On Monday, November 14th, a world record-breaking event occurred. Last September, it was announced that Henry Rifles would be attempting a record breaking 1000 man shoot. Last Monday they made that promise become a reality. History was made when 1000 shooters pulled the trigger on their commemorative Henry Golden Boy Silver 1000 Man Edition .22 caliber rifles at the same time, not once but twice!
Standing shoulder to shoulder the shooters stretched out over a mile and a half, each one holding a silver engraved rifle bearing the distinctive octagon shaped barrel and “1000 man shoot” engraved on it. The 1,000 proud shooters gathered from 16 states as they stood side by side with the close supervision of the NRA.
This record was broken by combined efforts from Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers, and the National Rifle Association. Henry Repeating Arms donated the custom engraved rifles. 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 steadfast efforts to protect the Second Amendment rights. It is anticipated that around one million dollars will be raised.
President of Henry Repeating Arms, Anthony Imperato said, “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.”