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July 25, 2019

FN Provides Gearbox Giveaway in Support of National Shooting Sports Month


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that FN has donated a spectacular Gearbox Giveaway as part of the National Shooting Sports Month® celebration.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, FN  is a manufacturer of handguns, rifles and shotguns. Personal protection aficionados, recreational target shooters and overall firearms enthusiasts utilize FN’s many fine products, and the company manufactures a number of firearms for law enforcement duty use. The company also currently produces several firearms under contract with the U.S. military.

The FN America Gearbox Giveaway, worth more than $5,500, includes:

  • One FN SCAR 20S rifle — This rifle represents the latest in battle-proven technology based on FN America’s 7.62-caliber MK 17 and MK 20 SSR. Calibrated for long-range precision fire, the SCAR 20S gives the user the ability to engage targets nearing 800 yards with ease. The gas-operated piston design absorbs recoil efficiently to improve follow-up shots and maintain target acquisition. Lending further aid is the match-grade, two-stage trigger that breaks crisply at 3.5-4.5 pounds, a full-length MIL-STD 1913 rail, and a buttstock with an adjustable length of pull and cheek rest height.
  • One FN 509 Tactical handgun — This pistol is an extension of the FN 509 family and features the company’s patented Low-Profile Optics Mounting System, which enables the platform to accept more than 10 commercially available miniature red dot (MRD) optics that co-witness with the suppressor-height night sights and remain adaptable to future optics releases without direct milling of the slide. The slide cap, for use when not shooting with an optic, has raised sight wings that protect iron sight alignment if the pistol is dropped or jostled and provide a textured ramp for racking the slide against a belt loop, pant pocket or boot. Completing the top end are an FN-signature 4.5-inch, cold hammer-forged, stainless-steel barrel with target crown, ½-inchX28 threads that accept most available 9mm suppressors and thread cap with integrated O-ring to prevent loosening during use. Two 24-round magazines, nearly identical in length to the pistol’s slide, are included.
  • FN’s “Chicks Dig SCARs” and “FN 509 Tactical” T-shirts 
  • FN Gnome patch
  • FN baseball cap

“To say this is a super Gearbox would be an understatement,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “Without a doubt, this is one that will have the winner’s friends turning green with envy. Many, many thanks to FN for this generous donation and its support of National Shooting Sports Month.”

“We’re proud to support the NSSF and Shooting Sports Month with an awesome FN Gearbox,” said Kristina DeMilt, Public Relations specialist for FN America, LLC. “We hope that all firearms and outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the resources NSSF has made available, including these opportunities to win gear, and hit the range this summer in celebration of Shooting Sports Month. Let’s go shooting!”

National Shooting Sports Month, a celebration of the shooting sports, takes place throughout the month of August. Firearms ranges and FFL retailers across the country have listed hundreds of special events on the calendar at ShootingSportsMonth.org, which interacts directly with NSSF’s LetsGoShooting.org website, where the site’s users can then discover all the events near them.

Additional Gearbox Giveaway sponsorships are available. For more information discover how your involvement in National Shooting Sports Month benefits both your business and the firearms industry at large, contact Zach Snow at zsnow@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext. 224.

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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 thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org.

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Media contact:
Bill Brassard
203-426-1320