From GLOCK - GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines
at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting
Smyrna, Georgia - GLOCK will continue to support the Young Marines organization by contributing another $50,000 at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 13, at the GLOCK Booth #3824 at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Expo, held Oct. 13 – 15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW, Washington D.C.
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After three decades in production, American Rifleman clears up a few facts about the Desert Eagle
B. Gil Horman, our man out West, delves into the history of the Desert Eagle semi-auto ...
Nine things you didn't know about the Magnum Research Desert Eagle
This massive pistol's long and colorful history still generates plenty of discussion. To find the answers to nine of the top questions about this beefy big-bore semi-auto, we went straight to the expert.
The Magnum Research, Inc. Desert Eagle Pistol is an unusual semi-auto that enjoys a nearly universal level of recognition thanks to its regular appearance in movies, television shows and video games. In production for over three decades now, this massive pistol's long and colorful history generates plenty of questions in on-line discussions. To find the answers to nine of the top questions folks have about this beefy big-bore semi-auto, we went straight to the expert with the inside story: master gunsmith, designer and director of manufacturing for Magnum Research, Jim Tertin. Here's a countdown of what we learned:
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From GLOCK - Tori Nonaka Earns the 2014 USPSA National Ladies Championship
Smyrna, Georgia – Team GLOCK’s Tori Nonaka once again captures the USPSA Lady’s Championship, taking the Limited Class and B Division National titles home for 2014
The Back-to-Back ladies champion took the Limited 10 title in 2013 marking the record books as the youngest female competitor (now age 19) to win a National title... more on Nonaka's win at the USPSA Lady's Championship
From mountain tops to TSA scanners, find out what Nick Mowrer carries around in his range bag
Fairfax, Virginia - The October issue of Shooting Sports USA comes face to face with Olympic pistol shooter, and three-time NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Champion, Nick Mowrer. As usual, Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News only has one question for the young marksman: What's in your range bag?
He comes with a spirit born of the years of service as an everyday range bag and
Wild West ingrained in every fiber— a competitor who loves the challenge of shooting sports and who yearns for the next event. Nick Mowrer
shoots International Air Pistol, Free Pistol and occasionally, 50-Meter Prone Rifle, on the
U.S. Olympic shooting team. In his spare time, he also does very well in High Power rifle.
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From GLOCK - GLOCK Annual Shoot a Record Breaking Success - Celebrity Shooters Clifton Collins, Jr. and R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” Battle it Out for Top Shot
Smyrna, Georgia - Nearly 1,350 competitors and enthusiasts attended the
GLOCK Annual Shoot
XXI & Gunny Challenge X hosted by
becoming the most highly participated action pistol match in World history.
The weekend-long match held outside Conyers, GA at the
South River Gun Club
exceeded participation expectations. The level of attendance reaching 1,350 people, making it the most highly attended GSSF event in its 21 year run.
R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” presided over his namesake match and was assisted by this year’s celebrity guest shooter, Film & TV star Clifton Collins, Jr. who is most known
for his roles in the films Pacific Rim, Star Trek, and Capote, which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Top scores in Distinguished Revolver and Semi-Automatic competitions
Albuquerque, New Mexico - The second most popular name called during NRA's National Police Shooting Championships awards ceremony last week was that of Douglas Peoble. A deputy for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Peoble has all the promise of the rising star in the competition.
"He's a real good shot," said 2014 NRA Grand Aggregate Champion Robert Vadasz. "We've been training him a little and he's coming along fine."
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Your concealed-carry Shield can easily become your home-defense handgun
Shooting Illustrated Handgun Editor Dick Williams takes Smith & Wesson's M&P Shield on a test run ...
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
Our Handgun Editor gets trigger time with the newest—and smallest—member of Smith & Wesson’s M&P semi-auto pistol family.
If I could use only two words to describe the original Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic pistols, those words would be “superb ergonomics.” And if you were to object with my conclusion because the gun didn’t fit your hand, I would simply tell you to switch backstraps until it did. Among the three different size backstraps provided with the gun, there’s one that will fit just about everyone.
In whatever chambering you choose (9 mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP) the original M&P makes a great duty, home-defense or car/truck gun. Concealed carry, however, is a different matter. For many of us, pistols using double-stack magazines aren’t that easy to conceal, at least not if we’re going to move about in society and look reasonably normal. Cutting the wide-body pistol down in length and height may help, but that alone doesn’t get the job done.
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Final match of NRA championship pits department against department, agency against agency
Albuquerque, New Mexico - There's never enough time to squeeze everything in. Time to schedule your shotgun match, zero in your pistol, or (for some) find the right shoes. I know ... but they tell me the right shoes can make all the difference. Who knew.
One event we don't even bother squeezing in until the day after the awards banquet is the team match. Exclusive to those will to wait around for a Thursday afternoon, the team matches are the one and only time competitors are allowed to take or provide coaching. Might not sound like much, but a little insight can do a long way.
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Vadasz captures NRA's Grand Aggregate title by 56 points
Albuquerque, New Mexico - In the middle of an otherwise routine relay, Robert Vadasz’s quest for a fifth consecutive National Police Shooting Championship (NPSC) fell into question. His gun jammed. There were two rounds left in the magazine. Precious seconds were ticking away.
“It’s 12 rounds in 20 seconds with 1 reload,” Vadasz recalled. “I get through one magazine with no problem. Reload, come back out, get through 4 rounds and experience a slide lock failure. Rip the magazine, reload, come back up and let 2 rounds fly.”
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