NRA First Steps Shotgun

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 Pricing
$195 Non-Member and Silver Members
$175.50 Red, White, & Blue and Gold Members save 10% off of the Non-Member price
$156 Platinum Members save 20% off of the Non-Member price
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“I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future.”

Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!
– Scott H. GFH Member.


None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age, 8 years old.


Length of Course:

4 hours


What to Bring:

• If you do not have a firearm, no problem, a selection will be supplied during the class at no additional charge.
• Have your own firearm? Great. Please bring it along.
• Ammo is supplied
• This course is all inclusive – class – certificate – materials – range time – targets – eye and ear protection
• Eye and ear protection (we can also supply)
• 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


Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.



What To Take Next

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Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.