NRA Shotgun Instructor Training

Chief Instructor: R. E. Camponovo (NRA Sr. Training Counselor)
Co-Instructor: Carol Camponovo (NRA Training Counselor)
Course cost: $225.00 each participant, with five student minimum
Course Length: Eleven to thirteen hours, class and range time.

Course Goals: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.

Student Text: The NRA Instructors Guide; NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans; NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting student handbook..

Course Lessons: Topics and approximate times:
  1. Introduction to NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Lesson Plans (Code VI) (30 to 60 min)
  2. Teaching Shotgun Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling (Code VII)(90 to 120 min)
  3. eaching Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting (Code VIII)(90 to 120 min)
  4. Basic Shotgun Instructional Method (Code IX) (60 to 80 min)
  5. Teaching Shotgun Lesson III: Firing the first shots (Code X) (90 to 120 min)
  6. Teaching Shotgun Lesson IV: Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical (Code XI) (90 to 120 min)
  7. Evaluating and improving performance of beginning shotgun shooters (Code XII) (60 to 80 min)
  8. Teaching Shotgun Lesson V: Shotgun Sports and Activities (Code XV) (60 to 80 min)
Shotgun Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion (90 to 120 min).

Pre- requi- sites:
  1. Completed and Certified NRA Basic Instructor Training
  2. Pre-course Questionnaire
  3. Pre-course Assessment (must pass with score of 80% or higher)
  4. Be able to demonstrate loading and unloading various types of shotguns
  5. $100.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee (deduct from total fee when you attend class-this is required to partially cover the NRA and other materials).
  6. You must be legally able to own firearms

What to bring:

A safe attitude; a desire to learn, an open mind, writing materials; Your Basic Instructor Training Certificate; Your NRA instructors Guide; Your shotgun and 100 rounds of ammunition (I recommend a 20 gauge semi-auto shotgun -- or see below); Your shotgun cleaning kit; Snap caps for your shotgun; all other NRA course completion certificates you hold, NRA membership number.

What I will provide:

NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plan; NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting Handbook; three-ring binders, various learning and training aids; multiple handouts, Enthusiasm and a safe learning environment. I can provide shotguns and ammunition if you need me too. This will add $35.00 to the course costs, $5.00 for the gun and $30.00 for 100 shotshells.

NOTE: This is not an easy class to complete. You must exhibit safety at all times, be familiar with various types of shotguns and be able to shoot reasonably well (At least one round of shooting must have a 50% minimum score). Your attitude and participation will determine whether or not Carol or I sign your application for certification as an NRA Shotgun Instructor.

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