IOF Level 1 Online Pistol Safety

Basic Pistol – Introduction to safety and the fundamentals of shooting

IOF Pistol Level 1 (Online)


Anyone wanting to gain the knowledge in pistol shooting and to progress through the IOF  ranking system. The course is designed for any private security operative, individual or groups, military or non-military to gain their online up-to-date weapons safety and fundermentals award leading to the next level of shooting which is now a pre-requisite for many or most security contracting companies working within the armed security sector.

Course Information

This course is designed to introduce you to the pistol weapons system and the safety functions and fundamentals of shooting.  You can take this course online using the IOF interactive presentation PowerPoint slides.

LANGUAGES: English | Spanish | Italian | French | German | Chinese | Japanese | Russian | Ukrainian | Malay | Arabic | Portuguese | Korean | Romanian 

Please add your language of choice on checkout.

Please have a copy of your valid passport to upload upon check out.

Minimum Required Kit List

  • Tactical Belt
  • Tactical/Outdoor boots
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Shooting glasses (ballistic)
  • Shooting ear protection (ear defenders)

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Pass / Fail


IOF  award for the skill level in which you took this course.

The representative of the IOF will present you with your award at the end of the course.

Skill Prerequisites



  • Gun safety Rules
  • Range Safety Procedures
  • Pistol Parts
  • Fundamentals of Shooting (Grip, Stance, Breathing, Sights Line, Trigger Action, Recoil Control, Trigger reset)
  • Accuracy and Pistol Target Presentation
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Exam