NRA Pistol Instructor Course. Join the Elite-NRA Instructors! Meet at Down Range, Chico, CA. 11/1/20 8-6 PM. $299

November 1, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Down Range Chico

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Get ready for a firearms training experience unlike any other! US Army (retired) Command Sergeant Major  Ted Lidie has taught over 20,000 students since he started his career and founded the largest firearms training company in California. He develops all curriculum for NFI and leads an instructor team of over 20 NRA Certified instructors in 43 locations which teach approx. 3000 students each year. All NFI training material and curriculum is written specifically for the students and class being taught. Want to check us out? Great Idea! Read our reviews  by selecting the logo below!

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THIS REGISTRATION PAGE IS FOR THE NRA Pistol Instructor Course. This course is  designed for Instructor Candidates who have completed NRA Basic Instructor Training (offered at no charge on 10/30/20 for registered instructors), and NRA Basic s of Pistol Shooting Course, offered on 10/30/20). Student prerequisites apply and a skills test will be given during the course including marksmanship.   Class is designed to have students bring their pistols and ammunition to the course and learn to use them as well as instruct others on the safe and responsible use! NRA Course will include professional books and training materials.  .22-45 ammunition is available on site for $25 per 50 cartridges.

Subjects include:

NOTE: All NRA Pistol Instructor Candidates must complete NRA Basic Pistol before they can attend the NRA Pistol  Instructor Course.

Teaching pistol action types and operation

Teaching ammunition fundamentals

Teaching pistol storage

Teaching pistol maintenance

Teaching pistol range training including marksmanship, loading, unloading, and range safety procedures, this session will be taught at a private range in Igo, Ca. Directions will be given during the morning session of the course.

Teaching continued opportunities for skill development


NRA Pistol Instructor:

NOTE: Download and complete/review all documentation attached at the bottom of this page. You can bring the reference documents that you do not have to turn in (including NRA Basic Pistol Presentation) on a laptop or pad. If you can fill it out, (besides your NRA Basic Pistol Test) bring it to class completed. If you have questions call or text, Ted Lidie at the number below. 

Lastly, go to to get an idea of how professional instructors dress for class. Doesn’t have to be exact, but you get the idea. 

2″— three-ring binder for binding your presentation materials. (You only need one of these no matter how many classes you are taking with us this weekend)

Pistol, 22-45 Caliber

10 of each color target in you NRA Basics of Pistol lesson plan. (red, white, and blue)

Pistol cleaning kit

All documentation provided by your Training Counselor prior to taking the course. Some of this will be printed and completed before class. Electronic versions of these documents for reference can be used. This documentation will be sent to you before class with instructions.

100 Cartridges

Eye and Ear Protection

Snacks and cool drinks–the weather will be warm.

Note-taking material

Laptop computer , pad or phone for reference and saving documents (optional) You will be presenting during this course. Normally we use a laptop and projector for your presentation.

Appropriate instructor range and classroom clothing, including baseball cap and no sandals,  V-neck tops, tank-tops, or other open chested tops.


Waiver and Firearm Documentation Print and Complete

NRAI portal user guide v1-Review

Pistol Instructor Prereq’s.-Print and Complete

191128 Basic Pistol Lesson Plan for Students-Print and Bring to Class

Your NRA Training Counselor

Ted Lidie-NRA # 151178744

530-999-1822 (text if you can)



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