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According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009.
For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in 2008, according to the National Golf Foundation.Yup, more people are target shooting than playing golf. Yet:
And unlike golf, shooting carries a negative stigma in much of mainstream America.Oh well, little bit of work to do yet I guess. But it looks like the program's headed in the right direction.
According to the NSSF, more than half (56% for handgun, 53% for shotgun) of the program's participants are first-time shooters.
Nationally, about 45% of attendees are female.
The leading reasons for attending the programs are to learn skills for target shooting and personal protection, tied at 68%.
Forty-three percent have subsequently purchased shooting-related equipment.
And nearly all (93% for handgun, 86% for shotgun) participants said they are likely to continue shooting.Especially that second one, a widely noted trend I sure hope continues. (especially since a girlfriend that shoots is way up on the list of wants...)