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Shooting Industry February 2012 Digital Edition - Page 13

NSSF Awards Grants To Colleges T Potterfields Donate $900,000 To SSSF hrough its Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, NSSF has awarded $299,200 in grants to 41 colleges and universities to assist in the development and expansion of shooting sports programs. Of those schools receiving assistance, 11 are developing new shooting clubs. “Throughout the country, we are seeing a surge in college students interested in the shooting sports. These clubs are filling a need on campus by providing opportunities to target shoot, and their members are building positive reputations for the shooting sports both on campus and in surrounding communities,” said Zach Snow, NSSF’s manager of shooting promotions. Grants ranged from $10,000 — an amount given mainly to schools whose programs are in the development stage — to smaller amounts to schools with established programs. “The NSSF grant has redefined the shooting experience and the entire community here at Radford. We have tripled the size of our team. Our members are outgoing and proudly represent the shooting sports. We are extremely grateful to NSSF. We could not have done it without their generosity,” said Blaine Morgan of Radford (Va.) University. For more information on starting or strengthening a college shotgun, rifle or pistol team or club, visit L arry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA Inc. recently donated $900,000 to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF). “Thanks to the generous support of people like Larry and Brenda Potterfield, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will be able to introduce the clay target sports to more youths across the nation,” said Jon McGrath, SSSF chairman of the board. “Brenda and I are proud to partner with SSSF and their efforts to change the future by engaging youths through scholastic shooting programs,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. For more information about the Potterfields or MidwayUSA, visit or call 1-800-243-3220. For more information about SSSF, visit Visit to view products featured in all the magazines of FMG Publications. ® 19.25” mIL STd 1913 STANAG 4694 COmPLIANT RAIL SPACE STRAIGhT GAS TUBE RESISTS BENdING ANd RETAINS BETTER ALIGNmENT wITh ThE GAS kEy REdUCEd TEmPERATURE TO RAIL, OPTICS ANd BARREL ROCk SOLId ALUmINUm FORGING FREE-FLOATING BARREL FIREd CARTRIdGE CASE dEFLECTOR NO LOSS OF zERO FROm ROUGh hANdLING Lm8 PLATFORm dESIGN mAkES FOR A SmALLER, SLImmER, LIGhTER ANd mORE mANEUVERABLE wEAPON VERSATILITy OF dIFFERENT SIzEd RAIL SEGmENTS ALLOwS yOU TO ATTACh ThE ACCESSORIES yOU NEEd FOR ThE mISSION AT hANd AND SOMETIMES ITS SMALLER It’s short. It’s thin. It doesn’t weigh much. It’s perfect. Already an industry leader in monolithic rail development, Lewis Machine & Tool is once again improving the way weapons are manufactured. The newly designed LM8 (slick octagonal rail) platform redefines what a rail should be by giving you a rail that is smaller, slimmer, lighter and more maneuverable. In short, we’ve reduced the amount of gun that you have to carry, without sacrificing the reliability that you want and the knockdown power that you need. 8 Sides, Hundreds of configuration possibilities, 1 kick-a88 gun. ® B EC AUS E FAI LUR E IS NOT AN O P T IO N TOP RAIL POSITION mATChES m4 ANd E3-TyPE wEAPONS Phone: 309-732-9527 FEBRUARY 2012 13

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