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6 essential drills for concealed carry
Guns
Shooting drills are a pistol instructors' greatest ally. Often undervalued, these simple exercises strengthen students understanding of concealed carry concepts as well as basic shooting principles. These six drills have made their way into instructors' curriculum.
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Area Coordinator's Corner
IDPA

Ken Reed
Your Name: Ken Reed

AC Area of Responsibility: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho

Why do you shoot IDPA? I originally started to test myself in self defense situations. I continue because of that reason, and to enjoy the great people I have met along the way, locally, nationally and internationally. They are the best.

What do you like about being an AC? It is a way of giving back to IDPA, and to help make the organization better.

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SOs needed for weeklong Scholastic Pistol Program
IDPA
Many of you know of the Scholastic Pistol Program, which is the largest national youth Action Shooting program.

SPP is an enjoyable team handgun sport of "speed shooting" featuring steel targets. Youth from ages 12-20, plus full-time college students, are eligible to participate in SPP.

We are in need of Safety Officers for one of our SPP events in the Greater St. Louis/Southern Illinois area that is being held at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex the week of July 13-18. SPP uses IDPA range commands as well as IDPA classifications for the type of stock pistols; we use (Stock Service Pistol).

All those working will also get a chance to win one of three guns from random draw! Each day you work you get additional chance to win. Plus there will be additional random draw prizes from our sponsors so you will have a chance to win so great prizes for your help!

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Private colleges in Texas haven't pulled the trigger on campus carry
CNHI via Jacksonville Progress
Students and professors soon will be allowed to pack pistols on Texas campuses, including the University of Texas and Texas A&M, but it remains to be seen whether private colleges and universities will accept firearms, as well. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a just-passed bill that gives holders of concealed handgun licenses the right to bear sidearms on public campuses. But private institutions are left to make their own choices.
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Snubbies and handgun accessories prove popular
Gun Digest
Snubbies and handgun accessories are hot commodities in gun shops around the country. This recent winter, Roger Howe, owner of L&R Arms Exchange, has been selling a large number of handguns for concealed carry customers. But whereas the in-demand handguns in 2014 were .380 semi-autos, now his customers are much more interested in buying "snubbies," or snub-nosed revolvers. Leading the pack here are Taurus Model 85's in .38 Special and various Rossi revolvers in .38 Special, as well as .357 Mag.
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Empowering women through handgun training
KVII-TV
Several of the nation's top female competitors in handgun shooting were in Amarillo recently for a 3-day intensive training camp for women called Babes With Bullets. The instructors hold these camps in multiple states each year, with the goal of empowering women through firearms training.
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Legendary gunmaker Colt files for bankruptcy
CNNMoney
The legendary American gun maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy, but says that will not affect its business operations. Colt, which has been making guns for 160 years, on Sunday sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware. The company, based in West Hartford, Connecticut, said the filing with allow an "accelerated sale" of its business operations in the U.S. and Canada.
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Gun groups denounce push for handgun licenses
The Hill
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates are assailing Democrats for a controversial legislative proposal that they say would restrict access to handguns. People would be required to obtain a license before purchasing some firearms under the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, which was introduced Thursday by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and a trio of Connecticut lawmakers.
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Woman shoots man trying to rob her at Houston gas station
Houston Chronicle
A woman was "cool as a cucumber" when she opened fire at a man who tried to rob her at a gas station in northeast Harris County, Texas, sheriff's deputies said. The woman, in her mid-30s, pulled into an Exxon station. She was in the driver's seat when a man suddenly got into the passenger side. He pulled out a knife and demanded her cash, Harris County sheriff's deputies said. The woman agreed and reached over to her purse. But instead of money, she pulled out a pistol.
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MATCH CALENDAR

Date Match Location
June 18 Carolina Cup — Tier 4 Oxford, N.C.
June 20 Mississippi Showdown 2015 (MS State
Championship) - Tier 3
Como, Miss.
June 26 Beast of the East 2015 — Tier 3 Easton, Pa.
June 27 Virginia State IDPA Championship at Kettlefoot — Tier 3 Bristol, Va.
July 10 Pennsylvania State IDPA Championship — Tier 3 Hunlock Creek, Pa.
Aug. 15 One Shot Tactical Ontario IDPA Provincial
Championship - Tier 2
Sundridge, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 21 Patriot Match presented by National Sporting Goods Tier 3 Match Lewistown, Pa.


 



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