By Kyle Jillson | September 27 2012 13:47

Have some fun this autumn with the shooting sports and the NRA

Children hold up their targets at an NRA Day in Virginia

It has officially been Autumn for five days in the United States, even if it doesn't quite feel that way in some places. Crisp afternoons and evenings are creeping in among the last hot days of the year and people are now enjoying sweat-free days outside. 

A great way to enjoy what many people say is their favorite time of year is by attending a Brownells/NRA Day. These events are held all over the country and give everyone in the community, from kids to adults, some outdoor fun with the shooting sports.

Not every NRA Day is the same. Most have activities set up around a certain theme that could be completely different than an event in the next state. But at each event you'll have great hands-on opportunities and are typically outdoors. Whether you're new to firearms or are a seasoned pro, come have fun with the shooting sports in a safe, controlled, beautiful environment.

You're also sure to have a good time at an NRA Day because the staff are some of the frendliest people around. They wouldn't be putting the event on if they didn't want to share their love of firearms with others. If you've never been to an NRA Day and have even the slightest interest, contact someone putting on an NRA Day near you and see what they have to say.

Here's a list of NRA Days going on in October so you can make plans early:

Safety And Firearm Education Events
Safety is applied and practiced as participants are taught how to safely handle, load, shoot, and unload a variety of different guns.

  • October 13
    Carney's Point, New Jersey
    Salem County Sportsman's Club 
    10th Anniversery NRA Day!
    Bring the family to try Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle and Archery. Also K9 Demonstrations, Home Safety and more.
    All instructors are NRA Certified.
    Lunch will be provided. 

Youth Sportsfest Events
Youth participants are introduced to the fun and excitement of shooting sports in a safe, positive, and educational environment. Each SportsFest has its own specialized program focus based on the resources, expertise, and facilities at the sponsor's disposal.

  • October 13
    Petersburg, Indiana
    Pike County Birdhunter's Club
    Ages 7- 18
    Participate in Trap shooting, BB gun, muzzleloading .22 rifle, quail hunting (over the dog) and archery. 
    Participants will be provided with breakfast & lunch.
    Parents also welcome.
    First 50 to register receive free t-shirt.
    Chris Kinman - 812-789-3125
  • October 20
    Oak Hall, Virginia
    NOAAWIA Sportsmens Club
    Ages 8-18
    Gun Safety, Air Rifle, .22 Rifle, Shotgun, Junior Service Rifle shooting.
    Food, drink, equipment and ammunition provided.
    Prizes and awards.
    Call George Foster 757-442-7287 or Ray Wimbrow 757-336-1966

Interested in holding an NRA Day at your club or range? Contact NRA Day Program Coordinator Claudia Olsen at or 703-267-1597 for more information. Remember, NRA Days can be tailored to the needs of your club, community or based on your resources.

Not only can you introduce new folks and families to the shooting sports, but you can show off the programs and activities offered at your club or range.


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