NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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FIRST SHOTS NEWS (March 2016)



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Let’s take a look at what makes a shotgun a shotgun. A shotgun is one very versatile gun. Competition, recreation, hunting and home defense—a shotgun can do it all.

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Sporting clays is arguably one of modern shotgun history’s most popular sports. It is one that can be extremely challenging, yet it’s also a discipline a complete beginner can participate in and enjoy. It’s often said that sporting clays is akin to “golfing with a shotgun.”

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Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools reveals an important concept for shotgun shooters. That is, when shooting a right-to-left crosser a right-handed shooter must look across the shotgun barrel to see the target. The same concept applies to left-handed shooters when shooting a left-to-right crosser.

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The shotgun is a tool less precise than a rifle or handgun, but excellent for hitting objects that are flying or running. The single-shot shotgun has been a staple among entry-level shotgunners, but as the game birds pursued by hunters and the clay targets by competitors often present themselves in multiples, the advantage of more than one shot is easily understood.

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Have you heard about the NSSF Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp? This very special, only-one-of-its-kind event is being held March 31-April 2 at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, where just 30 guests will have two days of highly personal instruction from six of the world’s top professional shooters.

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