Basic Rifle 1

Course Description: This course is intended for people with little or no rifle shooting experience. It is an introduction to the basics of rifle shooting, including the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to shoot a rifle safely and accurately. The NRA First Steps Rifle curriculum defines a three hour course, and depending on class size and student interest we add additional material or conduct additional shooting drills.

Topics: basic safety, gun parts and operation, and fundamentals of marksmanship.

Length: three hours

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: none

Required Equipment: a rifle (.22 caliber rimfire rifles preferred) and 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection. For an additional $15 per student, we provide loaner guns, ammunition, eye and ear protection. Students using loaner guns typically have the opportunity to try several different makes/models/calibers as part of the course. Students should also bring a baseball cap (to deflect spent brass), pen and paper.

Optional Equipment: additional rifles and ammunition

Taught by: Staff NRA certified instructors

Facility: A-Zone range

Times: Varies. Typically offered in the morning or afternoon.

Additional information: Staff instructors are also available to teach this course privately to adults and juniors. Juniors must have a responsible parent or guardian present at all times during the course, and parents/guardians who have not had previous formal firearms training (military, police, NRA, etc.) are required to take the course along with their junior(s). We can teach this course at almost any public or private range in a single block or in segments. Costs, times and locations for private instruction will vary based on location, schedule, number of students and instructor availability.

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