Shasta Area NFI Rifle Hunter Shooting Program-Rifle Safety and Marksmanship. 05-16-20, 8-5 PM Meets at Oxford Suites $199.00

May 16, 2020 – May 16, 2020

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The NFI Rifle Hunter Shooting Program introduces and develops the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a rifle safely.  New shooters and hunters alike will enjoy the applications designed with youth, women, and new rifle shooters in mind. Through this course, students will learn about rifle safety, parts, operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals and activities including live-fire range drills at The Redding Gun Club, under the experienced teachings of NRA Instructor Kevin Tedder.

This a three month marksmanship program that progressively builds on a shooter’s skills that he learns under the coaching of an NRA Instructor. Initial class is $199 and includes NRA Basic Rifle and earns students their Basic Practical rating.  The two follow on classes are $75 each.

This course consists of one 8-hour course followed by two 4-hour courses 1 in each of the subsequent months, to practice and participate in the NRA/Winchester Hunter Marksmanship Program.

Initial Course: 05/16/20 8 AM-12 PM at Oxford Suites & 1 PM-5 PM at the Redding Gun Club Range. $199.00

First NRA/Winchester Marksmanship Session: 06/20/20,      9 AM-1 PM. Redding Gun Club, $75.00 (Students must complete the initial session on 04/18/20 to participate)

Second NRA/Winchester Marksmanship Session: 07/18/20,   9 AM-1 PM, Redding Gun Club, $75.00 (Students must complete the initial session on 04/18/20 to participate)

During the initial course, ammunition and .22 rifles can be provided, but we always recommend you bring your own to learn with. During follow on NRA/Winchester Marksmanship training, we also recommend that you bring your own rifle to learn with (any safe high power hunting caliber rifle, sighted in), though bolt action .223 Rem rifles will be provided and ammunition for our rifles can be purchased as part of your training at current market prices, normally around $.50 per .223 round. Ammunition needed will depend on shooting habits and accuracy of the individual shooter. Normally 50 cartridges a day is enough.

This course will include the NRA Basic Rifle Course, earning students their Basic Practical rating through the NRA!  In addition, students can register for inexpensive follow-on training, held at the Redding Gun Club Range, where students will continue marksmanship training while working their way through the Winchester/NRA Rifle Hunter Marksmanship Program. Students who attend these scheduled follow on classes will strive to earn NRA Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter and finally Expert. The Distinguished Expert rating is achieved after a successful hunt and submission of photo with the hunter’s name, hometown, species, hunt location, type of firearm, date of hunt, any brief special details for the hunt. Ask your NRA Instructor Kevin Tedder about opportunities to fulfill this rating on a guided hunt in the area.


Kevin Tedder has been involved in hunting and shooting sports for over 40 years. He is an NRA Life Member, NRA Recruiter and is an NRA certified Rifle and Pistol Instructor as well as a Chief Range Safety Officer. Kevin also teaches California Hunter’s Education and CCW Classes for NFI. Kevin is a Life member of the California Deer Association,  Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and is a Youth Hunt Leader with the National Wild Turkey Federation. He also sits on the California Board for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.



Classroom, 8 AM-12 PM

Lesson I-Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

Lesson II-Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting

Lesson III- (Redding Gun Club) Firing the First Shots

Lesson IV-Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Rifle

Lesson V-Course Review and Examination

While completing the live fire portion of the course students will be shooting a 22 Long Rifle cartridge (or bring your own) at a 1″ target at 50 feet.  Students will  progress to 50 yards during the first shooting session. Follow on sessions will be fired with a .223 caliber scoped rifle at 50 and 100 yards. The course of fire for the NRA/Winchester Marksmanship program includes, prone, kneeling, standing, and sitting qualifications.

Student Packing List:

Eye and ear protection.

Weather appropriate clothing (closed toed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops), ball cap is recommended.

Snacks and drinks (optional), water will be provided on site.

Rifle and ammunition if using your own.

Note-taking material.

Follow on NRA/Winchester Marksmanship training. 05/16/20 and 06/20/20. Register for these dates separately on the www.usgunpro web site.

Contact NRA Instructor Kevin Tedder at


for more information.

Cancelation policy: NFI is committed to providing the best training experience in our industry. In order to do this we must schedule for a limited number of seats in each class. Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled 14 days prior to the start of the course. Classes cancelled within 14 days of the start of the course will be given a 50% refund. Contact validation is on the student and is normally proven through a sent email or sent text to the instructor. Messages left on a phone are not considered proof of contact.



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