By the NSSF

The excitement of getting your shot break a flying clay target or knock more than a steel plate (clang!) and then sharing the entertaining of that practical experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month® this August.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) established this celebration to encourage you to devote time at your nearby shooting variety and share your passion for the shooting sports with other people. Millions of Americans have a excellent interest in mastering about recreational shooting, producing National Shooting Sports Month the great time to bring a person new to the variety — and we have 10 excellent techniques to aid you join in the celebration. If you feel of other people, please share them on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShootingTM.

  1. Bring Somebody New

    There’s practically nothing fairly like seeing the joy on someone’s face soon after they’ve taken their 1st shots. NSSF’s +One particularSMMovement encourages knowledgeable shooters to invite a newcomer to the variety. Have your buddies new to firearms watch this video on variety security and etiquette before they go.

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  2. Attempt Anything New

    Are you a handgun shooter only? Then choose up a shotgun and give sporting clays a attempt. Are you mainly a shotgun shooter? Then hone your handgun capabilities or sign up for a nearby International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) match. Find out about various target sports and see instructional videos at

  3. Rediscover Shooting

    Haven’t shot in a when? Dust off your shooting gear and head to the variety — and bring a pal along. Find out a new game, like action pistol, three-Gun or skeet shooting.

  4. Locate a National Shooting Sports Month Occasion Close to You

    At, you’ll uncover all the events ranges and retailers across the nation have scheduled to celebrate the shooting sports for the duration of August. If none are listed in your region, use the web site to find a variety close to you to appreciate a entertaining are, protected day of target shooting.

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  5. Make it a Date

    Ask your spouse, companion, boyfriend or girlfriend to go shooting. You will have a excellent time collectively. Send an e mail invitation to them at (By the way, girls are the quickest increasing segment in target shooting, and extra gear than ever is getting developed for their match and comfort, so do not hesitate for a moment to ask the favourite lady in your life to join you on the variety.)

  6. Money in on Offers

    Retailers and ranges are supplying all sorts of specials for the duration of National Shooting Sports Month at some two,000 events nationwide. Locate a participating small business close to you to take benefit of these provides at

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  7. Practice Firearm Security

    Accountable gun owners safely deal with their firearms and securely retailer them when not in use when transporting them in autos and at household. August is the great time to spread the word to your buddies, family members and neighborhood that the shooting sports are some of the safest recreational activities about, and that they can be enjoyed by every person.

  8. Celebrate Freedom and Tradition

    In addition to passing on the excellent tradition of target shooting, you can educate other people about the special American freedoms that make participating doable. See NSSF’s Proud to be a Firearms Owner pocket card.

  9. Share it!

    #LetsGoShooting and #PlusOneMovement are the themes of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtags and your experiences on your favourite social media networks and remind other people to give target shooting a attempt. Keep connected by following LetsGoShooting and #PlusOneMovement on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  10. Win a Fantastic Prize!

    Do not neglect to enter for your likelihood to win 1 of our super Gearbox Giveaways at These unique prize packages had been generously donated by our National Shooting Sports Month sponsors.