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October 1, 2015

NSSF Announces First Shots® ’10 Years & 10 Prizes Sweepstakes’

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October 1, 2015

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Bill Brassard

NSSF Announces First Shots®
’10 Years & 10 Prizes Sweepstakes’

NEWTOWN, Conn.—The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the opening of the First Shots “10 Years & 10 Prizes Sweepstakes.” Created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of NSSF’s First Shots program, the sweepstakes is open now and runs through Dec. 15.

“We are very excited to be celebrating the success of First Shots and its milestone 10-year anniversary with this spectacular sweepstakes,” said Tisma Juett, NSSF’s First Shots Manager. “We are also tremendously thankful for our industry sponsors, whose contributions and continued support for First Shots speak volumes for the inherent value of the program and its ability to attract new, enthusiastic participants to the shooting sports.”

The First Shots “10 Years & 10 Prizes Sweepstakes” is open to anyone 21 years or older. To enter, visit, fill out the required contact information and upload a picture of you taking your first shots or someone pictured with you doing so.* You could win the Grand Prize of an all-expense-paid, five-day trip to Gunsite Academy (Average Retail Value—AVR—$6,000) or one of 10 other great prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Gunsite Academy Handgun Training Prize Package for one (1) person. (average retail value (AVR) $6,000)
  • 1st Prize: SIG SAUER Academy Pistol & Rifle Training Prize Package for one (1) person (AVR $3,800)
  • 2nd Prize: Personal Defense Network 100 DVD Training Prize Package (AVR $3,600)
  • 3rd Prize: Sig Sauer P226 Handgun with Romeo Reflex Optic Prize Package (AVR $2,000)
  • 4th Prize: Mossberg 930 Duck Commander Signature Model Prize Package (AVR $1,650)
  • 5th Prize: Mossberg 930 Shotgun with XS Sights Prize Package (AVR $1,450)
  • 6th Prize: Colt Defender 9mm Prize Package (AVR $1,400)
  • 7th Prize: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Prize Package (AVR $1,300)
  • 8th Prize: Kimber Micro .380 Handgun Prize Package (AVR $1,250)
  • 9th Prize: Glock 43 9mm Handgun Prize Package (AVR $1,200)
  • 10th Prize: Walther PPQ .22 Handgun Prize Package (AVR $1,050)

NSSF’s First Shots program has provided a supportive introduction to firearms ownership to thousands of people in hundreds of seminars nationwide. According to program research, half the individuals who have attended the seminars go on to meet their local requirements for handgun ownership and have introduced another person to their newfound sport of target shooting.

NSSF thanks all the companies that have provided prizes to be included in this sweepstakes, including Agulia Ammunition, American Handgunner, American Tactical Imports, Birchwood Casey, BLACKHAWK!, Comp-Tac, Crimson Trace, Glock, Gunsite Academy, Hornady, Howard Leight, Jason Winnie Leathergoods, Kimber, LaserMax, Mossberg, Rob Pincus, SIG SAUER, SIG SAUER Academy, Smith & Wesson, Vista Outdoor, Walther Arms and XS Sight Systems.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN—Sweepstakes only open to legal U.S residents residing in the 50 United States and D.C. age 21 years or older at time of entry.Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited or restricted by law or by NSSF. Odds of winning a prize depend on number of eligible entries received by NSSF.

* For a complete prize list and Sweepstakes rules, visit


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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