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SD – Shooting Sports – Proposed Sturgis gun range under fire

RAPID CITY JOURNAL.COM May 10, 2018 – A social media post announcing a move by Sturgis Guns, currently at 2324 Junction Ave., to a proposed complex of buildings on privately owned land south of Interstate 90 and just outside the city limits, prompted concerns raised during a public comment portion of a Meade County Commission meeting on April 25. No action was taken at that meeting, but Sturgis Guns…

TX – Shooting Sports – She’s a YouTube sensation and NRA darling: Meet 9-year-old sharpshooter ‘Alpha Addy’

LOS ANGELES TIMES  May 6, 2018 – The gap-toothed 9-year-old girl walked the floor of her first National Rifle Assn. convention, her blond ponytail bobbing above earrings fashioned from bullet casings. When Addysson “Addy” Soltau arrived at the Smith & Wesson booth, she gravitated to a sleek silver .22 semiautomatic Victory pistol, a James Bond-style gun with a silencer attached. It was just out of reach. So her godfather…

Nat’l – Shooting Sports – Women Love Shooting Responsibly, and They’re Here to Stay

LIFEZETTE.COM May 7, 2018 – Guns are not just part of a boys club today, however. The number of women hunters, target shooters and gun owners has increased dramatically since the start of the new millennium. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, says that 10 percent of hunters were women in 2001. Meanwhile, the number of women target shooters increased 60 percent, from 3.3…

In Praise Of Plinking.

GUN BELTS.COM From the Archives – Ahh, plinking. It’s the first type of shooting that most of us are introduced to, and it’s certainly one of the most common that people engage in nationwide. Trips down memory lane aside, most people’s first shooting experience is usually plinking with a .22, which in other words is finding somewhere out in the country, setting up some cans, bottles or other improvised…

Plinking: Perfect Intro to Gun Safety & Shooting Sports

NRA FAMILY.ORG From the Archives – Recently on social media, some of us were reflecting on our favorite .22 rifles. And that got me to thinking about childhood, that first .22 rifle, and the fun we had plinking. For most of us, plinking was defined as informal shooting sessions at various and informal targets. Sometimes we get caught up in our various shooting persuasions and simply forget how much…

DC – Shooting Sports – How A Top ‘Guntry Club’ Steers Clear Of Politics And Stays Ahead Of The Game

FORBES.COM  April 26, 2018 – Greg Wodack likes a challenge – which is probably why, about eight years ago, he started trying to build the “coolest gun range in the world.” Elite Shooting Sports’ lobby glistens, from the polished floors to the giant script of the Second Amendment on the wall. There is a state of the art, $3 million air filtering system, a small café, lanes where shooters aim for…

NY – Shooting Sports – New York bill would ban riflery, trap shooting, archery in public schools

NEW YORK UPSTATE.COM April 26, 2018 – A state lawmaker from New York City has authored a bill that would end riflery, trap shooting and archery as a sport in public schools. Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, Democrat, represents the 67th Assembly District in western Manhattan. The bill, A10428, which was sent to the Assembly’s Education Committee, would amend the state’s Education Law and calls for the “prohibition of marksmanship and/or…

CA – Shooting Sports – Mother Lode Nuggets take on the competition at Sac-Valley Shooting Club

UNION DEMOCRAT.COM April 25, 2018 – The California Youth Shooting Sports Association held the first of two consecutive events at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center on Saturday. Windy conditions and high temperatures hindered the shooters throughout the day. In the rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nugget Joseph Long took first place while hitting 68 targets out of 100. It was Long’s fourth straight placement in the top five. …

NY – Shooting Sports – Trap shooting giving students new opportunities to try team sports (VIDEO)

WIVB.COM April 25, 2018 –  Locked, loaded, and ready to compete. Students from Gowanda High School are stepping up to the line, five at a time, practicing target trap shooting. “It’s fun to do,” said Connor Wight, a junior at the high school. “Follow through, keep both eyes open, pay attention to where the bird is going.” The junior is among the 27 students who have showed up to be a…

FL – Shooting Sports – Unreal: Kyle Kashuv Intensely Grilled By Police After Visiting Gun Range

TOWNHALL.COM  April 24, 2018 – Not everyone is on the pro-gun control train after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14 that left 17 people dead. The nation was shocked. The students of the school mobilized for a renewed anti-gun push, except Kyle Kashuv. He’s conservative. He’s pro-Second Amendment. Yet, Kashuv found himself at the center of an interrogation by police as…

Gun-rights advocates destroy Yeti products after boycott (VIDEOS)

FOX2NOW.COM April 24, 2018 –  Another company is reportedly cutting ties with the NRA. USA Today reports that cooler-maker Yeti is no longer doing business with the National Rifle Association’s charitable arm, the NRA Foundation. The paper cited a letter from a NRA lobbyist who said Yeti is no longer selling products to the foundation. The NRA foundation donates to competitive youth shooting teams, like the one that Florida…

A different twist on the gun debate at MSU’s Demmer Center

LANSING STATE JOURNAL.COM  April 19, 2018 – It’s been a tough time for shooting sports enthusiasts, what with the Parkland, Florida shootings and a national push to put more controls on guns in an important effort to make schools safer. So, the success of two mid-Michigan teens — Sara Nevin, 17, of Holt, and Lillian Warren, 14, of Perry — who are competing in the National Junior Olympics Shooting Championships…

GA – Shooting Sports – Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT  April 9, 2018 – Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have had on their lives. What do…

Long-Range Shooting Tips

NRA FAMILY.ORG  From the Archives – Like it or not, shooting at big game has changed. Evolving technology has created better optics, more accurate firearms and higher performance ammo. It also has fueled a growth in “long-range” shooting. Quite frankly, that’s the part I sometimes don’t like. This focus on long-range shooting at game may encourage people to overstep their skills and their equipment. Just buying the rifle, reading…

7 Golden Rules of Long-Range Shooting

MOSSBERG.COM  From the Archives – While long-range shooting can be an incredibly expensive pursuit capable of boggling your mind with the kind of physics equations that would make Sir Isaac Newton scratch his head, it doesn’t have to be that confusing—or budget busting. With the right gear and a proper understanding of the fundamental aspects of marksmanship, going long isn’t as lofty a proposition as you might think. Follow…

Nat’l – Shooting Sports – Head to Head: .22 Nosler vs. .224 Valkyrie

AMERICAN HUNTER.ORG (NRA) March 23, 2018 –  Two companies have developed cartridges based on that case head: Nosler and Federal, with their .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie, respectively. Both are designed as a long-range cartridge, offering a definite advantage over the ballistics of the 5.56mm/.223, both utilize long, heavy-for-caliber bullets which have the highest ballistic coefficients. They have similar features and similar performances, so let’s compare and contrast the two and see if one…

GA – Shooting Sports – While others march, these teens shoot. At targets.

YAHOO NEWS.COM March 24, 2018 – Nearly four dozen high school students gathered at the Rock Eagle 4-H Conference Center here on Saturday, at about the same time that another group of high school students gathered on an outdoor stage in Washington, D.C. Those at the D.C. rally had come to demand gun control. Those here in Eatonton had come to do some shooting. 

CT – Shooting Sports – NSSF Providing instructional video series for anyone involved in the shooting sports as well as firearms commerce.

NSSF.ORG –  March 23, 2018 – Looking to upgrade your shooting experiences? Stumble-bumming your way through a day at the range? Not to worry, the NSSF is here to help. The National Shooting Sports Foundation does many things for anyone involved in the shooting sports including hunters and those involved in self-protection, home defense and all facets of firearms use, care and safety. To that end they produce a variety of video…

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