August 6, 2018
‘Find Your Range’ at LetsGoShooting.org to Enjoy National Shooting Sports Month
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Take your first step toward enjoying a day at the range during National Shooting Sports Month® this August by locating a shooting facility in your area through the “Find A Range” feature at LetsGoShooting.org.
You’ll see thousands of indoor ranges and outdoor ranges across the country listed, with dozens of target sports to try, from ringing steel targets with handguns and rifles or breaking clay birds in the shotgun sports of trapshooting, skeet and sporting clays, to competition in 3-Gun and Cowboy Action Shooting.
National Shooting Sports Month was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) to celebrate participation in target shooting — a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of Americans. Not surprisingly, the idea of handling a gun safely and testing one’s hand-eye coordination at the range is intriguing to many non-shooters. Research by NSSF shows that 24 million Americans are very interested in learning about the shooting sports, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time to give target shooting a try.
NSSF urges experienced shooters to make someone’s day by inviting a newcomer to take their first shots. Don’t have a mentor? Give your local range a call and let them know you’re interested in learning about target shooting. Ranges provide safe, supervised introductions to newcomers all the time, and many offer leagues, clubs, date nights and other social activities you might be interested in joining.
Before heading to the range, both experienced and novice shooters are encouraged to watch NSSF’s Range Safety and Etiquette video. It’s a great introduction to safe firearms handling rules and what’s expected of customers at shooting facilities.
LetsGoShooting.org, the new website developed by NSSF, is the place to find information about National Shooting Sports Month and the many target shooting sports available. In addition to finding a nearby range, you can use LetsGoShooting.org to locate a firearms retailer near you, learn about shooting competitions and sales events, print targets, watch shooting tip videos and learn how to safely handle and securely store your firearms. Oh, and don’t forget to enter National Shooting Sports Month’s Trigger Time Sweepstakes — there’s a ton of great prizes and weekly giveaways throughout the month of August.
NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, launched National Shooting Sports Month last year to great success. “Our second year’s celebration is off to a great start,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director of Shooting Range Services. “We know you can go target shooting any time of year, but National Shooting Sports Month puts the focus on introducing newcomers and simply setting aside time to enjoy our sports. Invite someone today to go to the range — you’ll be glad you did!”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit nssf.org.