NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.


This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Students learn

  • NRA’s rules for safe gun handling;
  • rifle parts and operation;
  • ammunition;
  • shooting fundamentals;
  • range rules;
  • shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions;
  • cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.


Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.