NRA Marksmanship Self-driven Training - Do you do it?
Hey there wasn't sure where this should be posted so I defaulted to "general".
I'm a rank beginner. Have had my First Steps Pistol course from an NRA instructor and received my certificate of completeion, a basic pistol rocker (patch/badge), along with a book discussing the NRA Marksmanship qualification levels Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Marksman First Class, Sharpshooter, Expert, and then the one regulated level, Distinguished Expert.
Folks can self-train and, when they decide they've reached the next level, simply graduate themselves by contacting the NRA and ordering the next level certificate, medal, patch/rocker, and associated information.
How many folks follow this program? If you do, do you find following it to be useful to you? Do you feel like your progression in ability was facilitated by your participation in the program?
Just wanted to see what y'all think.
Link to the NRA Marksmanship Program
For those who haven't heard of this but may be interested, here's the link to the program information at the NRA website:
Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program
Still trying to decide on whether or not I'll follow it. The thing that's holding me back is that none of the ranges near me allow use of the paper plates the program recommends for use in qualifying for the two beginner levels, Pro-Marksman and Marksman.
Seems like, by the time I get myself to an outdoor range that would allow me to use non-standard targets or targets not sold by that range, I will have outranked those two levels, if I haven't done so already. Hmmm....