Henry Launches Youth Shooting Sports & Hunting Safety Video Guide For Families
Brand ambassador and trick shooter 22Plinkster explains the benefits of involving youth in shooting sports and the resources with which to do so safely and responsibly in a new video published by Henry Repeating Arms. (Photo/Oleg Volk)
RICE LAKE, Wis., Sept. 15, 2023 – Henry is proud to announce a new video guide promoting safe participation in youth shooting sports and hunting. Hosted by trick shooter and brand ambassador Dave Nash, better known as 22Plinkster, the video extolls the benefits of being involved in these sports when introduced properly, lists many of the nation’s most impactful safety and educational programs, and reviews the line of youth model rifles and shotguns offered by Henry Repeating Arms.
“America has a long history of instilling life skills in youth through shooting sports and hunting, and part of our mission is to provide a gateway for passing down this heritage safely and responsibly,” says Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “We are committed to championing organizations that allow more youth to get involved and get outdoors. The future strength of our country depends on it.”
As part of the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Henry Repeating Arms donated over $1,000,000 to a variety of organizations, several of which are mentioned in the video, including the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance and the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program.
The video is available on HenryUSA.com, YouTube, and Rumble.
A lifetime of enjoyment always starts with learning the basics of firearm safety. For educational resources and more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its Youth Model line of products, visit HenryUSA.com.
Gunmaker’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes, aims to give back and balance the narrative about firearm manufacturers
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato displays a Henry American Eagle lever action rifle in the company’s Bayonne, New Jersey manufacturing plant. (Photo/Michael Ives)
– Last year, Henry Founder & CEO Anthony Imperato pledged to donate $1 million through its Guns for Great Causes charitable arm to celebrate the company’s twenty-fifth year in business. Today, Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers and a world leader in the lever action category, is proud to announce its fully honored pledge, with over 30 different organizations receiving donations totaling $1,037,500 since June 2022.
“I am most proud of being able to look back on the last twenty-five years of business and say with conviction that we were able to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” Imperato said. “More often than not, our industry is vilified and left with a perpetual black eye by the media. We, however, are determined to continue leading the charge in counteracting that narrative by showing how much positive impact we have as responsible corporate citizens.”
The primary focus of the company’s Guns for Great Causes initiative is pediatric cancer care, which it addressed with over $200,000 in donations. In addition, Henry Repeating Arms manages an ongoing program to provide financial relief to individual families of sick children going through treatments by creating, donating, and selling limited edition runs of custom engraved rifles and presenting the family with 100% of the sales. This program recently raised over $40,000 for the family of 14-year-old Jack Troxel of Vancouver, Washington, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Military veteran organizations received a total of $375,000 from the silver anniversary campaign, including the nation’s largest, like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and those specifically providing aid to the wounded and families of the fallen, like Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. In addition, charities benefiting law enforcement, first responders, and their families received $225,000, including the Border Patrol Foundation, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and the First Responder’s Children’s Foundation.
Henry Repeating Arms also continued its support for some of the country’s most impactful wildlife and habitat conservation groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever with a total of $100,000 to assist with their efforts in conserving land and preserving access for future generations of hunters to enjoy. Second Amendment rights advocacy groups, those working to preserve and promote America’s shooting sports heritage, and programs responsible for teaching firearm safety and responsible ownership received a total of $130,000.
For a complete list of beneficiaries from Henry Repeating Arms’ 25th-anniversary donations, visit the Henry 25th Year Anniversary page.
Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presents a check for $100,000 to Megan Flores, Development Officer of Arkansas Children’s Foundation, outside the Hematology/Oncology department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. (Photo/Katie Childs Photo)
RICE LAKE, Wis., May 18, 2023 – Henry is proud to announce donations totaling $200,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at Nebraska Medicine. The funds will go directly toward supporting the hospitals’ efforts in treating and caring for pediatric cancer patients, ensuring that children and their families have access to the world-class care these healthcare providers are known for.
“If I could snap my fingers and resolve one thing in this world, without a doubt, it would be childhood cancer. It’s impossible to imagine what these kids and their parents endure throughout treatment and beyond,” said Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “Seeing the smile of positivity and confidence on the face of a kid fighting the battle of their life is all the inspiration and motivation I need to try and help support these children and their families in any way I can. Guns for Great Causes has always been about the kids, the future of America, and I am proud to make these donations in their name.”
Dean Burns (right) and his wife Kaye (left) attend the check presentation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dean has served as Senior Advisor to Henry Repeating Arms for over two decades.
Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children and is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties, including cancer.
“I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Henry Repeating Arms for their incredibly generous donation benefiting our Hematology-Oncology Unit,” said Taylor Speegle, Executive Director of Philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “This gift will help our commitment to making the children of Arkansas better today and healthier tomorrow. Thank you for your commitment to our mission and for your unwavering support of our efforts to improve the health and well-being of children.”
Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presents a check for $100,000 to Suzanne Nuss, MBA, PhD, RN, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer of Nebraska Medicine (center) outside the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. (Photo/Nebraska Medicine)
The Nebraska Medicine Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center opened in 2017 and harnesses the most advanced biomedical and technological tools available to further understand cancer causes and create more personalized care for each patient with precise therapies to improve outcomes.
“We are grateful for Anthony’s incredible generosity in partnering with Nebraska Medicine to benefit so many families facing the challenges of a child with cancer,” said Suzanne Nuss, Ph.D., Chief Nursing Officer, Nebraska Medicine. “Today and into the future, the impact of this gift will help alleviate some of the financial pressures for so many who turn to Nebraska Medicine for the life-saving care needed for their little one.”
Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated over $1 million through its charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. With a primary focus on pediatric cancer, both children’s cancer hospitals and providing financial relief to individual families of sick children, Guns for Great Causes also benefits military veterans, law enforcement, and first responder organizations, particularly those assisting the wounded, injured, and the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Other categories include wildlife conservation, preserving and promoting America’s shooting sports traditions, firearm safety education, and 2nd Amendment advocacy.
Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 donation to Border Patrol Foundation at an evening event coinciding with the Border Security Expo in El Paso, Texas. (Photo/Henry Repeating Arms)
El Paso, Texas, May 16, 2023 – Henry has donated $25,000 to the Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) in support of the organization’s mission to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents and provide immediate financial aid to their families.
Growing in scope since its founding in 2009, BPF now offers financial assistance to agents and Border Patrol support personnel who are wounded, injured or have fallen ill while performing their duties, as well as their family members, and a scholarship program for the children of fallen Border Patrol agents.
“Henry Repeating Arms’ donation will make a very significant impact to our critical mission,” said Rowdy Adams, President of Border Patrol Foundation. “BPF is very thankful for the support and looks forward to a long-lasting relationship with Henry Repeating Arms. The generous donation supports our commitment to ‘Honoring the Memory. Serving the Families.’”
The donation is part of Henry Repeating Arms’ $1 million Silver Anniversary pledge through its charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes, and the company’s longstanding advocacy for American law enforcement agencies. The company has donated $275,000 to organizations supporting law enforcement personnel and their families since June 2022, including Tunnel to Towers, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), First Responders Children’s Foundation, and more.
“We are proud to help support the Border Patrol Foundation so they can continue to be there for the families of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day at our borders,” said Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “I cannot imagine the anguish of a family that loses a loved one in the line of duty, and we hope this donation can go on to help ease some of the financial burdens and provide greater opportunities for their children.”
Henry’s check presentation occurred at the BPF’s Southwest Soirée event in conjunction with the Border Security Expo in El Paso, Texas. Henry Repeating Arms ambassadors and dealers Clark Sanders and his daughter Martha Kaye Sanders of Big Sandee’s Guns in Sedan, Kansas, presented the check to BPF.
To learn more about Border Patrol Foundation, visit borderpatrolfoundation.org.
RICE LAKE, Wis, May 11, 2023 – Henry is releasing a limited-edition series of fifty “Team Jack” edition rifles to raise funds for the Vancouver, Washington, family of 14-year-old Jack Troxel to provide financial relief for past and ongoing medical expenses.
Jack Troxel of Vancouver, Washington, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2021 and is currently in remission after close to two years of an intense treatment program. (Photo/Ryan Troxel)
Jack was diagnosed with an intracranial malignant non-germinomatous germ cell tumor on July 2nd, 2021, and has since gone through four brain surgeries, seven rounds of chemotherapy, one round of high-dose chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, six weeks of full brain and spine radiation, and four weeks of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy to counteract the toll such treatments take on a developing body. Jack is currently in remission and receives MRI scans every three months.
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato donated all fifty of the rifles, which are now available for sale online. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated the artwork development time, engraving, and hand-painted embellishments. All proceeds from the “Team Jack” campaign, including both rifles going up for auction, will be presented to the Troxels.
The Henry “Team Jack” Golden Boy Silver .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features genuine American walnut furniture, a 20” blued steel octagon barrel, a gleaming nickel-plated receiver cover, buttplate, and barrel band, and a unique serial number range from TEAMJACK01 through TEAMJACK50. Unique to this edition is the highly detailed design on the buttstock, which is laser engraved and painted by hand. The design features images depicting Jack’s love of the great outdoors, a “Team Jack” banner with a “His Fight Is Our Fight” tagline, and two ribbons, one in gold and one in grey. The gold ribbon is the international awareness symbol for childhood cancer, and the grey ribbon represents support for brain cancer.
To learn more about the “Team Jack” edition rifle or to make a purchase, visit henryusa.com/teamjack. Additionally, the first and last rifles in the series are up for auction online to enhance fundraising efforts.
“Throughout his entire ordeal, we held onto what we call the ‘three F’s,’ which helped Jack get through the most difficult times. Faith, Family, and Friends,” said Ryan Troxel, Jack’s father. “Thank you to Henry Repeating Arms for the donations and support on Jack’s behalf. We can’t believe this.”
“The courage and strength shown by these kids going through unimaginable struggles at such a young age will never cease to astound me,” said Imperato. “To everyone that chooses to purchase one of these rifles to help support Jack and his family, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending a big hug to Jack and his parents.”
OMAHA, Neb., May 5, 2023 – Henry is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) in solidarity with their mission to keep the heritage of shooting sports alive. Henry CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato presented the check to YSSA Executive Director Cyndi Flannigan at Guns Unlimited in Omaha, Nebraska, a “Top 100” Henry dealer.
“Preserving and promoting America’s shooting sports traditions and supporting the organizations that share this goal is one of the core tenants of our Guns for Great Causes program. YSSA is incredibly effective at advancing the programs that accomplish these goals,” said Imperato. “The future of shooting sports is in good hands with YSSA, and I am proud to include them on our roster of partners.”
YSSA faces the challenge of introducing new people to shooting sports and hunting by identifying and supporting the needs of the country’s most successful youth programs with safe, reliable equipment. Founded in 2007, the organization has become a distribution hub for equipment donated by industry partners, dispersing firearms, targets, and safety equipment nationwide to the programs with the greatest need or the highest impact.
In celebration of the gun maker’s 25th anniversary, Henry’s charitable Guns for Great Causes program has donated over $725,000 since June 2022 to a wide variety of categories, including pediatric cancer, military veterans, law enforcement, first responders, wildlife conservation, firearms safety education, and 2nd Amendment advocacy.
Henry Repeating Arms presented three local veterans with their engraved Military Service Tribute Edition rifle, including Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis (left), Johnathan Teagarden Sr. (middle), and his son Johnathan Teagarden Jr. (right). (Photo/Forrest MacCormack)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, Apr. 25, 2023 – Henry
President Andy Wickstrom had the distinct honor of presenting three Indiana native military veterans with specially engraved Henry Military Service Tribute Edition rifles as a token of gratitude for their service at the Indianapolis Convention Center ahead of the 152nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.
Wickstrom also presented a $25,000 donation to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, a firearm accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, and community leaders educate Pre-K through 4th-grade children about what to do if they come across a gun.
The first recipients called to the stage were Retired First Sergeant Johnathan Teagarden Jr., who served in the United States Army for more than twenty-five years with four tours in the Middle East, and his father Johnathan Teagarden Sr., who served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. The Teagarden family has a long history of answering the call of duty, with every generation serving in the military dating back to Teagarden Jr.’s great-great-grandfather, who fought as an Infantryman in the Civil War.
Following the Teagardens, Wickstrom called Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis to the stage. Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson for his unwavering courage and tenacity during battle and for saving the lives of at least three comrades despite a broken back and extensive injuries.
Henry Repeating Arms President Andy Wickstrom (right) and Henry Vice President of Communications Dan Clayton-Luce (middle) present a $25,000 donation for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program to Tyler Schropp (left), Executive Director of the NRA Office of Advancement.
“A hero in the truest sense of the word, a treasure of Indiana and America as a whole, I am humbled and honored to welcome Sammy Lee Davis to the Henry family with this Henry Military Service Tribute Edition rifle in salute to your selflessness and bravery,” said Wickstrom.
As the presentation concluded, Davis took the microphone. First, he told the crowd a moving story about a harmonica his mother sent him while overseas and how he could comfort those around him by playing the song “Shenandoah.” Then, completely unprompted, Davis pulled out a harmonica to recite the song, bringing the crowd to its feet with tears in their eyes.
Rice Lake, Wis., Apr. 13, 2023 – Henry is pleased to introduce a slew of new products, including the company’s first foray into the world of wheel guns, the first-ever rifles available for the .360 Buckhammer straight wall cartridge, and a highly-anticipated overhaul to its flagship series of brass-framed centerfire lever action rifles.
The Henry Big Boy Revolver is a traditional double-action .357 Magnum/.38 Spl revolver aimed at collectors, range visitors, and owners of the long gun counterpart chambered in the same caliber. MSRP $928.
Further expanding beyond the lever action rifles and shotguns synonymous with the Henry name, the Henry Big Boy Revolver is both a historic release that collectors will relish as an exceedingly rare opportunity to own the first bonafide handgun made by the long gun manufacturer and the perfect sidekick for owners of the Henry Big Boy rifle. Chambered in .357 Magnum/.38 Special, the traditional double-action revolver is available in two different grip configurations – the larger, flared Gunfighter style or the more compact, rounded Birdshead style. The Big Boy Revolver borrows design cues from its rifle counterpart with deep and polished blueing on the medium-sized steel frame, 6-round quick-release cylinder, and 4” barrel, grip panels cut from genuine American walnut, and a polished brass trigger guard that wraps all way around the grip to the top of the backstrap. The fixed notch rear sight and interchangeable front blade sights with different heights provide a traditional revolver sight picture. MSRP is $928.
Developed in partnership with Remington Ammunition and optimized for use in lever action rifles, the new .360 Buckhammer straight wall cartridge provides extended range, higher velocity, more energy, and a flatter trajectory than the competition for hunters of whitetail deer and other medium-sized game. With the ammunition rolling out nationwide, Henry is bringing the first rifles chambered for the new caliber to market with the Henry Steel Lever Action .360 Buckhammer and the Henry Lever Action X Model .360 Buckhammer. Sharing the same matte blued steel receiver and 5-round capacity between them, differences between the two models are most notable with the furniture. The X Model variant sports durable black synthetic stocks with M-Lok and Picatinny accessory slots, while the Steel Lever Action version uses checkered American walnut. Other differences include a 5/8×24 threaded barrel and fiber optics sights on the X Model version. MSRP is $1,057 for the Steel Lever Action .360 Buckhammer and $1,091 for the Lever Action X Model .360 Buckhammer.
In 2003, the Big Boy was born after receiving enormous demand to make a pistol-calibered version of the flagship Henry Golden Boy .22. Twenty years later, the Big Boy and Henry’s other brass-framed centerfire lever action rifles are getting an overhaul to include one of the most requested features, a side loading gate, useful for keeping the magazine topped off while on a hunt or at the range. These rifles retain their original removable inner magazine tube as a quicker, safer way to unload the firearm. With the predecessors getting phased out as inventory depletes, the sweeping change affects 21 individual models, including some engraved editions and larger calibers like .30-30 and .45-70, all of which feature a polished hardened brass receiver, buttplate, and barrel band, genuine American walnut stocks, and the iconic blued steel octagon barrel.
“While the past couple of years have been trying in a number of ways, these new releases are a testament to the fact that we have no plans to take our foot off the gas any time soon,” said Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “Whether you plan on picking up the new revolver or you will be among those taking .360 Buckhammer out for its very first deer season, we thank you for choosing to spend your hard-earned money on a Henry.”
Henry Repeating Arms presents a check for $25,000 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) as part of the company’s Guns for Great Causes efforts. From Left to Right: Henry VP of Communications, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry CEO and Founder, Anthony Imperato, The Fund’s CEO, President, and Founder, Karen Guenther, The Fund’s Chairman of the Board, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., and Honorary Board Member, General James T. Conway. (Photo/Erin Kiernan Photography)
Rice Lake, Wis., Apr. 4, 2023 – Henry is honored to announce a donation of $25,000 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) in support of their mission to care for critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families. As one of the county’s leading firearms manufacturers, the company also created an exclusive limited-edition set of engraved rifles to further fundraising efforts.
Henry Repeating Arms produced a limited-edition three-piece set of custom Semper Fi & America’s Fund rifles, the first of which sold at auction for $19,000. A virtual auction is live until April 14, 2023, for the last rifle in the series, with all proceeds benefitting The Fund. (Photo/Erin Kiernan Photography)
“As part of our $1 million silver anniversary pledge and on behalf of all the employees of Henry Repeating Arms, I am honored to present this $25,000 check to Semper Fi & America’s Fund,” said Henry CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato, during a fundraising event at the Hudson Farm Club in Hopatcong, New Jersey. “Thank you to all who served our great country and thank you to those who work so hard to make Semper Fi & America’s Fund as impactful as it is.”
The check presentation preceded a live auction for the first rifle in a three-piece series, which raised $19,000 for the organization. The last rifle in the series is available to the public through an online auction hosted by Henry Repeating Arms. For more information or to place a bid in the virtual auction, visit item #978819602 on Gunbroker.com. All proceeds from the virtual auction will also benefit Semper Fi & America’s Fund.
Started in 2003 by a small group of military spouses looking to provide bedside support to the first wave of wounded soldiers and sailors returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Fund is now a nationwide network of staff and volunteers providing programs, immediate financial assistance, and lifelong relationships to service members in need and their families. Since its beginning, The Fund has helped 30,000 service members and given $300 million in assistance.
“Henry Repeating Arms’ generous donation will help our nation’s service members and their families to achieve the highest possible quality of life and independence,” said Karen Guenther, President, CEO, and Founder of Semper Fi & America’s Fund. “Our work would not be possible without the support of our donors and their investment in the lives of our military heroes.”
Since June 2022, Henry has donated over $750,000 to a wide variety of organizations through the company’s charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes, including those assisting the wounded, injured, and the families of those who lost a loved one in the line of duty be it military, law enforcement, or as a first responder.
For more information about Semper Fi & America’s Fund, please visit thefund.org.