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April 20, 2018

Victory Range & Armory’s Range Earns Second NSSF Five-Star Rating

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Victory Range & Armory’s (VRA’s) New Castle, Indiana, location. The company’s Vandalia, Ohio, range was awarded NSSF’s Five-Star range rating in 2017.

Victory Range & Armory’s (VRA’s) New Castle, Indiana, location.“We’ve been watching VRA’s planning for its second range from the moment the Hague family owners told us about their plans,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Range Services. “The Hagues truly excelled, from inception to completion, in getting this range up and running, and that effort is clearly validated by the steady stream of customers walking through the doors.”

VRA Indiana, as it’s locally known, boasts a generous 18 pistol lanes and five additional rifle lanes. Among its many outstanding features, the facility employs an advanced interactive video target system backed by software designed by the owners that allows live-fire shooting with a genuine entertainment boost and added target variety. Additional offerings include a rental firearms inventory stocked with the latest and most popular handgun and rifle models, several of which can be rented with a suppressor, gunsmithing services and training classes designed for both first-timers and those seeking advanced skills.

“We are very excited to have our state-of-the-art facility in Indiana. Having a Five-Star rating from the NSSF validates our work,” said Doug Hague.

NSSF’s highly respected Star-Rating Range Program works to encourage ranges of all sizes and locations to excel. Applying for rating requires answering a comprehensive questionnaire and business owner self-evaluation of the facilities, staff, community outreach and other criteria. Ranges that appear to meet the criteria for Four- or Five-Star rating receive an on-site evaluation by NSSF staff. NSSF Member ranges that meet a Three-Star rating are recognized for being a part of the Star-Rating range family and are provided guidance to improve their facilities and achieve the higher two ratings. For more information, including instructions on how to apply for NSSF’s Star-Rating Range Program, contact Zach Snow at


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 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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