NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.


NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model.


This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target.


Students will learn

  • the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling;
  • the particular shotgun model parts and operation;
  • ammunition;
  • shooting fundamentals;
  • cleaning the shotgun;
  • and continued opportunities for skill development.


Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.