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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Can Fire The “Shot Heard ‘Round The World” Gun

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg in Tidewater, Va., now have an opportunity to fire replicas of 18th-century muskets on a new range offered as part of the Revolutionary City’s immersive experience, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports

At a cost of $119 for an hour of shooting, visitors can fire a replica of the “Brown Bess”—the British Army’s Land Pattern Musket, which was used at Lexington and Concord—or a fowling piece akin to a modern shotgun, with the help and supervision of instructors certified by the NRA and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. 

Here’s hoping this new attraction introduces new groups of Americans not only to the joys of the shooting sports, but also the historical importance and modern relevance of firearms ownership in the American experience.