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Supported Programs

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Education & Training

From beginner to developing competitor, the NRA Training Department develops safe, ethical, responsible shooters through a network of more than 97,000 instructors and range safety officers, more than 5,700 coaches, and more than 1,800 training counselors. NRA Training Counselors recruit and train instructors to teach NRA's basic firearm courses. NRA Coaches, in turn, develop competitors at the club, high school, collegiate and national levels.

Hunting & Conservation

With over 2.3 million members who hunt, the NRA offers hunters a wide range of programs addressing all aspects of hunting, including youth hunter skills, advanced skills training and the conservation of our natural and wildlife resources. All Hunter Services Department programs work toward the common goal of instilling and promoting the skills and ethics that will ensure the continuance of America's proud hunting heritage.

Competitive Shooting & National Championships

NRA's Competitive Shooting Division offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor. The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.

Law Enforcement & Military

The NRA, as an organization, has been providing firearms training, competition, and safety programs since its inception in 1871. The Law Enforcement Division (LED) of the NRA was established in 1960 specifically to provide the law enforcement community with a means to certify law enforcement firearm instructors. We also offer law enforcement firearm competitions, as we believe competition is a direct extension of training. Since 1962 we have conducted the National Police Shooting Championships, as they are known today. In 2008, we began an exciting new multi-gun law enforcement competition called the Tactical Police Competition, or TPC. The Law Enforcement Division is here to assist the law enforcement and military in any capacity it can.

NRA Firearms Museum

The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, consists of 15 galleries comprised of 85 exhibit cases housing 3,000 firearms in a 15,000-square-foot facility.  The Museum details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom, and the American experience.


It hasn't always been easy for women to break into the world of shooting sports. But now with organized programs for women, by the women of the NRA, it's as easy as can be. Whether a woman's interest is personal safety, gun safety, gun knowledge, marksmanship, hunting, or recreational or competitive shooting, the NRA has a variety of programs and activities that all encourage female participation at all skill levels.


The NRA helps America's adult leaders and national youth serving organizations set up shooting programs, introduces the first-time or intermediate shooter to a lifetime of recreational and competitive opportunities, and develops programs for NRA youth members and NRA-affiliated youth clubs.


“If you’re able to support a cause you believe in—whether it’s with your talent, your time or your money—you ought to do so, and you ought to be recognized.”

—Ron & Ann Schmeits,  Ring of Freedom Members

“I like being a part of a democracy. I like being free. I like being able to vote without threat. And I don’t want any of that compromised. And I feel the NRA and the Ring of Freedom and many of their other programs safeguard that for me now and I want to help safeguard it for other generations.”

—Janet Nyce,  Ring of Freedom Member

“Without the right to keep and bear arms we wouldn’t have free speech, a free press, a constitutional government, our American way of life. The Second Amendment protects all our basic individual freedoms.”

—John & Kathi Schumann,  Ring of Freedom Members

“We're selling the Bill of Rights and the Bill of Rights can't be sold. You can't give up one to protect another, you have to have them all.”

—John A. "Andy" Anderson,  Ring of Freedom Member

“The efforts of the NRA are critical to the future of the country.”

—James Debney,  Ring of Freedom Member

“NRA is the group that's going to protect our freedoms. Without them, we'd lose everything.”

—Larry & Brenda Potterfield,  Golden Ring of Freedom Founding Members

Ways You Can Give

Is a strategic or planned gift right for you? Perhaps you'd rather give a gift of firearms or real estate? Or maybe you'd prefer to take advantage of one of the many workplace giving programs? The choice is all yours—you donate as you best see fit to do so.



Step Into The Ring

Recognition societies honor our valued donors. Your gift will enter you into the donor society that corresponds to your level of giving, and you’ll receive according benefits and recognition.

Meet some of the modern-day patriots who chose to rise to sacrifice, to encircle and to secure the noblest idea ever conceived by mankind. You'll hear their stories, sense their passion and share their inspiration.

All Ring of Freedom donors receive gifts of appreciation plus invitations to special events and recognition at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Learn more about the various giving levels and associated benefits of each.

From grand-scale trips and hunts to the bevvy of individual events at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the Ring of Freedom offers members a host of opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded people.

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