Henry Makes History By Pulling Off 1,000 Rifle Shoot

1000 Man Shooters (web)

Back in September Phil blogged that Henry Rifles would be attempting a record breaking 1000 man shoot, a daunting task for sure! On November 14th history was made and 1000 shooters pulled the trigger on their commemorative .22 Henry Rifles at the same time, twice.

The line of shooters stretched over a mile and a half, each one with a silver engraved rifle bearing the distinctive octagon shaped barrel and “1000 man shoot” engraved on it. As a result of when the shoot was held, the press release had a bit of political content in it. I decided to leave those sections out.

On Monday, November 14th 1000 proud shooters from 16 states stood side-by-side in a line spanning a mile and a half long and simultaneously fired two shots from a commemorative Henry Golden Boy Silver 1000 Man Edition .22 caliber rifle under the close supervision of the NRA.

The world record-breaking event was a combined effort between Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers, and the National Rifle Association. Henry donated the custom engraved rifles and all proceeds will support various NRA initiatives, including those targeted towards promoting Firearms Safety, Youth Shooting Sports, Disabled Shooters, and the Eddie Eagle Child Safety programs, as well as the NRA’s unwavering efforts to protect our country’s Second Amendment rights. A million-dollars is expected to be raised.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms commented on the event, “The Henry 1000 Man Shoot was all that I had hoped it would be and more.  Looking out at a sea of 1000 participants, their families, and 400 volunteers was very emotional.  There was a tremendous sense of patriotism and I’ll never forget it.”

I wish I could have attended the 1000 man shoot, that is an experience that I imagine that its participants won’t soon forget. You can read more about Henry rifles at their site HERE and the 1000 man shoot on the NRA site HERE.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Dougscamo

    Pretty cool, Patrick….pity Guinness won’t pick it up as a record of some type….

  • crackedlenses

    Since volley fire has fallen out of use, this would have been worth witnessing.

    • iksnilol

      Somebody should do it with M4s.

      Just like 1000 mag dumps at once. At a random car or something a kilometer away or such.

      • crackedlenses

        That would be more like a machine gun shoot, also good but different.

  • Kevin

    I was there. The event was cool but the sound… oh that was magical. The echo off the mountain made the whole thing.

  • MindMelder

    I ran through a few tuna cans today down range…. Does that help?

  • Blake

    At least this means somebody was able to find 2000 rounds of 22LR!

    • JustAHologram

      It’s not hard to find these days

    • Tassiebush

      I could have supplied it 😉

  • VanDiemensLand

    I want 1000 .50 cal’s next 😀

  • Dougscamo

    I’m hoping that the fired rifles that were not purchased by the users will end up in the Friends of the NRA Banquet as an auction item….coming to your neighborhood soon….

  • Jeffrey

    1000 firearms in the same place and not one person died……amazing 🙂

  • Martin Grønsdal