NRA Home Firearm Safety


The NRA Home Firearm Safety Course is the basic course we recommend to anyone unfamiliar with guns or who needs a to learn gun terminology.

In this four hour course students will get the NRA's Home Firearm Safety handbook, pamphlets on safety and terminlogy and lessons on the rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, ammunition, cleaning, and storage. Students will also get hands-on experience with the most common types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home.”
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course Lesson Plans


  1. Rules for Safe Gun Handling
  2. Identifying and Unloading Different Firearms
  3. Practical Exercises in Safe Gun Handling
  4. Types of Ammunition; Cleaning and Storage of Firearms


The are no prerequisites for taking this course and the material can be understood by mature people of all ages.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises and a course completion certificate.