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First Steps Rifle (½ Day) and Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship (½ Day) (Sesser, IL)

Apr 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm CDT

Prerequisites: This event is open to the public and is appropriate for all ages that can safely handle a .22 LR rifle.

Estimated Ammunition Required: 200 – 250 rounds

First Steps Rifle

First Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for small classes. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type.

Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship

Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship is aimed at younger and novice shooters who will have the opportunity to participate the Southern Illinois NRA YHEC Team. This course contains the steps needed to take someone with little or no knowledge of rifles or marksmanship and elevate them to a level of confidence that will make them ready for the more common two day Revere’s Riders Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) events and formal competition (CMP, NRA Rimfire, etc.).

This combined course is 9 hours long and includes classroom as well as range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn:

  • rules for safe gun handling
  • parts of a rifle and their operation
  • ammunition
  • clearing common malfunctions
  • shooting fundamentals
  • cleaning a rifle

Continued opportunities for skill development will also be presented.

At the end of the day, students will have a chance to shoot the Morgan’s 13 classifier and see how their skills have improved!

Additional Event Information

Registration is required on or before April 19th, 2017.

You should bring sufficient water and a lunch.

All participants must have eye and ear protection

All rifles must be cased unless on the firing line.

Parents or Guardians are welcome to enjoy while observing from a covered line adjacent to the event (no ticket needed). Bring a chair as you enjoy the day relaxing!

Additional Range Information

Range fee of $5 per person (not included in ticket price) will be collected at check-in.

.22 LR ammunition is provided for pre-registered youth courtesy of an NRA Foundation grant ; please contact Event Director for details via email or 618-458-7745.

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Apr 22, 2017
8:00 am—5:00 pm
$40 – $60.00
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Event Directors

Sharon S.
Sharon S.


Newman’s Gun Club
5704 Valier Lake Road
Sesser, IL 62864 United States
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Max Range:
300 yards
Centerfire Allowed:
38.037729 , -89.038968

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Newman’s Gun Club


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