NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
A rifle is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a rifled bore (thus the name “rifle”) and is designed to shoot a specific size of ammunition. Rifles are often used in game hunting and in long range marksmanship competitions.
Students will receive the NRA’s The Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook and lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of rifle shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of rifle sports and activities.
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”
- Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
- Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
- Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
- Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
- Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
- Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
- Rifle Sports and Activities
This is a full 2 day course – approximately 6-8 hours each day.
(This includes all classroom and range time. Depending upon the number of students and
their abilities, the course length may vary.)
The fee for this course is $185
There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Just arrive with an open mind and a
positive attitude, ready to learn.
Students will receive feedback on the live-fire range exercises and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson materials at the end of the course.