Pistol is a one-credit sports studies course. Classes are two hours long and meet once a week for eight weeks. Safety and shooting equipment is provided for dry- and live-fire exercises. Introduction to Shooting Sports is the class’s only prerequisite.
The fundamental skills taught in this course provide a foundation for those wanting to pursue pistol-shooting activities at other facilities. Practical/tactical gun skills, such as moving to engagement, speed loading, target acquisition, and rapid-fire, are not covered.
|Week 1:||Mandatory safety briefing|
|Week 2:||The parts and proper operating of a pistol, shooting fundamentals, and dry-fire exercises|
|Week 3:||Air range time with emphasis on range-specific protocol, shooting positions, sight alignment, and trigger control|
|Weeks 4-8:||Outdoor range time with emphasis on shooting positions, sight alignment, and trigger control using .22 caliber pistols|
|Weeks 7-8:||Introduction of target games|
Instructor must verify that students have participated and learned the skills required to move forward each week.