NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

$110 per student (plus $20 range fee)

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course: 8 hours


Course goal: “To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”

This course will introduce bolt action and semi-automatic rifles to the student and will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. The student will learn about the parts of the rifle and its operation, ammunition, firearm safety, rifle marksmanship fundamentals in various shooting positions, and rifle shooting activities. Demonstrations and exercises will be conducted with training unloaded firearms and dummy ammo. This course has an exam and shooting proficiency test.

Required Materials for students: Pen and highlighter. Firearm and ammo will be provided however students may bring their own firearm to the range but must provide their own ammo. DO NOT BRING FIREARMS OR AMMO TO THE CLASS!

Hearing and eye protection will be provided if needed.

Course Outline:

  • Introductions
  • Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  • Standing Shooting Position
  • Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
  • Lunch Break
  • Sitting Rifle Shooting Position and Review of Positions
  • Rifle Sports and Activities
  • Move to the Range
  • Firing the First Shots (Live fire at the range)
  • Final thoughts

Students will receive:

  • Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet
  • NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course Student Examination
  • NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course Completion Certificate

Full Payment Including Range

$110 each student plus $20 range fee

Full Payment Rainbow Shooting Range Members

$110 each student  

Deposit Now – Balance Due at Class

$40 each student – non refundable ($90 balance due on-site)