A rifle is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a rifled bore (thus the name “rifle”) and is designed to shoot a specific size of ammunition. Rifles are often used in game hunting and in long range marksmanship competitions. The Basic Rifle course will be fourteen hours. In it, students will get the NRA’s The Basics Of Rifle Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of rifle shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of rifle sports and activities. This first step rifle course is a 14-hour class and will be held over a two-day period. Most classes will start on Friday evening at 6:00 PM and go until 10:00 PM. We will then start Saturday at 8:00 AM and continue until finished. This class is open to all, ages 8 and up. However, students under the age of 18 must have a parental consent form signed and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian throughout the entire class.
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”
- Hours: 14
- Award at completion: NRA Certificate
- Time on firing range: Yes
- Cost: $190
To enroll in this course:
Enrollment is a two-step process: registration and payment. You must first register on the NRA site for the specific date of class you want. When you finish that process, you’ll be directed back to the payment page on this site.
1. Register for the date you want to attend: