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Basic Shotgun

Basic - This course is dedicated to learning the shotgun shooting sports. For home and/or personal defense, see our Tactical Shotgun Course.

Duration: 10 hours



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This course is ten hours long and includes both classroom and range time instruction on how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.  The NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation.  This is an instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.  Students will learn the NRA rules for safe gun handling, parts of a shotgun, different types of shotguns, operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, and how to clean a shotgun.  You will learn about every shotgun action in current use.  Pump, Semi-Automatic, Bolt, and Break actions will be readily available for you to use.  This class includes a live-fire exercise so bring your shotgun and ammunition.  

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Topics Covered

Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling
Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
Lesson III: Firing the First Shots
Lesson IV: Shotgun and the Shooting Skills Practical Exercise
Lesson V: Continued Opportunities for Shotgun Skill Development

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Basic, Shotgun, Sport Clay / Skeet / Trap

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Documentation Requirements

You must be able to legally own and/or use a firearm in the United States.

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Eye and ear protection
Clothing to keep you comfortable regardless of the weather
Closed-toe shoes
Drinks if you do not prefer water and/or coffee
A great attitude!