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Brownells / 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 Brownells / NRA Day is a family affair! Everyone can attend!


Brownells/NRA Day Themes

Safety & Firearm Education Event

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

Basic Shooting Event

An NRA Certified Instructor teaches a formal NRA Basic Course of Instruction (10-14 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 trap, skeet, or 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 on 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 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.

America’s Rifle Challenge

The America’s Rifle Challenge (ARC) presented by the National Rifle Association establishes an organized venue for owners of centerfire semi-automatic rifles or semi-automatic pistols to test their skills across the domains of marksmanship, manipulations, and mental management.

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For more information about Brownells/NRA Day, call (703) 267-1589 or email [email protected].