NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course



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Course Goal:  To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Course Length:  9 hours or more, depending on number of students and skill levels.

Prerequisite:  Must be 21 years old or older, with some previous shooting experience.

Student Text:  NRA Guide:  Basic Range Safety Officer Course

Topics Include: The NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course topics include:  Defining the role of the Range Safety Officer (RSO);  The purpose of range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);  Procedures for inspecting a range prior to live fire;  Conducting a range safety briefing;  Emergency procedures;  How to safely unload guns and correct  stoppages and malfunctions; and more.  You must pass the written exam.   

This is a non-shooting course.