WON Landing Page March 2022

Photo Feature: Shooting Industry Masters Big Shot Ball

We cleaned up well, if I do say so myself. At this year’s Shooting Industry Masters, to benefit the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s First Shots program, attendees dusted off range dirt and donned duds for the Big Shot Ball. The ball, based on the Roaring Twenties theme, gave us an opportunity to network and visit with each — after spending a day on a hot range shooting. More than 300 shooting industry members attended the Masters from July 24 to 25, at the Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kan. Downstream Casino and Resort hosted the evening events. All in all, 80 competitive teams (including the Rough ‘Riters) raised $71,650 for the important program, First Shots. Here are some of the photos from the evening gala.

If you’d like to read more about the event, check out Tom McHale’s rendition at My Gun Culture, “Why the Shooting Masters Was the Cat’s Pajamas.”

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