NRA Basic Shotgun Course
Basic - his course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.
Duration: 4 hours classroom, 4 hours range time
This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.
- NRA’s rules for safe gun handling
- Shotgun parts and operation
- Shotgun shell components
- Shotgun shell malfunctions
- Shooting fundamentals
- Range rules
- Shooting at straight away and angled targets
- Continued opportunities for skill development
Expectations and Outcomes
Students are required to successfully complete a Basics of Shotgun Shooting examination in order to receive a course completion certificate.
Basic, Intermediate, NRA Courses, Shotgun
Please bring valid ID.
Please leave your firearm unloaded, cased, and secured in your vehicle. Leave all ammunition in your vehicle or in specified areas until instructed otherwise. You will need about 100 rounds of factory standard target ammunition for the shotgun that you bring to class. NO RELOADS! If you need further clarification, please contact the instructor.
Eye protection and hearing protection are required. Electronic hearing protection is preferred but any protection that provides proper coverage can be used.
Long pants, closed shoes and properly fitting shirts should be worn. A brimmed hat is preferred if needed but not required. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Please bring your own drinks and snacks for the day.