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Pistol shooting

Only Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers may shoot pistols.


Your Venturing Crew, Sea Scout Ship, or Explorer Post may hold your own pistol shoot, but there is an extra step required to satisfy our safety rules. You’ll need to have an adult present who has completed the Pistol Instructor Training course; you can’t take this course until you have completed Rifle or Shotgun Instructor Training. Just like with a rifle or shotgun shoot, you’ll also need an adult who is a trained Range Safety Officer (and remember, these must be two separate people).


Additionally, if you are conducting your unit shoot at our Lost Pines Scout Reservation you’ll need additional instructors and Range Safety Officers to meet ratios required by the Lost Pines range.