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Find a Place to Shoot This Summer

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Swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, hitting the beach—all traditional summer activities—are great ways to spend your free time this season, but so is one other very popular activity—shooting.  Whether it’s tuning up before traditional fall hunting seasons, developing defensive skills or simply enjoying a little warm weather fun, finding a good place to shoot can be a challenge for some shooters who don’t have their own rural property. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, odds are, there’s a great place to shoot just a short distance from where you live.

Winchester is a proud supporter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry. The organization has been around since 1961 and today boasts a membership of more than 8,000 manufactures, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsman’s organizations and publishers. Its primary mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.

In that vein, the NSSF offers a tremendous resource called Where To Shoot, which is a service that can be found online at The site is updated regularly with range information for every state and allows a visitor to search range facilities, both indoor and outdoor, by state or by zip code. Each range listing includes location, phone numbers, web site address, as well as some details such as the type of shooting or activities permitted, as well as the services offered. It’s the web’s most comprehensive directory of shooting ranges available.

In addition to a list of ranges, the site provides instructional videos on a variety of shooting topics, news for shooters and even printable targets. The site’s Resource For Shooters tab also showcases youth programs, firearms safety rules and a firearms retailer search function.

Don’t let not being sure where to shoot keep you from enjoying the shooting sports you love or just as importantly, introducing someone you care about to this great tradition. Find a range or shooting facility near your home with the help of the NSSF, retrieve your favorite firearm from the gun safe, pick up some quality Winchester ammunition and enjoy some quality time behind the trigger this summer.

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