NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

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The NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course is an introductory level course appropriate for both new and experienced rifle shooters. The course covers basic firearm safety, safe firearm storage, rifles and how they work, ammunition, marksmanship fundamentals, and more. The course consists of a classroom instruction portion with presentations and hands-on learning followed by a live-fire range portion.

What you should expect when you attend the NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Course

The course goal is to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a rifle safely.

You should expect at least eight hours of instruction, which includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. You will learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. To earn a certificate, you should be able to consistently shoot acceptable groups on a one-inch bullseye target at 50 feet if rimfire is used, and six inch bullseye at 100 yards if centerfire is used. Students will receive the NRA guide to Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules card, NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

– NRA GUIDE: Basics of Rifle Shooting, page 7

Course Length: 8 hours

Skill Level: Beginner

Range Requirement: Yes

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle (with magazine(s) if semi-automatic)
  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection

Required Ammunition:

  • 100 rounds minimum

Limited training equipment may be available upon request but requires advance notice.

Note: Students will also be asked to register on the NRA instructors site with the corresponding course listing there. Please contact with any questions.

Additional information

Dates & Places

Friday, September 2nd Custer, WA, Monday, December 26th, 2022 Custer, WA


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