NSSF First Shots Big City Tour to Roll into Atlanta Area

11 Atlanta area ranges get ready to host seminars to introduce new shooters to target shooting.

11 Atlanta area ranges get ready to host seminars to introduce new shooters to target shooting.

Participation in target-shooting is at an all-time high, and newcomers will be able to see what all the excitement is about by attending a First Shots seminar at one of 11 Atlanta-area target-shooting facilities November 1 through 3.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which developed First Shots, and the shooting facilities have made it easy for people to acquire an introduction to target shooting by scheduling 77 First Shots events over the three days.

Registration for the Atlanta-area First Shots seminars opens October 7 at www.firstshots.org. NSSF will promote the seminars with billboards in the Atlanta downtown area and with radio ads. Nearly 900 people can be accommodated by the seminars.

The Atlanta events are the latest stop on the First Shots “Big City Tour,” which has brought the program to Chicago, Miami, Sacramento and other major cities across the country.

“We are excited about our upcoming visit to Atlanta. The 77 First Shots seminars is the most we’ve ever hosted in one area on our Big City Tours,” said First Shots Manager Tisma Juett. “That is a reflection of the major interest in firearms ownership and the shooting sports in this area.”

Each First Shots seminar will put participants on the firing line with certified instructors so they can experience the fun of target shooting. The seminars also cover laws and regulations related to firearm ownership and emphasize the value of proper training and firearm safety.

First Shots seminars are open to men and women 21 years of age and older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone between 20 and the minimum age of 18. Those attending the Atlanta seminars will learn about revolvers and pistols and will fire .22-caliber ammunition.

The First Shots program, developed by NSSF, has provided a supportive introduction to firearms ownership to thousands of people in hundreds of seminars nationwide. According to program research, half the individuals who have attended the seminars go on to meet their local requirements for handgun ownership and have introduced another person to their newfound sport of target shooting.

For more information about First Shots, contact Tisma Juett at tjuett@nssf.org or visit firstshots.org.

Atlanta-area First Shots Ranges

First Shots introduction-to-shooting seminars will be conducted at the following Atlanta area shooting facilities:

Sandy Springs Gun Club
8040 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Stoddard’s Range and Guns
5840 Bankhead Hwy
Douglasville, GA 30134

Range, Guns & Safes, LLC
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Bldg 100
Atlanta, GA 30340

Adventure Outdoors
2500 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080

Big Woods Goods
350 Ronnell Road
Canton, GA 30115

GA Firing Line
2727 Canton Road, STE 410
Marietta, GA 30066

Norcross Gun Club
5305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092

Sharpshooters USA
11261 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076

Bulls Eye Marksman and Gun Club
6190 Parkway North Drive
Cumming, GA 30040

Atlanta Range and Ordnance
80 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd
Newnan, GA 30263

Autrey’s Armory, Inc.
116 Bethea road, Suite 118
Fayetteville, Ga 30214


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

For more information, contact:

Bill Brassard Jr.