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.