International Pistol shooter and Olympic gold medalist Sandra Uptagrafft opens up her shooting bag
Fairfax, Virginia - The December issue of Shooting Sports USA, features Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News sitting down with Sandra Uptagrafft, International Pistol shooter and gold and silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics, to ask one question: What's in your shooting bag?
The first time Sandra Uptagrafft shot a
firearm, she had to—for Army Basic
Training. “I found it challenging and
quickly showed some skill. When I
came home and started college in the early 1990s, a group of us wanted to join a rifle team, but our school didn't have one. We found a coach willing to teach us pistol and even provided equipment, so we started a team and began competing in collegiate matches. From
those matches, I was recruited by the Army
Marksmanship Unit. Within a year, I made the
National team, and that was the start of my
International Pistol career,” explained Uptagrafft.
Uptagrafft is one of the few Olympians married
to another Olympian—Eric, who is a member
of the National Rifle Team. (Matt and Katešina
Emmons are another Olympic couple and are
both rifle shooters.) Now in the Navy Reserves
specializing in information technology, Uptagrafft
shoots Women’s 10m Air Pistol and Women’s
25m Sport Pistol on the U.S. Olympic team.
More on Sandra Uptagrafft's shooting bag ...
Boxed .44 Special was 500,000th Bulldog made by Charter Arms
Fairfax, Virginia - There was such a positive reaction to last week's boxed presentation gun on Curator's Corner that we decided to do it again. Actually it was NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier who decided ... but why get messy with the details.
What we have here is the 500,000th .44 Special Bulldog made by Charter Arms.
More on Charter Arms' Bulldog donation to the NRA Museum ...
NRA's largest competitive match of the year begins January 1 and you can compete at your home range
Fairfax, Virginia - Are you looking to do some competitive shooting this winter? The 2015 NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships start January 1 and they're the NRA's biggest match of the year. Unlike NRA's Bianchi Cup or National Matches at Camp Perry, the Indoor Championships are shot as a postal match, through multiple sectional tournaments all across the country. This means you can join the action from the comfort of your local range. There's no need to travel half way across the country!
Results are sent to the NRA where they're compared to everyone else's and winners are determined. It's a fun way to compete with many other shooters and it's easy to get involved.
More on the 2015 NRA National Indoor Championships ...
Alex Chichkov is coming off two World Championships titles and has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Fairfax, Virginia - In the November issue of Shooting Sports USA, Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News catches up with Alex Chichkov, World Champion pistol shooter and 2016 Olympics-hopeful, to ask the young marksman one question: What's in your shooting bag?
Not bad. Not bad at all when a 19-year-old competitive shooter can say he’s already won two World Championships at the recent 2014 World Shooting Championships in Granada, Spain, (Jr. Men’s Standard Pistol and Jr. Men’s Sports Pistol). Alex Chichkov, who emigrated from Bulgaria with his family when he was three, lives in Tampa Bay, FL, and hopes to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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G42 offers the benefits of the Glock platform in a truly pocket-size pistol
Shooting Illustrated asked Duane A. Daiker to take a look at the latest from GLOCK: the G42 ...
Few handguns have been as highly anticipated as the single-stack Glock chambered in .380 ACP. This year, American consumers can finally benefit from an ultracompact deep-concealment pistol designed by the legendary Austrian company: the G42.
Undoubtedly, Glock was late to the party with a micro-size .380 ACP handgun. By the time Ruger introduced its LCP in 2008, the race to produce miniature .380 ACP pistols was well underway. Similar offerings appeared from most of the major manufacturers, and the “9 mm Kurz” was the hot pistol caliber for several years. Although Glock had models in most every popular semi-automatic chambering, a .380 ACP was noticeably absent from its lineup—at least in the United States. Glock actually has a double-stack .380 ACP available in overseas markets: the G25. U.S. law, however, prohibits domestic sale of the G25 due to import restrictions.
More Shooting Illustrated's look at GLOCK's G42 ...
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:
More on the 9 things to 9 about the Magnum Research Desert Eagle ...
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
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