NRA Firearms Courses
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. This course includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development.
NRA 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 for classes of four or fewer students. This course 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; and continued opportunities for skill development.
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. This course is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.
NRA Basic Pistol Safety
The National Rifle Association (NRA) Basic Pistol Safety Course is a classroom instruction on the basic safety of pistol shooting. It is mandatory to successfully complete this course in order to obtain a pistol permit in Westchester County and many other counties in New York State.
New York City does not require completion of this course to obtain a New York City Pistol Permit. However, we strongly recommend any applicant applying for a pistol permit completes this course for basic knowledge and safety reasons.
In this course you will learn the following:
Safe pistol handling
Pistol parts and operation
Ammunition and its function
How to select, clean, and store a firearm
How to choose a pistol
The Fundamental NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are:
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use
Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive a certificate. A copy of this certificate must be submitted with the pistol permit application in order to obtain a pistol permit in the State of New York.