More people shoot than play golf

    The Journal Sentinel has posted an article about the growth of shooting sports

    According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009.

    For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in 2008, according to the National Golf Foundation.

    The Responsive Management study included a wide spectrum of shooting activities at gun clubs and ranges, including hunters sighting in rifles, trap and skeet shooters and handgun owners practicing marksmanship.

    Although the number – about 15% of the nation’s population – is not insignificant, target shooters are a distinct minority in America.

    And unlike golf, shooting carries a negative stigma in much of mainstream America.

    [Hat Tip: Rustmeister’s Alehouse]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!