- Mar 9, 2005
- Litchfield, NH
you guys aren't going to like me...
Isn't the NRA Basic Pistol Course a complete waste of time? The only reason I am aware that people take that course is so they can make a feeble attempt at exercising their 2nd amendment right in this state.
I don't even teach the Basic Pistol Course anymore. Why would someone want to spend 12 hours with Basic Pistol if all they need is Home Firearm Safety for 4 hours?
(Posts like this will not help my rep points )
It depends. It's a decent curriculum for somebody without any experience, but I rarely teach it myself. If somebody just wants to get their ticket punched in order to get their LTC, the Home Firearm Safety class is the quickest way to do that. Afterwards, if they really want to learn pistol, I'd prefer to spend the extra 6+ hours concentrating on the specific areas that they need to learn (or where they need improvement). This assumes, of course that I'm working one-on-one or with 2 or 3 similar students, which tends to be the norm for me. If I were teaching a larger group, where individualization wouldn't be practical, I'll probably fall back on the NRA Basic Pistol. [How's that for faint praise?]