On a typical Friday night, around 7 p.m., the Florida Shooting Sports Center hosts a beginner’s event called the “Open Fire.”
The goal of this one-shot tournament is to showcase the most popular rifle and shotgun shooters in the state of Florida.
There are no medals.
No bragging rights.
Only the joy of being able to take a first-class shot.
The Open Fire event is a great way to get some experience with a firearm, and it’s a good way to test yourself against experienced shooters, said Scott DeGraw, a shooter and competitive coach for the local shooting club.
“I like to give people an opportunity to see what they can do,” he said.
“The Open Fire is a fun way to give them a feel for shooting.”
The Open Fires is held each week on the Friday before the start of the shooting season.
At this year’s Open Fire, shooters who register for the event earn an invitation to a second event that is open to everyone.
That second event, the “Preferred Rifle & Shotgun Shootout,” takes place two weeks later.
The Preferred Rifle&Shootout event is for anyone who’s interested in shooting, DeGRAW said.
It is open only to shooters who are either active shooters or hunters who shoot a lot of guns.
“We just wanted to give it a go,” he explained.
DeGrawler said that his first Open Fire was a blast.
It was a fun event to watch and shoot, he said, adding that he was “pretty confident” that he could handle the event.
“This year, I’m pretty confident I could do it,” he continued.
The event is free and open to anyone.
There’s no limit on the number of shooters, and shooters can bring their own guns and ammo.
“All you need is a rifle, a shotgun and some shooting skills,” DeGrawl said.
You don’t need to be a professional shooter to participate, either.
“A lot of people who are shooting in the sport are just people who want to have fun,” he added.
“But you can’t just sit around with a gun and not have fun.”
DeGrew said that he’s experienced shooters who want more experience and are looking to learn more about the sport.
“You need to have a lot more experience in order to understand what a proper shooting environment is,” he stated.
“There’s a lot to learn.”
There are several open-air shooting events across the state each year.
Each year, the National Shooting Sports Foundation puts on its annual Open Fire.
That event is held the same weekend as the Open Fire on the same day, De Graw said.
The goal is to give shooters a chance to shoot together and learn how to compete with each other.
“They all want to learn,” he stressed.
“So you’ve got to get out and shoot.”
If you’re a beginner, De Gorens suggested, you can try to find a place with a good range and good conditions.
“If you have a rifle or a shotgun that’s just sitting around in a backyard and not being used, you’ll probably be fine,” he advised.
“Just try to get them used to a range and to shooting in a range that is good.”
If that’s not an option, De GOrens said that a range coach can help you learn how shooting in an indoor range works.
The National Shooting Center in Tampa, Florida, also hosts a variety of shooting events.
The center’s “Open Rifle &ShootOut” event is open year-round.
“It’s all about shooting with eachother,” said James Pate, an instructor at the center.
“Every year we try to do something new.”
You can also look for opportunities to play in the indoor shooting competition known as “Shotgun Night,” which is held during the spring and summer.
That is, on weekends.
“Most people don’t really have a chance,” said Pate.
“That’s why we try so hard to bring in people to shoot with us.”
It’s the best time to try and improve your shot, Pate said.
In fact, if you have any interest in competing in the Open Rifle & ShootOut, you may be able to qualify to be one of the competitors at the event on a later date.
“At the Open Shooting events, we try and bring the best out of our competitors,” he noted.
“And I think that’s really important.
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