The NRA Training Courses that we offer are:
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Offered: March and September
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Not scheduled at this time
NRA RSO Not scheduled at this time
Other courses such as Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection in the Home, Muzzleloading Pistol, Muzzleloading Rifle, Shotgun Shell Reloading and Metalic Cartridge Reloading may be offered based upon demand and staff availability.
NRA Basic Course
This course consists of eight (8) 2 hour sessions conducted once a week.
NRA basic courses provide hands-on learning opportunities in the following areas:
- firearm handling and shooting safety
- firearm parts and their operation
- ammunition and its function
- shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range
- how to select, clean and store a firearm
- review of various activities available to help participants develop their shooting skills
NRA FIRST Steps Program
FIRST Steps (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) is an NRA training program for new shooters. It provides a hands-on orientation to one specific rifle, pistol, or shotgun model in as little as three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on a range.
NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home
The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Homehandbook, NRA Gun Safety Rulesbrochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and a course completion certificate.
The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
How to register for an NRA Course not taught by SCSSA
You can find a list of currently scheduled courses on the NRA Course locator. To register for a course click on the link below — click here to find an NRA course near you.