Target shooting is a popular recreational activity.
Guns may look and sound dangerous, but many shooters say it’s just as safe as any other sport. Briar Rabbit in Zanesville celebrated the grand re-opening under new management, by hosting a sporting clay competition and a two gun match.
"The way it runs is you go to the line, and you will run your shotgun empty, discard it, open and empty, and then pull your pistol and finish up your ray of targets," said Event Coordinator, Tom Blanchard.
Thirty-one participants competed, even world recognized shooting instructor, Rob Pincus, showed up to watch the event.
"My company is a training company that runs programs all across the United States and Europe, we primarily work with military law enforcement and people that are interested in self defense," said Pincus.
Attendees say shooting is safe and easy, even a beginner like me, had no trouble hitting the target. Many locals have been coming to the range for years, some shoot for fun, while others enjoy the competition
Recreational shooter, Elden Apling said, "Friends that have come here for a long long time, people that I fish with a lot and my wife suggested I take up shooting and spend more time with my friends during the fishing off season."
"I live here in Zanesville so Briar Rabbit for lack of better terms is my home course and has been for several years, and Shawns taken it over, and he’s done a fantabulous job of changing things around, " said Bryan Hoover, Field Represantive for the NRA in Southern Ohio.
Briar Rabbit hosts different shooting events every weekend. You can find out it’s schedule by visiting their website www.briarrabbit.com