NRA First Steps Shotgun: (NRA-FSS) This NRA course is an introductory shotgun orientation designed to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely. This course is 3 hours.



*Rental gun/ammo available for $65 with advance reservation.

The skills covered in this class are:

  • Introduction to shotgun safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Introduction to shooting at straightaway targets
  • Introduction to shotgun cleaning, storage and training opportunities


Course requirements:

  • Please bring all shotguns to class completely unloaded and in a case or gun bag and leave them there until instructed.
  • Must be 18 years of age unless otherwise approved.
  • Must be legally able to own and possess a shotgun.
  • Must be able to provide photo identification to verify age and residency.
  • A shotgun in good working condition- no sharing of shotguns permitted between students – ideally, we suggest the gun you use for personal/home defense.
  • 25 rounds of factory new shotgun ammunition- nothing larger than size 6 target, trap or birdshot. ABSOLUTELY NO RELOADS.
  • Approved shooting safety glasses- must fit over regular eyeglasses if you wear them. No safety goggles permitted.
  • Hearing protection- muffs preferred.
  • Baseball style cap with a bill (protects your face from flying brass).
  • Dress comfortable for indoors and outdoors wear layered clothes during winter months for outdoor courses.
  • Sturdy outdoor type shoes/boots for gravel and grass. No sandals, flip flops or open toe shoes.