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First Shots

Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and hosted by independent shooting facilities, the program provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and how and where to continue. Designed for those brand new to shooting and firearms ownership. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy -- and, best of all, it's free. At a First Shots seminar, you'll receive: An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm Individual and group training A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest A chance to give shooting a try! Participants must be at least 21 to attend alone or at least 14 with parent/gaurdian's direct supervision. This course does not qualify participants for permit to carry.
Age: 14 and above
Gender: Any
Upcoming First Shots Classes:
Start Date City District Available Seats  
No First Shots classes are currently scheduled on this site.

If there currently are no courses available or the courses listed above do not fit your schedule you can sign up to receive notifications when new First Shots classes are available.


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