NRA Rifle & Pistol Cartridge Reloading

Course description
A 10-hour/2-day course that teaches how to make your own rifle and pistol ammunition, based on the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course. Classroom instruction and a practical exercise in which you make your own 9mm pistol and 223Rem rifle cartridge. Classes limited to 3 students to optimize learning and safety. No experience necessary. NRA textbook included. All equipment and supplies provided. Must be 21, and legally allowed to buy ammunition. Contact us for more information. 918-444-4610.


Class schedule
Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, or by arrangement: Six hours of classroom instruction; written exam.
Sunday 2:00 to 5:30 PM: Hands-on exercise to make a pistol and rifle cartridge. 


Hillside Church, 900 S Campbell Rd, Tahlequah.


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).


  • June 18-19
  • July 16-17
  • August 20-21
  • September 17-18
  • October 15-16

Once you have registered for your course, Dr. Salmon will email you a link and you will need to register on the NRA website as well.


Cost: $150



Location: Hillside Church, 900 S. Campbell Rd, Tahlequah, OK 74464

Code: 00-LEI



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Dr. Thomas Salmon is an NRA-certified instructor for:
  • Rifle & pistol reloading
  • Basic rifle
  • Basic pistol
  • Range safety officer


  • Retired NSU professor
  • US Army veteran
  • Oklahoma-licensed concealed carry handgun instructor
  • Competitive shooter