Shooting group receives grant for indoor range


The Sumter County Chapter of The Well Armed Woman - an organization aimed at educating, training and empowering female gun owners - received a $3,721.85 grant from the National Rifle Association to purchase supplies that will allow its members to practice almost anywhere indoors.

Every year the NRA gives grants to shooting groups, said Debbie Brown, leader of the Sumter County TWAW chapter, so TWAW applied for a Smokeless Range grant to purchase the Laser Ammo Smokeless Range system.

The Smokeless Range system allows gun owners to practice shooting their actual firearms in any indoor environment with the use of a laser that is attached to an unloaded weapon and targets that are projected onto a wall or displayed on a TV or computer screen.

Brown, who is also chairwoman of the Sumter County Friends of the NRA group, said TWAW has 372 chapters throughout the country and more than 10,000 members.