"To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely".
FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This 4 hour course uses the Total Participant Involvement (TPI) training methodology. It stresses active training and learning by doing. This course will provide shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely. Students will learn safety rules, parts, and operation. The five fundamentals of rifle shooting, aiming, hold control, breath control, trigger control and follow through, how to determine their dominant eye, rifle shooting from a bench rest position, cartridge malfunctions, range safety, shooting facility orientation, rifle cleaning, storage, and training opportunities. Students will receive the NRA Basics Of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Training Program brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, and NRA FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.
here are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.
Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.
COST $145 Ammunition, Range Fees and Rifles are provided.