Whether you’re a first-time or experienced gun owner, here are just a few ways to enjoy the target shooting sports and special events.
America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month® in August a great time to enjoy using their new firearms, whether in a training course, competition or simply having fun shooting targets with friends. NSSF® estimates 8.4 million people purchased their first firearm last year, with many of them being non-traditional buyers.
Developed by NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, National Shooting Sports Month encourages newcomers as well as experienced gun owners to spend an exciting day at the range with their handgun, rifle or shotgun enjoying the target-shooting sports, which boast more than 56 million adult and youth participants.
As if you needed help to find ways to enjoy National Shooting Sports Month, here are few ways to celebrate:
• +ONE® Movement
It helps to have a mentor show you the ropes when taking up a new activity. NSSF created +ONE Movement asks experienced shooters to mentor newcomers and novices on how to safely handle firearms and develop skills to hit their targets, whether they’re paper, steel plates or moving clays. Experienced shooters can help secure the future of shooting sports by taking the +ONE pledge to introduce someone new to target shooting this August!
• DATE NIGHT at WESHOOT.
There are only 2 dates left in the month of August [8/19 & 8/26]. We are still offering our discount [not for long!].
Use code WSMYDATE
Make it a date! Ask your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend to go target shooting with you. You’ll have a great time together. Women are the fastest growing group in target shooting, and more gear than ever has been designed for their fit and comfort.
• Rediscover Shooting
Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear—always check to see if firearms are loaded when removing them from storage—and call an old shooting buddy or ask your granddaughter or grandson to join you. Clay target sports such as skeet, trap and sporting clays are perfect for socializing.
• What to Expect at the Range
Safety orientation, range rules, range officers . . . there are things you need to know about if you haven’t spent much time at a target shooting range, or perhaps you need to refresh your memory. Learn what to expect here. And watch this video on Range Safety and Etiquette before stepping up to the firing line.
#LetsGoShooting is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your favorite social media networks and remind others to head out to the range for a day of fun and socializing. Discover the skill-building and fun other target shooters are having at the range by following the #LetsGoShooting feeds.
• We are Cashing in on Deals
WESHOOT will be offering great deals during National Shooting Sports Month.
• Practice Firearm Safety
The shooting sports are safe. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Responsible gun owners safely handle their firearms and securely store them when not in use, whether at home, in a vehicle or at the range. Thanks to responsible gun owners and programs like NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, fatal firearms accidents are at all-time low levels.
• Celebrate Freedom and Tradition
In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make firearm ownership and the shooting sports possible.
Stay tuned to great contests and giveaways to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month