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Shooting Industry September 2010 - Page 8

Industry Industry news Coming Out Ahead On Gun Trades — pg. 18 Masters Raises $32,000 For First Shots By Amberly Dressler side events. Our hats are off to all the fine We all recognize how important it is to op firearms industry executives people at FMG who created this fine event, bring new consumers into our industry and professional competitors left which somehow manages to exceed our and grow the shooting sports. We’re proud the Eighth Annual Shooting Indus- expectations each and every year.” to be part of these extraordinary results.” try Masters with more to show from the The Shooting Industry Masters attractMolde also thanked Hornady Manufactwo-day shooting match than just a good ed a record 23 sponsors. Industry manufac- turing, this year’s Masters host, for their time. Nearly 270 shooters representing turers and supporters also contributed the help before, during and after the match. The 62 teams also helped the Mascity of Grand Island also exters raise a record-breaking ceeded expectations, with $32,000 for the NSSF”s First assistance from the Grand Shots program. This brings the Island Economic Developamount raised by the Masters ment Corporation and the for First Shots to $57,000 in Grand Island Sports Countwo years. The Masters, held cil, according to Molde. July 23-24 in Grand Island, “The Heartland Public Neb., and owned and operShooting Park was an exated by FMG Publications, ceptional venue,” Molde also raised $7,000 for the USA said. “The convention and Shooting team. visitors bureau went out of “Upward, ever upward its way to make us feel welgoes the Shooting Industry come, as well as the hotel Masters!” said Steve Sanetti, staff and everyone we met.” NSSF president. “And its suc- Team Smith & Wesson-3 travels between sporting clays stations. The team The event was held in cess is our success, and the shot their way to the Industry Class championship. conjunction with the presenfuture of shooting in America tation of the 2010 Shooting grows more secure. FMG’s match raised largest collection of raffle-prize packages Industry Academy of Excellence awards a record amount for the First Shots intro- in the eight-year history of the match. (see page 26). Full coverage of the 2010 ductory shooting program that actively “We’re amazed every year by the gen- Masters will be featured in the September creates new shooters — and it works! erosity of the people in this industry who issue of Shooting Industry. “The 2010 Masters was the best one yet, support the First Shots program,” said For more information on the Masters, and everyone who attended had a lot of fun Randy Molde, Masters chairman. “Their visit www.shootingindustry.com. For details with both the official course of fire and the efforts help set the bar higher each year. on First Shots, visit www.firstshots.org. T Legacy Sports Wins Award, Continues Wounded Warriors Support he Department of Defense has announced that Gene Lumsden and his company, Legacy Sports International LLC (LSI), will receive the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. Legacy Sports International was selected as one of 15 employers out of 2,500 nominations from across the nation. Lumsden will be presented the Freedom Award during a formal ceremony Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C. LSI also announces its second straight year of support for the T Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and injured U.S. service members. Last year, the company donated $20,000 to WWP from the sale of a commemorative Puma M-92 lever-action rifle. This year, the company sponsored a shooting team of wounded warriors at the 29th Annual HOAG Charity Shoot in April with a donation of $5,000. To further support WWP, Legacy Sports has designed a commemorative firearm for 2010. The richly etched Citadel M-1911-A1 includes commemorative packaging. For each gun sold, LSI will donate $25 to WWP, with a goal to raise $25,000. For more information on Legacy Sports International, visit www.legacysports.com. NSSF Grants To Ranges See page 10 $231,796 2010 Dealer Fined For Illegal Firearm Sales See page 12 $10,000 Ellett Brothers Supports Relay For Life See page 28 $150,000 Subscribe to SI Digital: 8 SEPTEMBER www.shootingindustry.com. Read SI DIGITAL Thomas Hollander It’s Free! www.shootingindustry.com

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