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
  • .22lr rifle (We have loaners if you do not have one)
  • 100 rounds of .22lr ammunition


  • Sling

2020 Course Dates

 A few class photos