Umarex Supports National Shooting Sports Month – And So Can We All!

Did you know that August is National Shooting Sports Month here in the USA? Yes it is! It’s being supported by Umarex USA, but we can all do our part, too…

National Shooting Sports Month is an initiative being promoted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation – better known as the NSSF. The NSSF is a trade association for companies in the shooting sports. If you’ve not heard of it, you’ve certainly heard of their major annual event. The NSSF owns and runs the SHOT Show!

As part of the company’s contribution to this worthwhile cause, Umarex USA is running a giveaway. You can sign-up any time during August 2020 and be entered to win an Umarex 850 M2 air rifle with accessories – a total value of $325.

The Umarex 850 M2 is a new CO2-powered air rifle that’s a development of an old favorite – the Hammerli 850 AirMagnum. The old AirMagnum scored well in HAM testing, earning a HAM Bronze Award. We currently have a test of the 850 M2 under way and it will be published soon. Indications so far are that it will be another excellent purchase for CO2 air rifle fans.

So how can we all contribute to National Shooting Sports month? The main way is to encourage a friend to shoot!

Umarex Supports National Shooting Sports Month - And So Can We All!

The NSSF is asking all shooters to encourage a buddy (or two!) to experience a new type of shooting. For many firearms shooters, that could be shooting an air rifle.

The other way is to encourage a newcomer to try shooting for the first time. As many airguns have no – or little – recoil and are not loud, this can be a great way to make shooting fun and easy for a newbie who could be apprehensive about the noise and kick of a firearm.

And, of course, you’ll make sure that you teach them safe gun handling and shooting etiquette at the same time as you’re all having fun! You can find out more at

Umarex 850 M2