NRA Webinar covering Women on Target, Refuse to be a Victim and Wilderness Escape

Fairfax, Virginia - While NRA's programs are meant for everyone, we do have a few that specifically cater to those of female persuasion. Programs created to welcome women into the wonderful world of shooting sports. Along with said programs are awards, endowments, scholarship and matches to match. But I'm might as well be talking Klingon to most of you, right? Here's how we're going to fix that.

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Receive priority status on range grants as a member of the NRA Gold Medal Club

NRA Gold Medal Club

Fairfax, Virginia - Is your organization an outstanding member of the shooting sports community? Does it go above and beyond in striving to meet the NRA's goals? Apply to join the NRA Gold Medal Club.

Why?

How about preferential treatment received when requesting a NRA Range Grant - a $5,000 award for the acquisition, development, and improvement of shooting facilities. When you're a Gold Medal Club member, your Range Grant application is automatically moved to the front of the line.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply or renew your club for the NRA Gold Medal Award! Whether you're applying for the first time or renewing your status, paperwork is due by February, 15, 2014.

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Club Awards winners invited to NRA's Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Northern Virginia

NRA Club Awards

Fairfax, Virginia - As the year rolls down to an unavoidable end, there are still a number of housekeeping duties for NRA Program Managers to handle. Scores from the year's final matches to be calculated, certification for our most recent instructors to be (for lack of a better word) certified, and prizes for the top clubs of the year to distributed.

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NRA helps clubs around the United States host 3-Gun competitions, the world's fastest growing shooting sport

Fairfax, Virginia - In case you haven't noticed, 3-Gun competitions have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years. In fact, it's the fastest-growing action shooting sports in the world. The NRA, wanting to bring the fun, exhilarating, physical challenge to new and intermediate shooters, is introducing NRA Sports 3-Gun Shooting Events. Safe, mildly competitive, and fun for the whole family, these recreational experiences have something for everyone.

And creating your very own NRA Sports 3-Gun Experience is easy! We're working with clubs across the country to bring the non-traditional action packed, sport to your local range. Events can incorporate either a .22 (3GE.22) or airsoft (3GAS) version into your club's schedule and bring shooters to your range in droves for the thrilling new experience.

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Paradise Club receives Henry Rifle for Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program accomplishments

George Collins and Mark Myrdahl with the Henry Rifle presented to the Paradise Gun club by the NRA

The NRA recently recognized the achievements of one Paradise Rod & Gun Club in California with a little more than a certificate and a thanks. When we asked for their thoughts of our recognition, this is what they sent:

The Paradise Rod & Gun Club in Paradise, California, is a private membership club affiliated with the National Rifle Association. With more than 500 members and families members have access to our rifle, handgun, trap and archery ranges.

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Hear about NRA Sports, Club Insurance, Range Grants and more at NRA Convention in Texas

There will be tons of seminars and events at the NRA Annual Meeting for families, groups and businesses. From the Air Gun Range to the Wall of Guns, the National Rifle Association has been lining up activities for months. An always popular favorite is Sunday's Clubs & Associations Workshop.

"Anyone looking for ideas on how to improve their range or club, then this is the workshop that you can't miss," said NRA Clubs & Associations Marketing Manager Son Nguyen. "We have a great lineup of experts that you're not going to find anywhere else in the world."

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Get your grant application moved to the top of the pile as an NRA Gold Medal Club

NRA Gold Medal Club Fairfax, Virginia - What have you been waiting for?

It's the last day. The closing day. The final day that you can register as an NRA Gold Medal Club for 2013. Why do that ... a number of reason.

Just ask the folks at the Cumberland Riflemen in Millville, New Jersey or the Minnesota's So is the Northwestern Gun Club in Duluth. Both will tell you about the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with achieving such a goal.

Then there are great outfits like the River City Rifle & Pistol Club in Mason City, Iowa and the White Oak Rod & Gun Club in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania that have been with the program for a while now too. All doing great work helping to advance America's long tradition of excelling at the shooting sports.

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Five Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun stages for the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club

Pistol section of the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club NRA Club Champion Challenge

The NRA Club Champion Challenge was introduced in 2012. Calling on clubs, businesses and groups across the country, the Champion Challenge invites those of all skill levels to take their turn for a friendly afternoon of pistol, rifle and shotgun matches ... like the one held up north at the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club.

Thanks to the staff up at Tenafly, here's a report on their first match:

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Rifles from Brazil, Sweden & Soviet Union take aim in New Mexico

The New Mexico Military Surplus Rifles & Pistols Shooters in Albuquerque

While we weather out the winter winds here in the DC Metro area, Patrick Hernandez and his colleagues from the New Mexico Military Surplus Rifles & Pistols Shooters (NMMSRPS) are taking to the sands of Albuquerque. Though their temperature isn't all that more welcoming then ours, they braved the conditions for a chance to take part in their Mid-Range High Power Shooting Match.

What makes this match so special? Sure, the NMMSRPS is an NRA Club, but there are thousands of those. What makes this match special, and what makes all the matches of the NMMSRPS so special, is that they are all shot with Military Surplus Firearms.

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