By angelamontana

Posted: July 28, 2015

MISSOULA – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors’ 12th Annual Shooter’s Weekend, held on August 1st and 2nd, is a fund raiser for non-profit organizations. The original beneficiary for 2015 was Operation Valor, but due to unforeseen circumstances, they will not be able to participate and have graciously offered to forgo collecting any of the proceeds from Shooter’s Weekend. In their place Bob Ward’s has selected the Special Forces Association “Devil’s Brigade Chapter” to be this year’s non-profit partner. Bob Ward’s has teamed up with several of the top brands in hunting and shooting to raise funds for the Special Force Association. Their mission is: to maintain and give the Major General Fredrick Leadership Award to a worthy ROTC graduates at several Universities, including both state universities of Montana; maintain an endowment scholarship for the children and grandchildren of soldiers; and orchestrate events for and/or involving Special Forces members in Montana and the Northwest.

On Saturday, August 1st, the shoot will be held in the Missoula area at Deer Creek Shooting Center.

On Sunday, August 2nd, the shoot moves to the Butte area and will be held at the Rocker Gun Range.

Times for both events are 10am – 3pm. There is no charge for spectators, but there is a charge to demo guns and shoot. Proceeds from shooting tickets in the past have been donated by Bob Ward’s to various outdoor and sporting related causes.

Shooter’s Weekend is an opportunity for enthusiasts to experience hands on demonstrations of a variety of rifles, shotguns, and handguns from many different manufacturers. Shooters are encouraged to bring friends and family, as this is an event for everyone from novices to experts. Bob Ward’s experienced staff, vendors and volunteers will be on hand to assist all shooters. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent in order to shoot.

The world’s top firearm manufactures will be represented along with several more exclusive brands. In addition to the usual rifle, shotgun, and pistol stations, Shooter’s Weekend will feature a suppressor station and a large caliber station. We can’t give everything away, though. A few surprise items will be available that are sure to be crowd pleasers!

Bob Ward’s and the manufacturers provide firearms and ammunition and request that the public not bring their own.

Bob Ward’s is Montana’s oldest and largest sporting goods retailer with stores in Missoula, Butte, Helena, Hamilton and Bozeman, and online at In June, the company celebrated its 98th anniversary. For more information, contact Ryan Corwin, Bob Ward’s Advertising Manager at or via phone at 406.728.3220.