First Time Shooter

First Timer

If you are new to gun ownership, it is important to understand that your safety and the safety of those around you always comes first. Please explore the resources listed below from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) to learn more about firearms safety guidelines and to find certified instructors in your area.

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You may have already heard about the 4 rules of firearms safety. This excellent list from the NSSF expands on those to give you the10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling.


To find a certified firearms instructor in your area we recommend using the NSSF ‘Where to Shoot’ map or the NRA Training Course finder.

Interested in hunting?

Most states require the completion of a hunter’s safety education program as a prerequisite for obtaining a hunting license. The International Hunters Education Association (IHEA-USA) provides courses and instruction in affiliation with the Fish and Wildlife agencies in all 50 states. Click the link below to find hunter safety courses approved by IHEA-USA and your state hunting agency.