To promote participation in the annual commemorative Shot Heard Round the World Day at public ranges across the United States, connecting participants with organizations that support safe, legal, and responsible forms of recreational shooting and firearm ownership.

Shot Hear Round the World Day is a light hearted annual event held at participating ranges that provides recreational shooters a safe opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation. At 7:30am on April 19th, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was fired at Lexington Massachusetts. This annual event provides enthusiasts and patriots a safe and structured opportunity to gather socially and commemorate the first shot fired of the American Revolution.

Challenge your knowledge of America on our Heritage page. Learn about the Citizen Solders and our Founding Fathers as they built this great nation. Read historic literature and imagine the lifestyles of those who passed this great country down to us.

Throughout the year, we will showcase organizations that provide qualified instruction on safe firearm ownership, storage, and shooting activities. Programs from First Shots to competitive Three Gun will be featured links on this website. If you are a new gun owner, you will be amazed at the diversity of programs, clubs, and disciplines that create fun social environments to learn and recreate responsibility.

We want to hear from you about your journey through the shooting sports. Whether you’re an archer, black powder enthusiast, hunter, or a weekend practice shooter, we’d love for you to share with us what you like and what you don’t. We can link you to destinations and groups that equip and support. Also, please share your photos with us and become an ambassador for responsible firearm ownership.

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.