Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
In response to the need for more practical information surrounding gun use and gun safety, shooting.org has recently created a new blog section for its website, http://www.shooting.org. The blog will differ from the website’s recently launched discussion forum in a variety of ways. While the forum was designed to provide an area for people to express opinions and discuss the various issues surrounding gun laws, and gun use, the recently established blog function of the site is better utilized for sharing practical advice, how-to information, and hands-on tips. Topics such as, The Good Things and Bad Things about Muzzle Brakes, Tips on How to Test your New Gun, What you Need to Put in a Repair Kit for a Rifle, and A Basic Guide to Sporting Rifle Actions, offer users tips and useful, real working knowledge of guns, gun safety and maintenance. At a time when gun awareness and gun safety are at the forefront of many people’s minds, the shooting.org blog provides concrete information for consumers who share an interest in the shooting sports and hunting.
The first organized competitions in the nation were held in 1872, and sponsored by the newly formed, National Rifle Association, which was created over concerns of poor marksmanship during the American Civil War. According to the official Olympic website, http://www.olympic.org, both men and women compete in a variety of Olympic shooting events using air rifles, air pistols, rapid fire pistols, and shotguns at differing distances and positions. These utilize varying targets, including paper bulls’ eyes, and clay pigeons launched into the air. Over 60 nations around the world, participate in summer Olympic shooting events, which became part of the world games in 1896.
Currently, there are more than 15 types of shooting competitions in the U.S. that involve a variety of weapons and targets.