USA - -(Ammoland.com)- Every firearms owner remembers their first trip to the range.
And while it may have seemed a little scary or intimidating at first, the thrill of being able to hit your target soon overshadowed any previous trepidation you may have had.
Its something that we as gun owners understand, but for those who have never felt the recoil of a rifle against their shoulder or watched a steel target dancing as they hit it with round after well placed round it can often be difficult.
For those people, the trepidation they feel about firearms is the only thing they understand, and not the joys that come with a good trip to the range.
Since the beginning of this recent round of “gun control” debates we have heard countless stories of people who were previously in favor of confiscating firearms from Americans doing a complete 180 after their first range trip. Once they understand how a gun works, and see how responsible and safe the average American gun owner is with firearms, that trepidation about firearms ownership disappears. While its nice to hear stories like that once in a while, we think there needs to be a concerted effort to get as many new shooters out to the range as possible.
Take A Newbie Shooting (TANS) is a new organization with one goal in mind: introduce as many people as possible to the joys of shooting. To accomplish that goal, TANS is organizing a national Take A Newbie Shooting day, as well as recruiting volunteers who are experienced with firearms to offer their services to take local new shooters for their first range trip throughout the year.
Saturday, March 9th will be the official National Take A Newbie Shooting Day with dozens of different ranges and individuals across the United States already signed up for the event. For more information on how to volunteer, or to get in touch with a volunteer to head for your first range trip, visit our website or our Facebook page.
Founder, Take A Newbie Shooting