Most shooters have gone to the range at some point when they get a new gun or want to show a friend or family member how to use a firearm. And people who are thinking about buying their first gun often come to the range to try out a few firearms before buying. Any time at the range is beneficial, but visiting regularly is an even better idea.
Here are five very good reasons why it’s important to go to the shooting range on a regular basis.
You’ll Become More Comfortable With Your Firearm
The more you use your firearm the more comfortable you’ll be operating it. Comfort equals confidence. Even if you’ve been shooting for years, if you get a new gun you’ll need to practice using it because every firearm handles differently.
It Reinforces Firearm Safety
Courses like First Shots and Handgun 101 are a great foundational basis for learning gun safety. But like anything else, you’ll need to continue using the skills you learn to reinforce them. Going to the range often is a constant reminder of how to operate a gun safely.
Practice Makes Perfect
Like so many other things in life, practice makes perfect when you’re shooting a firearm. The first time you go to a new range you’re getting a feel for the environment and the lanes. That’s practice in and of itself. Each subsequent trip you can focus on getting more accurate with your gun.
You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. Well, that theory has been debunked. However, research has made it clear that regular practice improves a skillset. Most shooters want to keep their skills sharp, but if you’re a competitive shooter you’ll need to get even more hours at the range to best the competition.
You’ll Become Part of a Community
You might be shooting by yourself, but going to the gun range on a regular basis can make you part of a community. Finding your “tribe” that enjoys a shared interest is actually good for your health in many ways because it builds bonds and provides a sense of belonging. That connection to others is good for your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
A membership at Texas Gun Club makes you part of the shooting community here in the Houston area, and it makes frequent trips to our gun range more cost-effective. You can relax with other members in the lounge, attend special events and even bring a guest with you to introduce other friends to the community.
You’ll Learn About New Firearms and Laws
At Texas Gun Club we keep our patrons up-to-speed on what’s new in the world of shooting and owning a firearm. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable, and we also host events with vendors that demo the latest gear, accessories, and guns from top manufacturers. We promise each time you visit the range you can learn something new.
If you’re in the Houston area and want to visit the shooting range regularly Texas Gun Club is open 7 days a week. Come on by and see why we’re one of the top-rated ranges in the metro!