Whether you're a new or prospective gun owner or hunter in
search of training, whatever your age or level of expertise,
whatever type of firearm you're interested in, NRA's Education
& Training Division is here to help you.
From beginner to developing competitor, the NRA Training
Department develops safe, ethical, responsible shooters through a
network of more than 97,000 instructors and range safety officers,
more than 5,700 coaches, and more than 1,800 training counselors.
NRA Training Counselors recruit and train instructors to teach
NRA's basic firearm courses. NRA Coaches, in turn, develop
competitors at the club, high school, collegiate and national
With over 2.3 million members who hunt, the NRA offers hunters
a wide range of programs addressing all aspects of hunting,
including youth hunter skills, advanced skills training and the
conservation of our natural and wildlife resources. All Hunter
Services Department programs work toward the common goal of
instilling and promoting the skills and ethics that will ensure the
continuance of America's proud hunting heritage.
It hasn't always been easy for women to break into the world
of shooting sports. But now with organized programs for women, by
the women of the NRA, it's as easy as can be. Whether a woman's
interest is personal safety, gun safety, gun knowledge,
marksmanship, hunting, or recreational or competitive shooting, the
NRA has a variety of programs and activities that all encourage
female participation at all skill levels.
The NRA helps America's adult leaders and national youth
serving organizations set up shooting programs, introduces the
first-time or intermediate shooter to a lifetime of recreational
and competitive opportunities, and develops programs for NRA youth
members and NRA-affiliated youth clubs.
NRA short term gunsmithing schools offer courses on topics such as
general gunsmithing, bluing, stockmaking, checkering, engraving,
and parkerizing. More specialized courses focus on topics such as
accurizing the AR-15 rifle; accurizing varmint rifles; fine tuning
single-action revolvers and long guns for cowboy shoots; accurizing
the Colt Model 1911 pistol; and English Gunsmithing. Law
enforcement armorer classes are also offered.
To join NRA today, or for additional information regarding
membership, call 1-800-NRA-3888 or click here. Your
membership dues can be charged to VISA, MasterCard, American
Express or Discover.
For more information, call 703-267-1500.