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Idaho Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training are proud sponsors the

Idaho Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification



Idaho Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

is an informal, year round recreational shooting activity that provides
awards for developing and
improving marksmanship skills. It’s a combination of set drills, challenges, and national standards where participants are challenged to succeed at every level. Performance is
based on established,

national goals

, where every shooter is competing on a

national level

to receive recognition for their achievements.

Each discipline begins by

accepting the challenge

. Participants are presented with a large discipline patch which they display at the beginning of their challenge. As
achievements are reached, the shooter receives an additional skill rocker, medal, and certificate award that acknowledges their achievements along the way.

The courses are designed to take the shooter from the

basic skill level

(Pro-Marksmanship, Marksmanship) to intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert)
to the nationally recognized skill level of Distinguished Expert. When the shooter has reached the Distinguished Expert level they have achieved a level of proficiency equaling
that of a competitive Sharpshooter.

Families who participate in this program find it to be extremely rewarding while building relationships and bonds with their children. Additional information:
Safety First!

Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training is the official sponsor and administrators for this event. By participating in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification
Program, you will have to provide proof of completing one of the following SAFETY Courses:
To schedule your next class or Home Safety Inspection
Defensive Pistol Qualification
Conventional Bullseye Pistol Qualification
Air Pistol Qualification
International Air Pistol Qualification
Air Rifle Qualification
Smallbore Qualification
Rimfore Qualification
4-Position Rifle Qualification
High Power Rifle Qualification
Tactical Rifle Qualification
Shotgun Qualification
Muzzle Loading Qualification
Hunter Marksman Qualification
NRA Qualification courses are open to everyone - men, women, youth, and adult participants.
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training instructors and staff administer the program though our organization which keeps decisions neutral and fair for all participants.
As program administrators for this event, we distribute all awards learned at the time of achievement.
Discipline-specific standards are listed with each course. If an exception must be made, it will be made based on official NRA rules.
Target designations are listed under each discipline. Targets with “TQ” designations are training and qualification targets. TQ targets are generally larger bullseyes with scoring areas larger than competition targets. Alpha series targets have the letter as their official designation and are used for nearly every official competition. They are used with most other formal shooting activities - postal matches, leagues, and competitive events.
Ratings in the qualification program must follow the official program path from start to finish. Beginning ratings are generally easy to attain but as the program increases with difficulty, previous ratings encourage and support past achievements. Please note, the NRA does not track earned ratings.
Scores fired for a competition level must be applied to the level the shooter is attempting to reach-there are no requirements for shooters to achieve all levels in one shooting event.
Level 1 Safety and Firearms Training, as the program administrator, will keep a record of awards achieved by the shooter.

Basic Practical Rating

The Basic Practical rating is recommended by the NRA for all participants in this program. The rating is achieved by completing formal NRA class instruction in the related discipline
the shooter is participating.

Basic Firearm Courses

New shooters should attempt to attend a formal NRA basic course after signing up for the qualification program. Basic firearms training is essential in the students’ development of
safe firearms handling-they are fun, interesting, and provide a solid foundation for the student to build upon, which can be applied immediately to the qualification program.

Distinguished Expert Rating

Completion is encouraged through the highest rating, shooters have the opportunity for qualifying as a Distinguished Expert rating by participating in formal competition using a
lower score requirement or outside the formal competition using a higher score requirement.

Program Administrators

Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training Certified NRA Instructors must witness shooters who fire in a formal competition and use the tournament results bulletins from the required
number of matches as validation.

NRA Recognition

Level 1 Safety and Firearms Training Certified NRA Instructors shall, as the Program Administrators, contact the NRA to provide formal recognition for members who achieve the
Distinguished Expert status. All participants must have:

⦁ Fired the required scores
1 Acquired the awards for all lower ratings
2 Have a current NRA membership ID

The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program includes the following levels of achievement and participation opportunities.

Qualification Events

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