2009 Shooting Industry Masters

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Shooting Industry Masters
Raises $25,00 For First Shots

Seventh Annual Three Gun Match Scores Perfect 10 On The Fun Meter

FMG Publications’ Seventh Annual Shooting Industry Masters raised $25,000 during its July 25 raffle, with the funds going to the First Shots program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The raffle concluded two days of competition by 200 shooters from throughout the industry at the Hartford Gun Club in East Granby, Conn.

“We owe a tremendous thank you to the very generous companies who donated products for the raffle. The prizes were amazing and those shooting in the Masters couldn’t help but break out their wallets. They also knew we were supporting First Shots. Everyone knows we need to support programs that helps new shooters get involved, because it helps all of our businesses,” said Randy Molde, Masters chairman.

“FMG Publications stepped up and hit a home run for First Shots this year. They smashed their previous record and contributed $25,000, which they raised in connection with their most successful Shooting Industry Masters ever,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. “We sincerely thank FMG and the 200 industry participants who came out and had a ball over two days, shooting a superbly thought out course-of-fire.”

With this year’s raffle, FMG Publications has raised nearly $80,000 through the Shooting Industry Masters to support NSSF programs.

“The number one reason the Masters is drawing so much attention is it is fun. I kept hearing that over and over again: ‘It’s fun, it’s relaxing, there’s no pressure. I don’t feel like I have to measure up to anybody. I can just get out here and shoot and remember why I’m involved in this industry in the first place.’ That’s the theme that runs through every one of these, but I think it was especially prevalent this year,” said Shooting Industry Masters chairman Randy Molde.  “It was their chance not only to share it with other people — hopefully, in the future also — but to fall in love with it again themselves.”

“This is really where we do what we’re supposed to do as an industry, have fun shooting,” commented NSSF president Steve Sanetti. “That’s really what’s is all about. First Shots is a way to get new people involved in the shooting sports.”

The event’s top-shooting teams were:

Open class: first place Team DPMS, second place Team FNH USA and third place Team BLACKHAWK!

Industry Class: first place Team SureFire, second place Team Smith & Wesson-3 and third place Team Colt-1.

FMG Publications has announced that the 8th Annual Shooting Industry Masters will be held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park, Grand Island, Neb, July 23-24, 2010.

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2009 Open Division Champs DPMS
Team DPMS defended their 2008 Shooting Industry Masters title by
winning the 2009 Open division championship with shooters (
Left to Right) Bruce Piatt, Jim Clark Jr., Tony Holmes and Tyler Payne.


2009 Industry Division Champs Surefire
Team Surefire lit up the Industry division to corral the 2009 title
with strong performances by shooters (Left to Right)
Buzz Mills, Dick Williams, Derek McDonald and Ron Canfield.


Tony Holmes of DPMS out gunned all competition
on his way to capturing the 2009 Shooting Industry
Masters individual Open division championship.


Tasha Hanish of team FNH out dueled all the other
ladies and quite a few of the men to capture the
very first Open division championship in the ladies division.


Sean Manning of Colt shot his way to an
individual first place finish in the Industry division.


The NSSF’s own Sarah Morton shot her way to top lady
in the Industry division of the 2009 Shooting Industry Masters.

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BENEFITING: National Shooting Sports Foundation

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