NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting
Beginners' shotgun training the NRA way
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Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.
This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.
VENUE: We will start in the classroom and then move to the seasonally-appropriate range for live-fire exercises.
George Nourse Range
16802 Nash Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686
WHAT TO BRING: (This section lists only course-specific gear. See our for other required and recommended items.)
Your handgun—either a revolver or modern semi-automatic, in good working order
- Please make sure your firearm is unloaded, and bring it to class in a case or "gun rug"—NOT in your bare hands!
At least one magazine for your semi-automatic handgun. Revolver users may bring a speed-loader if they wish.
At least 100 rounds of factory new ammunition. FOR SAFETY REASONS, WE DO NOT PERMIT USE OF RE-LOADED OR HAND-LOADED AMMUNITION.
Approximately $10-20 for range fees, payable directly to the range, when applicable.
Seasonally, when we conduct range activities indoors, you will need at least three dummy rounds (aka, "snap caps") for your firearm's chambering. DUMMY ROUNDS MUST BE READILY DISTINGUISHABLE FROM LIVE AMMUNITION.
For medical reasons, we regrettably decline to invite or allow pregnant women to participate in our live-fire activities. If you are pregnant and wish to take this class, please do! But kindly allow us to find a time outside of your pregnancy to help you complete the live-fire requirements at no additional charge.