Industry Day at the Range is proud to announce its First Shot to open the 2022 trade event. First Shot was created to provide one individual the honor of firing the first shot to kick off Industry Day at the Range and the official start of SHOT Show. This year, Industry Day at the Range welcomes U.S. Army veteran and Sons Of The Flag liaison Omar “Crispy” Avila, to fire the First Shot.
The Industry Day at the Range First Shot will be hosted by sponsor Silencer Central at bay SR-43. Avila will utilize a Savage Arms 110 PCS in 300 BLK complete with a Silencer Central Banish 30 suppressor to fire the opening shot. Industry Day at the Range will commemorate the event by donating $1,000 to Sons Of The Flag. Sons Of The Flag is a nonprofit organization dedicated and committed to supporting military and first responder burn survivors by providing funding for innovative research.
“Omar’s inspirational story of resilience and his dedication to helping other wounded warriors made him the perfect person to fire our opening shot at Industry Day,” said Kelsey Puryear, Industry Day at the Range Manager. “His enthusiasm for helping others and serving his fellow veterans is humbling, and we look forward to bringing his passion for life to this year’s attendees.”
Sons Of The Flag
Sons Of The Flag was founded in 2012 and is committed to supporting military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors by providing funding for innovative research, Fellowships for doctors to further their training in treating burn survivors, and support for those impacted by a traumatic burn. They bring together passionate community leaders, pioneering physicians who are leaders in their field, experienced military service members, dedicated first responders, and purposeful civilians to complete their mission of being a resource for burn survivors and accelerate leading burn technologies to be pushed into circulation for immediate use.
Silencer Central started its illustrious journey in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, an events-based business, created with the goal of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process. It became Dakota Silencer, and finally rebranded as Silencer Central after expanding its simplified process in August 2020 to all 42 states where silencers are lawful. Silencer Central makes it simple to purchase a silencer by managing the entire buying process for the consumer, providing a free NFA Gun Trust, offering interest-free payment options, and shipping directly to their front door, once approved.
Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, Savage has been producing firearms for more than 125 years. Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting, competition and targeting shooting centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Their firearms are best known for accuracy, performance and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its ongoing focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com.
About Industry Day at the Range
Industry Day at the Range™ is owned and operated by CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Advertising and PR. Held annually the day before the opening of SHOT Show®, Industry Day at the Range provides members of the press as well as retail, wholesale and law enforcement purchasing agents the opportunity for hands-on testing of firearms, ammunition and related accessories being introduced to the consumer market during SHOT Show. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the title sponsor of Industry Day at the Range.