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NRA Rifle First Steps Orientation
Firearm Instruction Responsibility & Safety Training
All new shooters MUST go through The NRA Rifle First Steps Orientation Course for each category of firearms that you intend to shoot. Exception: If a Boy Scout has completed his Boy Scouts of America Rifle Merit Badge or the individual has a completed NRA Rifle First Steps Orientation Course Certificate. Immediately following the class, we take the shooter to the range, conduct a range safety briefing and then the shooter is instructed on how to safely operate a single shot bolt-action .22 LR caliper target rifle.
Rifle classes are held on Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM. Participants must be at least 8 years of age and a maximum age of 19.
Course of Fire –
Please follow the instructions of your Range Safety Officer!! A brief safety meeting is held prior to each event. The following is the general format but depending on circumstances, different directions may be given.
When the Range Safety Officer gives the direction, shooters may stand behind the bench they are going to shoot at. DO NOT LOAD THE RIFLE UNTIL GIVEN PERMISSION TO DO SO! The next direction will be to take a seat and position the rifle rests to accommodate the shooter. Put the rifle on the rests and check your sighting. This is done WITHOUT AMMUNITION! To raise the front rifle rest, spin the top of the rifle rest counter-clockwise. To lower the rifle rest, spin it clockwise. Do not hesitate to ask for help from one of the NRA Certified Instructors.
When your rest is adjusted to your comfort level, you must wait until the Range Safety Officer verifies that everybody on the firing line is ready. The Range Safety Officer will ask loudly, “Ready on the left?” If you are on the left side of the range, you MUST RAISE YOUR HAND to signify that your rifle is sighted in and you are ready to begin. The Range Safety Officer will then ask, “Ready on the right?” If you are on the right side of the range, you MUST RAISE YOUR HAND to signify your rifle is sighted in and you are ready to begin. The Range Safety Officer will declare the range “hot” and to commence firing.
We use the NRA A32 Targets. A sample of this is provided below. Please note that this target is not to scale.
The top center target is utilized to sight the rifle in. The shooter, when given direction, will fire five (5) shots into the top center target. When you have completed shooting your five shots, open the rifle’s action, place orange safe indicator into chamber through the muzzle, and place it on its left side on the shooting bench (this is because we do not want to damage the sights). The shooter is to get up from his bench and stand behind the yellow safety line. When all shooters have completed their five shots into the sighting target, the Range Safety Officer will declare the range “cold” and instruct the shooters and coaches to go look at their targets. STAY AWAY FROM YOUR BENCH AND DO NOT HANDLE THE RIFLES WHEN THE RANGE IS COLD!!
When inspecting your target, check to see where the grouping is. If all of them are to the left, right, up or down, adjustments may need to be made to the rifle sights. Please advise your instructor and we will provide assistance to you. Please do not adjust the sights by yourself.
When the Range Safety Officer gives the direction to return to your bench, stand at least two feet behind it. The Range Safety Officer will give you direction to sit at your bench and will explain what the next course of fire is. The Range Safety Officer will then declare the range “hot” and to commence firing.
At this point, the typical course of fire is five shots into each of the remaining targets, beginning with the upper left target and continuing in a counter-clockwise rotation. The sequence is as follows: Sighting target (center upper), upper left, bottom left, bottom center, and bottom right and upper right.
When you have completed all of your targets, the shooter is to open the rifle’s action, place orange safe indicator into chamber through the muzzle, and place it on its left side on the shooting bench (this is because we do not want to damage the sights). The shooter is to get up from his bench, bring their ammunition block to the ammunition station and stand behind the yellow safety line.
When all shooters have completed all of their targets, the Range Safety Officer will declare the range “cold” and instruct the shooters and coaches to retrieve their targets. STAY AWAY FROM YOUR BENCH AND DO NOT HANDLE THE RIFLES WHEN THE RANGE IS COLD!!
Please put your name and date on the target and bring it to the scoring table. Your targets will be scored and you will receive a final score. If you have questions on scoring, please ask an instructor.
NRA Shotgun First Steps Orientation
Firearm Instruction Responsibility & Safety Training
We are only offering special classes for Shotgun. We will have the classroom for 1 1/2 hours then we will go to the shotgun range to do the shooting. The cost will be $15 which includes the training booklet, ammo, and 1 round of clays at the shooting range. If a participant needs to continue he will be charged another $15 for each round of shooting he needs.