by NRABlog Staff - Friday, May 8, 2015
Muzzleloading is an age-old sport that has played a major role in shaping American history. And although it can't can't compete with the cool factor of versatility of modern AR-style rifles, muzzleloading is making a comeback in the 21st century thanks to the rising interest in our heritage, the availability of appropriate firearms, and special hunting seasons in many states and provinces.
Unfortunately muzzleloading isn't as straightforward as other disciplines and many shooters have little to no knowledge about what to do once they get their shiny new (or gracefully worn) piece.
Here's where the NRA and National Muzzleloading Rifle Association come in with the new NRA How-To Series on muzzleloading. This guide covers all the basics from types of black powder to safety tips, fundamentals of muzzleloading shooting, shooting positions, and cleaning and storage. Whether you shoot rifles, shotguns, or pistols, it's all here in this one book.
Let the NRA and NMLRA help you continue the legacy of muzzleloading by equipping you with the knowledge necessary to recapture a part of America's history in the field and on the range.
Even experienced muzzleloading shooters can benefit from the book to help keep their knowledge and practices accurate and up-to-date.
If you're interested in picking up muzzleloading - and why shouldn't you? - then grab this book and attend a muzzleloading course to learn safe shooting practices from a qualified instructor.
We'll see you out there.