Shooting Sports USA sits down with Olympic silver medalist and shooting sports legend Ruby Fox
Fairfax, Virginia - So you fancy yourself a competitive shooter. Have you heard of Ruby Fox? This month's Shooting Sports USA has an excellent interview with the former Olympic silver medalist about her life in the world of competitive shooting.
Born in Los Angeles, CA,
Ruby Ellen Fox learned how
to shoot from her competitive shooting husband,
Art. At the 1984 Summer
Olympics in Los Angeles, Canada’s
Linda Thom and Ruby tied for ﬁrst in
the women’s 25-meter sport pistol
with record-setting 585s. Thom won
the shoot-off 198 to 197, earning Fox
the silver. Ruby also competed in the
1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics.
More on Ruby Fox's Shooting Sports USA interview . . .
Shooting Illustrated covers the basics of carrying a rifle in your car or truck
Whenever possible, there's one thing Steve Adelmann never leaves home without ... a truck gun
Keeping a rifle on hand in your vehicle for emergencies is a good idea.
We live in times that generate a lot of interesting gun talk. It seems every contingency-based subject is covered in blogs, articles, over gun shop counters, on shooting ranges and even around dinner tables. I hear a lot of talk these days about “truck guns.” The concept of an emergency firearm kept in a vehicle is nothing new, but frequently hearing it from the mouths of a healthy cross section of our citizenry is—to me anyway.
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Shooting Sports USA rummages through the range bag of one of the shooting world's greats
Fairfax, Virginia - Between NRA Action, Tactical 3-Gun, Sportsman Team Challenge and Masters, professional shooter Bruce Piatt is a busy guy. Barb Baird from Women's Outdoor News recently caught up with the five-time Bianchi Cup champion to glean some insight from this shooting genius, specifically: What's in his range bag?
Bruce Piatt will be the first to tell
you that he is living the dream. As
a sponsored professional shooter,
he routinely takes the lead or
immediately challenges the leader.
More on what's in Bruce Piatt's range bag...
Joe Graham left the business world to help deliver NRA's message
- The National Rifle Association publishes six monthly magazines; American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s 1st Freedom, NRA InSights, Shooting Illustrated, and Shooting Sports USA
. And the man responsible for it all, one way or another, is Joe Graham.
“Publications is a crucial arm of the organization,” says Graham “It is the number one way members receive our information.”
As Executive Director of NRA Publications, Graham has spent the last 13 years doing just that — getting out the information. Making that happen requires an incredible amount of effort. Writing the stories, producing the art, and hitting your deadline means there is never time for a dull moment.
Simply said, he's a hardworking businessman who truly cares about the NRA and its Publications Division, or “Pubs” as it is known around NRA Headquarters.
More on Joe Graham and his work in NRA Publications ...
Century Arms International brings an affordable TT-30 clone to the States
B. Gil Horman takes the Serbian version of Russia's Zastava M70A 9 mm Pistol out for an American Rifleman spin
Zastava M70A 9 mm Pistol
The M70A is an affordable TT-30 clone with improved safety features and increased ammo capacity that works for self-defense.
In 1930, the Soviet military began investigating potential replacements for the aging Nagant M1895 revolver in use as its army's sidearm. By January of 1931, the Revolutionary Military Council sanctioned the testing of the new TT-30 semi-automatic pistol, designed by Fedor Tokarev. Chambered to fire the 7.62x25 Tokarev cartridge, based on the 7.63x25 mm Mauser round, the pistol passed inspection and was adopted for service.
More on American Rifleman's review of the Zastava M70A 9mm ...
Experiencing a whirlwind plains-game quest along South Africa’s eastern seaboard
When Editorial Director John Zent went on safari in South Africa, he went with thoughts of landing that long range heroic shot:
Spiral horns and Curious Diversions
Carefully laid plans for a classic African plains-game hunt take an unexpected turn.
We left the hills in mid-afternoon after failing to find the record-class buck known to be up there. Wind-blown mists from an imminent winter storm hindered glassing, and at any rate, we had another plan for evening. Beyond a well-kept farmstead, we came upon a behemoth green tractor dragging chisel plows over muddy ground, and assuming it was the landowner, stopped to thank him for allowing us to hunt the place. Emerging from the fogged-up cab was a big ruddy-faced man dressed in wool and brown duck. As we joked about wayward bucks and mud-splattered tractors, a lanky teenager popped out the door, and he was followed by two younger boys. Though fairer and less weathered, they clearly were the man’s sons, keen to help Dad christen the farm’s new machinery.
More on John Zent's African safari in American Hunter magazine ...
NRA Launches iPad Editions of American Rifleman and American Hunter
Fairfax, Virginia - American Rifleman, NRA's 127-year-old flagship publication, and American Hunter, the world's largest all-hunting magazine, have undergone digital makeovers and are stepping in the the digital world of the 21st century.
Available immediately in Apple's App Store, NRA supporters can enjoy both magazines on their iPads by downloading the NRA MAGAZINES app!
These aren't just digital versions converted from the monthly magazines. You'll still find the same expert articles and bold graphic design from the award-winning print issues, but the NRA is specifically building digital issues with bonus content like extra photos, extra sidebars, videos, computer graphics and other interactive features not found anywhere else; all to ensure the best reading experience possible!
"We are committed to providing the best reading experience possible for our members," said Joe Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. "The new iPad editions are designed to be convenient, easy to use and, most importantly, fun to read."
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Smith & Wesson's attempt to capture the semi-auto market began with a thud
Fairfax, Virginia - At the turn of the 20th Century, firearm manufacturers such as Colt, Savage and Remington were prospering in the pocket semi-auto pistol market. That's when Smith & Wesson decided to go for a piece of the pie. What they came up with was the Model 1913. Unfortunately for Smith, the reception was less than positive, as seen in one of American Rifleman's latest "I have this Old Gun ..." videos.
"It was guns like this that Smith learned lessons, basically, we want to keep making revolvers for a while," said American Rifleman Editor Mark Keefe.
More on American Rifleman's look at the Smith & Wesson Model 1913 ...
You're going to need a good rifle, a quality scope, a bipod, a butt-cuff and more
Shooting Illustrated's Richard Mann takes you through the basic steps of becoming an effective long range marksman:
Long Range for Dummies
You don’t need $8,000 worth of gear and Navy SEAL sniper training to connect at 500 yards. Get hits by keeping things simple.
Whacking targets at stupidly long ranges has become the cool thing to do. Indeed, it’s gratifying to get behind a rifle, fire a single shot and hit a target the size of a guitar five football fields away. For many, this mastery of ballistics and pulling triggers seems as complicated as calculus and as expensive as an addiction. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, even an average rifleman with about $3,000 in equipment can be deadly efficient out to 500 yards, with no training at all.
More on Shooting Illustrated's Long Range for Dummies ...
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