Intro to Practical Rifle Shooting Course

TIME: 8 hours (5 hours classroom, 3 hours range)
FEE: $251.80


Who is this course for?

This course is for novice and experienced firearms enthusiasts who are considering or have already purchased their own rifle. Great opportunity to have fun and learn.

What can you expect?

Each student will shoot 3 different rifles from our rental dept. Course consists of classroom time, with a live-fire portion. All firing items (ammo, eye and ear protection, rifle rental, range time etc.) are included in this course.

Download our rental catalog to see a list of specific rifles that are available for students of this course. (Please note that rifles for free rental are subject to availability.) 

Students will learn how to properly handle, store, clean and fire their rifle; as well as fire it in six different shooting positions. Range time is much more involved than the first steps class.


What materials will you be provided?
  • Completion certificate (Heritage certificate)
  • NRA basic firearms training program brochure
  • Basics of Rifle Shooting Pamphlet
  • Gun safety rules brochure

The Course Outline:
  • Rifle safety, parts and operation
    • Three fundamental safe gun-handling rules
    • The major rifle parts
    • Safely demonstrate how to handle a rifle properly
  • Ammunition and rifle shooting fundamentals
    • Determine proper ammunition for your rifle
    • Three types of cartridge malfunctions
    • Determine dominant eye
    • Explain fundamentals of rifle shooting from the bench rest position
  • Rifle shooting from the bench rest position
    • Explain range commands and procedures to follow
    • Discuss eight NRA rules when shooting and storing a rifle
    • Safely shoot a target from the bench rest position
    • Reiterate all five shooting fundamentals
    • Explain fundamentals of rifle shooting from the standing position
    • Safely shoot a target from the standing position
    • Explain fundamentals of pistol shooting from the kneeling position
    • Safely shoot a target from the kneeling position
    • Explain fundamentals of rifle shooting from the sitting position
    • Safely shoot a target from the sitting position
    • Explain fundamentals of pistol shooting from the squatting position
    • Safely shoot a target from the squatting position
    • Explain fundamentals of pistol shooting from the prone position
    • Safely shoot a target from the prone position
  • Rifle Cleaning, Storage, and Training
    • Identify materials needed to clean a rifle
    • Outline safety guidelines when cleaning a rifle
    • Demonstrate proper disassembly and cleaning of a rifle
    • Explain how to store firearms and ammunition properly
    • Identify shooting sports, activities, and further training opportunities