NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.


This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.


Students learn

  • NRA’s rules for safe gun handling;
  • shotgun parts and operation;
  • shotgun shell components;
  • shotgun shell malfunctions;
  • shooting fundamentals;
  • range rules;
  • shooting at straight away and angled targets;
  • cleaning;
  • and continued opportunities for skill development.


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