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
Introduction to Shotgun Safety, Parts, and Operation
Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
Introduction to Shotgun Shooting at Straightaway Targets
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.
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