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Youth Only: NRA Basic Rifle – Shawnee Composite Squadron GLR-IL-061 (Sesser, IL)

Sep 23, 2017 @ 9:00 amSep 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm CDT

This is a YOUTH ONLY (18 and under) event!

NRA Basic Rifle Overview

Prerequisites: None

Equipment: 150 to 200 rounds of ammunition and a safe rifle. It is helpful that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same weight, manufacturer, etc) for this event.

NOTE: 100 rounds of .22LR ammunition will be provided courtesy of the NRA Foundation. If you plan to take advantage of the NRA Foundation ammunition, you should plan to bring an additional 50 to 100 rounds of .22LR ammunition.

There will also be a limited number of loaner .22LR rifles available; please indicate your desire to use one of the loaner rifles in the appropriate ticket information field. These will be provided according to the order of ticket purchase to those indicating they would like to use one.

Overview: The NRA Basic Rifle course introduces the mechanics of how a firearm operates as well as how to safely and accurately use a rifle. It is appropriate for a wide breadth of student skill levels. Students learn:

  • Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Rifle parts and operation & ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals

This course will be run using the NRA curriculum which includes a substantial classroom session on Saturday. Application of what the students learned on Saturday will be done on the firing range on Sunday. Participants successfully completing the course will receive a NRA certificate documenting completion of firearms training.

Additional Event Information

A minimum of 12 participants will be required to run this event. If fewer than 12 participants have purchased tickets by Sept. 1, 2017, the event will be cancelled and ticket purchases refunded.

Event Sponsors

The following organizations have made donations towards making this event possible.

The NRA Foundation has generously donated ammunition for use at this event.


The dedicated civic engagement of Terry Newman of Newman’s Gun Club.


The Shawnee Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will partially offset the cost of running this event via a donation for each ticket sold.


Sep 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Sep 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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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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