Gun For Hire’s Beginner Shotgun Course

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting

A shotgun is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a smooth bore (the inside of the barrel) and is designed to shoot a variety of ammunition, ranging from a solid bullet, called a slug, to multiple projectiles, called shot. Shotguns are often used in bird hunting and in the sports of trap or skeet. The shotgun course can be as short as 4 hours. During this class, students will get the NRA’s The Basics of Shotgun Shooting Handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of shotgun sports and activities.

Course Details:

• There are no prerequisites to take this course. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age is 13 years old.
• The length of the course is approximately 4 hours
• This course is held at Gun For Hire 1267 McBride Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424

What to Bring:

• If you don’t have a firearm, it’s not a problem. A selection will be supplied, during the class, at no additional charge.
• Have your own firearm? Great. Please bring it along.
• Ammo ammo is supplied. If you choose to bring a shotgun, please bring a box of factory ammo to use.
• This course is all-inclusive: Class – Certificate – Materials – Range Time – Targets – Eye and Ear Protection.
• Please wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes.

What We Will Cover:

• To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a shotgun safely
• Safe gun handling, ammunition knowledge, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, two-handed shooting position, firing the first shots, cleaning, storage, shotgun sports and activities
• Students will receive feedback on all live-fire exercises

december 2022

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january 2023

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february 2023

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march 2023

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april 2023

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Non Members
$195 

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$185.25 

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$175.50

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$156 

Member Discount Only Applies To The Member’s Ticket Price, Not Additional Students. Add the Member’s Ticket to the cart before you add the additional students.

Course Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellation and Rescheduling 4 or more days before the Course:
100% refund on the same payment method used or you can choose the next available course date.

Cancellation and Rescheduling 3-1 days before the Course:
You will receive 100% of your purchase price in your Gun For Hire account which can be used for anything Gun For Hire related. Courses, Port time.

Cancellation and Rescheduling is 24 hours before the Course:
If the cancelation or request for rescheduling is less than 24 hours prior to the start of the class or not at all, you will receive a 50% credit of your purchase price in your Gun For Hire account towards the next available course. This is due to the scheduled staff and course preparation etc.

No Notice of your Cancellation:
If the cancelation is non existent, there is no credit or refund.

“He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved.”

Last night I attended the Basic Pistol class with Tony. Even though this class is geared for beginning shooters and I have been a gun owner since 1983, the class was very informative and I learned a lot. Tony has a great teaching style that made learning a serious topic fun and easy to understand. He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved. During the live fire session Anthony worked with me and helped me overcome some bad habits I’ve developed over the years and he also has a nice approach to teaching firearms safety and handling. I also observed both Anthony and Tony taking first-time shooters from nervous first trigger pulls to consistent groupings. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Last week I also took the UT & FL non-resident CCW courses. He also has a great presentation style and managed to get a room full of applicants trained and processed promptly. Your Gun For Hire  facility is also first class. It’s clean and welcoming. Most indoor ranges I’ve been to are dark and not user-friendly. GFH stands head and shoulders above the competition. Thanks again for offering this opportunity to the public to increase firearms safety and skills. I look forward to another class soon.

Kevin K.

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family.”

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family. I never thought businesses did that anymore it was truly refreshing for my son and I to experience that type of environment. Even the owner came over and welcomed us to the family. We’re new gun owners and didn’t know much about what we bought. I was a bit embarrassed but that was put to rest the minute we met the instructors. Not only did these guys know there stuff they knew how to deliver it to the entire class. I am truly fortunate we began at Gun For Hire. Next up Holster draw! Anthony please feel free to use this on your site or email” – Sincerely John & Sebastian

Sebastian L.

“Highly recommend taking an NRA Basics Pistol Course.”

“Highly recommend taking an NRA Basics Pistol course. It’s a great experience and makes you much more educated on the topic. It’s also a lot of fun! Taught by ex-military and retired police (and some both!), they are very friendly and willing to share their great experience and knowledge with you to dispel myths and irrational fear about firearms. Hell, they might even improve your shooting, too. (No guarantees)! Thanks to Gun For Hire in Woodland Park, NJ. Thanks, Tony, Doug, Guy, and Moe for your military service and continuing education. #gunforhirerange”

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The Best Firearm Instructors

If you’re looking for the best Firearm Instructors delivering the best Firearms Education, Gun For Hire is incomparable.
Since 1992, we have been the Gold Standard for Firearms Training. Our Instructors have over 375 combined years of Military and Police training.
NRA Fact: So many students have trusted us to train them that we are only second to the Boy Scouts of America.
If you have any questions regarding Gun For Hire Courses or you would like to schedule a private lesson, please send Tony Urena our Director of Training an email. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Tony - NRA First Steps Shotgun

Tony Urena Director of Training

Tony is a United States Navy Veteran as well as a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years of experience. During his illustrious career he was the training officer for his department, and was responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony was also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which included handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony was qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the “Use of Force”. Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and was a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

You will not find a more loyal and passionate group of instructors that are so committed to ensuring you feel safe, comfortable and excited. Not only do they have the decades of on the job training they also have decades of teaching and interacting with every level of student.
Let’s get started! Make the call, stop in or shoot us email! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the family.