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2023 Course Dates (Click on date to sign up)

04/15/2023 9:00AM - 6:00PM NRA Basic Shotgun Course

IMPORTANT NOTES: 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.

The NRA Basic Shotgun Course is an essential course for all shooters looking to learn how to hit moving targets. It provides a solid foundation for new shooters as well as an opportunity for experienced shooters to learn new skills, and gain awareness of any “bad habits” that may have gone unnoticed for years. We couple classic NRA shooting techniques with elements that have perfected over the years. This Firearms Course is an 8-hour event packed with information and ample live fire practice.

The Basic Shotgun course will cover the game of Trap and teach all shooters how to excel at it as well as learn practical hunting skills for the field

In this course, we cover:

  • The Parts of a Shotgun
  • Explanation of Different Action Types
  • Explanation of Different Ammunition Types – Slugs vs. Bird Shot vs. Buck Shot
  • Shooting Fundamentals – Hitting a moving Target (Leading and Pass Through Methods)
  • Proper Shooting Stance
  • Using Sights Vs. Pointing
  • Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays Rules and Comparisons
  • Marksmanship Improvement
  • Cleaning

Materials necessary:

  • Shooters bring their own shotgun and will need 50-100 rounds of # 7,8, or 9 shot ammo.
  • Eye and Ear protection (but will be made available if needed)
  • Pen
  • Bagged Lunch

Courses only open to U.S. Citizens or Non-U.S. citizens who are: (1) lawful permanent residents (e.g., green card holders), (2) refugees, or (3) individuals who have been granted asylum.

Visa holders (Work, Travel,  Ect.) are not eligible for any courses involving firearms.

Each shooter will receive The NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Handbook as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

 General:  $100
 TCSC Members:  $90
 TCSC Members with 20+ Hours:  $80
 Scouts, 4-H Youth, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, etc., Adult Youth Leaders (with current membership ID for respective group)  $40