Length of Pistol Course: 6 hours
Course Level: Novice


Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified instructor,
Teaching locations: Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Calverton, Manhattan, Medford, Uniondale, The Compound, and Travel Training Team also available.

Course Description: This course is 6 hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught: reloading safety; shotgun shell components; use of reloading manual and data; equipment; and the shotgun shell reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading Handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an Instructor Application Course/Evaluation form.

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Topics covered to include:

  • Basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload shotgun shells.
  • Setting up a progressive loader.
  • Understanding powder charges.
  • Equipment selection and reference materials.


Required Equipment:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing.  No open-toed shoes.
  • No Firearm is necessary for this course.