NRA Youth Rifle

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On Saturdays from 08:30am-12:00pm, we offer a Junior Rifle program, which involves instruction in 22 caliber small bore rifle. The contact person is Dave Heckler, at 302-733-0838 (B) or 302-563-5101 (H).
Program
  • Teaches the basics and fine skills of Olympic Rifle competition
  • Participants will continue the long standing tradition of shooting sports in America
  • Follows basic NRA guidelines
  • The course of fire is two 10 shot targets per round
  • 4 positions: sitting, kneeling, standing, and prone
  • The sitting position is not used in Olympic competition
  • The detailed course of fire is described here
Who can join
  • Juniors from ages 6-18
  • Children with disabilities such as ADHD can strongly benefit
  • Parental approval is recommended
  • The parent may or may not stay, that is up to the Range Officer
  • Any student misconduct is dismissed promptly
Costs
  • The first session is free
  • Annual fee to join is $16 a year (pro-rated from Jan-Dec)
  • A range ticket is $20 for 20 rounds
  • Students typically complete 3 rounds per week
Equipment

  • We ask that you do not buy anything
  • All shooting equipment is provided
  • All safety equipment is provided
  • The rifles used are fitted to the shooter
  • We have 40X, 540’s and a few high quality match rifles
  • All sights are peep sights: two rings
  • Equipment is also available for disabled students in wheelchairs

Awards

  • Awards are provided by the DSPC
  • Participants can qualify for NRA challenges
  • Each target may be recorded if qualified
  • Some Juniors have achieved the highest honor of Distinguished Expert, which requires a lot of discipline, commitment and practice

Safety

  • The students are required to pass a safety training course
  • The participants are instructed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Participants will develop proper safety skills with firearms
  • All Instructors are NRA certified in Basic Rifle, Firearm Safety, and NRA match rifle shooting
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