White Flyer Targets is now the Official Clay Target provider for the USA Shooting Team. The official partnership provides a new level of support and commitment from the 121-year-old American company.
Under the agreement, the International Shotgun Range in Colorado Springs, Colo., will throw nothing but White Flyer Targets and will be used by U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athletes. In addition, USA Shooting sponsored events including National Championships, National Junior Olympic Shotgun Championships, as well as certain Spring and Fall Selection events will feature White Flyer Targets.
USA Shooting estimates that approximately 500,000 targets are thrown annually at its International Shotgun Range.
“Target availability and quality are vital to the success of our shotgun program,” said Buddy DuVall, USA Shooting Team Foundation Executive Director. “We’re extremely lucky to be able to provide our team with the type of clay targets they need to continue their winning ways. White Flyer has always had a presence with USA Shooting but the formation of this new partnership will have a lasting effect throughout all levels of our organization.”
Manufacturing quality clay targets from four modern plants across the United States, White Flyer has been the shooters choice for over 100 years. White Flyer’s goal has been to always consistently provide shooters and gun clubs with targets superior to any other.
USA Shooting began working with White Flyer in 2008 during a redesign of White Flyer’s 110mm International Target. After numerous years of extensive testing and evaluation by some of the top International Trap and Skeet shooters in the United States, White Flyer introduced the new International Target for International Skeet and Trap Shooting.
Available in 110mm, the new improved White Flyer International Target was extensively tested under actual shooting conditions to ensure superior flight characteristics from the moment it leaves the trap arm to the moment it explodes. Breakability which is important to all shooters has been addressed – when centered this new target will “smoke.” Strong enough to be thrown the distances and speeds of International Skeet and Bunker Trap, this target is usable on all types of automatic machines – a plus for the gun clubs.
“White Flyer Targets is extremely pleased to be the official clay target provider for the USA Shooting Team,” said Phil Murray, National Sales Manager for White Flyer Targets. “In the past few years when our targets have been shot at World Cups and other venues, numerous world or event records have been tied or established. We are pleased and honored to be associated with all the USA Shooting gun clubs and shooters and look forward to working with all of them. Our total commitment as always has been to provide the best quality target that can be made – one that the shooters like because it breaks well and smokes and two, one that range/gun club owners can rely on because the targets fly true and breakage is non-existent.”
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