Training Courses

This program is the NRA's response to the American publics need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

New Firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training, and the NRA FIRST Steps Program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific firearm model. 

The class is approximately 3 to 4 hours in length and will provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely. Upon completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate that will satisfy the training requirement when applying for a concealed handgun permit in VA.


Lesson 1 - Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation

Lesson 2 - Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Lesson 3 - Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position

Lesson 4 - Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities


Click here to register for the Course

Under STEP 1 check the box on NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation
Under STEP 2 enter “22980” as the zip code then click Search, select the Waynesboro location for your preferred class date