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NSSF invites shooting ranges to apply for $400,000 in grants

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is inviting public and private shooting facilities to apply for up to $400,000 in grants that can assist in developing strategies to put more target shooters on the firing line.

By providing this funding to qualifying ranges, NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant Program will continue to help these local businesses remind firearms owners, particularly the millions who have purchased new firearms in recent years, to take advantage of the training and safety services they provide. This marks the fifth year for the NSSF range grant program.

“Our surveys tell us that people nationwide are purchasing firearms in record numbers and that they are enthusiastic about target shooting. We want ranges to tap into that enthusiasm,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “These grants will help shooting-range managers test new initiatives to attract customers.”

Owners and managers of target shooting facilities should review the range grant guidelines, and if they have a qualifying program, apply for assistance. Private shooting ranges must have a public participation option to qualify.

“We’re looking for unique proposals that motivate people of all ages to go target shooting, and when possible, introduce newcomers to our sports,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF’s director of recruitment and retention.

Shooting ranges applying for a grant can view case studies of previous grant recipients and learn more about NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant Program at

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to


Federal introduces
Top Gun® Patriot shells

Federal Ammunition has introduced the new Top Gun Patriot target loads. Each box of the 12-gauge shells contain a random mix of red, white and blue casings.

The loads are designed for high-volume shooters, and the shells are made to provide consistent performance at competitive prices. The 12-gauge shell is 2 3/4 inch, 1 1/8 oz., No. 8, 1,145 fps.

An on-box royalty program sends proceeds from every sale of the Top Gun product directly to support the Wounded Warriors Project. Its goal is to honor and aid individuals who suffered service-related injuries on or after the events that occurred Sept. 11, 2001. Families, friends and shooters of all levels can help meet the needs of injured troops by purchasing the product, one box at a time. For more information on Wounded Warriors, visit

Federal Cartridge Co. is headquartered in Anoka, Minn.







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