What’s your plan for the rest of the summer? Put away the remote, hop in the car, and visit your local shooting range for some serious high-adrenaline fun and a unique, memorable experience. Here are a few reasons why your summertime fun should include a visit to the shooting range:

 

Get Social

Shooting can be a good group activity, even if you aren’t a member of a gun club or shooting range. Shooting at a range drives camaraderie among enthusiasts, and some of the finest people out there consider shooting to be a big part of their lives. If you do decide to join a range or club, you’ll surround yourself with like-minded individuals who can share their own personal experiences and expertise in this shared passion.

 

Learn a New Skill

Though preparing for the zombie apocalypse might not be the main focus of your summer, there is something to be said for those who learn how to properly shoot a gun. This means learning the safe handling steps of a variety of firearms, learning how to shoot accurately and safely, and understanding the fundamentals of gun ownership. You’ll improve your confidence levels and show your newfound shooting buddies that you take the shooting sports seriously.

 

Blow Off Some Steam

Though shooting can be quite exhilarating, it is also a truly relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Have you ever let off a few rounds of .40-cal and not felt better? Trust us, once you fire off a magazine of your preferred ammunition, you’ll minimize the frustrations and stresses of life in a matter of minutes. 

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Build Courage and Confidence

Shooting a gun, especially for those new to the shooting world in general, can be a little intimidating. If you’re planning your first trip to the range, allow a range officer to help you select a gun, choose appropriate ammunition, and then work on proper form. Once you do, you will gain the confidence of knowing that your new activity isn’t scary; it just requires patience, dedication, and a little courage.

 

Maintain Physical and Mental Health

While it may be tempting to embrace the “couch potato” lifestyle this summer, visiting a shooting range is a fun way to keep your physical and mental health in check. Shooting a gun can help improve arm strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and even motor skills.

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This summer, take a trip to your local gun range and create a memorable and electrifying experience. We guarantee you’ll have a blast!