NRA First Steps Rifle Course

TIME: 4 hours (3 hours classroom; 1 hour range)
FEE: $150.00


Who is this course for?

All firing items are included in this course at no additional cost.

  • 100 Rounds of Ammo
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Rifle rental
  • Range time

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.)

This course is for the novice firearms enthusiast who has already or is considering purchasing their own rifle. It consists of classroom time, with a live fire portion.

What can you expect?

Students will learn how to properly handle, store, clean and fire one specific rifle from the benchrest position (typically the students own).

What materials will you be provided?
  • Student achievement card and completion certificate
  • Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook
  • NRA basic firearms training program brochure
  • Gun rules safety 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
  • 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