NRA Basic Shotgun: $200.00

8 hours.....6 hours classroom, 2 hours range


Who is this course for?

This course is designed for the beginning shotgun enthusiast who has already purchased or is considering their own shotgun. It consists of classroom time, with a live fire portion held at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays.

What can you expect?

Ammo, shotgun rental, and range time are included in this course. You will have the option to select any shotgun from our rental dept. to try free of charge.

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

Students will learn how to properly handle, store, clean, transport, and fire upon moving targets with a shotgun. Range time is more involved than the first steps class, there will be a written test at the end of the course.

This course begins at Heritage Guild in Easton (70 Hilton St.) and ends at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA.


What materials will you be provided?
  • NRA completion certificate (Satisfies range safety requirements at most clubs and ranges)
  • Basics of shotgun shooting handbook
  • NRA basic firearms training program brochure
  • Gun safety rules brochure

The Course Outline:
  • Shotgun safety, parts and operation
  • Three fundamental safe gun handling rules
  • Three major shotgun parts and their function on different action types
  • Safely demonstrate how to handle a shotgun properly
  • Ammunition and shotgun shooting fundamentals
  • Determine proper ammunition for your shotgun
  • Three types of cartridge malfunctions
  • Determine dominant eye
  • Explain fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Explain range commands and procedures to follow
  • Discuss eight NRA rules when shooting and storing a shotgun
  • Reiterate all five shooting fundamentals
  • Safely shoot a moving target from the standing position
  • Shotgun cleaning, storage and training
  • Identify materials needed to clean a shotgun
  • Outline safety guidelines when cleaning a shotgun
  • Demonstrate proper disassembly and cleaning of a shotgun
  • Explain how to store firearms and ammunition properly
  • Identify shooting sports, activities and further training opportunities

What are they saying about NRA Basic Shotgun?

"Loved course. Great instructor. Small size class. Perfect!"

"I have no experience with guns, but I enjoyed the class."