NRA provides financial aid for college students of U.S. law enforcement

Jeanne E. Bray Fairfax, Virginia - Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, the Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship program offers college scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester (for up to four semesters) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership.

Pictured at right, Mrs. Bray became a Life Member in 1967 and was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 1984. She served on the Clubs and Associations, Nominating, Public Affairs, and Women's Policy Committees. However, her work for NRA went beyond the boardroom.

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Guns and gear from the Law Enforcement/Tactical venues of SHOT Show in Vegas

Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle on display at SHOT Show 2015 in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - If you venture into the Law Enforcement section of NSSF's SHOT Show know they're in store for something different. A different assortment of guns and gear reserved for those who live their lives to protect and serve.

And what's so different about the guns and gear? Plenty.

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Come to the NRA watch our top gun guys in action

NRA's Gun Gurus set inside NRA headquarters

Fairfax, Virginia - By now you've probably heard of NRA's Gun Gurus. Mr. Jim Supica and Mr. Philip Schreier of the NRA Museums. For the past three seasons you've watched as they've traveled from one end of the United States to the other reviewing firearms, telling their history and placing a value on that treasured heirloom.

Now they're doing something different.

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Cleaning and maintaining your firearm means better performance on the range or in the field

NRA Family Insights guide to cleaning your gun The staff from NRA Family Insights sat down to bring you the basics for how to properly clean your firearm ...

How to Clean Your Gun
Can your firearm pass the white-glove test? Here's how to keep your gun clean and safe to use.

Cleaning and maintaining your guns preserves their functionality and value, and keeps them safe and accurate. The effort and attention you put into maintaining your firearms will pay off in peace of mind that your guns will do what you need them to do. Good maintenance habits help you know your gun better, and have more confidence in its performance at the range or in the field.

Once you have the gun disassembled, start with cleaning the bore. The rifling at the muzzle is critical to accuracy. You don’t want the cleaning rod to bang against the muzzle opening. Over time, this can widen the muzzle opening or leave it misshapen, so clean from breech to muzzle whenever possible.

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Form Crosman Corporation - Crosman Corporation To Host USA's Largest regular season field target event

Fred Eichler of Sportsman Channel’s “Predator Nation” to compete

Crosman Corporation To Host USA's LARGEST REGULAR SEASON FIELD TARGET EVENT

Bloomfield, New York - Five years after hosting its first field target competition, Crosman Corporation will welcome 100 competitors in six disciplines at the largest event of its kind in the United States. The Northeast Regional Field Target Championship hosted by Crosman will feature participants from fourteen states and Canada competing July 12 and 13 on the company’s Bloomfield, NY campus.

“What began as a helpful gesture to a shooting club when they were no longer able to host the event has turned into the top open competition in the country for field target,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. “Technically it’s a regional competition but we draw participants from across the U.S. and we have international competitors as well.. This year we have them coming from as far as California and Colorado,” added DeBoard. 

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First time female shooters learn rifles, pistols, shotguns and more at NRA's Women on Target clinic

Teen shooter at an NRA Women on Target clinic smiles as she sits to fire a blackpowder rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this week, we told you about the Women's on Target clinic held at the Arlington Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. What you told us is more. Let's see the ladies out there busting clays, tuning up targets and having an all around good time. Well we're not about to disappoint.

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Wondering what to do today at the NRA Convention? We've got Governors, workshops and more ...

9 acres of guns at the NRA Convention in Indy

Indianapolis, Indiana - Day one at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting was a doozy. Hundreds of thousand of members traveling from across the United States to celebrate a taste of the freedom they hold so dear. And boy were they rewarded. In addition to the hundreds of vendors lining the halls and walkways of the Indiana Convention Center, there were workshops, seminars and a little thing we like to call the NRA Country Jam.

Though there wasn't room for everyone to enjoy everything, that doesn't mean there isn't more fun, informative, and potential lifesaving experiences waiting to be had. Some are more fun than lifesaving, but that doesn't mean one should be pushed aside in favor of the other. We leave that choice up to you.

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President's Day shotguns and pistols from Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Cleveland at Bass Pro Shops

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Winchester Model 21 Shotgun

Fairfax, Virginia - There have been a few changes to the guns on display at the National Firearms Museum since the last President's Day.

Long story short ... they're not here any more.

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From the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - Shooting ranges can apply for grant through March 17

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has first shot at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Shotgun Range opening

Salem, Oregon — Non-profit shooting ranges based in Oregon are invited to apply for a cost-share grant to improve their facilities. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. PT on March 17, 2014.

The application can be found online at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/range_development.asp

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