This course includes classroom and range time learning to how to teach the sport of shooting Muzzleloading firearms

Full Description: This 18 hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills. Candidates must complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background by passing a pre-course qualification. Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic Instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Instructor candidates’ demonstrate organizational and teaching skills by participating in multiple practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA-NMLRA Muzzleloading Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course student packet.

This class includes the following materials:

Course Completion Card


Muzzleloading Course Outline


Register for this Class

$300 $150 Deposit

Upcoming classes:

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SunApril 16, 20237:00 AM-7:30 PM10

color-councilorAccreditation: Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Training Counselors. This class is NRA Certified and meets all NRA firearms safety guidelines.

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Cost: $300

There is a $150 deposit that is non-refundable, but transferable.

Length: 12.5 Hours

This class consists of 12.5 hours of classroom instruction.

Prerequisites: BIT Training

Student must have attended a NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) within the last two years.

Skill Level

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To teach students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for safely owning and using a rifle.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at

Prerequisites for this class include the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)  and the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting Course.  The BIT class must have been taken within the last 24 months.  Mouseover the boxes for more info!  


NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)



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Things that you should bring to the class!

  • There are no requirements for this class.
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

Do I need a F.O.I.D Card?

No, Red Dot Arms Training Academy does not require a F.O.I.D card to attend. Illinois residents should apply for their F.O.I.D. if they are planning to purchase, possess or transport their own firearms.

Do I need to take the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

An NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class has to be taken in prior 2 years to take the NRA Instructor Rifle Shooting Course.

Is the cost of the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) included.

Yes, there is no extra charge for NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) when registering for this class.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer


FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.