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Getting Started

New to the shooting sports or don’t know where to start? Head to your local ranges and retailers first—they’ll be in the know when it comes to the types of matches, tournaments and leagues taking place in your area. When you find the sport you love, or even if you just want to try something new, these shooting organizations are your best resources.

How to
Tips For Educating New Shooters
Get Comfortable
Find the eye and ear protection that feels good and your time shooting will be that much more enjoyable.
Go Back to School
Firearms instructors are everywhere and they’re passionate about showing you how to have fun, be accurate and be safe.
Ask Questions
The only wrong question is the one you don’t ask. Experienced shooters truly love to help others, so don’t pass up the opportunity.
Take Your Time
You didn’t learn to drive a car in one day. Be patient with yourself when learning new shooting skills.
Join a Range or Shooting Club
In addition to getting a reliable place to practice, you’ll find new friends and lots of help.
Rimfire Challenge
Formerly run by NSSF, the Rimfire Challenge has grown to be its own independent organization. Utilizing a straighforward format and minimal rules and procedures, Rimfire challenge is the perfect sport for the young or young at heart!
First Shots Program
Ready to see what all the fun is about? NSSF's First Shots program is tailor made for you. With instruction programs that include classroom and "live fire", you'll leave knowing how to safely handle, operate and store a firearm.


Ask your local range about classes for new shooters.