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Course Name:
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

Offered quarterly
Location: near Paradise, CA

The following information is general and applies to all
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting courses.

NRA Description

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

More Detail

This course is eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

Class Seating Limits

Must have two students to proceed.


Per student: $165. We offer a 10% discount to veterans with ID.

Class Duration

This course is 9 hours including a lunch break.


Classroom and range. You'll receive addresses and driving directions.



  1. Go to nrainstructors.org/ and click the link to Find an NRA Training Course Near You.
  2. In the Safety training category, check the box for "NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course."
  3. At the bottom of that page enter the city name (Paradise CA) or zip code (95969) and click Search.
  4. Register for the class with the NRA. It will save time to have your NRA membership number on hand as you register. (Non-members can be certified, but it takes quite a bit longer to receive your certification than it does for members.)
  5. Return here to pay for the class:
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That's it! We'll contact you with map and instructions, and will see you in class.

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