RIO sponsored shooter Alberto Fernández wins the gold medal in the ISSF World Championship Trap in South Korea

RIO sponsored shooter Alberto Fernández wins the gold medal in the ISSF World Championship Trap in South Korea

• With this result, the Spanish multi-champion clinched a spot for the next Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo in 2020.

RIO sponsored shooter Alberto Fernández claimed his second ISSF World Championship title after beating Erik Varga from Slovakia in an exciting final. Fernández also matched his previously-set World Record with 48 points in the shoot-out, breaking all but two clays during the decisive series. Varga finished very close with 47 points in what might have been one of the greatest finals in a long time.

With this gold medal, the Spanish multi-champion also clinched a spot on the next Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo in 2020. Fernández will be shooting RIO cartridges in the Olympics for the fourth time in his career, after competing in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro.

“I can’t express with words what I feel after winning my second world title and ensuring a place in the Olympics, which is my greatest aspiration as a trap shooter. I want to thank everyone that has supported me and of course RIO, which has been by my side for years. This is also their success as RIO’s Star Team Evo is the best performing cartridge one can shoot”, explained Alberto Fernández.

“For us it is a great honor to see our cartridges being shot by the world champion. It is a testament to the high-performance of our products and also the result of a long-standing partnership with Alberto. This is what happens when the best join forces”, added Eduardo Baeza, Director of RIO Ammunition in the US.

Fernández previously won the gold medal on the ISSF World Championship in Munich in 2010. In addition, he has six World Cup individual gold medals and one World Cup Final gold medal between 2011 and 2017. He completes his record book with two silvers and two bronzes.

RIO AMMO announces the launch of new product specifically to support the NRA

RIO AMMO announces the launch of new product specifically to support the NRA

Manufactured in Marshall, Texas, the new RIO Patriot Pack features a distinctive outer sleeve design holding one hundred 12-gauge cartridges that are designed for Wing & Target shooting. The Patriot Packs also feature RIO's commitment to the NRA's mission. While the lines are being drawn and many companies in the sporting goods industries are withdrawing their support for the rights guaranteed in our Constitution, RIO is stepping forward to renew its support for the second amendment.

RIO's proud support for the NRA takes two separate approaches. First is in a direct contribution of one dollar for every Patriot Pack sold through June 15th of 2019. These funds will prove crucial in the NRA's various educational and legislative initiatives aimed at preserving our firearms rights for future generations. Second, RIO is working with the NRA to offer a membership discount of up to $40 if customers sign up through a special URL found only on the Patriot Packaging.

"By helping to fund vital NRA programs," says Darrell Morrow, National Sales Director for RIO, "and by compelling our customers to sign up for an NRA membership, Rio is helping to ensure that the qualities of discipline, respect, good sportsmanship and loyalty, all key aspects of the shooting sports, are carried forward to the next generation of collectors, hunters and competitors."

“We are grateful for RIO’s commitment to the Second Amendment.” says Todd Grable, Executive Director of Membership for the NRA, “It is critical to have partners who stand with all of us in protecting our Second Amendment rights and preserving America’s shooting sports heritage.”

Patriot Packs are produced in RIO Ammunition's 105,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Marshall, Texas production facility. This facility, one of three operated globally by Rio's parent company, MAXAM Outdoors, is capable of producing over 300 million shot shells annually at full capacity. This facility not only creates some of the finest cartridges in the world, it also creates solid American jobs in east Texas.

RIO Ammunition strengthens its commitment to clay shooting with the sponsorship of the ISSF World Cup shooting range in Tucson, Arizona

RIO Ammunition strengthens its commitment to clay shooting with the sponsorship of the ISSF World Cup shooting range in Tucson, Arizona

The company has also loaded the shotshells used by the shooters during the training sessions at its Marshall, Texas, factory.


Dallas, Texas, July 13 - RIO Ammunition is sponsoring the ISSF World Cup shooting range in Tucson, Arizona. With this sponsorship RIO Ammunition, based in Dallas, Texas, further strengthens its commitment to sports shooting, a sector in which the brand is a reference since being founded more than 120 years ago.

RIO is sponsoring range number 2 and is a supplier of the training shotshells for shooters during the competition. To mark this special occasion RIO has released a limited edition of their emblematic Star Team Evo cartridge with "World Cup 2018" engraved in the hull. These special shotshells have been loaded at the company's Marshall, Texas, factory which is one of the most advanced in the world and the only non-metallic ammunition factory in the state. In addition, the company will have a VIP area inside the shooting range for all their shooters, collaborators and clients.

This World Cup will also see the debut in the International RIO Team of Antonio Bailón who is currently 10th in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) ranking. Antonio joins the other Spaniard Alberto Fernández, who holds 7th position in the ranking, and between them they have 16 medals in ISSF World Cups and World Championships.

"At RIO we are proud to continue to support shooters and hunters from all over the world as we have been doing for more than 120 years. This sponsorship is another example of our commitment to this sport and to the US market. During the next few days the best international shooters will be able to test the performance of these specially-loaded cartridges from our Marshall factory and for those of us at RIO it makes us proud to do what we do.", explains Eduardo Baeza, RIO’s Director in the US.