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2023 Course Dates (Click on date to sign up)

12/10/2023 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting
   SPECIAL Scouts BSA Course $25  

IMPORTANT COVID NOTE: This course is limited to 12 persons. Portions of this course will be held indoors, and if you wish to wear a mask, you may, but it is not required.

NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Course

Rifles are engaging and exciting. Simply by pulling the trigger, you can put a hole in a target over a hundred yards away. Competitors run courses with tricked-out competition rifles, hunters bring home food for their family with sturdy hunting rifles, and professionals trust their lives to their rifle.

However, everyone needs to start somewhere. Not everything about shooting a rifle is intuitive, and improperly using a firearm can put lives at risk. Learn how to shoot with TCSC and you will learn a safe and engaging skill that can become your next hobby, start you on a new career path, or even save your life.

NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Course with TCSC Firearms Training

What You Will Learn
Firearm Safety
Rifle Knowledge
Ammunition Knowledge
Rifle Shooting Fundamentals
Shooting Positions
Shooting Skill Development

The Prerequisites

The NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Course is designed to educate everyone, including people who have never shot before, how to confidently and safely fire long guns. As such, all you have to bring is a willingness to learn. For a nominal fee, we can supply everything else.

What to Expect

This course involves both classroom and live-fire activities. You will learn the skills in a classroom setting and will practice them with dummy ammunition. You will also acquaint yourself with several types of long guns, from bolt-action to semi-automatic rifles.

Then you will practice your skills at the shooting range, under the direction of an NRA Certified Instructor. After that, your knowledge will be tested using the Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination.

You will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

How You Benefit

Upon completing this course, you will be able to accurately fire upon targets from multiple positions and at any range using a rifle. These skills are applicable whether on the range or in the woods, hunting deer. Even if you have never used a gun before, you will be able to safely shoot one after taking this course.

If you find guns to be your calling, and you want to share them with other people, you can also take the NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Training course and become an NRA Certified Instructor yourself.

What You Need to Bring with You on the Day of the Class

Here are the items that you should bring with you when you come to an NRA Basic Rifle class.
  • Your firearm (if you have one)
  • Note-taking materials including a pen, highlighter and notepad
  • Ear and eye protection (these will be provided if you don't have them)
  • Gun case (soft or hard cases are fine) to keep the firearm secure
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • 150 rounds ammunition minimum (if you bring your own firearm)
  • A willingness to learn and the ability to ask questions
 General:  $100
 TCSC Members:
 TCSC Members with 20+ Hours:
 Scouts, 4-H Youth, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, etc., Adult Youth Leaders (with current membership ID for respective group)