If you're new to the world of the shooting sports, contemplating your first outdoor adventure can be pretty intimidating. How do you get started? What do you need to bring with you? Will anybody be there to help you if you have questions? How can you be sure you're getting your money's worth? If these questions are making you hesitate to take the "next step" as a gun owner and get the training and experience you want, worry no longer: NRA Outdoors is here to help you. Since 1871, your NRA has been the ultimate go-to resource for all knowledge related to guns, so it's only natural that we should be your resource for putting that knowledge to practical use in an outdoor adventure. Think of it as taking a journey with a trusted friend—because that's exactly what it is. Here are four reasons you should choose NRA Outdoors to guide you on your first (or second, or third...) outdoor adventure.
1. You can choose the adventure that suits your interests and skill level. Are you interested in learning some basics about shooting skills? Perhaps you've purchased a firearm for home defense and want to hone your skills. Maybe you're interested in learning how to shoot at long range. Or perhaps you'd like to try harvesting your own healthy, organic protein by hunting game. Whatever your aim, NRA Outdoors has something for you. We offer five different shooting-related schools: the Defensive Handgun Academy, the Long-Range Shooting School, the Wilderness Survival School, the 3-Gun Introduction School and the Tactical Carbine School. They're offered in spots all over the U.S., so there's sure to be something within striking distance of your home. If you'd like to go hunting but don't know how to get started, we have a wide variety of guided hunts for all sorts of game in various parts of the country (and even international destinations!). We even have guided fishing trips available for anglers in search of a new adventure.
2. All outfitters are carefully vetted...and then vetted again. We're committed to ensuring that you get the very best experience our outfitters can provide. We develop relationships with these schools and providers, and we keep track of their performance as reported by the people who've been there. We've checked out their facilities, tracked their success rates and listened to what their customers have to say. We've already booked over 20,000 hunts servicing about 300,000 hunters...now that's a track record of success. Says Ted B., who attended a Long Range School with NRA Outdoors, "After attending the NRA Outdoors Level 1 Long Range School, I took a nine-year-old Dall Ram at 275 yards. Due to the great coaching from the NRA Outdoors instructor team, and with help from my shooting partner, I was confident up to 500 yards."
3. We'll make sure you know what to expect. When you click on each potential adventure on the home page, you'll see that we tell you up-front exactly what to expect. Pricing is clear and easy to understand. We provide gear lists and let you know what kind of accommodations you'll be staying in. We can share photos and even videos of the destination...and of course, if you need more information, we're always a phone call away at (844) 672-6883.
4. You can meet new members of your NRA family. When you book an adventure with NRA Outdoors, you're not just getting started on a single adventure—you're taking the first step on a lifelong journey. And, like all the best journeys, this one includes fellow travelers to support you and be by your side. You'll meet new friends and mentors who understand your needs, because they've either been there, or are right there with you.
Get started on an outdoor adventure with NRA Outdoors today...you'll be so glad you did.