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General Description

Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly!
Whether you're interested in recreational shooting, competition, hunting, gun collecting, historical reenactment, home safety, or personal protection - the basics are where to start! NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses teach you the safety principles and help you develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue your shooting interests.

Since 1871, one of NRA's major objectives has been to provide basic training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Today, Maine's FirearmSafety NRA Certified Instructors continue this fine tradition of public service by conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. Courses are offered by FirearmSafety in the following disciplines:

  • Basic Rifle
  • Basic Pistol
  • Personal Protection
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Home Firearm Safety
  • Range Safety Officer

  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading

  • Shotgun Shell Reloading

What will you learn in an NRA basic course?
Using the NRA training method of Total Participant Involvement, basic courses provide hands on learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • safe firearm handling
  • firearm parts and operation
  • ammunition and its function
  • shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range
  • how to select, clean and store a firearm
  • review of various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills

Attractive certificates are awarded to participants who successfully complete each basic course.

NRA's FIRST STEPS Program
FIRST (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) STEPS is the latest addition to the NRA's training programs for new shooters. It provides hands-on orientation to one specific rifle, pistol or shotgun model in about three hours.

When you've finished your course, not only will you have learned the basics, you'll be on your way to pursuing a lifetime of shooting. By joining one of the nearly 10,000 NRA affiliated clubs located across the U.S., you can meet people who share your interest, and make lasting friendships.

Enroll in a course today! Contact Jeff Weinstein, NRA Certified Chief Instructor, at 207-846-3000, or click here to E-Mail us!