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NRA First Steps Rifle Shooting

Rifle Shooting

Course Classroom (13 hrs) & range (1 hr)

In the Basic Rifle Shooting course 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.

This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Course Goal
“To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

100 rounds of ammunition and range fees


  1. 1 - Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. 2 - Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  3. 3 - Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. 4 - Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
  5. 5 - Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
  6. 6 - Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
  7. 7 - Rifle Sports and Activities

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.

Course Completion
Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises and a course completion certificate. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

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