AFAD Defense and Sporting Arms Show unfurls at Megamall

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SHOWCASING the best line of imported and locally made firearms and paraphernalia,

THE Association of Firearms and Ammunitions Dealers of the Philippines Inc. (AFAD) returns for the second installment of the 28th Defense and Sporting Arms Show starting Thursday until Monday at the Megatrade Hall of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

AFAD president Hagen Topacio said the show is part of the group’s vigorous campaign and activities to bring back the luster in the industry after being sidelined for nearly three years of hardship due to pandemic restrictions.

“The AFAD is excited anew to showcase world-class locally made and imported firearms, ammunitions and paraphernalia once again after three years,” Topacio said.

“The success of the show’s first installment last July really boosts the spirits and enthusiasm of AFAD members and partners,” said Topacio, a Vietnam 31st Southeast Asian Games silver medalist in shotgun.

“The pandemic really affecting not just our industry but all the sectors and communities. In this second part of the expo, expect us to showcase more and new line of product is available for all responsible gun-owners,” he added.

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has confirmed his presence on opening day. The gate open at 11 a.m.

Topacio added that new sets of exciting activities are line up during the five-day event as well as the usual tete-a-tete between the visitors and distributors to resolve and answers all inquiries regarding their needs and product availability.

He added that enthusiasts could also learn a thing or two as AFAD will conduct seminars and educational programs on self-defense, responsible gun ownership, firearms safety handling and regulation policy on gun ownerships.

“AFAD in collaboration with the Philippine National Police and other concerned agencies are always at the helm and ready to help in the processing of the needed documents for licensed applications and renewal,” Topacio said.

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