Basic Rifle Class

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

Course Description

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.

Students will receive the NRA’s The Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook and 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.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”
Course Outline:

Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
Rifle Sports and Activities
Course Length:
This is a full 2 day course – approximately 6-8 hours each day.
(This includes all classroom and range time. Depending upon the number of students and
their abilities, the course length may vary.)