Every time we NRA Women read about a new “girl gun group” starting up, we smile. It validates our mission and encourages more women of all ages and backgrounds to come together to celebrate their Second Amendment freedoms. We have just learned about another program being sponsored by one of the largest operators of indoor ranges—Range USA—but the program has a mission beyond just having fun on the range.
Range USA’s Lady Sure Shots program encourages women of all experience levels to join the “Socialize. Shop. Shoot.” fun while supporting the Project ChildSafe firearm safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
Range USA opened its first location in 2012 and has a total of 41 open locations, and six under construction. The mission is to develop responsible gun owners, and with that comes gun safety.
“Keeping friends and family safe is everyone’s responsibility, and we are proud of these women for taking gun safety seriously while enjoying their target shooting,” says Andy Hofmann, Sr. Director of Marketing with Range USA. “Maybe we should add Support to our Socialize. Shop. Shoot. tagline.”
On the second Saturday of every month, the Lady Sure Shots program brings together like-minded women to enjoy target shooting at the range, with $5 for every registered participant going to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charity that supports the Project ChildSafe program.
“We are pleased to see the leadership that Range USA has taken with supporting women firearm enthusiasts and gun safety,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President and CEO and Chairman of the Project ChildSafe Foundation. “We know that there has been an increase in women’s participation in the shooting sports, and we celebrate that along with the friendships that have developed through programs like Range USA’s Lady Sure Shots,” Bartozzi said.
To check out a Range USA location near you, please visit rangeusa.com/locations
To support Project ChildSafe, please visit projectchildsafe.org/donate.