WVU Champion Shooter Ginny Thrasher Wins First Gold of Olympic Games

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“American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. Thrasher, 19, beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final…

Advice for 3 Gun Competition Noobs From a 3 Gun Noob

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Reader Austin Knudsen writes: Last fall, I competed in my first real 3-Gun match, the Seekins Precision 3 Gun Team M<atch at the Parma Rod and Gun Club outside Parma,…

Texas State Rifle Association Foundation Ag Clays State Tournament Champs

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Austin, TX – The Texas State Rifle Association Foundation, Inc. (TSRAF), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that raises funds in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of…

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The Truth About 6.5mm Ammo

Ask anyone. Look on internet forums or in print magazines. Strike up a conversation at your local gun store. You’ll hear it everywhere: the 6.5mm family of rounds are like a mystical laser…

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CMP Competition Series 4: Building Balance for Better Shooting

I was a runner in college. I sprinted five miles a day every day cross-country like some sort of Dutch-German T-1000.  I ended-up paying for it in full this year, during months of…

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Match Director: Competition Makes You a Better Shooter [Contest Entry]

By RenagadeDave Practical pistol shooting is lauded by many as the ultimate in preparing for self-defense, while dismissed by others as potentially getting you killed in the streets. Regardless, the simulated…

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Getting Started in CMP Competition – Part 3: Choosing Your Ammo

(Find Part 1 and Part 2 in the series at these links.) By now you should have your CMP rifle in hand. A question I’m often asked is whether or…

I spent this past week in Phoenix shooting the Superstition Mystery Mountain 3-Gun Competition. I finished somewhere in the middle of the pack, which isn’t bad considering that I borrowed all of the equipment. And the guns. And hadn’t practiced with any of it. Or at all, really, for months. Anyway, I was competing in the new “stealth” division, which gives shooters the freedom to have red dots on all their guns — handgun included. I hadn’t spent much time with a red dot-equipped handgun before. Now that I have I can say this with absolute certainty: meh . . .

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Red Dot On A Handgun? Not As Useful As I Expected

I spent this past week in Phoenix shooting the Superstition Mystery Mountain 3-Gun Competition. I finished somewhere in the middle of the pack, which isn’t bad considering that I borrowed…

NSSF Fantasy Camp Pro Shooting Tips

Have iPhone will travel. Our Maximum Leader’s attending the NSSF’s Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not everything that’s happening in Vegas will stay there. He collared some of the best pro shooters in the business to ask them about their gear and pry a shooting tip or two out of them. Pros like Jessie Duff, above. You may not have been able to be there, but there’s no reason you can’t benefit from their wealth of knowledge . . .

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Have iPhone will travel. Our Maximum Leader’s attending the NSSF’s Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not everything that’s happening in Vegas will stay there. He collared some of the…

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: What’s Your ‘Sight Thought’

There’s a lot to be said for the KISS principle. Keeping it simple when you’re under pressure minimizes extraneous factors and frees you up to preform smoother, better and faster….

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Getting Started in CMP Competition – Part 2: Selecting Your First Rifle

So you’ve decided you want to compete in Civilian Marksmanship Program matches, be it at local clubs or with me at the national matches at Camp Perry. It all starts with…

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