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WELCOME TO LESSON 2 OF THE NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM! NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING.

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1 WELCOME TO LESSON 2 OF THE NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM! NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION

2 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-2 AMMUNITION To fire a rifle, Ammunition must be placed in the chamber at the breech end of the barrel All modern Ammunition is made up of 4 basic parts to form a cartridge: Case (Rimfire and Centerfire) Primer (Rimfire and Centerfire) Powder (Black Powder and Smokeless) Bullet (Projectile)

3 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-3 AMMUNITION Case The case is the container in which all the other ammunition components are assembled. They come in many sizes and most are made of brass

4 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-4 AMMUNITION Primer The primer is an impact sensitive compound that ignites when hit by the firing pin, which then ignites the powder. The 2 types are Centerfire and Rimfire

5 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-5 AMMUNITION Centerfire Primer Case

6 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-6 AMMUNITION Powder Charge The powder is a chemical compound that is designed to burn rapidly and produce a high volume of expanding gas which propels the bullet (projectile) out of the muzzle.

7 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-7 AMMUNITION Bullet (Projectile) The Bullet is the projectile that is shot out of the gun to the target. The bullet is made of lead and is sometimes covered with copper called a jacket

8 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-8 AMMUNITION IDENTIFICATION The bottom of the Case will Identify the size of the Cartrige in most cases. Some exceptions are Military and Rimfire ammunition. In these cases look on the box or seek assistance from a gunsmith.

9 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-9 AMMUNITION IDENTIFICATION Ammunition must match what is stamped on the barrel

10 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-10 HAND LOADING AMMUNITION Only Centerfire ammunition can be reloaded. Use manufacturers reloading manuals for proper reloading specifications Take a NRA Reloading Class

11 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-11 CARTRIDGE MALFUNCTIONS Misfire- Failure of the cartridge to fire Hang fire- Delay in the ignition of the Cartridge Squib Load- Failure of the bullet to leave the gun due to lack of powder burn With all 3 of these WAIT at least 30 Seconds with the muzzle pointed down range

12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-12 SAFE HANDLING RULES ALWAYS Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

13 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-13 EYE DOMINANCE With both Eyes open extend your arms and place one hand over the other making a hole with your fingers and thumbs

14 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-14 EYE DOMINANCE With both eyes open look an object through the hole. Close one eye then the other. Which ever eye you can still see the object with is your dominant eye

15 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-15 SHOOTING POSITION What is Shooting position? The way you hold your body The way you hold the rifle while firing a shot The platform which all shooting fundamentals are executed

16 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-16 SHOOTING POSITION Position of the body Comfortable Balanced Relaxed Provide maximum bone to bone support

17 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-17 BENCH SHOOTING POSITION Shooter sits behind the bench facing the target. Both elbows on the Bench

18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-18 BENCH SHOOTING POSITION The non-shooting hand rests on the sandbag gripping the forearm The shooting hand grasps the grip

19 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-19 BENCH SHOOTING POSITION The but of the rifle is positioned against the shoulder. The check pressed against the comb Now acquiring a sight picture and ready for the first shot

20 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EDUCATION & TRAINING DIVISION NRA BASIC RIFLE SHOOTING COURSE SLIDE 2-20 FIRING THE FIRST SHOT Using the Shotgun as a Rifle


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