In celebration of National Shooting Sports Month.
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.
READ THE OFFICIAL NSSF PRESS RELEASE
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 www.ShootingSportsMonth.org. 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 www.ShootingSportsMonth.org.
“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.”
Learn more at ShootingSportsMonth.org.