Basic Rifle Training Course

The Basic Rifle Training Course is designed to give students an extensive introduction to gun safety and teaches the skills necessary to effectively operate a rifle-style weapon. Our skilled and highly trained instructors will help guide students through a series of hands-on exercises that are easy to understand for students of all experience levels and help instill confidence and effective shooting techniques in even the most novice of students. Our instructors understand that, for some people, simply handling a firearm of any kind can be intimidating. It is our goal to build confidence in our students by ensuring that they are taught the fundamentals of operating a rifle with accuracy, while still adhering to all gun safety rules.

By applying the basic principles of weapons manipulation, we will help each student reach their highest level of success by utilizing areas of strength and improving areas of weakness for each student. A rifle can often be more intimidating for many people, especially for a person with no weapon handling experience. If that sounds like you, let our highly qualified team of instructors share the tips and tricks they’ve learned from years of experience to help give you the tools and confidence you need to handle, aim, and fire your weapon with accuracy and precision.

If you are someone who is already comfortable with a rifle and has weapon-handling experience, our team of instructors is here to help you enhance your shooting technique and hone your marksmanship skills.

Our highly trained and well-qualified staff have decades of experience, a wealth of knowledge, and unparalleled training in firearms operation and manipulation. Let us share some of that with you.

What to Expect

This is an 8-hour course that is completed in one day. Students can expect the following:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on training
  • Live-fire exercises on the range
  • 1-hour break for lunch (lunch provided)

Throughout the day, students can expect to spend time both in the classroom and on the range. Our skilled instructors will take students through the fundamentals of rifle manipulation. This starts with familiarizing yourself with the different parts of the gun including ammunition and the correct way load to your weapon. Gun safety is of the upmost importance, so there will be a strong emphasis on safety rules, and extensive instruction on how to properly and safely handle a firearm.

While in the classroom, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of rifle manipulation by focusing on:

  • Safety Instruction
  • Rifle Parts and Operation (“How it Works”)
  • Ammunition
  • Field Stripping
  • Weapon Manipulation Instruction
  • Weapon Malfunction Instruction (misfires, malfunctions, etc.)

While on the range, students will begin their hands-on instruction through live-fire drills focusing on the following principles and exercises:

  • Gun Safety
  • Basic Weapon Manipulation
  • Proper Hand Placement
  • Breath and Trigger Control
  • Line of Site Adjustment
  • Instructor-led Shooting Drills
  • Marksmanship Training
  • Emphasis on Enhancing Proficiency
  • Misfires, Malfunctions, and Other Problems

To finish out the course, there will be a final exercise where students are given the opportunity to put into practice everything they have learned throughout the day.

If you are interested in learning more about the Basic Rifle Training Course, contact us today for more information.



In order to qualify for this course, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
    (A minor waiver must be signed prior to participation)



  • This course is $295 per student.
  • Lunch will be provided at no additional cost
  • Weapons and ammunition provided at additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large are the classes?

The instructor prefers a smaller class size, to ensure that each student gets adequate instruction during the live-fire exercises on the range. For this reason, we prefer to keep our classes at a maximum of 10 students per instructor.

Do you offer both indoor and outdoor ranges?

For the purposes of this class, we will only be using outdoor ranges for our live-fire marksmanship exercises.

Do you offer training courses for other types of firearms or just rifles?

We do offer a “Basic Pistol Course.” If you are interested learning more about the course, click this link for more information.

Are there any prerequisites to taking this course?

There are no prerequisites for this course and no experience is necessary. However, we do ask that students be at least 16 years of age. A minor waiver is required for all students under the age of 18.

I have several years of experience and am comfortable handling a rifle. Is this class for me?

You are more than welcome to take this course, no matter what your skill level is. However, our “basic” level courses are designed specifically with inexperienced shooters in mind. Depending on your skill and comfort level, you may find that you are more suited to our “Advanced Rifle Course.” For more information on that course, follow the link to our Advanced Rifle Course page.

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