Veteran, mom, and decorated champion explains her firearm history

Surprising Julie Golob at SHOT Show 2015 in Las Vegas
Surprising Julie Golob at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada - You'll be hard pressed to find a better shooter out there than Smith & Wesson Captain Julie Golob. After eight years in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, she's gone on to win multiple national championships and titles including NRA's Bianchi Cup as well as all of USPSA's division.

All of this while wrangling a pair of ankle bitters back in Kansas City. And if you're a parent, or an aunt/uncle, you have to wonder which is tougher - keeping up with the kids or keeping up with the bullseyes.

Now while I'm sure you're dying to hear about the wonders of parenthood, I'm heading in a different direction this afternoon. We're just going to ask her one question. A three part question. What was her first gun, last gun, and plans for the next gun.

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Swedish sight maker unveils new micro at the SHOT Show in Vegas

Aimpoint's new Micro T-2
Aimpoint's new Micro T-2 on display at SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range
Las Vegas, Nevada - If you wandered about halfway down the line of SHOT Show’s Media Day at the Range then you probably happened upon the Aimpoint booth. As popular a stop as any other, the crew on hand was eager to show off their latest piece of engineering ingenuity - the Micro T-2.

“We changed the geometry of design for enhanced optical performance,” Aimpoint rep Keith Weaver explained. “What that means you can see the red dot more clearly, especially when using the 3-x magnifier.

"We also added front and rear protective flip covers, more protection for the adjustment turrets, and a lot more. Want to give it a try?"

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General Dynamic's tests Short Stop® training ammo at SHOT Show's Media Day

Always on Target Short Range Training Ammunition at SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - There was so much to see last week during SHOT Show’s Media Day at the Range. Lost in a plethora of rifles, pistols, and shotguns were a few jewels just waiting to be discovered. One we happened upon, and were dazzled by, was from General Dynamics Ordanance and Tactical System; the Always on Target Short Range Training Ammunition (SRTA).

“It has the characteristics as a ball round at a reduced, maximum range,” explained Business Development Manager Ruben Regalado. “So you can do a lot of the training you would do with a ball round with no fear of overflight.”

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NRA All Access nominated for five categories at Outdoor Channel's 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards

NRA All Access

Las Vegas, Nevada - NRA All Access, our hit TV show that debuted on Outdoor Channel last winter and takes viewers on a behind the scenes look at the people and programs of the NRA, received five nominations at the 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards.

Held last thursday during the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference in Las Vegas, Outdoor Channel's Golden Moose Awards celebrate the network's most popular programs and on-air talent from the past year.

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The final days of SHOT Show in Vegas and the work ahead

The NRA booth at SHOT Show 2015 in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - The doors to SHOT Show closed around 4pm Friday. The once bustling hallways jammed to the gills with carts, stand ups, and every imaginable version of humanity slowly deconstructed into a waif-like facsimile of an old west ghost town. Booths were broken down, products boxed away, and the remaining inhabitants shanties about like extras from The Walking Dead.

Show veterans properly prepped for the week operated at about 80% efficiency. Rookies, especially that ignored the warnings, were lucky to the 50 mark. You could see it in their eyes. Recovery would take some time.

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Keefe honored with Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award at SHOT Show

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American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark A. Keefe IV was honored this evening with the prestigious Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) State of the Industry dinner, held annually during the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show.

The award, given by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and NSSF, recognizes communicators within the firearms/shooting sports/Second Amendment arena who grasp the ideals, foster the commitment and display the talent Grits Gresham showed during his storied career.

Keefe was appointed editor of American Rifleman magazine in 2000, and was promoted to editor-in-chief of American Rifleman and "American Rifleman Television" in 2003. He started out as a volunteer at the National Firearms Museum in 1989 and became a curatorial assistant there in 1990. He joined the American Rifleman staff in 1991 ... find out more about Keefe and the Grits Gresham award ...

Guns and gear from the Law Enforcement/Tactical venues of SHOT Show in Vegas

Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle on display at SHOT Show 2015 in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - If you venture into the Law Enforcement section of NSSF's SHOT Show know they're in store for something different. A different assortment of guns and gear reserved for those who live their lives to protect and serve.

And what's so different about the guns and gear? Plenty.

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A quick update from a past-California Rifle & Pistol Association President

Las Vegas, Nevada - It's difficult to miss Tony Montanarella when he enters a room. The square-jawed quasi-hulking California boy taking each step with a deliberate smile he just can't help but deliver. And why not? Things are going well for the past-president of the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA).

"We've got some big plans in mind for 2015, our Year of the Veteran," said Montanarella.

The newlywed Anaheim Police Department Sergeant is fresh on the heels of a success stint as the CRPA President. But that doesn't mean it's time to slow down.

"There's never time to rest on our laurels. We're always doing our best for the membership and fight the good fight in California."

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Cabot shows off meteors, mammoths, and affordable luxury at SHOT Show

Damascus steel 1911 with mammoth tooth grips

Las Vegas, Nevada - High quality firearms and Cabot Guns go hand-in-hand. Cabot's President Rob Bianchin has a simple philosophy when it comes to high quality guns. "Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun," he says with a laugh. Utilizing 100% American-made products, the company strives for excellence in every aspect. From the time Cabot starts with raw 4140 billet American steel to the time one of their custom 1911s are complete, it takes a total of four months. Creating the slide and frame alone takes 30 hours per gun. With that time, however, comes extreme precision.

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