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Shooting Industry September 2011 Digital Edition - Page 28

Shooting Industry Academy Of Excellence 2011 Industry Honored, Founder Praised During 20th Anniversary Celebration By Debbie Thurman, Photos By Yamil Sued T he Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence presented its 2011 awards July 22 during an evening filled with pageantry, patriotism and tributes. More than 425 men and women, representing companies throughout the industry, joined in celebrating the Academy’s 20th anniversary, and honoring this year’s top manufacturer, distributor, products and distinguished leader. The evening’s celebration concluded with a fitting tribute to the Academy’s founder. Ruger employees join Tom Sullivan and Mark Lang (left to right, holding awards) in celebrating receiving the Handgun of the Year and Rifle of the Year awards. 28 SEPTEMBER 2011 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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