Welcome to the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day website. We look forward to introducing you to the suppliers, mentor groups, and ranges in your state that will provide you a quality and safe shooting sports experience. We will frequently add links to partners and short clips of various shooting sports topics. You drive the conversation, tell us what you like, what you don’t, and what you want to learn more about.
WARNING: Owning a firearm is a serious matter. To be a responsible owner you must be trained in the operation of your firearm. It is up to you to be aware of your state’s laws concerning the purchase, storage, transport, and legal means of discharge of your firearm.
Public ranges provide a safe and structured facility for this training and recreational shooting. Know the rules of your range and follow the direction of staff. If you witness an unsafe act, report it to staff.
2018 – Download certificates of participation and fliers to print for this event.
April 18, 2017 – Veteran owned K-Products is a welcome addition to the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day movement. Based in Ohio they specialize in personal service for all of your conceal carry, and basic firearm instruction needs. Please check out their website and look into their training programs.
April 18, 2017 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to welcome Women Armed & Ready to the movement. Providing firearm instruction, social support, and empowerment, the ladies of W.A.R. have six chapters across the western United States. We are seeing record numbers in female firearm ownership and participation in recreational shooting and it is because of organized and professional groups like Women Armed & Ready. Check them out.
April 17, 2017 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day could not be happier to announce our first Old Dominion state participant. The NRA Range in Fairfax, Virginia will be our first VA state range to get on board. And while we are not a political movement, it is important to note that they will be the range closest to our Nation’s Capitol for all of our like minded elected leaders who may want to celebrate with us. Please follow the link and learn more about their truly state of the art facility.
April 15, 2017 – SHRW Video: Winter Range. We finally conclude our series on the Single Action Shooting Society’s Winter Range with LTC. Scratch. He teaches us how he created his alter ego to take recreational shooting to a completely different level. We are very grateful to LTC Scratch and his team for introducing us to their amazing event. We look forward to next year’s Winter Range and hope to practice our quick draw for next year.
April 14, 2017 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is pleased to welcome another Hoosier state range, Willow Slough Shooting Complex in Morocco, IN. This may be one of the largest most diverse facilities we have listed. Not only does Willow Slough Shooting Complex have an outdoor range, it is set in a wildlife area that supports camping, fishing, and event waterfowl hunting. We truly hope to visit this unique property in person someday.
April 14, 2017 – Deer Creek Shooting Range is out newest addition to the Indiana ranges. A beautifully groomed facility located in Cloverdale, IN. Deer Creek Shooting Range supports many shooting disciplines, they are a great place to celebrate Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day, click on the link and check them out.
April 12, 2017 – We are excited to announce the addition of several ranges from the Hoosier State. The first of which is Atterbury Shooting Complex located in Edinburgh, Indiana. Atterbury Shooting Complex is an outdoor range that offers facilities to support rifle, pistol, and shotgun recreation.
April 11, 2017 – The team at Eagle Gun Range has definitely caught the spirit of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. Not only are they working with a historian to provide handouts, they are giving American Flag lapel pins to everyone participating with them on April 19 th . This is what we are about, celebrating in with a personal touch that makes every event slightly unique. If you are in Macon, GA on April 19 th , follow their link and celebrate with them.
April 9, 2017 – Please help us welcome another palmetto state partner. Sandhill Shooting Sports is an excellent outdoor range facility that hosts several training classes to grow your skills. They also are wired into the local Well Armed Woman chapters so please follow their link and check out this facility.
April 7, 2017 – SHRW Video: Online Resources. We have created some free resources you can download to support your participation in Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. The “Join Us” poster is an unbranded poster to inform your members, students, and customers of your participation in the event. We have also created a commemorative target you can print off and sign as a participant. The 1 st person to email us a picture of their used, autographed, framed target will get a free gift from the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day.
April 4, 2017 – We had the pleasure of meeting the team of Global Gun Safety at the Shot Show this year. Safety is the foundation of all things in the firearms industry. Global Gun Safety’s Childsafe1 trigger lock is a truly innovative product. Stay tuned as we look forward to highlighting this innovation more in the near future. Until then please follow their link and order some of these safety devices for your collection.
April 4, 2017 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day welcomes our first partner from the land of enchantment. The New Mexico Bighorn Gun Club is a nonprofit public outdoor range. Operating since 1977 there are several different mentor groups operating on the range to provide year round recreation. Check out their link and see what they have going on.
April 3, 2017 – SHRW Video: Gunsite Academy. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is pleased to welcome Gunsite Academy to the movement. Located in Paulden Arizona, They have been providing quality firearms training since 1976. Please go to their website and learn about their expansive line of services and facilities.
April 3, 2017 – NRA Notice
April 2, 2017 – Please join us in welcoming another quality partner to the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day movement. Prescott Gun Club combines the services of an onsite retail space, with firearm training and a fully tactical indoor shooting range. Learn more about this impressive facility.
April 1, 2017 – SHRW Video: National Rifle Association. The National Rifle Association has chosen to support the Shot Heard ‘Round the Word Day by cobranding it as an NRA Range Day. Since their news blast we have been overwhelmed by emails of new participants.
March 29, 2017 – SHRW Video: Winter Range. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to have discovered Winter Range hosted by the Single Action Shooting Society. Winter Range is the world’s largest cowboy action event with over 800 competitors who erect a Wild West town for a week of competition, shopping, and celebration. Check out their link and learn more about this very social event.
March 27, 2017 – SHRW Video: Western Historical Shooting. We are starting a new series on Cowboy Action Shooting. Today we begin with the folks from the Arizona Association of Gunslingers. This is a very social bunch that conducts fast draw competitions for western themed enthusiasts. Check them out
March 20, 2017 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to welcome our first North Carolina based partner. DownEast Personal Defense and Safety out of Greenville North Carolina provides a wide range of on-site firearm training from the basics to personal defense. Please check out their sight and give them a call.
February 24, 2017 – SHRW Video: Southwest Nationals High Powered Rifle Match. Shot Hear ‘Round the World Day talks teamwork in recreational shooting with Coach Matthew Schwartzkopf of the North by Southwest team. All round winner of the Southwest Nationals. We had a great time last weekend at the Southwest Nationals High Powered Rifle Match.
February 20, 2017 – We had a lot of fun last week at the Southwest Nationals Long Range Shooting Competition held by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. This event was at capacity and a good time to be at.
February 10, 2017 – We are finally catching up to all of the Shot Show activity. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to welcome Alpha Arms to our growing movement. Based out of Phoenix Arizona, Alpha Arms has a truly unique niche in the industry. Not only do they sell quality products and provide training classes on how to use them, they also provide armorer training classes so that you can ensure you are taking the best possible care of your firearms. Please join us in welcoming them on board by checking out their website.
February 8, 2017 – SHRW Video: Internships. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to announce six Regional Social Media / Outreach internships to support our growth. These are 90 day, part-time internships that will begin March 1st. View a full position description. Interested applicants need to email us with resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 10, 2017 – SHRW Video: Advisory Panel. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is proud to announce the launch of our National Advisory Panel. We are truly grateful to have such accomplished members give us their time and guidance to help ensure that April 19th provides a successful activation event. With the help of this Panel we hope to support a year round online resource that will connect the public to the closest members that can support their interests in the shooting sports. Please check out the Bios link to learn more of our accomplished friends who ensure you get the most enjoyment from Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day.
January 3, 2016 – SHRW Video: New Year’s Resolution. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017 and gearing up for April 19th. Hope your new year’s resolution includes getting out to the range. If you received a firearm as a Christmas present this season, please be a responsible firearm owner.
December 26, 2016 – The historical tab continues to generate a large portion of public feedback. We appreciate all of the enthusiasts and historians who are keeping us honest and thank you for your interest. Please check out this month’s update on the Stamp Act. It’s surprising to see the many different ways that England tried to offset the expenses of maintaining the colonies and paying for their wars. We regret we were unable to have a holiday relevant historical update this month but that will give you all something to look forward to next year.
December 25, 2016 – Please join us in welcoming The Robar Companies as Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day’s newest supplier. This Arizona based supplier specializes in custom firearm builds and finishes. If you are looking for a uniquely personalized firearm or something that will up your competitive edge, we definitely recommend you give them a look.
November 29, 2016 – SHRW Video: Target Factory. After a couple of days of over eating and sitting around watching football, it’s time to get back out. Check out our friends at Target-Factory.com. They have a great line of products that is easy to use and clean up after a day of shooting. Be a responsible recreational shooter when on public land and use environmental friendly targets. Thank you.
November 25, 2016 – SHRW Video: Black Friday. As your reading this morning’s sales fliers, we hope you keep the great Suppliers listed on the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day website in mind for your holiday shopping needs. Many have online stores to serve you no matter where you are located. Please help support those who are supporting us and we hope to see you with your new gear this April 19th.
November 24, 2016 – SHRW Video: Thanksgiving. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. As uniquely American as Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day, we hope you have the opportunity to celebrate with those close to you. We are thankful for your support in helping us to grow to all 50 states in just six months. Please keep sharing.
November 23, 2016 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is very excited to welcome our second national partner. Gearfire.com is an online product resource that helps small business to connect to more customers on the internet. They provide a huge assortment of brand name products for online purchase and local pickup. Please check them out and take advantage of this excellent service.
November 15, 2016 – SHRW Video: Henry 1000 Man Shoot. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to participate in the Henry 1000 Man Shoot. This historical event of a world record 1000-person recreational firing line celebrates the enthusiasm of our community. We look forward to more events like this as we continue to gear up for the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day celebration April 19th, 2017. Please check out their link and learn more about this exciting event. Facebook.
November 7, 2016 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to welcome the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association to our collaboration. They already have us up on their website so please check them out. They support a lot of industry partners and public recreational shooting events across Arizona. Check out their public land Clean Up Day events that help keep recreational shooters from getting a bad name as litter bugs. Thanks for all of your hard work and we look forward to celebrating together on April 19.
November 3, 2016 – We are excited to announce that Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day now has participating partners in all 50 states! With the participation of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and their state chapters, this is now a nationwide effort. It seems a good fit for an organization that specializes in muzzle loading firearms, to partner with the celebration of a historic event that would not have been possible without the use of a muzzle loading rifle. We are glad to have the NMLRA on board. Check out their link and learn more about this truly unique shooting sports group.
October 1, 2016 – Take a moment and check out or next historical article. Last month the History tab was the second most visited area of the website. This month we learn about the Currency Act and how the British Parliament was using the Colonies to fund their war efforts.
September 26, 2016 – As we continue to grow the archery participation end of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day, we will be bringing you, by state resources, about how to get your family involved in recreational archery. Here is an excellent link brought to you by the amazing team at Georgia DNR. Check out the link to their state wide youth archery program and get involved!
September 25, 2016 – SHRW Video: Indoor range SGC. If you grew up shooting in the field with your dad or granddad, indoor ranges can be an exciting and convenient alternative to recreational shooting. If you’re #newtoshooting, indoor ranges provide close supervision, and often onsite training to help you reach your goals. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is here to show you the many ways to get involved in our friendly community.
September 16, 2016 – Shot Heard Round the World Day is so excited to welcome our first Golden State participant. The California Rifle and Pistol Association is getting on board and bringing some major heat to signing on California based shooting ranges. Despite what you hear in the press, California has a very avid shooting and hunting community. Please join us in welcoming Rick Travis and his amazing team to our effort.
September 13, 2016 – SHRW Video: GA-DNR. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is pleased to welcome the Peach State to our growing program. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has rolled out the largest state participation of ranges so far. That’s over 30 archery and firearms ranges participating in Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day on April 19th. Now that is southern hospitality! Go to the GA DNR site and find a range near you to start making plans.
September 9, 2016 – SHRW Video: Web questions. The mission of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is to introduce you to the suppliers, mentor groups, and ranges in your state that will provide you a quality and safe shooting sports experience. The celebration of a historical event of the 1st shot of the American Revolution brings awareness to a destination and date that makes this possible. We recognize that some ranges will not be able to honor the exact date or time. That’s OK! DO not miss out on an opportunity to create a customer experience and build new relationships because of scheduling. Several ranges are already scheduling observance on the day before or the day after. Let the public know you are participating, and they will come.
September 6, 2016 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is excited to welcome our first range in the sunshine state of Florida. Indian River County public range is an amazing and growing outdoor public range in Sebastian Florida. They work with several of their local mentor groups and have lots of activities to get involved in. Check out their website and get involved.
September 4, 2016 – SHRW Video: SGC Programs. Our friends at Scottsdale Gun Club sent us a clip on some of the great programs they have to help you meet your goals. Truly a classy and welcoming environment. Check them out or the indoor range in a state near you.
August 30, 2016 – The Well Armed Woman chapters of Arizona have jumped on board with Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. We appreciate the ladies joining and helping us make sure that we are doing right by them. This is a national organization with chapters all over so go to their website and check them out!
August 28, 2016 – SHRW Video: Archery. Shot Heard ‘Round the World is Open to Archers. So we have been talking a lot about recreational firearms shooting so far. We don’t want you to think that Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is not inviting to archers. With Bohning on board as a supporting supplier we are rapidly growing with archery participations. Stay tuned for more archery ranges, suppliers, and mentor groups.
August 24, 2016 – Another good one from our friend LT over at “I Survived the 80’s Army”. Who remembers learning to shoot on these types of targets? For those who do not recognize them, they are reactive silhouette targets used in basic military training. I fired my first long gun after joining the service.
August 21, 2016 – Take a moment and check out or History tab for our second historical article. Learn about what exactly caused the taxation that the Colonists were so upset about that they were willing to risk it all.
August 19, 2016 – Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is pleased to welcome our newest supplier. Target Factory out of Phoenix Arizona has a very innovative lightweight, durable, and environmental friendly reactive target system. These are great for quick deployment out in the field. Go to Target-Factory.com and check them out.
August 17, 2016 – SHRW Video: Hunting Prep. Let’s talk perpetrations for hunting season. Scott discusses some concerns to consider with big game season just around the corner. Make sure you’re ready for one of the oldest forms of recreational shooting.
August 14, 2016 – What kind of firearm are you taking to the range on Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day?
So.. my good friend LT from, “I Survived the 80’s Army” Facebook fame, started this segment. We asked him to send us a pic and he did, he is going “old school”- 1816 Springfield with Maynard conversion. It doesn’t really matter what you take, as long as you go, be safe, and have fun. See you there on April 19th!
August 8, 2016 – SHRW Video: History. Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is proud to introduce our historical reference tab. Please enjoy brief factoids of personalities and events leading up to, and from the 1st shot of the American Revolution. We invite you history buffs to join in and send us your thoughts and research.
August 2, 2016 – We welcome the “Largest Small Gun Shop In Arizona”, AZ Firearms in Avondale, AZ. Dan and Cheryl have done a great job building their assortment of firearms, optics, and accessories. As part of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day community, we especially appreciate their fine assortment of historic firearms. They even provide gunsmithing services so check them out.
July 29, 2016 – New to Shotheardroundtheworldday.com we have added our Historical Reference page, and with it our first article. Test your knowledge and challenge our scholars or become a contributor.
July 25, 2016 – Well we must be doing something right. Thanks to our enthusiastic and growing community, Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day has reached outside of the continental United States to far off lands. Who knew the American Revolution was so popular in Ireland? We thank our new friends from Australia and Ireland for joining in and hope they will help us reach ranges in their countries as well.
July 22, 2016 – SHRW Video: Scottsdale Gun Club. Thanks to Scottsdale Gun Club in sunny Scottsdale, AZ. for supporting Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. They run a very classy shop covering all the bases. They are an indoor range, with mentored training classes held on site, and have a large retail space and members lounge. They offer a huge assortment of loaner firearms to include fully automatic “machine gun” experiences. If you’re personal firearm needs some work check out their onsite gunsmith.
July 20, 2016 – Not to be left out, Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is for archers too. After all, they did use bows in the Revolutionary War, now didn’t they? Welcome to Bohning, your archery equipment source in Lake City, Michigan. Check out their website, Bohning makes top notch archery accessories to personalize your look and experience. Improve your performance by checking them out.
July 18, 2016 – Is it Friday yet? Nope still Monday? Well pour yourself a cup of courage and follow the instructions on this coffee mug!
July 16, 2016 – We thank A&S Indoor Pistol Range in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, for being our first all service supporter of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day! These guys do it all, they are an indoor range, with a retail showroom, and they provide instructional classes and group recreational shooting activities. Check out this place.
July 15, 2016 – SHRW Video: Sporting Clays. Scott talks about the positive aspects of sporting clays. Get outdoors and enjoy recreational shooting in the fresh air in a fun, self-paced sport.
July 10, 2016 – We thank MantisX Firearms Training System for being our first Illinois based supplier to support Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. The MantisX system attaches to your handgun and links to your smart phone. After that is analyzes every shot to help improve your performance. When it’s your first shot or you’re a life time enthusiast, this item will up your game.
July 9, 2016 – What are you taking to the range on Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day? So my good friend LT from, “I Survived the 80’s Army” Facebook fame started this segment, and we hope he will send us a pic for the website soon. Personally I am planning on taking my Colt M4 SOCOM. It doesn’t really matter what you take, as long as you go, be safe, and have fun. See you there on April 19th!
July 7, 2016 – We thank National Wild Turkey Federation’s Palmetto Shooting Complex for being our first South Carolina range to participate in Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. They have an amazing property featuring 3D Archery, rifle and pistol ranges, as well as all forms of clay busting. Coming from the desert, having clays fly at us from tree cover really kelp us on our toes. Check them out!
July 6, 2016 – 7 States and counting! Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day is rapidly spreading across the nation. Thanks to all of you for getting this going so fast. We truly did not anticipate such enthusiasm opening so many doors at once. Please contact us with your favorite organizations, and ranges that have provided you good service. Let others benefit from your positive experience.
July 5, 2016 – SHRW Video: Media Launch. Thanks to our media partners for launching us the right way. Get outdoors w/ Mike Russell, Gun Freedom Radio, and Shake Rattle and Troll taught us a lot about media relations this weekend. We were very lucky to collaborate with such professionals. The web traffic has really picked up.
July 2, 2016 – Join us Sunday, July 3, at 7 a.m. MST 1100 KFNX, with Don McDowell on Shake Rattle and Troll talking about Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. Don does a great show for hunters and anglers in the south west. He also does tremendous work for our veterans.
July 1, 2016 – Saturday, July 2, at 1 p.m. join us on 960 KKNT, with Gun Freedom Radio talking about Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. Cheryl & Dan have a great show for responsible firearm ownership and shooting sports. We thank them for having us.
June 30, 2016 – Join us Saturday, July 2, at noon MST 92.3 KTAR, with Mike Russell on Get Outdoors – KTAR to start talking about next year’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. Mike has a great show for outdoor enthusiasts in AZ. We appreciate him being our first media show to announce our program.
June 28, 2016 – SHRW video: Saturday Steel
Saturday Steel: Scott tries reactive steel targets for the 1st time, Shooting steel is a completely different experience than paper targets. Many outdoor ranges offer steel target opportunities and there are several suppliers that sell them for reasonable prices. The best part about steel targets, is that they last forever.
June 28, 2016 – Thanks to Powderhook.com from Nebraska for being the first Mentor Group to support Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. If you regularly travel the nation for hunting and angling, you really need to check this site out. They specialize in making access easier for both resident and non-resident outdoor enthusiasts.
June 27, 2016 – We thank Patriot Ordnance Factory firearms in Arizona for becoming the first supplier to officially support Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day. Frank and his team make innovative and high quality firearms and accessories. Go to their site and learn more about their E2 Dual-Extraction Technology and how to get your hands on a POF firearm.
June 26, 2016 – We thank Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix AZ for being the 1st range to officially commit to participating in Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day across the nation. If you have never been, Ben Avery is worth the trip. Currently the busiest public range in the nation, they feature facilities for almost every discipline of shooting sports. They include Olympic and trail archery, all disciplines of clay targets, and center fire ranges out to 1000 yards. They also host over 150 users groups to provide training including Hunter Education. Ben Avery Shooting Facility.
June 25, 2016 – SHRW video: Ben Avery Clay Busters
Shooting clay targets is a different shooting sport that is easy to get into. Its a great way to get outdoors and challenge your skills. The Ben Avery Clay Busters have a great program that welcomes everyone from young ladies still in high school to career rifle marksman looking for something new to get the blood flowing. Check them out.