NRA Basic Rifle

This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Students learn:

  • NRA 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.

Materials necessary:

  • A rimfire or equally light recoiling rifle with 100 rounds of ammo.
  • Eye and Ear protection (but will be made available if needed.
  • Photo ID



Shooters are encouraged to bring their own rifles and ammunition if they have them, however there will be several available if you do not own a firearm yet. Eye and Ear protection will be made available but every shooter is again encouraged to bring any safe protective equipment that they feel comfortable using.

Each shooter will receive The NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Handbook as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. There will also be an opportunity to gain the basic range practical rocker patch during the  range session.

Join our mailer for announcements on when this course will be offered next. This course can be brought to your local range or gun club, or taught to a group with as few as 5 shooters, please inquire for pricing and availability.

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 course completion certificate.

Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Variances will occur because of class size, facilities, student experience and grasp of the subject, student-to-instructor ratio, weather, and unforeseen circumstances. This course has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility in scheduling. Depending on the desires of the students it may be conducted a few hours at a time over several days or it may be conducted as a one-day course. Please feel free to discuss your preferences with any of our instructors.

All training fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Upon booking and paying for training, you will receive a registration form and our waiver. By paying the fee you agree to sign our waiver.

The training fee includes classroom materials/targets, range fees, ammunition, firearms, and hearing and eye protection. The training fee includes everything you need for this session except ammunition.