Thirteen USA Shooting Athletes Get Their Moment during Gallery of Guns Season 8 that Begins Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 28, 2017)

Thirteen USA Shooting athletes will get their USA Shooting Moment in a one-minute featured segment when Gallery of Guns Television kicks off its eighth season Thursday night at 9:30 pm ET on The Sportsman Channel. 

Co-hosts Anne-Marie Rhodes and Aaron Gallagher are back again for another great season of Gallery of Guns Television. Davidson's Gallery of Guns is continuing with the format change from last year and spending more time on the range shooting and less time in the studio. In addition to all the new products on the show this year, Gallery of Guns has partnered with USA Shooting and will be featuring a USA Shooting Moment during each episode, a segment that reflects on the athlete's road to competing at the highest level.

2-time Olympian Frank Thompson will be the first featured USA Shooting Moment when Gallery of Guns TV kicks off their eighth season Thursday, June 29. Photo credit DeWitt Photography.Kicking off the USA Shooting Moment in the first episode will be two-time Olympian Frank Thompson (Alliance, Nebraska), a skeet athlete who just recently earned his first World Cup medal and will be seeking a World Championship bid and a second national title when the USA Shooting National Championship for Shotgun kicks off July 14 for Skeet.

Other featured athletes will include (in this order):  2016 Paralympian Tricia Downing (Denver, Colorado); 2016 Junior Olympic champion Jared Desrosiers (Swansea, Massachusetts); two-time reigning national champion in Trap Ashley Carroll (Solvang, California); 1992 Olympian and Shotgun Assistant Coach Jay Waldron (Colorado Springs, Colorado); three-time Olympian in Rapid Fire Pistol Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colorado); 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Washington); junior rifle star Will Shaner (Colorado Springs, Colorado); NC State rifle athlete and 2014 Junior World Champs team member Lauren Phillips (Seabeck, Washington); 1992 Olympic silver medalist and resident rifle coach Bob Foth (Colorado Springs, Colorado); current world-record holder in Trap Jake Wallace (Castaic, California); rising skeet and trap contenders Kendall Reed (Azle, Texas) and Chris Haire (Anna, Illinois).  

Davidson’s and USA Shooting partnered together in 2016 with USA Shooting featured on Gallery of Guns Television as top athletes provided shooting tips to viewers.  View those on USA Shooting’s YouTube channel.  Davidson’s also held a special sales event in July of last year with a portion of gun sales proceeds benefiting the USA Shooting Team while also providing promotional items in lead-up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games featuring U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team members.

Every Thursday, Davidson's will air a new Gallery of Guns Television program on The Sportsman Channel with encore presentations Friday at 12:30am ET, Sunday at 7:00am ET and Thursday (of the following week) at 2:30pm ET. Each week following its original airing, the weekly episode will be released on the official Gallery of Guns YouTube channel.

"Each year the show gets better and better," says Bryan Tucker, CEO of Davidson's Inc., "We changed the show up a little last year and I really like the direction it's headed. We're really fortunate to have some talented guests on the show and to be able to feature great products from top manufacturers."

Joining Anne-Marie and Aaron throughout the 13 episodes are seasoned gun writers, pro shooters, and other firearms experts to include:

Eric Poole – Editor of Guns & Ammo
Laura Kovarik – Associate Editor Guns & Ammo
Bob Hunnicutt – Editor Firearms News
Joel Hutchcroft – Editor Shooting Times
Kali Parmley – Managing Editor of Petersen's Hunting
Dave Miles – Director of Marketing at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Travis Tomasie – World Champion Shooter, Remington Team Captain
Julie Golob – World Champion Shooter, Smith & Wesson Team Captain
Vince Abrams – Senior Marketing Manager at Taurus Holdings, Inc.
Scott Kenneson – Director of Training at Sig Sauer Academy

Tune in to Gallery of Guns TV exclusively on The Sportsman Channel. The Sportsman Channel is available on DirectTV (605), Dish Network (395), AT&T U-Verse. Please check with your local service provider to find The Sportsman Channel on your network. Viewers can also visit Sportsman Channel, enter their zip code, and find availability in their area.

Watch a preview of this week's show on Gallery of Guns YouTube channel:

About Davidson's and Gallery of Guns
Founded in 1932, Davidson's ( is one of the nation's leading firearms wholesalers. In late1998, it launched the Gallery of Guns website ( specifically to help Davidson's retailers sell Davidson's inventory, it is now one of the firearm industry's most successful consumer websites. Each firearm sold through Davidson's is backed by the company's "GuaranteeD Lifetime Replacement Program."

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