In celebration of National Shooting Sports Month.

August 2018

National Shooting Sports Month celebrates the passion we all have for target shooting and a pastime that provides a lifetime of enjoyment that can be shared with families and friends. At the same time, it reminds the public that shooting is a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of Americans, and provides an excellent opportunity for increased shooting sports participation through fun events and activities held at ranges and retail stores across the country.

Browning proudly endorses the National Shooting Sports Month.

Browning is proud to announce its involvement in this year's National Shooting Sports Month in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Created to encourage participation in many shooting sports genres and emphasize firearms safety, this nationwide celebration will take place throughout the month of August.

August is a key month for Browning and for all hunters and shooters as we wind down a summer of target and varmint shooting and get ready for the hunting seasons which are starting soon all across the country. We agree with the NSSF that August is the perfect time to do some shooting . . . and especially to involve friends and acquaintances who are new to the hunting/shooting sports by taking them with us the next time we head out. 

A few good reasons for getting involved.

Here at Browning, we've been thinking a lot about what the National Shooting Sports Month represents and the things we can do to help it succeed. When you love the shooting sports as much as we all do, it makes good sense to set aside some time to share the good news about how much the shooting sports mean to us and how our lives -- and our family's lives -- are better because of these sports. We at Browning want these great sports to continue through the generations and we are sure you agree. We would like our grandchildren and their grandchildren to be enjoying and participating long after we are gone. It just makes sense to do our part to promote the shooting sports and inspire a new generation of participants. 

So . . .  we challenge you -- and ourselves -- to make an extra effort to share our love of shooting with our friends and neighbors this August during the National Shooting Sports Month. Take someone to the range who has never shot before and teach them the games of trap or skeet or sporting clays. Line up a group of young people--boys and girls --  and take them and their parents out shooting 22s and let them burn through a few bricks of ammo. You always love doing it and they will too. For all of you long range guys, give someone who never had the chance, to ring steel at 1,000 yards. 

Many local ranges and stores are planning activities that you can use as a resource. Check back on the NSSF's National Shooting Sports Month webpage for listings of events and activities in your area. 

Sure we have a stewardship and responsibility for the sports we love so much, but this August it is mostly about sharing our enjoyment with others and just making a difference. We challenge you share your love of shooting, and we take the challenge too. 



Join in the fun. Share the excitement. #LETSGOSHOOTING

Share on the NSSF social channels.

Get the word out.

2017 was the inagural year for this effort and it was a huge succes. Browning is proud again to join with hundreds of ranges, firearms manufacturers and retailers across the country in getting the word out to customers and communities. “We’re thrilled to have Browning and Browning fans join in the celebration again this year,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. 

Whether you’re an experienced competitor, a hunter or a person just becoming interested in acquiring their first firearm and learning how to shoot, NSSF’s National Shooting Sports Month has a range near you working to encourage your skill building and firearms safety education. Visit to learn more, and be sure to “Like” NSSF’s Facebook page to see updates on the ranges and retailers near you participating, as well as stories from friends and family across the country helping everyone celebrate this event. 

If you have plans to head to your National Shooting Sports Month participating range in August take some photos and tell other shooters about your experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.

What you can do.

As shooters, you serve a critical role in the continued growth of gun ownership and shooting sports participation. We urge you to join us this August for National Shooting Sports Month. There are a variety of ways you can help us ensure the success of this celebration. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider:

  • Introduce a family member, friend or a group of friends to the shooting sports by taking them to a local range that’s hosting an event.
  • Help spread the word to family and friends and encourage them to get out to the range this August.
  • Encourage the ranges & retailers near you to host an event this August and add them to the official events calendar. If they already have events planned for this August have them add them here too!

ABOUT THE NSSF -- 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 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, visit



NEWTOWN, Conn. — There are countless celebration days and months in America, and now the shooting sports have one of their own. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has declared August to be National Shooting Sports Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s great pastimes — target shooting — and to encourage newcomers and experienced shooters to #LETSGOSHOOTING.

NSSF developed the celebration month to focus the attention of everyone in the shooting sports community — shooting ranges, firearms retailers, manufacturers and recreational shooters — on the fun and excitement of target shooting.

An estimated 50 million Americans participate in target shooting sports, and millions more have expressed interest in learning about rifle, shotgun, and handgun shooting, according to NSSF research.

“With so much going on in people’s lives today, the shooting sports offer an opportunity to tune out distractions, learn a new skill, socialize and share their experiences,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. “It’s important to remember to pass on our traditions and to reflect on our unique freedoms that make participating in them possible.”

Experienced shooters are encouraged to introduce family members and friends to this rewarding lifetime activity, and newcomers without mentors will discover a safe, supportive introduction to recreational shooting at a range near them.

To help people find ways to celebrate, NSSF has launched Among its many interactive features, the site contains an easy range search by state, events and sales promotions across the country and many other resources for target shooters of all skill levels.

Safety, of course, goes hand in hand with enjoying the shooting sports. Following safe firearms handling procedures and securely storing firearms when not in use are priorities for shooters. Find more about firearm safety at

“It’s going to be a fun month,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “And we want to know how everyone is celebrating. Tell us on our Facebook page, share your Instagram and Twitter posts with the hashtag #LetsGoShooting, let’s make this month one to remember.”

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