NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course

This NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course teaches beginning reloaders - or those interested in reloading - the basic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges. This is not a live-fire course; no shooting is involved and no firearms are permitted in the classroom for reloading classes. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure.

This course is offered to safe and responsible individuals, ages 16 and older who possess basic knowledge of common firearms and ammunition. (If you are not legally able to possess a firearm or ammunition, do not register for this course.) Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who also registers for the course (make sure there are enough spaces open in the class before registering, to accommodate this requirement) OR must have express written consent to attend, signed by a parent or legal guardian. Space is limited. Pregnant or nursing women should consult with a physician in regards to handling ammunition components before registering for this course.

A 30-minute midday lunch break will be provided. You may bring your lunch or plan for lunch off site (as long as you have enough time to be back in the classroom at break's end). You are encouraged to bring personal snacks and beverages for consumption during the short breaks which will be provided throughout the day. Eating or drinking while working with the reloading components is not permitted. There are water fountains and a vending machine (with snacks and beverages) on site.

All equipment and materials needed for this class are provided. (Do not bring any firearms, ammunition, or ammunition components.) Students should bring their own personal items, including face mask when COVID safety protocols are in effect, protective eye wear, writing utensil(s) and notepad for note taking. Students may bring their own loading manuals if they wish but we will be referencing a common manual (provided for class use) during the course.

LOCATION: The Alaska Department of Fish & Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Just west of Danby Street, south of Creamer's Field/Refuge.)

QUESTIONS: Contact the instructor by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Glenn Miller at 907-347-1396.

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS: Visit our Registration page, scroll to NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Class (various dates may be offered) and click the "Details" button/link to learn more or to register.

AIM-COMM, the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, a non-profit 401(C)(3) corporation, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (HEDR), in Fairbanks, Alaska, work cooperatively to host and conduct NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Classes for the public. AIM-COMM’s purpose is to foster the development of marksmanship, the safe and ethical use of firearms and to support and promote use of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, in Fairbanks, Alaska.   

 

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AIM-COMM is a proud supporter of many of the valuable educational programs of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and the NRA's defense of our Second Amendment rights. We thank the NRA, the NRA Foundation, and the Friends of NRA, for helping us with our mission to foster the development of marksmanship, the safe and ethical use of firearms and to support and promote use of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, in Fairbanks, Alaska. AIM-COMM is Alaska's first NRA Gold Medal Club, and is an NRA Recruiter.

Gun Handling Safety Rules:

  • ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a SAFE direction!
  • ALWAYS keep your FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER until ready to shoot!
  • ALWAYS keep the gun UNLOADED until READY TO USE!

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