Madison, NC – Remington Outdoor Company is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a marketing alliance and sponsorship with firearm instructor, NRA Commentator and active United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) competitor Gabriela Franco. Franco and Remington will be working together to host firearms training events, grow participation in shooting competitions and promote opportunities for women in the firearms market.
“Gabby is one of the best female firearm instructors in the country and has a passion to train women to become skilled, confident and empowered with handguns,” said Leland Nichols Senior Vice President / General Manager of handguns for Remington Outdoor Company. “Her competitiveness and determination to be the best, whether it be teaching others or as a professional competition shooter, directly compliments our mission to deliver the absolute best firearms on the market today. We are truly excited to have her join the Remington Outdoor Company to support our marketing initiatives.”
The marketing alliance will initially include a series of training classes hosted by Franco and co-sponsored by Remington to be held throughout the country. In addition, Franco will join fellow competition shooter and USPSA National Champion Travis Tomasie on Team Para for the remainder of the 2014 season and beyond. Starting in 2015, Franco will also compete in 3-Gun competitions with Team Bushmaster. Franco will compete with a full compliment of Remington Outdoor Company firearms including Para’s Pro Custom 16.40 1911 pistol, Remington’s VersaMax 3-Gun auto-loading shotgun, Bushmaster’s 3-Gun tactical rifle and Remington ammunition.
About Remington Outdoor Company
Remington Outdoor Company headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods and products for the hunting, shooting sports and self defense markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, the Company is the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Remington is privately-held and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 4,200 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries and includes some of the most globally recognized brands on the market including Remington®, Remington 1816®, Bushmaster® Firearms, DPMS/Panther Arms™, Marlin®, H&R®, The Parker Gun™, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp.®, Dakota Arms®, Para™ USA, Nesika®, Storm Lake® and Barnes® Bullets.
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.
About Gabriela Franco
Gabriela Franco is well known worldwide for being a contestant on the Top Shot TV show, Season Four and Top Shot All-Stars. She has been involved in competition shooting for more than 20 years. Gabby participated on the XXVII Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in 2000. She has won several gold and additional medals in many international competitions. Today, Gabby gives shooting classes around the country to civilians and police agencies. In 2013 Gabby published her first book: TroubleShooting: Mastering Your Pistol Marksmanship, and recently published the Spanish version of TroubleShooting. In 2014 Gabby joined the NRA’s efforts to protect our 2nd Amendment rights as a member of NRA Commentators.
More information about Gabriela Franco and upcoming training events can be found at www.gabbyfranco.com.