Firearms Training

Precision Rifle Cartridge Reloading Course

This course specifically deals with reloading for Long Range, Benchrest, and other Precision Shooting. This course is six hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook.

Bob Markert, Instructor

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This is not an NRA course

NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course

This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

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This course includes a demonstration of setting up a single-stage reloading press and each student will have the opportunity to set up and operate it.

Why Reload?

Here are some of the cartridges that I have reloaded this month

The .45 Colt on the right is made from a 255grain bullet that I cast and costs (primer=$0.03, lead=$0.04, powder=$0.04) about $5.50 per box of 50 compared to >~$35 per 50 for commercial loads

For the 9mm Parabellum(Luger), the cost (primer=$0.03, hollow point bullet=$0.095, powder=$0.01) is about $6.75 per box of 50 compared to >~$32 per 50 for commercial hollow-point loads or >~$13 per 50 of FMJ loads. From a rest, I shot a 3/4" group at 15 yards with these from my Glock 34 this weekend