The Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers (AFAD) will host the 1st President Duterte Shootfest to be held at the Subic Naval Mag Firing Range, Subic Freeport in Zambales on June 1-4, 2017.
To be led by the country’s top shooters, hundreds of shooting aficionados are expected to grace the event dubbed as ‘The Big Shoot,’ being the grandest shooting event to be held in the country for this year.
The President Duterte Shootfest is one of the pre-event activities of the 25th Defense & Sporting Arms Show (DSAS) slated on July 13-17, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
World shooting champ Jethro T. Dionisio, AFAD president, says the shooting competition is a form of appreciation by their organization to President Duterte’s unwavering support to responsible gun ownership.
When Duterte stood as guest of honor during the 23rd DSAS in November 2015, he declared that he supports the arming of civilians provided they strictly follow the existing laws on firearms ownership. The Chief Executive has yet to file his candidacy then for the country’s top post.
The DSAS, considered the most prestigious and longest running gun show, is organized by AFAD for 25 years now.
In showing his consistency in his support to the law-abiding gun community, Duterte also led the opening ceremony of the 1st DSAS Davao City gun show that was successfully staged last May 19 at the SMX Convention in Davao City.
The Level III shooting competition on June 1-4 is sanctioned by the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) and International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).
Interested parties may join official Facebook group for more details on the event and prizes.