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Rifle 101

Program Dates

August 19, 2023Sat1:30 – 3:00pm
October 7, 2023Sat1:30 – 3:00pm
November 17, 2023Fri6:30 – 8:00pm
January 25, 2024Thur6:30 – 8:00pm
February 15, 2024Thur6:30 – 8:00pm
March 8, 2024Fri6:30 – 8:00pm
April 13, 2024Sat1:30 – 3:00pm
May 23, 2024Thur6:30 – 8:00pm
June 29, 2024Sat1:30 – 3:00pm


GS Students$20

*Register in person at the SSEC or over the phone no later than 48 hours in advance. Payment required at registration.

This introductory course is designed to give new shooters the basic understanding of how to safely operate a semi-automatic rifle.  Emphasis will be placed on how to safely load, fire, unload, and hit a target at 10 meters.  Other topics discussed include proper grip, stance, aiming, trigger control and how to safely complete a clearance check of the rifle. Everything you need will be supplied in the course including the rifle, 10 rounds of .223, ear and eye protection, the only thing you need to bring is closed toed shoes. This course is not used in the membership approval process and does not stand in for the safety practical that Firearms 101 can stand in for.

A sample of what to expect in our Rifle 101 course

  • Safety Rules
  • SSEC Regulations
  • Parts of the firearm
  • Grip
  • Clearance check
  • Stance
  • Aiming / sighted fire
  • Brief trigger control
  • Range time

Last updated: 1/11/2024