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NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation

Rifle Shooting

Course Classroom (3 hrs) & Range (1 hr):

“FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps Rifle course is an abbreviation of the NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course. It is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development.

This course can be completed as quickly as 3 hours.

25 rounds of ammunition and range fees

Course Goal
 “To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely.”


    1 - Introduction to Rifle Safety, Parts, and Operation
  1. 2 - Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  2. 3 - Introduction to Rifle Shooting from the Benchrest Position
  3. 4 - Introduction to Rifle Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

  4. Prerequisites
    There are no prerequisites for taking this course and the material can be understood by mature people of all ages. Be aware that the proper fitting of a rifle to a shooter can be time-consuming.

  5. Course Completion
    Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises and a course completion certificate.


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