NRA FIRST STEPS
Pistol/Rifle Orientation Programs
STEPS is a firearm orientation program for new gun purchasers or those seeking additional assistance in the safe use and handling of one of their firearms that they may not feel sufficiently comfortable with.
The FIRST STEPS Orientation Program is designed to
provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and operation
of one specific firearm model (licensed handgun, .22 caliber rifle, or carbine rifle chambered for handgun ammunition).
The FIRST STEPS Orientation Program conforms with the
requirements of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and is
conducted by NRA certified instructors.
The FIRST STEPS Orientation Program consists of a
one-on-one, three-hour session – using the participant’s
firearm – that provides the participant with a thorough
introduction to firearm safety, handling, and shooting skills.
Approximately two hours are spent in the classroom and one hour on
Upon satisfactory completion of the program the
participant receives a NRA FIRST STEPS Orientation Completion Certificate.
This program is available during normal range hours at any time
that is mutually agreeable to the participant and the instructor. The
instruction fee for this 3-hour session is $100.00. Normal range usage fees
apply. Please call the Range Director, Christopher (Chris) Rotolo, for further information. Chris normally can be reached at the range Mondays (5:45 - 9:45 p.m.), Fridays (10:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.), and Saturdays and Sundays (12:15 - 5:45 p.m.) – or leave a message with your name and phone number and Chris will call you back. You also can e-mail Chris
In the case of handgun participants, this program should not be
considered, nor is it, a substitute for the basic Pistol Safety
Handgun participants must present a valid NY City or NY State
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