8 hour class. The goal of the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Instructor Led Training (ILT) is to teach students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This objective based 8-hour course goes over both the revolver and semi-automatic action types in great detail. This course is an excellent starting point for the new or soon-to-be pistol owner or the shooter looking to become more proficient with their own firearm. Students are to bring their own firearm to the classeroom (no live ammunition permitted). We can supply firearms in the classroom for students who are not bringing their own.