Washington Times Editor meets with fans and fires a few rounds at NRA Headquarters

Emily Miller fires a GLOCK .45 at the NRA Headquarters Range in Fairfax, Virginia

Emily Miller didn't start out as a gun girl. She wasn't a hunter, she wasn't a competitive shooter or a collector by any means. She was simply a woman who didn't feel safe.

Here's how she described it in the "Washington Times":

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Claims "hunters make the coexistence of humans and wildlife sustainable"

America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd - Photograph by Daniel J Cox / Getty Images In his latest article for Time Magazine, Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle explains why America needs "to shake off sentimentality and see responsible hunting through 21st century eyes" ...

America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd
After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close--sometimes uncomfortably so--to all kinds of feral creatures. Why wildlife in the U.S. needs stronger management.

Faced with an outbreak of lyme disease and rising deer-related car accidents, the city council of Durham, N.C., authorized bow hunting inside city limits in November. Authorities in San Jose, ­Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted to allow hunting wild pigs within that city in October. Rock Island, Ill., one of the five Quad Cities on the Mississippi River, recently approved bow hunting in town, provided that it occurs in green spaces—golf courses, parks, cemeteries—or on private land. In Maine, new rules doubled the number of birds that wild-turkey hunters can take home … more on TIME Magazine's "America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd" ...

Know where to go for your Black Friday Specials

Black Friday deals at Brownells, MidwayUSA, Bass Pro Shops and more If you're one of the few, one of the brave, one of those souls who dares venture out on this Black Friday, then you better go out with a plan. For if you're going to make the most of the day and these holiday deals then you can't go out with plans to shop ... go out with plans to buy.

Where are you going to go? What are you going to get? Well here's a few ideas from the outdoor and shooting industry:

From Winchester Ammunition - Introducing new 1911™ ammunition line

Winchester Ammunition to celebrate legendary firearm with WIN1911™ ammunition line

Winchester's new 45 Auto Win1911 line of ammunition Alton, Illinois - The Model 1911 pistol is an American icon. Since its wide use in World War I, the M1911 pistol has become one of the most popular pistols of the last century - being made by almost every American firearm manufacturer. Winchester® Ammunition has now released The Win1911™ line as a functional ammunition line to accompany the M1911.

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From 5.11 Tactical - 5.11 Tactical Becomes Newest Official Partner Of NASCAR

Tactical Apparel & Gear Company To Utilize Cutting Edge Technology In Design Of New Uniforms For NASCAR Officials

Daytona Beach, Florida - NASCAR and 5.11 Tactical announced today at the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council Meeting in Miami a multi-year partnership that will designate the California-based company as the Official Tactical Apparel & Gear Supplier of NASCAR. As part of the new official partnership, 5.11 Tactical, a leader in tactical apparel and gear design, will produce high-performance uniforms for NASCAR officials across all three national series of NASCAR, as well as its national touring and weekly series.

Throughout the 10-month race season, NASCAR officials are challenged with one of the most physically demanding roles in the sport. The new uniforms will be designed to stand up to rigorous racing conditions, adapt to changing climates, and provide the durability and flexibility that are critical to perform the most strenuous of job functions in the garage. Images of the new uniforms are expected to be released in early 2014.

“The hard-working men and women that are tasked with officiating nearly 200 NASCAR sanctioned races each year should be outfitted with uniforms that ensure optimum performance and comfort throughout the demanding 10-month race season,” said Jim O’Connell, NASCAR chief sales officer. “5.11 Tactical has proven to be a leader in developing tactical apparel and we are proud to add yet another brand to our family of Official Partners this year.”

5.11 Tactical becomes the seventh company to officially partner with NASCAR in 2013. Official Partners that have entered the sport this year span across the technology, green, and automotive sectors, and include: Eaton Corporation, FDP (Duralast Brakes), HP, Liberty Tire Recycling, Prevost, and Sherwin-Williams.  

5.11 Tactical will feature the NASCAR bar mark across its multiple digital channels including its corporate website and will display its purpose-built tactical apparel and gear at-track each weekend. 5.11 Tactical is currently in the process of developing a new NASCAR apparel line that is expected to be available in 2014.

“5.11 Tactical is proud to partner with NASCAR and we look forward to developing innovative gear that can help benefit the sport,said Bob Neapole, 5.11 Tactical chief revenue officer. “Similar to NASCAR, our customer base is extremely brand-loyal. Having the opportunity to display the high-performance qualities of our purpose-built gear under the arduous conditions at-track each weekend will be highly beneficial to the broader 5.11 community.”

As part of this partnership, 5.11 Tactical joins the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council, which brings together an exclusive group of more than 60 Official NASCAR Partners four times per year to buy and sell products and services from one another. This exclusive business-to-business environment offers unique opportunities for many FORTUNE 500 companies to bypass the time and layers of corporate coordination that may exist to construct customized deals that help address specific business needs.

NASCAR logo The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

About 5.11 Tactical
5.11 Tactical Based in Irvine and Modesto CA, 5.11 Tactical collaborates directly with end users/operators to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of Military, Public Service professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 Tactical products exceed rigorous and exacting standards which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity. The 5.11 Tactical brand has established itself as the premier choice of Duty-Driven Professionals. Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical clothing, uniforms, station-wear, outerwear, footwear and accessories at www.511tactical.com.


Improving scouting and odds of criminal prosecution one photo at a time…

Taking a break from his hog hunting exploits in the great state of Texas, Kevin Reese shares his review of Spypoint's Live 3G trail cam with NRAblog ...

View of Texas hogs feeding from Spypoint's Live 3G trail camera Much of my writing over the years has revolved around scouting and preparation as key elements of successful and ethical hunting. While trap, game or trail cameras have been around for over 100 years, the past 15 years have demonstrated the single most aggressive swing in trail camera use for scouting and preparation. And, while trail cameras do significantly improve our ability to scout, plan and hunt, cameras are steadily evolving to include security. Over the past five years I’ve followed the security aspect of trail camera use quite closely and have enjoyed watching advances applied to one model after another. One company I’ve watched carefully over the past several years is SpyPoint.

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From Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. - Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Selects Smith & Wesson® M&P® Pistols

Department Awards Five-Year Contract to Smith & Wesson for M&P9 PistolsThe Smith & Wesson M&P5

Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that it has been awarded a firearms contract from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for new service firearms from the Company’s M&P Pistol Series. As part of a five-year contract, the LASD will purchase Smith & Wesson M&P9 pistols which will replace currently issued non-Smith & Wesson firearms. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department fields approximately 13,000 sworn and non-sworn personnel who are issued duty handguns.

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From Aimpoint - America’s First Indoor Hunting Shooting Center Coming to Grapevine, Texas!

Chantilly, Virginia - American Sportsman Shooting Center Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aimpoint Holding, has announced the launch of America’s first indoor hunting shooting center – the Sportsman Shooting Center located in Grapevine, TX. Sportsman Shooting Center is a fully enclosed, indoor training center that provides the opportunity for shooters to practice on dynamic hunting scenarios inside an air conditioned, live-fire cinema range using their own rifle and ammunition. Blaser® R8 rifles will be available for rental, and Norma® ammunition available for purchase in all major hunting calibers. Aimpoint® sights will be offered as well.

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4th of July 'Made in America' celebration on Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wisconsin -  Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce the launch of “Made in America” July 4th Salute on Thursday, July 4 from 7am – 7pm ET. The cutting-edge, multimedia initiative pays respect and tribute to America’s brave men and women serving in the armed forces. Throughout the day, soldiers will convey personal testimonials of ‘what it means to be an American’ on a day of celebration. Do not miss a full day of big adventure and unforgettable hunts and treasured moments of patriotism; beginning at 7am – 7pm ET.  

Check out a sneak peek of the July 4th Salute: https://sportsmanchannel.egnyte.com/h-s/20130628/bdb808e151f346e8Additionally, Sportsman Channel’s ‘July 4th Salute’ is incorporating an over-the-air theme for many of its top show hosts and viewers of ‘what makes them proud to be an American’.  Various quotes and responses will be gathered from social media and seen on the ticker at bottom of the screen. Independence Day creates strong emotions for each American and Sportsman Channel is encouraging our proud viewers to let their voices be heard and express their passion for the red, white and blue. On July 4th, visit Sportsman Channel’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to post why you are proud to be an American and share images of your July 4th celebration! 

“American sportsmen are able to enjoy the great outdoors because of the sacrifice and vigilance of brave men and women protecting our freedoms” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “We are humbled and honored to provide a platform for them to express their patriotic spirit on-air and online on Independence Day.”

For more information about Sportsman Channel’s ‘July 4th Salute’ visit, http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/

About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the sportsmen and women in the U.S., delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

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