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NRA First Steps Shotgun Orientation

Shotgun Shooting

Course Classroom (3 hrs) and 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 program is the basic course abbreviated to the most  basic shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of shotgun.

Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning and storage of their shotgun. The practical exercise covers a single position and type of target. As the number of participants or shotgun types increases, the course will take proportionally longer.

This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours.

Course fee, 25 rounds of ammunition and range fees

Course Goal
“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely.”


    1 - Introduction to Shotgun Safety, Parts, and Operation
  1. 2 - Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
  2. 3 - Introduction to Shotgun Shooting at Straightaway Targets
  3. 4 - Introduction to Shotgun Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

  4. Prerequisites
    There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Be aware that the proper fitting of a shotgun to a shooter can be time-consuming.

  5. Course Completion
    Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.

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