Started on 05/29/20248 hours

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

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. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Essential gun safety rules
  • Different types of pistols and which one is best for you
  • The basics of ammunition
  • The fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Drivers License or a valid government issued photo ID
  • Hearing and Eye protection
  • Sturdy Belt (must be able to hold up the weight of a pistol and magazine holder)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Photo ID
  • Water, food, snacks (for duration of course)


  • ALL OF OUR LIVE FIRE COURSES TAKE PLACE AT 4845 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (inside the Volusia County Gun Club)
  • Keep firearms in vehicles. Participants may not remove firearms from their vehicles or otherwise handle firearms until instructed to do so.