SPRINGFIELD, MA – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it will return as the Silver Sponsor for the 2017 NRA World Shooting Competition on September 14-16 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV. The NRA World Shooting Championships are a unique shooting event, in which both professional and amateur shooters must only use pistols, rifles and shotguns provided by firearms manufacturers.
Matt Buckingham, President of Smith & Wesson, said, "Competing with manufacturer-supplied firearms presents a unique challenge for professional shooters, and allows amateur shooters to compete without the significantinvestment in equipment that would otherwise be required. The NRA World Shooting Championships are a great way for new shooters to get a taste of the different shooting sports, and we are pleased to be able to support the NRA and help bring such a fun, diverse event to the shooting community."
Professional and amateur shooters from around the world gather to test their skills at multiple disciplines,including pistol, rifle, shotgun, and combined firearms sports. There are two divisions, Professional and Amateur,consisting of 12 stages and 3 days of competition with a prize table worth over $250,000. The NRA Two-Gun Stage of the match will feature the Performance Center® M&P®15 Competition rifle, as well as the Performance Center®M&P®9 Pro Series® pistol for shooters to compete with during the stage. Professional Shooters Doug Koenig and Jerry Miculek of Team Smith & Wesson will be competing at the event.
For more information about the 2017 NRA World Shooting Competition, please visit https://wsc.nra.org
For more information about Smith & Wesson, please visit www.smith-wesson.com
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on towww.smith-wesson.com
Matt Spafford, Smith & Wesson Corp.