Basic Pistol Marksmanship Author:National Rifle Association The NRA is a non-profit organization supported entirely by the membership fees of public spirited citizens and clubs. It is not a trade organization. Established in 1871, its membership roster has carried the names of several Presidents of the United States, a Chief Justice of the United States, and many of America's other outstanding diplomats,... more » jurists, political and military leaders.
The objects of the Association are: to promote social welfare and public safety, law and order, and the national defense; to educate and train citizens of good repute in the safe and efficient handling of small arms, and in the technique of design, production and group instruction; to increase the knowledge of small arms and promote efficiency in the use of such arms on the part of members of law enforcement agencies, of the armed forces, and of citizens who would be subject to service in the event of war; and generally to encourage the lawful ownership and use of small arms by citizens of good repute.
The NRA maintains a panel of experts to advise members on problems of equipment and its use. It is the accepted source of authoritative information on shooting club organization and operation, range construction and procedures, firearms safety education, and basic marksmanship training. It provides extensive shooting programs for all members.« less