NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course ($200.00)

(both Pistol and Rifle cartridge reloading is covered in detail)

The NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course exposes students to the basics of reloading centerfire metallic cartridges with little or no prior experience in reloading.

Although the course can be completed as quickly as 6 hour, the amount of information presented, and the probability of intensive question and answer sessions on the included topics, makes it likely that the course will take longer. (class is officially 8 hours in length)

Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook and intensive lessons on the basics of reloading and a course completion certificate.

Course Goal
“To provide beginning reloaders with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary

to safety reload metallic cartridges.”
—NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course Lesson Plans


Introduction to Reloading and Reloading Safety
Centerfire Cartridge Components
Using the Reloading Manual and Reloading Data
Metallic Cartridge Reloading Equipment
The Metallic Cartridge Reloading Process
Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Practical Exercise
Course Review and Examination


The are no prerequisites for taking this course.

Be aware that attention to detail is a vital skill in safe reloading.

*this course requires a minimum of 2 students to hold class


Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course.

There is a short multiple choice test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

Students need to bring eye protection, materials to take notes, and a lunch if you want for the midday 30 minute break.