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FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation

 

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

 

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type.

 

Students will learn:

  • The NRA’s rules for safe gun handling;

  • The particular rifle model parts and operation;

  • Ammunition;

  • Shooting fundamentals;

  • 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,

  • FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

 

Course Outline

 

Lesson I: Introduction to Rifle Safety, Parts and Operation

Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this training session, participants will be able to:

  • State the goal of the NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation.

  • Name the three fundamental NRA rules of safe gun handling and demonstrate them with a specific rifle model.

  • Name the three major components of a rifle and describe their functions.

  • Safely demonstrate the loading and unloading procedures for a specific rifle model with dummy ammunition.

Lesson II: Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting

Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this training session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the three items they need to check to determine the proper ammunition for their rifle.

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

  • Determine their dominant eye.

  • Explain the five fundamentals of firing the shot and demonstrate them from the benchrest position.

Lesson III: Introduction to Rifle Shooting from the Bencrest Position

Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this training session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the three basic range commands, the procedures to be followed if one has a problem with a firearm or drops ammunition, and any applicable range rules when apply to the facility being used.

  • Discuss and explain the eight NRA gun safety rules to be followed when shooting and storing a rifle.

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

Lesson IV: Introduction to Rifle Cleaning, Storage and Training Opportunities

Learning Objectives: As a result of their participation in this training session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the materials needed to clean a rifle.

  • Outline the three safety guidelines to be followed when cleaning a rifle.

  • Explain and demonstrate how to clean a rifle safely.

  • Name the NRA rule for safe firearm storage, and discuss options for applying this rule when storing a rifle.

  • Discuss the three hygienic guidelines following exposure to airborne particulate lead and cleaning solvent residue.

  • Discuss the benefits of receiving additional rifle training through the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

 


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