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NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course


Duration: 10+ classroom and range



Kara Romine

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability

There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

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Topics Covered

This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn 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; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. 

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

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Basic, Instructor Training Courses, NRA Courses, Shotgun, Women's Only Courses

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Equipment Requirements

Your Shotgun. Leave your unloaded shotgun in your automobile for safety. Upon completion of the classroom portion we will head to the range. You will not be allowed on the live fire range with a shotgun deemed unsafe by the instructor.
100+ Rounds of New Factory Loaded Ammunition. No reloads or handloads will be permitted.
Hearing and Eye Protection.
Pen/Pencil and notepad.