NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting

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 games of Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays and teach all shooters how to excel at all three as well as learn practical hunting skills for the field

This course also works well for somebody who has not yet purchased a Shotgun and is looking for help deciding which is right for their needs, as well as get a feel for shooting, before investing in a firearm. Several shotguns will be available from our sponsors such as Zenith Firearms, Mossberg, and Escort included with ammo completely free of charge. Shooters are also welcome to bring their own shotguns to this course and learn the specifics to their particular shotgun.

Targets will be thrown using professional equipment courtesy of Trius, Champion and Do-All

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:

  • A shotgun and 100 rounds of # 6,7,8, or 9 bird shot ammo  (provided if needed)
  • Eye and Ear protection (but will be made available if needed)
  • Pen

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.

Shooters are encouraged to bring their own shotguns and ammunition if they have them, however there will be several available if you do not own a firearm yet. Eye and Ear protection will be made available but every shooter is again encouraged to bring any safe protective equipment that they feel comfortable using.

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

Join our mailer for announcements on when this course will be offered next. This course can be brought to your local range or gun club, or taught to a group with as few as 4 shooters, please inquire for pricing and availability.