Plus One Movement - NSSF Let's Go Shooting


If just one in three of America’s recreational shooters adds one new person to the shooting sports, we’ll secure a strong future for generations to come. So be the one. For all the thrills and excitement recreational shooting has given you, join the +ONE movement and invite someone to the range today. Share your experience with posts on social media. #PlusOneMovementSM
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+ONE Partner Organizations

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Take A Friend Shooting

One trip to the range can be all it takes to create a new recreational shooter. With your help, we can recruit the next generation of target shooters and secure a strong future for one of the greatest American traditions. Join the +ONE Movement and invite a friend on your next trip to the range. Share your passion in posts on social media with #PlusOneMovement and #LetsGoShooting.

How To Plan For A Safe Trip To The Range
Always Keep the Muzzle Pointed in a Safe Direction:
Simply put: Never point a gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot—even when dry firing.
Keep Firearms Unloaded When Not in Use:
Never load a gun until you are ready to shoot. When not in use, store firearms and ammo separately.
Don’t Rely on a Gun’s Safety:
Treat every gun as though it can fire at any time. Safeties are mechanical devices that can become inoperable without your knowing.
Be Sure of Your Target and What’s Beyond It:
No target is so important that you can’t take the time before pulling the trigger to be certain of where your shot will stop.
Use the Correct Ammunition:
Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. Always double-check your ammo.
If the Gun Fails to Fire, Handle with Care:
If nothing happens when you pull the trigger, keep the muzzle pointed downrange, unload the gun, and dispose of the faulty cartridge.
Always Wear Eye and Ear Protection:
Exposure to a firearm’s report can damage hearing; adequate vision protection is essential at all times while shooting.
Be Sure the Barrel is Clear of Obstructions:
Before loading a firearm, open the action, check that there’s no ammo in the chamber or magazine, and make sure the barrel is clear.
Don’t Alter or Modify a Gun, and Service Regularly:
Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous. Also, follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations.
Learn the Mechanical and Handling Characteristics of the Gun:
Every firearm is different. Never handle a gun without first familiarizing yourself with it and the way it works.
How to

Celebrate The Moment

Celebrate the little things and reinforce small victories to keep your +ONE coming back for more.

Range Day

Safety is everyone's responsibility and must be paramount, especially when introducing someone new to the shooting sports.

Proper Gun Fit

Making sure your new shooter is comfortable will go a long way to making a fun and enjoyable day at the range.

Getting Youth Involved

Keep it fun. It's not a test. It's about being safe, learning and having a good time.

Beyond the Firearm Basics | Training for Defense and Competition
Transitioning to training for defense and competition No matter what your passion is—golf, bowling, guitar, whatever—there’s always a way to take it to the next level. Shooting is no different. It’s true that you can buy a firearm and be a casual plinker, shooting only for the pure enjoyment of it in a safe, non-stressful environment. Let’s face it, backyard plinking is some of the most fun you can have with a gun. That said, many shooters wish to continue developing their skills and becoming more involved in the pursuit. When this is the case, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore training for defense and/or competition. In fact, it was a friend’s invitation to attend a defensive AR-15 class that launched me deeper into shooting and led me down my firearms-focused career path. Attending that class not only showed me how effective an AR-15 is as a defensive tool, but it also revealed what I was capable of. From there, I was able to assess where I wanted to be as a shooter and how to get there. At the…
10 Commandments of Firearm Safety:
Bring a copy with you, and review even before the gun is uncased.
Eye & Ear Protection:
Safety first. Plus, eye and ear protection make great welcoming gifts to the shooting sports.
Reaction Targets:
Punching paper’s fine, but spinners, gongs, and chalk disks are a lot more fun.
This may be a no-brainer, but always bring more than you think you’ll need.
Positive Attitude:
Be encouraging, be patient, and above all, make the experience fun.


Join the +ONE Movement and share your experience with posts on social media.

+ONE for Industry Partners

Thank you for your interest in the NSSF +ONESM Movement. The +ONESM Movement presents a complete opportunity for all industry stakeholders to play a role in establishing a secure future for hunting and the shooting sports. We just need your help in championing this initiative while challenging everyone out there to take part. Together, by amplifying this simple message to the masses, we can make a difference. We've assembled a Digital Toolkit and produced promotional materials that businesses can download or order including an activation guide, logos, images, selfie frames, stickers, challenge coins and more to help you get the word out. These materials will assist you in education, mentorship, outreach, and mentoring through developing workshops, field trips, and seminars to instill respect and love for hunting and the shooing sports. Questions? Contact [email protected].