Shoot United launched a series of events last August in partnership with local shooting ranges to help those who are starting their journey in the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership. Participants had access to knowledgeable trainers, received educational resources and experienced firearms firsthand on the shooting range.
“The first Shoot United events included participants with very diverse backgrounds who were curious and excited to learn more about topics in the shooting sports,” said Jason Gilbertson, director of marketing for Shoot United. “The environment was not intimidating. It was inviting, and people of all experience levels learned and experienced firearms in very positive ways. We will continue to collaborate directly with shooting ranges across the country that are willing to help with Shoot United events as we move in to 2023.”
Kicking off in August to coincide with National Shooting Sports Month, Shoot United hosted more than 130 people at ranges in select metropolitan areas throughout the country. Focusing on an introduction to handgun training at The Modern Sportsman event allowed for a small group instructional session with one-on-one range time. At the Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex event, all three disciplines of firearms (shotgun, handgun and rifle) were featured, giving new shooters the opportunity to explore different firearms in a safe, supportive environment.
Each event provided new participants an opportunity to ask questions of certified firearm instructors and professional competitive shooters, have fun with friends and family, while also getting safe, supportive hands-on experience during their time on the range.
Ranges who are interested in hosting a Shoot United event can reach out to [email protected].
Shoot United: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use
Shoot United is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Shoot United supports key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry including training and education, and specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Shoot United will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals that promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.
About Shoot United
Shoot United™ is a dynamic initiative initiative designed to promote all that’s wholesome and healthful about the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership. It’s time spent outdoors with family and friends. It’s competition. It’s one of the most fun and safe recreational activities in the country. The mission is to drive awareness and activate new participants to the sport by sharing engaging and educational content as well as providing resources where people can learn how to participate in the shooting sports and hunting activities.