SMYRNA, Ga. –-(Ammoland.com)- The GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF), an organization of GLOCK, Inc., was founded in 1991 to introduce GLOCK SAFE ACTION pistol owners to sport shooting in a friendly environment.
GSSF stages indoor and outdoor competitions throughout the United States.
The competition stages have been designed to be easy to understand and operate with no requirements for fast draws, speed reloading, or physical movement. Competitors of all legal ages and abilities have the opportunity to compete against their peers in different categories for each model of GLOCK pistol.
All GSSF matches are family oriented, with competitors ranging from beginner to expert. These events are a great place to hone shooting skills, learn some tricks-of-the-trade and establish relationships with fellow shooters and industry professionals. GSSF members also receive the services of a factory armorer at every outdoor match, to make sure their GLOCK performs at its peak, with free labor and replacement parts when needed. The emphasis for every GSSF match is always on safe firearm handling, accurate shooting and good sportsmanship.
Competitors simply show up at the GSSF events with their GLOCK (as it’s the only firearm permitted to participate), factory ammunition and approved eye and ear protection. Then, they are ready to compete.
GSSF has a separate class for master-ranked competitors and modified (e.g., optically sighted) GLOCK pistols. There are also designated classes for adult females; male and female junior shooters; shooters challenged by a physical restriction; and senior and “super senior” (+65 years old) competitors.
While competitors must be a GSSF member to participate, their membership also provides them an opportunity to purchase a GLOCK pistol at a special price and attend a GLOCK Armorer’s course (if eligible).
Upon membership, competitors receive a membership card, a GSSF cap, two issues of the GLOCK Report, a copy of the GLOCK Annual and the opportunity to participate in special offers. GSSF is affiliated with the United States Civilian Marksmanship Program, whose benefits are also made available to GSSF members.
About GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation:
GSSF celebrated its 20th Anniversary 2011, and continues to welcome shooters ranging from young and old, law enforcement officers, members of the US Armed Forces and even first time shooters. More than 80,000 members have attended events during the past 19 years, including world champions who started their careers at GSSF matches and continue to return to compete, and introduce their families to the sport of competitive shooting. Visit: www.gssfonline.com