FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association announces that Smith & Wesson has donated ten MP15-22 rifles and ten SW SD9VE pistols to the Women’s Wilderness Escape, the eight-day getaway that introduces women to the shooting sports at the beautiful NRA Whittington Center outside Raton, New Mexico.
“Smith & Wesson’s donation is a great addition to the Women’s Wilderness Escape” said Managing Director of NRA Recreational Programs & Ranges Elizabeth Bush. “Participants learning on the same rifles and pistols will help our instructors teach marksmanship skills more effectively than ever before.”
The NRA Sports program provides women 18 and older with an opportunity to experience the softer side of firearm education over eight days on the 33,000 acre NRA Whittington Center, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise near Raton, New Mexico. Women’s Wilderness Escape participants are introduced to a wide variety of shooting sports activities, hunting, and outdoor related activities safely with help from NRA Certified Instructors. The Escape’s goal is to help women become familiar and comfortable with firearms by learning several shooting disciplines with a group of similarly experienced individuals.
“Female shooters are so important to the firearms industry and the Women’s Wilderness Escape is a thrilling way for women to receive an introduction to different shooting disciplines,” said Smith & Wesson Director of Marketing Communications Paul Pluff.
“Our contribution ensures that participants will have access to the industry’s most up-to-date firearms while comfortably learning the joys of competitive shooting and hunting.”
Visit http://nrasports.nra.org/womens-wilderness-escape.aspx for more information on the NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape or contact (800) 672-7435, opt 4, or [email protected]
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.