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First Shots program report shows half attending are women

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation

-- The National Shooting Sports Foundation's First Shots program has helped introduce thousands of first-timers to shooting at their local ranges. Nearly half of these participants have been female.

A new report from NSSF shows a snapshot of these new women shooters. For example, after attending a First Shots seminar at their local range, 47 percent of women have met their local requirements to purchase a handgun, 26 percent said they have already purchased a handgun and 58 percent said they are planning to purchase a handgun in the future.

View the Report at

About First Shots

When it comes to learning about handguns, shooting and firearms ownership, not knowing how or where to start can be an intimidating hurdle for newcomers. First Shots® provides opportunities to get started and the support to continue in handgun shooting.

A First Shots seminars provide

--An educational introduction to the safe, recreational use of handguns
--A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a handgun
--Individual and group training and shooting range access for continued participation
--Shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest

More information about First Shots is available at

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