Ruger has signed on as a platinum sponsor for the Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit (ADSS), an event that brings some of the 57 million Americans with disabilities into the shooting community with a full day of training from experts at SIG Sauer Academy and Learn To Shoot Again. An eight-stage defensive pistol match takes place the second day to put the newly learned skills to the test.
ADSS takes place October 23 and 24 at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, NH, and has expanded in competitor capacity and challenges. Last year’s event included participants who were dealing with everything from loss of legs and arms and paraplegia to sight injuries that render them legally blind. The organizers and instructors have the ability to teach people with almost any disability to get on target, reliably and safely.
All CDC guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 will be strictly enforced, and SIG Sauer Academy has enacted several additional steps to maximize the safety of its instructors and students. Enthusiasts who wish to enter the facility first have their temperature taken and are required to wear a mask. A mandatory questionnaire screens for recent travel that may be of concern, any known exposure to the virus and more.
Camp Freedom—a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the disabled veterans, first responders and their families who have a passion for the outdoor sports—helps make ADSS possible. It operates 1,800 acres in northeast Pennsylvania that provides fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting and more to help meet that mission.
The registration fee for ADSS is $95 and includes entry into the match as well as lunch and dinner. Ruger joins a list of ADSS sponsors that now include NRA Adaptive Shooting Programs, Camp Freedom, Magpul, High Speed Gear, Comp-Tac and Volquartsen Firearms.