NRA Basic Course

NRA Basic Course

NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses teach you the safety principles and help you develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue your shooting interests.

What will you learn in an NRA Basic or FIRST STEPS course?

The NRA Basic Courses provide hands on learning opportunities in the following areas:
  • safe firearm handling
  • firearm parts and operation
  • ammunition and its function
  • shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range
  • how to select, clean and store a firearm
  • review of various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills
The FIRST STEPS training programs for new shooters provide hands-on orientation to one specific rifle, pistol or shotgun model in as little as three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on the range.