|NRA Light Rifle Qualification Program|
If you enjoy shooting over-the-counter field and sporter rimfire rifles, then the NRA Light Rifle Qualification Program is for you!
Using your favorite field and sporting rifle, you can develop marksmanship skills, progress through a series of ratings, and earn distinctive NRA Light Rifle Qualification rating awards (patch and rockers shown on left).
The program is open to both members and non-members. Participants (non-members) ages 6 through 17 are required to become Junior Members (Article VII, Sec. 1c) of LCSA.
Program Duration: Thursday evenings, the first week in May through through the lastweek in September - 6:00 p.m. Walk-in registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to come early for registration and orientation so we can start the program on time. If the first lines fills up before 6:00 p.m., we start the program early.
We are using the East pistol range for this program. Drive all the way back and then stay left to the top of the hill.
We will shoot each Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through the last week in September. We will not shoot on evenings if it rains/lightning and will notify folks via email if we have your address on file. We also do not shoot if the Thursday combines with a Holiday weekend.
All registration fees are due at the start of the program, and all line fees are due prior to shooting!
Registration Fee: $15.00 - if shooting in the Qualification Program and earning awards. If a participant is continuing the award program from the previous year, registration fee will be waived. If a participant elects to start a new course of fire (e.g. Benchrest to Standing), a $10.00 fee will be charged. Rockers will be awarded for the new course of fire (no additional patch will be issued).
All ages 6 years and older may participate. Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult during shooting sessions at all times. Adults will be required to coach/direct minors as directed by the RSO and Instructors.
The provisional light rifle rules contained in the NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules book apply, except where specific exceptions are made.
Any safe .22 or .17 caliber rimfire rifle weighing 8.5 pounds or less (including sights and slings) may be used. Scheutzen-type butt plates and palm rests may not be used. Some .22 caliber adult and youth rifles are available for use, if you do not bring your own.
Ammunition is in extremely short supply these days. Ammuntion will be provided if available, but plan to bring your own.
Any sights - metallic, optical, or electronic - may be used.
Target and Distance
A-17 target at 50 feet, two shots per bullseye. (Download practice targets here!)
Course of Fire Options
Shooters may qualify for light rifle ratings using any one of the three courses of fire available: prone or benchrest, all standing, or 3-position (prone, kneeling, and standing). We will initially start all shooters on the benchrest course only, and once a Marksman 1st Class rating is reached, shooters may opt to qualify in the other courses of fire listed above.
Courses Of Fire
Light Rifle Prone or Benchrest Course – 20 Shots
Light Rifle Standing Course – 10 Shots
Light Rifle 3 Position Course – 10 Shots Each Position
Witness Requirement - All firing for the Distinguished Expert rating must be witnessed by an NRA member (with current ID number), or an NRA instructor or coach (with current ID number). Exception: shooters who fire scores in formal competition use the tournament results bulletins from the required number of matches as validation.
Bring your own lawn chairs, water, soft drinks, snacks etc.