75 E. Bradrock Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Tues – Fri 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 9:00pm, Sun & Mon 9:00am – 5:00pm

Range closes 30 minutes before the store

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification

Join us at Maxon for NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (BPI) certification. This class will be taught by NRA Training Counselor, James Appleby.  After completing this 16 hour certification class you will be a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, with all the rights and responsibilities that certification affords.

There is a pre-requisite shooting qualification that students must pass in order to attend the classroom portion of the certification. All students must shoot 16 of 20 shots into a 6 inch group at 45 feet at a standard piece of typing paper.

There is also an online learning module that must be completed prior to attending the class, login/password information will be given to students 2 weeks prior to the start of class.

All students will receive both electronic and printed materials as part of the certification. All students will need to bring a laptop or tablet with a USB port for the electronic portions.

This class will take place on 4 consecutive Thursdays starting June 15th from 5-9pm. The deadline to sign-up is Sunday June 11th. Cost is $350.

Click here for more information about the pre-requisite shooting/gun handling evaluation.

Click here to sign up.


There will be no refunds given for those that sign up for the class and then do not pass the required shooting qualification or online pre-requisites.  All students must attend all 16 hours of training.