooting Sports Director.  Telephone 850 803-8761, email


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