COURSE GOAL: To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely.
OVERVIEW: This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their rifle. The practical exercise only covers a single firing position. As the number of participants or firearm types increases, the course will take proportionally longer.
PREREQUISITES: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Be aware that the proper fitting of a rifle to a shooter can be time-consuming.
NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation Lesson Plans
Introduction to Rifle Safety, Parts, and Operation
Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
Introduction to Rifle Shooting from the Benchrest Position
Introduction to Rifle Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities
COURSE COMPLETION: Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.
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