SLC is for Shooters
SLC is for Shooters
Anyone familiar with Utah and its seemingly strange ways will attest… There are some “interesting” rules and laws that govern the area. You won’t be able to find draft beer north of 4.0% ABV. You won’t be able to order a shot with your drink, a double, or a beer and a shot. You will also see signs CLEARLY letting you know if you are in a bar or a restaurant.
Thankfully if your hobbies and intrests lie in the realm of shooting sports, you will find plenty that you CAN do in Utah most weekends.
Let’s take a look at some of the options for those of us that enjoy the shooting sports in Utah.
-Competition isn’t just for your kids football games.
A quick trip over to UtahShooters.org will give you what you itch for in the competition game. The internet home of Salt Lake Practical Shooters has a calendar littered with pistol matches, rifle matches, and 3 gun matches. So grab your bullets, rigs, and favorite blaster and hit the range to keep those skills hot!
-Like shooting a little farther than 100 yards?
If long range shooting is your thing there are TONS of options. (NOTE!: Make sure to check all your local regulations, as well as the Forestry Service and the BLM regarding the specific areas you plan to attend and target shoot.) Many venture outside the cities on to BLM land to target shoot, but there are some specific rules you will need to abide by. Some parcels of land are set aside specifically for target shooting as well as those others where it is off limits. If you scout areas properly, plan accordingly, and even ask around to those who are already familiar with this, you can find some great spots to stretch your skills to new lengths.
-Not your normal show
Generally speaking. About once every 4-6 weeks you can find an abundance of local and regional firearms, bullet manufacturers, and accessory resellers at the South Town Expo Center in Sandy. This is a decent spot to land some deals if you are careful, picky, and have a good eye. Or just go see what your local vendors have to offer!
-Shop till you drop
The SLC area is home to MANY great firearm and accessory manufacturers, retailers, and resellers. Within the metro area you’ll find companies like SilencerCo, Gallant Bullets, and Ready Gunner. You can also find stores such as TNT, Impact Guns, The Armory, and the Gun Vault.
Google is your friend. With these tips and the power of your favorite search engine, you aren’t far from having more fun on your weekends, honing your skills for defense or competition, or just spending time meeting like minded people. From everyone at Gallant Bullets, have a great weekend!