What is covered in the NRA Basic Shotgun Course?

This 10-hour course provides 4-hours of classroom instruction and 6-hours of hands on learning opportunities including shooting of sporting clays on the range:

  • safe firearm handling
  • firearm parts and operation
  • ammunition types and function
  • shooting fundamentals - with an opportunity to develop many of them on the range
  • how to select, clean and store firearms

You will receive an attractive NRA certificate for successfully completing the Basic Shotgun Course.

What is the NRA's FIRST STEPS Shotgun Program?

FIRST (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) STEPS provides hands-on orientation to one of the several shotgun types in a 4-hour period.  You will also go to the range and fire the one-type-shotgun taught.

NOTE: Upon successful completion of any course on this page, the resuting certificate may be used to apply for the Florida Concealed Carry permit.