August 12, 2019

10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

A day at the range is a day of fun: Learn to shoot, invite a newcomer, share a good time.

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The excitement of having your shot break a flying clay target or knock over a steel plate (clang!) and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month[1]® this August.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) established this celebration to encourage you to spend time at your local shooting range and share your passion for the shooting sports with others. Millions of Americans have a great interest in learning about recreational shooting, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time to bring someone new to the range — and we have 10 great ways to help you join in the celebration. If you think of others, please share them on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShootingTM.

  1. Bring Someone New

    There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on someone’s face after they’ve taken their first shots. NSSF’s +ONESMMovement[2] encourages experienced shooters to invite a newcomer to the range. Have your friends new to firearms watch this video on range safety and etiquette[3] before they go.

  2. Try Something New

    Are you a handgun shooter only? Then pick up a shotgun and give sporting clays a try. Are you primarily a shotgun shooter? Then hone your handgun skills or sign up for a local International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) match. Learn about different target sports and see instructional videos at[4].

Read more from our friends at the NSSF