August is National Shooting Sports Month—for the seventh year in a row—and the National Rifle Association of America is proud to support the initiative, which was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
“The NRA is once again honored to partner with NSSF to promote and support National Shooting Sports Month,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. “There is no better way to wrap-up the summer than by visiting a local range and pulling triggers. With the record-breaking numbers of first-time gun owners, now is the time for NRA members to become mentors and introduce their friends, family and co-workers to the shooting sports and teach safe, responsible firearm use.”
In many areas of the country, ranges are offering special incentives during the month. In Arkansas, for example, at the state’s Fiocchi Shooting Sports Complex, skeet and trap are half off for all of August, and a round of clays is only $2. Utah’s Lee Kay Public Shooting Range is offering a free round at one of the shotgun venues—25 targets per person—trap, skeet and five-stand—on Aug. 26. There’s no shortage of events offered by other state agencies and private ranges still to come this month. NSSF’s webpage has a list. Simply click on your state or enter your zip code to find something near you.
“Last year’s National Shooting Sports Month was a tremendous success, thanks to hundreds of ranges and retailers across the country reminding people about the fun and excitement of target shooting,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director of Member Services. “We’re thrilled to have NRA join in continuing the celebration of the shooting sports this year.”
Whether you’re an experienced target shooter, a hunter, or a person just becoming interested in acquiring a first firearm and learning how to shoot, now’s a great time to head out to the range during National Shooting Sports Month. NSSF and NRA encourage you to share your National Shooting Sports Month experience on social media and to use the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.