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The decision to buy a firearm and learn how to use it is not meant to be complicated. At Shoot United™, we’re building and sharing content that will cover important subjects such as how to buy a gun, common safety practices for gun owners, how to participate in shooting activities, where to shoot and more. We will also provide tips on topics related to gun cleaning and care, gun storage, ammunition, shooting accessories, and more … all for you and anyone you know who might be new to the shooting sports and firearm ownership. And if there are video topics you would like to see us cover, please let us know. Welcome to “Take Your Shot!”

Four Rules of Firearm Safety

Recreational shooting is one of the most safe, fun and popular activities in the country. Be it shooting paper targets with a handgun at an indoor range, plinking tin cans, or shooting clay targets with family or friends. Recreational shooting is informal, and if there’s competition involved, it’s usually against yourself to see if you can put just one more shot in the bull’s-eye or break just one more clay target. No matter what type of shooting you take part in, however, safety rules always need to be priority number one. This video covers the four key rules of firearm safety, types of recreational shooting, safety gear recommendations and where new shooters can go to have their first experience shooting a gun.

Where to Start

It’s never been easier to get started in recreational shooting. There are countless resources available to people both online and at various venues. In this video, we’ll show you how to find shooting ranges and gun clubs near you. We also cover the types of firearms used in different kinds of recreational shooting. Learn about several great shooting-related organizations men, women and youth can belong to. We will also explain why not all fun gun-related activities involve pulling a trigger and sending bullets downrange.

Firearm Rules & Safety

No matter what type of shooting you take part in, when it comes to gun safety, participants are expected to know the rules and follow them. The vast majority of gun owners follow these common rules religiously, which is why participation in shooting sports is statistically very safe. This video introduces you to key rules and principles of gun safety. You’ll learn firearm safety protocols and etiquette for indoor and outdoor ranges, as well as some basic gun safety terminology.

Common Practices

Finding places to shoot is not as challenging as it may seem. Many communities have either private or public shooting facilities. Private ranges increasingly feature opportunities to rent a firearm in order to “try before you buy” and make sure the gun is right for you. You can also shoot on private land in rural areas where you have permission from the landowner; or there’s land owned by the state or federal government that allows shooting activities. Learn more about the differences between indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, what to be mindful of before you make a visit and what information is helpful to think about for the ideal experience. This video also covers best ways to transport guns safely, as well as things to keep in mind as you remove your gun from its case and handle it around others at a range.

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Competitive Shooting

Personal Defense

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