NRA Basic Rifle

Basic Rifle

Course description

An 8-hour/2-day introductory rifle shooting course based on the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting curriculum. Classes limited to 4 students to optimize learning and safety. No experience necessary. NRA textbook included; free loaner rifle available, ammo provided at cost. Must be legally allowed to possess a rifle. Contact us for more information.


Dr. Salmon is a retired NSU optometry professor and US Army veteran. He holds certificates from Oklahoma and the NRA to teach pistol, rifle and reloading. Dr. Salmon is an NRA range safety officer, armorer for Springfield pistols and trains with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). More information at and Facebook (Oakley Defense).


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Fee: $100

Dates: The third weekend of every month.

  • Jan. 16 - 17
  • Feb. 20 - 21
  • Mar. 20 - 21
  • Apr. 17 - 18
  • May 15 - 16
  • June 19 - 20

Class schedule

Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM: Six classroom hours reviewing safety and shooting fundamentals

Sunday 2:00 to 5:30 PM :  2-3 hour outdoor practice session


Saturday: Hillside Church, 900 S Campbell Rd, Tahlequah.

Sunday PM: Private outdoor range, 15098 OK-51, two miles west of Tahlequah airport.