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NRA Day Themes


NRA Day events provide adults, youth, families, hunters, sportsmen, competitors – literally everyone – the opportunity to come together under a formal program to learn, experience, share, and grow in appreciation of the shooting sports. The event themes offered in the program are designed for discovery. They provide exposure to the many different activities available in shooting sports and offer participants the opportunity to explore them in a safe, controlled environment. The NRA Day is a family affair! Everyone can attend!


Safety & Firearm Ed Event

An informal orientation that teaches participants how to safely handle load shoot and unload a variety of guns..

Basic Shooting Event

Certified Instructor teaches a formal NRA Basic Course of Instruction (8 - 14 hours) or an NRA FIRST Steps Orientation (3 hours).

Competition Event

Event staff teaches participants the rules that govern the game and how to hone and refine the skills that give a competitive edge in matches and tournaments.

Youth SportsFest Event

All 'youth only' events fall into the NRA Youth SportsFest category.

Shotgun Shooting

Event staff teaches participants the basics of shotgun shooting and the specifics of the game TRAP / SKEET / SPORTING / CLAYS.

NRA 3 Gun Experience

This is a safe family-fun mildly competitive recreational event. Utilizing modern sporting .22 rifles .22 pistols and shotguns as well as AirSoft rifles pistols and shotguns this activity is designed to fully equip each participant with the same firearms and ammunition to give them a level playing field. Depending how the shooting course is staged participants may also have to demonstrate their athletic and tactical abilities.

Youth Hunter Education Challenge Event

NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for kids 18 and under to improve their hunting, marksmanship and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits. For more information about YHEC visit https://yhec.nra.org/local-and-state-events/host-an-event/ to register your event, or contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or [email protected] for more information.

Special Interest

Closed event limited to a specific audience. Staff provides a program that is designed for a specific targeted audience other than children.

The Americas Rifle Challenge (ARC)

The Americas Rifle Challenge (ARC) presented by the National Rifle Association establishes an organized venue for owners of center fire semi-automatic rifles or semi-automatic pistols to test their skills across the domains of marksmanship manipulations and mental management

For more information please contact NRA Community Engagement at 800-672-2582 or via email at [email protected]

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