SPD received NRA grant for training ammunition

SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Police Department was recently awarded a $3,500.oo grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. The grant will pay for training ammunition that will be used to train officers to be proficient using their duty weapons.

“Training ammunition is generally a full metal jacket since in a training environment we aren't concerned about penetration issues. Training ammunition is less expensive so we can purchase more of it which allows us to practice more often.  Although it’s rare for us to actually use a weapon in the line of duty; unfortunately it does happen on the extreme rare occasion. Our officers have to be ready and proficient if that time comes, and this grant will help us accomplish that,” said Seguin Police Chief Kevin Kelso.

About The NRA Foundation Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at