NRA First Steps Shotgun Training


  • Registration/Admin
  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Proper shotgun model parts and operation
  • Ammunition knowledge and selection
  • Shotgun Selection and storage
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Pistol inspection and maintenance
  • Course Completion and certification


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 Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target.