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NRA Basic Rifle Course

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Summit County Shooting Range

Even if you have never shot a rifle before, you will be able to safely handle, shoot, clean, and store a rifle after you complete this course. If you are already familiar with rifles, this course can help you become a more accurate and safer rifle owner.

Everything is provided in this class. Guns, ammunition, cleaning supplies, and even eye and ear protection. You do not need to own a rifle to take this course. In fact, this class teaches you how to choose your first rifle. If you already own a rifle, you are welcome to use it both during the classroom and range session.

Please Note: Absolutely NO live ammunition is allowed in the classroom at any time.

Please also note that this course is not replacement for the Colorado Hunter Education Course. More information on this course and how to sign up is available at the CPW Hunter Education Page.

Course Description

The NRA Basic Rifle class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course is divided into two sessions). The first day is classroom based with instruction, demonstrations, participation, and practical hands-on activities. This first day typically runs about 6-8 hours. The second day you will spend on the range applying your newly learned skills. This includes shooting from a variety of positions with your choice of several action types.

Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, rifle parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting from multiple positions (bench and standing), cleaning the rifle, and continued opportunities for skill development.

This course is thorough, low-pressure, low-stress, and fun. You can ask questions at any time! The class size is a maximum student/instructor ratio of 4:1 in the classroom, and 2:1 on the range to ensure you get personalized, focused attention as your knowledge and skills grow. You will never be asked to do anything that you are uncomfortable doing. You learn at your pace.

Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules card, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. Upon successful completion of a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination and successful completion of the course, students also receive course completion certificate.

Prerequisites for NRA Basic Rifle

Although there are no pre-requisites or age restrictions for the course, a general minimum age suggestion would be 12 years old. This may vary significantly depending upon the specific student's maturity level and attention span.

Class Details


Classroom Session: Located in Keystone

Range Session: Summit County Shooting Range



Classroom Session: July 13 or July 27, 2019 from 8:30 AM to about 4:00 PM.

Range Session: Approx. 2 hours on the following Sunday at the Summit County Shooting Range. The specific time will be determined in class on Saturday.



The total cost is $75 payable to the "Summit Range Association" on the first day of class (cash or check).

Course Sign-Up Information

Space is limited in this course. To reserve your spot, please visit visit the class registration page for the date that is best for your schedule:

  • New class schedule pending....

If these links do not work for you, please email and the Course Director will get back with you ASAP.


If you have any questions at all about this NRA Basic Rifle Course, please send an email to "".