Basic Rifle Course – THIS IS NOT AND NRA COURSE. Click here to register.
Required: 8 hours plus
@1.5 hours travel to and from the range
should attend? This course
is designed to address the training needs of shooters who fall into one of two
categories. The first is the complete novice, the student who has never
shot a rifle before. The second is the shooter who has shot a rifle
before but has never attended any structured class on the basics of rifle
shooting and may not know safety as well as he should, does not know how the
gun works nor how to properly maintain it, does not understand the five
fundamentals nor how to put them together to deliver accurate shots.
Goal: Be safe, competent and confident when handling
and shooting AR 15 type rifles. The focus is on safety and the shooting
fundamentals. Zero a rifle at $25 yards.
Deposit: $50 Course
fee: $150 + range fee of $30Certificate
Yes with 80%
on written test shooting an acceptable zero during the live fire exercises.
Prerequisites: Be able to legally possess a rifle (e.g. you
are not disallowed by state or federal law from being in possession of a rifle).
equipment: Note paper,
pencil or pen, eye and ear protection, baseball cap, utility jacket work
gloves. Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 and ammo is provided (.22
rimfire) or student may opt to bring his own rifle. If he brings his own firearm he must also
bring at least 200 rounds of professionally manufactured ammunition and he should
also bring the user manual for the rifle.
1 Safety, Operation and Maintenance (1 hour)
NRA Safety Rules
Jeff Cooper’s Safety
Rules for Assuming control of a firearm
NRA Rules for Using and Storing a Gun
Range Safety Rules
Malfunctions, Semi-automatic Rifle
Lesson 2 The Fundamentals, Trajectory and Zeroing (2 hours)
Fundamentals and Positions
Aiming & Breath Control
Hold Control, Trigger Control & Follow-through
Introduction to the Standing Position
The Integrated Act of Firing One Well Aimed Shot
The Hasty Sling
Introduction to the Sitting Position
Introduction to the Prone Position
fire: All live fire is slow fire and is shot at National Match Course
targets scaled down for 25 yards.
(benchrest) – The standard is three consecutive groups with four of five rounds
inside a 1 inch circle the center of which all fall within a .5 inch
circle. (30 to 45 rounds for most students)
Zeroing (benchrest) - - The standard is three consecutive five shot groups of
which four shots are centered on the bullseye and inside a 1 inch circle at 25
yards. (18 to 27 rounds for most students)
Familiarization exercises for the standing unsupported, sitting and prone
positions. There is no standard for these exercises. (at least 30
rounds per student)