NRA Basic Rifle


This course provides an introduction to basic rifle marksmanship. Over two evenings and one day the course provides the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. A non-refundable payment of $75 is required in advance to register. Registration begins at the general meeting in January. Applications are accepted in person at the monthly General and Committee meetings as well as by mail.

Topics Covered:

  1. Safety
  2. Types of Rifles
  3. Parts and Operations
  4. Ammunition
  5. Using and Operating a Rifle Safely
  6. Maintenance and Storage
  1. Range commands and procedures
  2. Grip and Stance
  3. Sight alignment
  4. Trigger Press
  5. Follow-through

Shooting from Positions:

  • Bench
  • Standing
  • Seated
  • Kneeling
  • Prone



  • Eye and ear protection
  • Any rifle in good condition
  • 200 rounds of ammunition


  • .22lr rifle for use on the indoor range, 100 rounds of .22lr ammunition. If you do not have a .22lr rifle, one will be provided.
  • Sling

2018 Course Dates

July Class: Registration Link

  • Summer Session
    1. Monday July 16 (6-9pm)
    2. Monday July 23 (6-9pm)
    3. Saturday July 28(8am-noon) on 100yd range 

 A few class photos