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Smith & Wesson Donates Eye & Ear Protection to NRA Women On Target ® Program
Free Upgraded Over-the-Ear Muffs Available to Certified Instructors
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association of American today announced that Smith & Wesson Corp. is donating protective eyewear and foam hearing protection to the NRA Women On Target ® Instructional Shooting Clinic program. Recognizing that women are the fastest growing group demographic of new shooters in the United States, Smith & Wesson continues to support women entering the industry through the company’s ongoing donations to the NRA as well as its commitment as title sponsor of the NRA’s Women’s Network.
The Smith & Wesson sponsorship consists of 12,500 sets of Smith & Wesson branded shooting glasses and 12,500 sets of foam earplugs. Additionally, instructors enrolled in the Women On Target ® program will receive a redemption certificate to receive a free pair of upgraded, Smith & Wesson over-the-ear muffs. Once they receive their packet, certified instructors simply follow the instructions to contact Smith & Wesson Customer Service and their free upgraded ear muffs will be shipped right away.
Women On Target ® is an NRA program that offers instructional clinics designed to teach women firearm safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship. Available only to women, these half- and full-day clinics provide a safe and friendly environment for the novice and experienced alike, with hands-on expert instruction. No equipment or experience is necessary to participate.
Participation in NRA’s Women On Target is expected to total over 10,000 women in 2017. For many of these women this will be their first firearms training experience. Along with firearms safety training and marksmanship, these women will be taught the importance of eye and hearing protection for shooters that will be made possible in part thanks to the generous support of Smith & Wesson. Every woman who attends an Instructional Shooting Clinic will receive world-class training from NRA instructors and world-class eye and hearing protection from Smith & Wesson.
Managing Director of NRA’s Education and Training division, Bill Poole stated: “We are thrilled and grateful to have Smith & Wesson again participating in Women On Target with a renewed vigor. Their generous donation allows us to implement even more clinics for women who wish to learn how to safely handle and shoot a firearm with confidence. This is a big step in expanding programming for women.”
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://www.nra.org.
About Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a provider of quality products for shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiasts in the global consumer and professional markets. Firearms manufactures handgun and long gun products sold under the Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™ brands as well as providing forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services. Outdoor Products & Accessories provides shooting, hunting, and outdoor accessories, including reloading, gunsmithing, and gun cleaning supplies, tree saws, vault accessories, knives, laser sighting systems, and tactical lighting products. Brands in Outdoor Products & Accessories include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, Crimson Trace, Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws, BOG POD®, and Golden Rod® Moisture Control as well as knives and specialty tools under Schrade, Old Timer, Uncle Henry, and Imperial. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to http://www.smith-wesson.com.