Aguila Ammunition Signs as Bronze Sponsor of 2017 Rimfire Challenge Program

Aguila AmmunitionThe National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for America's firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Aguila Ammunition is the newest Bronze sponsor of the 2017 Rimfire Challenge Rifle Program. Producing high-quality rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition for more than 50 years, Aguila specializes in high-quality, .22 rimfire ammunition manufactured using Eley technology.

"Aguila has been an unfailing supporter of the Rimfire Challenge over the years," said Tisma Juett, NSSF Manager, Recruitment and Retention. "This continued commitment creates a strong bond between the shooters, their sport and the brand, and that contributes greatly to the overall success of the Rimfire Challenge Program."

"Being a corporate sponsor of the NSSF Rimfire Challenge is important to us at Aguila," states Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing at TxAT/Aguila Ammunition. "This program is instrumental in the introduction and development of new competitive shooters, and we support the foundation of safety and education the program stands for. Aguila is honored to be the first ammunition in the hands of these new shooters."

Now in its fourth year as an NSSF program, the Rimfire Challenge provides a way for novice shooters to experience their first competitions via a family-friendly and highly supportive atmosphere. Matches utilize a two-gun format of .22 LR handguns and rifles, making the Rimfire Challenge an economical sport for new competitors. Focusing on both safety and fun, the competitions are open to all ages and skill levels, with participation by recreational shooters new to competition specifically encouraged. The 2017 Rimfire Challenge World Championship is the culminating event following the program's year-round, nationwide competitions at the local and regional levels, and will take place Oct. 13-15. For the second year in a row, the match will be hosted by the Cavern Cove Rimfire shooting facility in Woodville, Alabama. Registration will open later this summer.

For more information on NSSF's Rimfire Challenge program, including match locations and dates, how to become a host range for Rimfire Challenge matches, grants for host ranges, courses of fire, rules and more, visit the Rimfire Challenge website. For Rimfire Challenge sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, at ctatulli@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.

About the Rimfire Challenge
Originally developed by Ruger and formerly known as the Ruger Rimfire Challenge, today's Rimfire Challenge is administered by NSSF, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Designed to introduce new shooters to the shooting sports in an exciting and family friendly way, Rimfire Challenge matches focus on competition with .22-caliber rifles and pistols. Matches are open to shooters of all ages and shooting experience levels, with events conducted at ranges nationwide.

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 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org