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FL – Shooting Sports – Long-Range Shooting – In the Good Ol’ Summertime

PR NET May 21, 2018 – The Big Daddy of long-range shooting competition is the Precision Rifle Series or PRS  (www.precisionrifleseries.com). The vacations, blue skies, and warmer temperatures of summer mean … more time on the range, shooting!  And there are many, many opportunities during the summer months to hone your shooting skills and test those skills against your fellow shooters. All the while using state-of-the-art Ballistic, of…

AZ – Shooting Sports – Sharpshooter Sarah Schrade can handle her guns

KINGMAN DAILY MINER.COM May 17, 2018 – Sarah Schrade grew up a tomboy, chasing her older brother around on their dirt bikes and hanging out with his friends, as long as she was tolerable. And when they went quail hunting in the desert and some boy told her she shoots like a girl, well, she was proud to have resembled that remark. This 17-year-old girl with long, flowing brown…

CT – Shooting Sports – Ryan Cleckner Long-Range Shooting tips, AR-15 Maintenance, Shotgun Mounting Drill (VIDEOS)

NSSF.ORG May 17, 2018  Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner explains how proper head and scope position is critical to consistent long-range shooting. Gunsite Academy instructor and gunsmith Cory Trapp demonstrates the proper way to field-strip, clean and lubricate an AR-15 carbine. Trapp also offers several important technical tips and hints for maintaining your modern sporting rifle, including lube points. 

WY – Shooting Sports – Wyoming State Hunting Championships set for Upton

RAPID CITY JOURNAL.COM May 17, 2018 – Of all high school state championships — football, golf, soccer, speech/debate, track and field, etc. — none are more “Wyoming” than the state hunting championships. The 11th annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge, will be June 9 at the Upton Gun Club. Young hunters do not need to qualify in a regional or district tournament to compete. All Wyoming youth 18 and under, and young…

NY – Shooting Sports – Bill to ban high school rifle teams just makes NRA’s case

BUFFALO NEWS.COM  May 16, 2018 – When 17-year-old Bailey Begovich puts on the stiff canvas jacket and pants that help stabilize muscles and minimize movement, she knows that such physical control is only part of the challenge when she aims her air rifle. But the chance to hone them could be in jeopardy thanks to an asinine bill from a downstate Assembly member who wants to ban air rifle …

Q&A with Kirsten Joy Weiss

NRA BLOG.COM From the Archives – In general to begin to prep or target shooting, I would say to look into a fairly accurate (around 1 moa which is roughly a 1 inch group at 100 yards, so half an inch roughly at 50 yards and so on) bolt action 22 lr with a consistent trigger. It is almost always better to start with iron sights rather than a…

Jon ‘Trick Shot’ Wilson, a World-class Gunslinger

GOOD MEN PROJECT.COM From the Archives – “The sport I’m in is called fast draw,” said Jon Wilson aka Trick Shot, 52 year old champion gunslinger from Pasadena, California. “What you’re doing is taking a single-action gun, a revolver, cocking it firing it as fast as you can off of a stimulus.” That stimulus is most often a light that signals shooter to draw and fire, yet it…

NY – Shooting Sports – Bill targets school riflery teams, citing ‘gun culture’

THE NEWS AND ADVANCE.COM May 11, 2018 – Jillian Zakrzeski’s skills with an air rifle earned her three New York state high school shooting championships, a berth in the Junior Olympics and even recruitment to a college rifle team. But a proposal in New York’s legislature would outlaw all high school shooting sports programs in the state — including air rifle teams and archery clubs — on the premise…

VA – Shooting Sports – Second Acts: Champion Shooter Vera Koo

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG (NRA) May 11, 2018 – Vera Koo admits that after she turned 70, she saw a drop-off in her performance. Age has not stopped this champion action pistol shooter from competing in challenging matches, though. If anything, she trains smarter, not harder. Currently, she is training to compete in the shooting sports’ most prestigious match, the NRA Bianchi Cup, held at the end of May in Columbia, Mo….

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…

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