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NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

Learn to Run a Range Safely


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You need not be a range employee or a shooting instructor to find tremendous value in this class.  Why?  Because  while everyone on the range is responsible for safety, not everyone on the range has the skill, attentiveness, sense of courtesy, or even the moral rectitude to behave in a safe manner.  Simply put, if you have a pulse and intend to set foot on a range, this training is important for you.


Develop your powers of observation and refine your awareness so that you and your range-mates can enjoy the day's shooting activities safely.


Topics include

  • roles and responsibilities of an RSO

  • the role of "standard operating procedures" (SOPs) in preserving safety

  • inspecting the range

  • range rules

  • range safety briefings

  • how to develop and train on emergency procedures

  • how to resolve stoppages and malfunctions

  • variations among firearms and action types

  • range layouts and features


Develops NRA-Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility.  Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and a Course Evaluation form.


Classroom, Range


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