Did you know that the entire month of August is National Shooting Sports Month?
It’s the perfect time to get back to the range to practice yours skills with your friends and family. Make it a great group celebration! Tons of shooting ranges around the country have special deals and events to celebrate all month long. You can easily join in on the fun to pay tribute to the glorious fact that we still have Second Amendment rights in our great country by taking part in a National Shooting Sport month event.
Here are a few other ways to showcase how much this month means to you.
Share Your #LetsGoShooting Hashtag on Twitter
On Twitter, you can share tweets and images of the shooting sports you participate in by using the hashtag, #LetsGoShooting. All month long, people will be sharing what they are up to with various shooting events. You can easily tweet out your support of this “holiday” month on Twitter or Instagram using this fun hashtag for all your social media posts.
Take the Plus One Pledge
The goal of the organization behind National Shooting Month is to introduce 100,000 new shooters to the sport. The way they plan on achieving this goal is by utilizing the “Plus One Pledge.” All you have to do is introduce one new person you know to shooting to help grow the participation in the sport. If you can get more than one person you know into the sport, that’s even better.
Plan a Hunting Getaway
Haven’t been out hunting in quite some time? Now’s the time to plan that family hunting trip in the month of August. Find out what’s in season to hunt in areas around you, or take a fun road trip to another state where you haven’t been hunting before.
Try a New Target Sport or Gun You’ve Never Used Before
Have you ever shot skeet or clay pigeon targets before? It’s the best time to try a new shooting sport this month. Check out what your local range has to offer. Or, you could always rent a firearm you have never shot before at a destination shooting-range, like an AK-47 or an AR-15 at a place that offers a bounty of interesting firearm options. Want to shoot a machine gun from a helicopter? You can do that at Gunship Helicopters in Las Vegas. How memorable would that be?
Other Events and Sales to Watch Out For
On the National Shooting Sports website there is also an events page where there are deals on shooting days at various ranges, sales on all kinds of gear, and even terrific deals on firearms. It could be the time to buy that piece you’ve had your eye on for a while now. Treat yourself to an exciting new firearm that will get you going to the range again is always the perfect way to fully participate in National Shooting Sports month.