Remington Arms Supports First Shots

Remington Arms Supports First Shots

NEWTOWN, Connecticut — -( When residents take their First Shots® and learn the basics of handgun ownership and firearm safety at local ranges throughout the country, it will be with the help of Remington Arms Co.

Remington will be providing all of the ammunition used at First Shots® seminars for 2009 along with loaner rifles and shotguns.

Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and hosted by independent shooting facilities, First Shots provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and how and where to continue.

“A major initiative for our company is to actively support the shooting sports and encourage participation,” commented Shane Naylor, manager, gun club products, Remington Arms Co. “First Shots, a program developed by NSSF, is a safe, informative venue for introducing individuals of all ages to the enjoyment of shooting and one that Remington and Marlin are pleased to support.”

As First Shots seminars are held free-of-charge by independent shooting facilities and non-profit organizations, Remington’s assistance is vital to helping these small businesses and non-profits offer the program to newcomers to shooting in their area, said NSSF First Shots Manager Cyndi Dalena.

“Remington has a long history of promoting safe, responsible firearm ownership and shooting sports, and NSSF is proud to work alongside them in this effort,” said Dalena. “With the support of Remington and all of our industry partners, First Shots is helping to attract new and enthusiastic shooters at ranges across the country.”

First Shots is one of many NSSF programs working to increase awareness of and participation in the shooting sports. For more information on First Shots,

NSSF, founded in 1961, is the trade association for the firearms and recreational shooting sports industry and promotes the safe ownership and responsible use of products its members make and sell. For more information, visit