Tips on the who and what to listen to when it comes to defensive shooting
B. Gil Horman has a few thoughts with it comes to listening to thoughts out there on the range ...
5 Defensive Shooting Tips to Avoid
Lifelong gun owners are usually well-meaning, but often they dole out some “sage” defensive shooting advice that is in desperate need of salt.
It was way, way back in the pre-Internet dark ages when I decided to start learning about defensive shooting. At the time, I really didn't have anyone to turn to for advice beyond the guys at the gun shop and the gun writers. Today, those who are investigating firearms for personal protection have a veritable ocean of information to dive into. Websites, books, videos, periodicals and online forums abound.
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Peek inside the range bag of the most accomplished female shooter in Olympic history
Fairfax, Virginia - This month's issue of Shooting Sports USA sees Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News sit down with famed shooter Kim Rhode. The five-time Olympic medalist is the most accomplished woman shooter on the world stage and one of the best shotgun shooters out there. As always, Barb only had one question: What's in your range bag?
Get a look inside Kim Rhode's range bag ...
NRA Magazine provides shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches
American Rifleman, American Hunter, and America's 1st Freedom are the magazines most NRA members are familiar with. But for the competitive shooters out there, there's no better resource than Shooting Sports USA - now in it's 100th year of publication ...
Fairfax, Virginia – Shooting Sports USA, the National Rifle Association’s monthly journal for target shooting enthusiasts, is celebrating more than 100 years of reporting on competition shooting. The number one resource for target shooters, the magazine features shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches.
Sign up for a free subscription and begin receiving a digital copy each month at www.shootingsportsusa.com.
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Latest steps by HSUS to ban hunting goes through the Department of the Interior
Outdoor writer Adam Heggenstaller digs deep into what the Humane Society is trying to do to public lands ...
HSUS Attempts to Drive Hunters, Shooters from Public Lands
NRA and other conservation organizations call for Interior Department to reject lead-ammo ban petition; Hornady urges hunters and shooters to take action.
In a July 23 letter submitted to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, NRA and 32 other conservation organizations call the recent lead-ammo ban petition filed with the Department of the Interior (DOI) by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other anti-hunting groups “quite simply an attempt to drive hunters, and subsequently recreational target shooters, off of Federal public lands. It is unnecessary, has no basis in sound science and should be rejected by the Department.”
The HSUS petition, filed in early June, demands DOI implement rules that ban hunting ... more on the Humane Society's attempt to shut down public lands ...
From NRA Publications - NRA Family InSights Announces Caption Contest
Grand Prize of LaserLyte Trainer Bullseye Kit
Fairfax, Virginia - NRA Family InSights, the entertaining and educational magazine for junior NRA members and their families, has announced a caption contest to give away a LaserLyte Trainer Bullseye Kit. Enter the contest at http://www.nrafamilyinsights.org/articles/Win-LaserLyte-Trainer-Bullseye-Kit-With-Your-Wit.
“Photos are an important part of any magazine, whether online or in print,” said Managing Editor Wendy LaFever. “But without context, some photos are begging for a caption and we think our readers can come up with some very clever ones.”
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American Rifleman and NRA Museum provide background for Discovery Channel debut - video below
Fairfax, Virginia -
Late last month, a crew from Discovery's American Heroes Channel (AHC) descended upon the National Firearm Museum for an afternoon of education. Education from our experts on the guns that made the Old West - that made the Gunslingers.
An effort by AHC to profile the major gunfights and gunfighters from the Old West, Gunslingers debuts tonight at 10:00pm eastern with "The Tombstone Vendetta". Here's a quick description from the AHC website:
Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin and Tom Horn. Juxtaposed with vivid reenactments, expert commentary is layered throughout each episode to ensure the authenticity and historical accuracy of each story. Contributors include: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Bob Boze Bell, the executive editor of True West Magazine; and actor Kurt Russell (Tombstone).
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Is over-penetration is a point of contention or an overrated concern?
Gun scribe Richard Mann examines over-penetration during a time of conflict ...
We talk about it all the time, but is over-penetration really something we should worry about in a self-defense situation?
A bullet passing through a threat and continuing with the potential to cause unintentional damage to a bystander or object is a situation commonly described as over-penetration. The occurrence could be a bad thing if you shoot someone who is attacking you while your wife is standing behind the attacker. On the other hand, a bullet that passes through one bad guy and strikes another could be a good thing if the two are lined up to beat you with a claw hammer. Statistically speaking, neither incident is likely to occur.
But let’s imagine a crazed murderer breaks into your home, and you shoot through him. Could that bullet continue through a wall and hit a family member or neighbor?
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Cleaning and maintaining your firearm means better performance on the range or in the field
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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