10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has brought manufacturers and retailers together to a month-long celebration of the shooting sports. There are a ton of rebates, discounts, and sales to help you save some cash or allow you to stretch each dollar further. Here is the full release from the NSSF.

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 this August. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) declared this 31-day celebration to encourage you to spend trigger time at a local shooting range. Here are 10 ways to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. If you think of others, please share them on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.

Asian woman holding a Kel-Tec PMR 30 handgun.
This young lady is ready for a bit of fun firing the PMR 30.

Bring Someone New

There’s nothing quite like seeing the excitement on a friend’s face after they take their first shots. Bring a friend or family member to the range for the first time.

Try Something New

Are you a hardcore handgun shooter? 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.

Rediscover Shooting

Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear and head to the range, preferably with a friend. Learn a new game, like action pistol or skeet shooting.

Find an Event Near You

Find National Shooting Sports Month events at ranges and retailers across the country. If there’s not an event listed in your area, use the website to locate a range near you to enjoy a fun, safe day of target shooting.

Handicap man shotting a shotgun from a wheelchair
Sporting clays really is a sport everyone can enjoy

Make it a Date

Ask your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend to go shooting. You’ll have a great time together. By the way, women are the fastest growing segment in target shooting (and hunting), and more gear than ever is being designed for their fit and comfort.

Cash In On Deals

Retailers and ranges will be offering specials during National Shooting Sports Month. You can find a participating business near you and take advantage of these offers.

Practice Firearm Safety

The shooting sports are safe. As a responsible gun owner, you can demonstrate how to safely handle your firearms on the firing line and securely store them when they’re not in use.

woman learning how to shoot an AR-15 rifle.
The AR-15 is a simple firearm to learn how to use.

Celebrate Freedom and Tradition

In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make participating possible.

Share It!

#LetsGoShooting is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your social media networks, and remind others to give target shooting a try.

Win a Great Prize!

Finally, enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to win great prizes from National Shooting Sports Month sponsors.

How are you celebrating National Shooting Sports Month? Share your answers in the comment section.

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  1. I will celebrate by attending my grandson’s court of honor, in the Boy Scouts where he will be presented his First Class Rand and his Shotgun merit badge.

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