NRA Basic Pistol Course

nra_instructor_badge-300x300NEW in 2016 – NRA blended learning – You do a portion of this course independently online, then meet with an instructor for completion.  Go to and check out the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course.  The NRA charges a fee for this.  Successful completion of this class qualifies the candidate to apply for a MA LTC or FID.  This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  It provides information regarding pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.  It is taught by instructors that are Certified by the NRA and the MA State Police.  After completion of the online portion, sign-up for a course through the NRA website.  Cost varies based on course offered.  Contact the name on the website to sign up for these courses when they are available (a special rate may be offered for current LSA members and for new candidates; cost may include a one year LSA individual membership!)  **As of July 1, 2021 NO LTC COURSES ARE SCHEDULED AT LSA FOR THE SUMMER AT THIS TIME**