Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program
East Alton, IL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester is committed to the future of shooting sports, and has permanently endowed the official Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.
Many shooting coaches and hunter education instructors consider marksmanship qualification an indispensable way to encourage young people and beginning adult shooters to develop their shooting skills, and grow interest in the shooting sports. The program awards medals, patches and certificates to participants as they achieve progressively higher shooting standards.
Winchester is proud to support this important initiative.
Who is eligible?
Everyone. These courses are available for men, women, youth, and persons with physical disabilities.
What are the courses?
There is a wide array of courses that exist for virtually every form of shooting, from handguns to rifles to shotguns.
Where are these courses available?
The program can be self-administered on the honor system or taken with a qualified parent, coach, etc. at a public, private, or home range.
For detailed information on all of these questions and more on the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program contact the program coordinator.
Phone: (703) 267-1505
Email: [email protected]
To order a program booklet, call 1-800-336-7402,
ordering item #EQ09525.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.
The company who brought to life “the Gun that Won the West” is the same company who today continues to supply sportsmen with the best sporting ammunition in the world.
In December, 1980, the company’s board of directors authorized the restructuring of the Winchester Group to allow Olin to better focus more of the company’s resources on Winchester’s sporting and defense ammunition business. With this restructuring, Winchester’s U.S. sporting arms business, which had been part of the company for nearly half a century, was set up as a freestanding operation. In July, 1981, it was sold to the U.S. Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut, which now produces Winchester brand rifles and shotguns under license from Olin Corporation.
In 1991, Olin’s Winchester Division again played a part during a war. When the Persian Gulf War broke out, Winchester provided a large amount of the ammunition used by U.S. troops during this conflict.