by Jason J. Brown - Monday, November 14, 2016
After more than a year of planning, 1,000 freedom-loving Americans have descended on Phoenix’s Ben Avery Shooting Facility to set a world record as part of the Henry 1000 Man Shoot Presented by NRA.
The unprecedented shooting spectacle will feature 1,000 Americans all firing a special edition Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy Silver rifle simultaneously -- a feat never before attempted. Citizens from 16 states have made the journey to Phoenix to participate in the event.
The Henry 1000 Man Shoot Presented by NRA is the brainchild of visionary Henry Repeating Arms President and CEO Anthony Imperato, who ordered the production of 1,000 unique Henry Golden Boy Silver rifles, beautifully crafted American-made (or not made at all!) lever action rimfire rifles chambered in the legendary .22LR caliber. The rifles feature ornate engraving furnished by Baron Technology Engraving, and will chamber Winchester Ammunition during the history-making shoot.
While some rifles were purchased by the shooters that registered to wield them during the event, the others will be donated to The NRA Foundation and put up for auction, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s charitable works.
The event comes on the heels of last week’s U.S. Presidential election, in which Americans pledged their support for the Second Amendment at the polls, making the desert shooting spectacle not only a record-setting affair, but a celebration for all who value and pledge to defend the Constitution and the freedoms it promises.
Stay tuned to NRABlog for photos and videos after the event, and visit Henry Repeating Arms online www.henryrifles.com.