NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun is designed to teach a hands-on approach to the safe handling and shooting of shotguns.

Full Description: NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun class is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This class is four hours long and includes both classroom instruction and range time. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and FIRST Steps Class completion certificate. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided.

This class includes the following materials:

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA Shotgun Shooting

Winchester Marksmanship Qualification Booklet

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, PPITH, NRA

FIRST Steps Shotgun Class Completion Certificate

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA Rifle Shooting Handbook

Register for this Class

$60 Due in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

DayStart DateTimeSpaces
TueMarch 10, 20208:00 AM-12:00 PM14
SatApril 25, 20208:00 AM-12:00 PM14
SatAugust 1, 20208:00 AM-12:00 PM14
SunNovember 15, 202012:00 PM-4:00 PM14

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA, Certified InstructorAccreditation: Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Instructors. This class is NRA Certified and meets all NRA firearms safety guidelines.

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Cost: $60

Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable, but transferable.

Length: 4 hours

This class consists of 2 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of range time.

Prerequisites: None

This is a novice class. There is no prerequisite for this class.

Skill Level

Novice
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To teach students the basics of safe shotgun handling and shooting.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at training@rdarms.com.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Prerequisites

This is a novice class. There is no prerequisite for this class.

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • Firearms and ammo will be provided.  Please do not bring any firearms.
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Baseball Cap
  • Rain Gear (if needed)
  • Seasonal clothing as needed.  Dress for the weather.  Shooting portion of class takes place outdoors.
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at training@rdarms.com if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Shotgun Shooting
No Need to have a firearm for this class!
Firearms and ammunition will be provided.

Do I need to be a member of the NRA?

No, you do not need to be a member of the NRA to take our NRA classes.

Do I need to bring anything to the NRA FIRST Steps class?

Please take a look at the requirements tab for what is needed for this class.

Can I bring my own firearm?

Not for this class.  Red Dot Arms Training Academy provides the firearms and ammunition. If you would like to use your own firearm, please join the Basic Shotgun Class.

Why can't I bring my own firearm?

This class is only 4 hours in length. There is not enough time to explain each type of firearm on the market. Thus, we will provide all firearms and ammunition.

What is the age limit for this class?

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian.  Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at training@rdarms.com.

I have never fired a shotgun. Can I attend this class?

This class is designed for people that have never fired a shotgun before or for people that want a great foundation to build upon.  This class will get you started on a lifetime of safe gun handling.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer

Disclaimer:

FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.