First Shots: Welcome

Welcome to the First Shots Host Range Resource Center!

NSSF’s First Shots program supports NSSF-member range facilities across the country as you safely and enjoyably introduce individuals to the fun of shooting.  Within this Resource Center you will find all the tools you need to plan, promote, host and maximize First Shots events at your range.  First Shots is for ALL ranges, whether you feature indoor or outdoor shooting options, and all types of firearms including handguns, rifles and shotguns.


Webinar recordings on the First Shots® program are available, including the FREE support resources provided to ranges that become hosts, highlight different ways host ranges effectively use First Shots to generate business and share tactics for you to consider to help make your First Shots events a success.

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How to get started
Schedule Your Event

Is First Shots Right for Your Range?

Follow an easy-to-complete business plan, read tips from seasoned host ranges, and meet First Shots Host Ranges who have integrated First Shots into their programs.

Host Checklist

There are lots of details to remember when you host a First Shots event. Scheduling, staffing, facilities and equipment – but it’s easy to put on a great event when you follow these checklists and reminders.

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Host Checklist

Event Promotion

Everything you’ll need to attract first-time shooters and bring them back for a Second Round.
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Resources for Host Ranges

NSSF is pleased to provide resources to help you cost-effectively host First Shots events, and even reward customers for coming back!

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Resources for Host Ranges

Thanks to our First Shots Industry Sponsors for their generous program support and
commitment to continued growth in shooting sports participation:

Are you a new shooter looking for a First Shots event?

Visit and find a First Shots event near you plus a host of other resources for new and established target shooters.
Find a First Shots Event