This course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling of a rifle in target shooting.

This 8 hour course for classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

Course Details: NRA Basic Rifle Course

  • Participants will learn NRA's rules for safe gun handling.
  • Participants will become familiar with rifle operation and components.
  • Participants will become familiar with ammunition components.
  • Participants will learn shooting fundamentals and range rules.
  • Participants will shoot from a bench rest position, and two handed standing positions.
  • 14 total hours of classroom / range instruction is provided.

You will need

  • Ear and Eye Protection
  • 60 rounds of ammunition
  • Your rifle
  • Pen and notebook for taking notes.
  • Sun Screen (we'll be in the sun for hours.)
  • A comfy lawn chair
  • Water and snacks. (There will be lunch breaks)

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