Home Firearms Safety Course

Learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms in the home.

Duration: 4 hours

Emphasis will be on storage, cleaning and maintenance of firearms, including information on:

  • The basic elements of gun safety - attitude, knowledge and skill

  • The fundamental rules of safe gun handling

  • How to identify and unload different types of firearms

  • The different types and uses of ammunition

  • Factors for evaluating gun storage options

  • How to clean and care for guns

The NRA’s Home Firearm Safety Course is a non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and a course completion certificate.

NRA and MdGTC® Certificates issued upon completion.




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