NRA Personal Protection in the Home
with Tennesse / VA Carry Option

NRA Shotshell Cartridge Reloading

Chief Instructor: R. E. Camponovo, 423-956-1230,
Sonny Forbes, 423-247-6249
Coaches: Eric Olsen
Course cost: $110.00 each.

Course Length: Six to Eight hours.

Course Goals: To provide beginning reloaders with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload shot shells

Student Text: The NRA Guide to Reloading Handbook

Course Lessons: Topics and approximate times:

  1. Introduction to Reloading and Reloading Safety (One Hour)
  2. Shotgun Shell Components (One Hour)
  3. Using the reloading Manual and Reloading Data (One Hour)
  4. Shotgun Shell Reloading Equipment (One Hour)
  5. The Shotgun Shell Reloading Process (One Hour)
  6. Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Practical Exercise (Two Hours)
  7. Course Review and Examination (One Hour)

Location: Cherokee Rod & Gun Club, 4280 Reservoir Road, Kingsport TN.

Please see our Schedule Page for up-to-date information.

Bring a lunch and drinks. There are no nearby restaurants.

What to bring:

A safe attitude; Your lunch and drinks, reloading manuals if you have already obtained them.

What I will provide:

Several MEC single station 20 gauge and 12 gauge reloading setups and a 12 gauge multistation progressive reloading machine . All components necessary for the practical exercise: powder, hulls, primers, shot, presses, and reference books suitable for reloading 20 gauge and 12 gauge ammunition, NRA Guide to Reloading, and various handouts. Enthusiasm; a safe learning environment, NRA Completion Certificate.

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