MetaMedia and NRA Release New Pistol Shooting DVD

MetaMedia Training International, Inc. and the National Watch the Trailer for Basics of Pistol ShootingRifle Association’s Education & Training Division have recently released their jointly created Basics of Pistol Shooting training program on DVD.

The hour-long program is available with a user manual and addresses how to safely operate, clean, and select a pistol for use in a variety of shooting activities. Designed for both individual and classroom instruction, Pistol Shooting provides viewers with the proper attitude and knowledge required for firearm ownership.

“This DVD is not only an important addition to the NRA training library, it’s also a must-have reference for any novice or experienced pistol owner,” said MetaMedia Training’s Vice President Chris Held. “Basics of Pistol Shooting teaches the ABCs of pistol use and promotes the NRA’s goal of teaching proper safety techniques, fundamentals, and care to firearms users.”

Introduced by NRA Executive Director of General Operations Kayne Robinson, the program covers pistol types, safety, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, first shots, scoring, purchasing, firearms care, and continuing education. High Definition Video, 3-D animations, and professional instruction by NRA Certified Instructors make for a fully immersive learning experience.

“This film is a great addition to the training library of any NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, as well as anyone who owns a pistol. From the coverage of different action types to the animated demonstrations, Basics of Pistol Shooting meets the high standard of quality that NRA provides in all of our firearms training programs,” said Bill Poole, Director of NRA’s Education & Training Division.

The new Basics of Pistol Shooting training DVD is now available for purchase from the NRA Program Materials Center at or by calling 1-800-336-7402 and asking for item #30640.

In recent years, MetaMedia Training and the NRA have collaborated to develop a wide range of education and training programs including Personal Protection Outside the HomeRefuse To Be A Victim, and The Lure of Muzzle Loading.

MetaMedia has also assisted in the development of various NRA Websites for members, prospects, and firearm users.

The National Rifle Association is widely recognized as a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights. Since its inception in 1871, the NRA has also served as the premier firearms education organization in the world. Today, the Association continues to champion Second Amendment rights and expand firearm training programs on behalf of its nearly four million members. The NRA’s Education & Training Division provides the finest firearms safety and technical training to hundreds of thousands of young and adult shooters annually across the United States by over 60,000 certified and dedicated instructors.

For 25 years, MetaMedia Training International has designed, developed, and delivered performance-based training and communications programs for government agencies, global corporations, and nonprofit organizations. MetaMedia provides state-of-the-art instruction in formats that include eLearning, mLearning, DVD, CD-ROM, and print media. For more information, please call (301) 515-6300 or visit us on the Web at

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