COURSE GOAL: To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun 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 Shotgun Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their shotgun. The practical exercise covers a single position and type of target. As the number of participants or shotgun 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 shotgun to a shooter can be time-consuming.


NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation Lesson Plans

  1. Introduction to Shotgun Safety, Parts, and Operation

  2. Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting

  3. Introduction to Shotgun Shooting at Straightaway Targets

  4. Introduction to Shotgun 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.


Nra first steps shotgun orientation​ - $150

** COURSE POLICIES **

  • NO LIVE AMMUNITION will be allowed in the classroom. You may bring your cased firearm to class with you but please leave ammunition in your vehicle.
  • We reserve the right to refuse services, to anyone, for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to terminate instruction if Total CCW instructors deem a student’s cooperation or behavior to be unsatisfactory and/or unsafe. That student will be removed from class and forfeit any payments.
  • All courses will be filled on a first come basis through registration ONLY!
  • Course dates/locations may be changed/postponed, due to enrollment, weather conditions, and/or other events beyond our control.
  • Students not in attendance with no prior notice will forfeit their payments or may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • Students requesting a refund for an already scheduled class date will be charged a $25 administrative processing fee.
  • Students may reschedule any class up to 7 days prior to the scheduled class date at no charge.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 7 days of the class date may be subject to a $25 rescheduling fee. You must call the office to reschedule any class.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 24 hours of the class date may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • A handgun and ammunition will be available at an addition charge for the shooting qualification section.
  • Returned checks will be subject to an additional $35 service charge.