The Brownells/NRA Day program had a pretty good year in 2012. The event for adults, youth, families, hunters, sportsmen, competitors – literally everyone – to come together and learn about, experience, and share their appreciation of the shooting sports saw attendance grow by 11%. From the nearly 130 events held, 13,138 participants had a weekend they won’t soon forget.
Held in throughout the United States, NRA Day is program about discovery. Events are set up around themes that provide exposure to the different activities available in shooting sports (e.g. pistol, muzzleloader, shotgun, high power rifle, etc.). Most importantly, the program offers participants a safe, controlled environment for their day of fun.
“This increase in NRA Day’s popularity is due to the across-the-board interest in the shooting sports, plain and simple,” said Program Coordinator Claudia Olsen. “From instructors to novices, adults to youth, everyone wants to get out there and participate more.”
Brownells/NRA Days were created to be a family affair. Events are open for anyone to attend and can accommodate all skill levels. You’ll usually find NRA Days outside and when the weather is warm, but some events are still held during the winter.
Not every NRA Day is the same. Most have activities set up around a certain theme that gives attendees a unique experience they can’t find anywhere else. Regardless of the theme, each event still has great hands-on opportunities. Whether you’re new to firearms or are a seasoned pro, we guarantee you’ll have fun.
Your good time at an NRA Day will also be thanks to the friendly volunteers who staff each event. These individuals enjoy sharing their love of firearms with others and it really shows. Interested in going to a Brownells/NRA Day this year? Check out their website for upcoming events. Don’t see one near you? Call up your local gun club and see if they have one in the works. If they don’t, you know what to do…
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