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The Shooting Sport Pistol Instruction, Training, and Safety

The Shooting Sport teaches the basics of safe gun handling, and the fundamentals of shooting. Our classes and the services are listed here. We offer two courses by the National Rifle Association (NRA). In addition we offer continued skill development with a program by NRA Sports.

  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Instructor Led Only — See our class schedule on our Registration page.
  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning — See our class schedule on our registration page.
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program — See our Other Services page

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Instructor Led Only:  Utilizing classroom and range qualification in-person instruction. Read more here.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended:  Providing a solid foundation of online training. Then students continue the Instructor Led Training portion of the course with NRA Certified Pistol Instructors. Learn more here.

The Winchester Program is designed to polish your skills and push you to the next level of training. Depending on your goals this may be very valuable to you. Learn more here.

Please contact us at The Shooting Sport.  First learn which class is best for you. Let us answer questions you may have about the class.  In addition we can schedule a class if you don’t see your preferred time and date listed.

The Shooting Sport Courses – Are they right for you?

We teach small group classes, one-on-one classes, ladies only classes, and small private classes. The costs vary per type of course, or courses, you wish to attend. These classes are perfect for the beginner. The goal of The Shooting Sport, as we proceed through the course materials, to be certain you understand them.

We can help you answer all these questions.

  • Is this gun the right one for my purpose?
  • How do I know what type of gun I need?
  • Are some guns easier to operate?
  • Which guns have less recoil?
  • Is there a caliber that will best suit my needs?
  • What’s the best size gun for my hands?

Equally important, shooters with experience have found the classes helpful as well. Troubleshooting is occasionally an issue for shooters. We can help diagnose your shooting errors and bring you back on course.

The Shooting Sport objective is to keep you and your family safe.  Only NRA Certified Pistol Instructors teach our courses. We ultimately strive to increase awareness about the shooting sport.

What Are Your Shooting Sport Goals?

Share with us the goal you wish to achieve and we can help guide you to a class, a tutor, or training you can use.

In the event that concealed carry is your objective, additional firearms handling training is highly recommended.   This would ensure you have the understanding, knowledge, and attitude necessary to carry and use a firearm.

The certificate attained at the successful completion of the NRA courses is accepted by the Commonwealth of Virginia to qualify for a Concealed Carry Permit. We strongly recommend students attend a class specifically for concealed carry. Such a class addresses issues surrounding the use of deadly force, and laws you should be aware of, if concealed carry is your objective.

Shooting is a perishable skill, therefore you should learn the proper techniques. And most of all you should practice them. Why not get started with a class today?

In addition we’d like to offer NRA Registration, available here. Please contact me today.  Join today and help NRA Fight for You. Enjoy the membership benefits of automatic $2,500 Armscare Insurance, discounts on hotels, car rentals, licensed products and more.

The Shooting Sport Encourages Yoy to Join NRA

Contact Info

Office Location:
207 Sterling Ct.
Suffolk, VA 23434


Office Hours:
Week Days 9-5
— except for range time

Class Location:
Same as above

Range Location:
Norfolk Country Rifle Range
4321 South Military Hwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23321