it comes to learning about handguns, shooting and firearms
ownership, not knowing how or where to start can be an
intimidating hurdle for newcomers. First Shots® provides
opportunities to get started and the support to continue
in handgun shooting. First Shots also offers shotgun
and rifle seminars at select ranges across the country.
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Changing Attitudes in Chicago
an effort to help educate the Chicago-area public about gun ownership,
shooting and firearm safety, three ranges around the Windy City teamed
up with the National Shooting Sports Foundation recently to hold a
total of nine First Shots seminars -- all of them filled to capacity.
About 150 people took their First Shots, including husbands and wives,
mothers and daughters, members of the media, veterans who had not shot
since being in the military and many others.
Full Story | See what some of these new shooters had to say
Ranges Honored for First Shots Efforts
Trainer Academy in Ohio and Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center
in Massachusetts were honored recently by the National Shooting Sports
Foundation for their efforts in introducing newcomers in their
communities to firearm safety and the shooting sports. Both ranges
offer regular First Shots seminars to local residents. Full Story
First Shots at the Steel
Watch first-time shooters
join the fastest handgunners in the world to give shooting a try at the
annual Steel Challenge World Speedshooting Championships in southern
You've seen the fun. Now, come on and get started!
Join the millions of Americans who enjoy the shooting
a First Shots seminar near you and
give handgun shooting a try.
At a First Shots seminar, you will get:
- an educational introduction to the safe, recreational
use of handguns
- a clear understanding of the local requirements for
owning and purchasing a handgun
- individual and group training and shooting range
access for continued participation
- shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest
Range owners! First Shots builds business. Host
a First Shots seminar and attract more business
to your range.
First Shots Makes an Impact at the Range
See why First Shots has helped erase misconceptions
about firearms and shooting for these first-time