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May 14, 2015

Old Fort Gun Club to Repeat as Host of NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship, Registration Opens

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May 14, 2015

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Old Fort Gun Club to Repeat as Host of
NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship, Registration Opens

NEWTOWN, Conn. — For the second year in a row, veteran shooting match facility Old Fort Gun Club, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has partnered with NSSF as the hosting range for the 2015 NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship, to be held October 9-11.

With extensive experience hosting many types of competitive shooting events, Old Fort Gun Club has the experienced staff and the facilities to support large matches. Past events have included Cowboy Action and ISPC/USPSA matches, as well as 3-Gun Nation and Steel Challenge contests. Old Fort’s hosting of last year’s Rimfire Challenge World Championship was widely praised by spectators and competitors alike.

“Given how smoothly last year’s World Championship went and the professionalism exhibited by Old Fort’s match staff, we are very pleased to have them agree to host the 2015 World Championship,” said Zach Snow, Shooting Promotions Manager with NSSF. “We’re excited to be working with them again and look forward to hosting what will be an even more memorable event experience for all participants.”

“The staff at Old Fort Gun Club was asking to host the World Championship in 2015 before the 2014 match was even completed,” said club match director Bill Striplin. “They absolutely love the sport and the competitors. We are very much looking forward to making this one of the top competitions in the nation, and October can’t get here soon enough. We are very excited!”

“I am very much looking forward to the 2015 Rimfire Challenge World Championship,” said Mark Passamaneck, match director for the World Championship. “As I design stages, run matches and compete over the shooting season, one of the highlights of the year is running this match, because this match format provides a low-stress atmosphere for anyone to get involved in competitive shooting, and it brings families together on the range. We hope to see a lot of new faces this year.”

Online competitor registration is available now for the Rimfire Challenge World Championship. Shooter participation is limited to 200, so competitors are urged to sign up now. Visit to register online and to learn more about the World Championship. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the World Championship, and NSSF is encouraging all members of the firearms industry to join us in supporting this important competition through prize table donations. For more information, contact Zach Snow, NSSF Manager, Shooting Promotions,


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