Learn How to Shoot & about CCW at Madison-area First Shots Seminars

Learn How to Shoot & about CCW at Madison-area First Shots Seminars

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- With Wisconsin this year becoming the 49th state to recognize the right to carry a handgun concealed, residents are finally able to enjoy this freedom along with other Americans.

However, the process of obtaining a concealed carry permit can be challenging and, to some, even daunting.

To provide helpful and clear answers to the many questions residents may have about the process of handgun ownership and about the CCW permit process, area shooting ranges have scheduled a series of First Shots® seminars.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, is co-sponsoring the seminars with Madison-area ranges. The seminars are open to the public and free of charge.

First Shots seminars have been scheduled for Saturday, November 5, at the following shooting facilities:

McMiller Sports Center at S103 W 38754 Highway NN, Eagle, Wisc.
North Bristol Sportsman's Club at 7229 Greenway Road, Sun Prairie, Wisc.
Columbus Sportsman's Club on W 10924 Breyer Road, Columbus, Wisc.

Three three-hour seminars will be presented that day at each range, making it easy for people to attend. Although the seminars are free, registration is required at www.firstshots.org. Can't make the date? Research other First Shots seminars in the area at www.firstshots.org.

“First Shots seminars provide an introduction to safe and responsible handgun shooting and firearms storage,” said program manager Tisma Juett. “Each seminar covers laws and regulations, emphasizes the value of proper training and puts participants on the firing line with certified instructors so they can experience the fun of target shooting.”

The seminars are open to men and women 21 years of age and older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under age 21.

The First Shots program has provided an introduction to firearms ownership to thousands of people nationwide this year. According to program research, half the individuals who attend the seminars have met their local requirements for handgun ownership and have introduced another person to their new-found sport of target shooting. “The excitement of target shooting with firearms is something people want to share with their friends and family members,” said Juett.

Those attending the First Shots seminars will learn about various models of revolvers and pistols and will fire .22-caliber ammunition. Though requirements for CCW permits have not been finalized, First Shots instructors will discuss available details related to applying for the permits.

At a First Shots seminar, Madison-area residents can take their first steps toward joining the millions of Americans who own handguns for target shooting, hunting and personal and home defense. The Madison seminars and those in greater Chicago on the same day mark the kickoff of nationwide Big City Tour for First Shots.

For more information about First Shots, contact Tisma Juett at [email protected] or go to www.firstshots.org.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation's history at www.nssf.org/50.