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Basic Rifle 

 

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

 

Students will learn:

  • The NRAs rules for safe gun handling;

  • Rifle parts and operation;

  • Ammunition;

  • Shooting fundamentals;

  • Range rules;

  • Shooting from the bench rest position;

  • Shooting from prone position;

  • Shooting from sitting position;

  • Shooting from standing position;

  • Shooting from kneeling position;

  • Cleaning the rifle;

  • 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;

  • Course completion certificate.

 

Course Outline

 

Lesson I: Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

Learning Objectives

  • State the course goal and any special requirements for the seven lessons.

  • Identify the principal parts of a rifle and types of actions, and demonstrate how they function.

  • State and explain the NRA rules for safe gun handling.

  • Explain and demonstrate how to handle a rifle in a safe manner.

Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of a rifle cartridge and their functions.

  • Identify the different types of rifle ammunition and explain their intended use.

  • Explain and demonstrate how to ensure the ammunition is correct for a rifle.

  • Identify and define the three major types of cartridge malfunctions and how to respond safely when they occur.

  • Explain and demonstrate the five fundamentals of shooting a rifle.

  • Explain the purpose of the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

Lesson III: Firing the First Shot

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely assume the benchrest position with a rifle.

  • Safely shoot a rifle using the fundamentals of rifle shooting at a target on a range from the benchrest position.

  • Safely zero a rifle from the benchrest position.

  • Identify the materials needed to clean a rifle.

  • Safely clean a rifle.

Lesson IV: Standing Shooting Positions

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely assume the standing position with a rifle.

  • Safely shoot a rifle using the fundamentals of rifle shooting at a target on a range from a standing position.

Lesson V: Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely assume the prone position with a rifle.

  • Safely shoot a rifle using the fundamentals of rifle shooting at a target on a range from the prone position.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely assume a kneeling position with a rifle.

  • Safely shoot a rifle using the fundamentals of rifle shooting at a target on a range from a kneeling position.

Lesson VI: Sitting Rifle Shooting Position and Review of Positions

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely assume a sitting position with a rifle.

  • Safely shoot a rifle using the fundamentals of rifle shooting at a target on a range from a sitting position.

Lesson VII: Rifle Sports and Activities

Learning Objectives

  • Explain ways to pursue rifle-shooting activities after the course.

  • Explain the criteria for selecting a rifle.

  • Identify various shooting organizations and explain how to become involved with them.

  • Successfully complete the NRA Basic Rifle Course Examination.

 


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