If you’ve never been shooting before, there are some things that you should know before you get behind the firing line for the first time. From the role of the range safety officer to the range commands you should recognize, we show you what to expect at your first visit to the range. Along with encouraging budding shooters to enroll with local NRA Certified Instructors for expert training, mentors can provide actual places to shoot that are safe and welcoming, help new shooters understand firearm safety, handling and range protocol, and help them locate nearby ranges. NRAPublications.org/mentorhas a free digital copy of the Guide for New Shooters which provides useful info about range rules, gun safety, shooting tips, gun cleaning and storage. While at the website, mentors and other participants can enter the NRA Mentor Sweepstakes for the chance to win valuable prizes. Enter today!