“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun 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 firearms purchasers. This 4 hour class teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of shotguns. The course is designed to provide beginning shooters a hands-on learning introduction necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely. Students will learn the NRA's Rules For Safe Gun Handling, shotgun parts and operation, types of gauges, and components of shotgun ammunition, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Basics Of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and NRA FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.
There 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.