Basic Pistol

Demmer Center Basic Pistol Certification Class 


The Demmer Center and staff are proud to serve the Greater Lansing area by teaching the safe, responsible use of firearms. In pistol shooting, as with any sport, it is important to start by learning the basic fundamentals. Let our experienced Demmer Center NRA Certified instructor introduce you to the many recreational and competitive opportunities that await you in the sport of pistol shooting. Your participation in this course will help form the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in the shooting sports and and prepare you for the Demmer Center Basics of Personal Protection in the Home course. 

Course Topics

Safe Gun Handling

Pistol Knowledge

Ammunition Knowledge

Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Firing the Shot

Scoring Targets

Opportunities for Further Development


All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided. Participants may bring their own .22 caliber pistol or safety equipment if they prefer. All participants who successfully complete the course learning objectives will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Demmer Center instructors.


The price of the course is $100 and over 6 Hours of combined classroom and range time.