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Top Shot Class

Fundimentals of Firearms Safety and Practice


NRA Firearms Safety Course

Description:

This beginner's course is the basic class we offer to anyone unfamiliar with guns or who needs to learn gun terminology. In this course, students will get the firearm safety knowledge needed to become familiar with the safe handling of firearms. In addition we will introduce you to the terminology and the rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, ammunition, cleaning, and storage. Students will also get hands-on experience with the most common types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Lessons:

  1. Rules for Safe Gun Handling
  2. Identifying and Unloading Different Firearms
  3. Practical Exercises in Safe Gun Handling
  4. Types of Ammunition; Cleaning and Storage of Firearms

Course Objective:
"To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home."
—NRA Home Firearm Safety Course Lesson Plans


NRA Basic Pistol Course

Description

A pistol, or handgun, are firearms designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While these firearms are small and compact, they can be a challenge to learn.

The Top Shot Class Basic Pistol course is an essential part of our professional training. Here, students get the NRA's "The Basics of Pistol Shooting" handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a complete summary of pistol sports and activities.

Course Objective:
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”
—NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons

  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
  5. Pistol Sports and Activities


NRA Basic Shotgun Course

Description

A shotgun is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a smooth bore (the inside of the barrel) and is designed to shoot a variety of ammunition, ranging from a solid bullet (called a slug) to multiple projectiles (called shot). Shotguns are often used in bird hunting, and in the sports of trap or skeet.

The Top Shot Class Basic Shotgun Course is one of our most popular disciplines. Students can take advantage of the NRA's "The Basics of Shotgun Shooting" handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of shotgun sports and activities.

Course Objective:
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.”
—NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons

  1. Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise
  5. Shotgun Games and Activities


NRA Basic Rifle Course

Description

A rifle is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a rifled bore (thus the name “rifle”) and is designed to shoot a specific size of ammunition. Rifles are often used in game hunting and in long range marksmanship competitions.

The Top Shot Class Basic Rifle Course enables students to qualify for the Citizen's Marksmanship Program. As always, students get the NRA's "The Basics of Rifle Shooting" handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of rifle shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of rifle sports and activities.

Course Objective:
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”
—NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons

  1. Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
  5. Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
  6. Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
  7. Rifle Sports and Activities

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Instructors

All Top Shot Class Facilitators are NRA Certified in pistol, shotgun, handgun retention, tactical and beginner firearms courses. Contact Us for more information or call (708) 785-2312 for consultation and, or scheduling.