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The goal of the Winchester / NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification program is to develop the skills needed to participate in NRA Action Pistol competition, as well as the basic skills required for personal protection. An NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection or FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation course will provide an excellent foundation of knowledge to build upon. The NRA Basic Pistol Qualification Course provides the perfect self-paced shooting activity to help develop your skills and reward your achievements. This Winchester / NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification Program is a civilian marksmanship qualification program.

Marksman Levels:

(must be completed in order)



Marksman First Class



Distinguished Expert – National Recognition by the NRA

Winchester / NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program


Welcome to the Marksmanship qualification program. Please review this information before participating.

How to Participate: Eligibility: The program is open to everyone – men, women, adults and youth.

Instruction: We will provide limited instruction to assist you to complete your level.

Location: The marksman qualification is hosted on LIFESTYLEFIREARMS instructional shooting range. All participants need to schedule with us for one of the available dates.  I hold my NRA/WINCHESTER CLASSES ON SUNDAY.  

Program Fee: The program fee is $40 per level attempted. If the level is not completed in one day then it is $20 each date that you come back to work on that level. If you would like to complete more than one level in one day then each additional level is $40. At the completion of each level, you will be awarded a certificate, lapel pin, badge and the skill rocker for that level. Uponcompleting the Pro-Marksman level, you will also be awarded the Pistol Qualification Patch. 

Supplies: We will supply the targets, shooting space, instruction and awards. Ammunition and firearms are to be supplied by the participant.

Records: We will maintain your qualification records. Participants will receive the certificate for each level completed.


There is a total of 18 certifications and 3 different disciplines that I instruct.




Defensive Pistol I


Defensive Pistol II

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