Henry Repeating Arms and NRA team up to set a world record this November
FAIRFAX, Va. – On Nov. 14, 2016, one week after the 2016 Presidential election, 1,000 freedom-loving Americans will join together, showcasing American firearms pride, in an effort to set a world record for most rifles fired simultaneously. The Henry Repeating Arms 1,000 Man Shoot, Presented by NRA, will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Ariz.
Joining Henry Repeating Arms and NRA in supporting this landmark shooting spectacle are sponsors Winchester Ammunition, who will provide all ammunition for the event, and Baron Technology Engraving, who will adorn each of the Golden Boy Silver rifles with custom engraving unique to the Henry 1,000 Man Shoot.
“We created an event that is going to be patriotic, fun, and a statement of community, one that people are going to be proud to participate in and be part of firearms history,” said Henry Repeating Arms President Anthony Imperato. “Most importantly, this event is going to benefit the NRA.”
The Henry Golden Boy Silver rifles to be used were chosen due to their unique place in the Henry Repeating Arms signature collection. Participants in the 1,000 Man Shoot will have the opportunity to purchase one of these limited-run rifles, only used during the event.
The Ben Avery Shooting Facility was chosen as the site of the event as it is one of only handful of ranges in the nation capable of hosting an event of this caliber. The facility spans 1,650 acres in north Phoenix, and hosts more than 120,000 shooters annually.
“We’re proud that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility was chosen to host this world-record event,” said Arizona Game and Fish Director Larry Voyles. “The Arizona Game and Fish Department puts a great deal of effort in making this one of the premier shooting ranges in the country, accommodating shooters of all abilities.”
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 Henry Repeating Arms Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country’s leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became known as the "gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long.” Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln’s Henry hangs in The Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, N.J., and Rice Lake, Wisc.“Made in America, or Not Made at All”. For more on Henry Rifles, visit www.henryrifles.com