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Dads, daughters ready for range
San Angelo Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just weeks ago, members of the San Angelo Gun Club heard about the first National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day. "The idea was brought up at the monthly club meeting and it was decided it would be an excellent project," club treasurer Janette Story said. On Saturday, June 9, the club is hoping to have 60 girls ages 10 to 18 at the club's range to participate in firing .22LR rifles. More

2012 US Olympic team spots for 4 shotgun athletes to be determined
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The nation's best shotgun competitors will put years of hard work and training on the line May 17-20 in hopes of earning the right to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun are coming to the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club outside Tucson, Ariz., and securing one of the four Olympic spots available will be as intense as the desert heat. More

Chess for the Big Guns

From 9mm Pawns to 30-06 Kings, this chess set is a sure hit for the avid gun lover! Each piece is modeled after actual ammunition calibers, and skillfully crafted from solid brass and aluminum. Being the perfect combo of brain and brawn, Chessammo is truly a set to die for!

Sporting clays herald arrival of spring
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With warmer days sweeping America, many gun ranges that were closed during the winter months have now reopened. While a common sight of spring is colorful flowers, in many areas those flowers have been joined by more color — bright orange clays stacked in throwers on sporting clays courses. Sporting clays is described as "golf with a shotgun." More

FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...

Concealed carry: Why the uproar?
Columbus Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio's concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old that day. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google "Ohio concealed carry 2003" and prepare to be astonished. More

Tom Mack wins first Pan American
National Sporting Clays Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Congratulations to Tom Mack, winner of the inaugural Pan American Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Runner-up was Edward Arrighi, and Randy Barrington finished third. Lady Champion was Jenni Clark. The new competition was open to any shooter in North, Central or South America. It will be held at the National Shooting Complex in even years. More

Zerust® Rust Prevention Products
Our products save you from having to use oil and WD-40 on your firearms & weapons every year. Even with continuous application, oil will eventually dry up and WD-40 will gum and turn into a varnish over time. In fact, oil can wind up causing damage to your wood stock as well as your bullets. Instead, save time & money by using Zerust Products to prevent rust and corrosion. MORE

Critic's misguided view of shooting ranges bill; NSSF provides the facts
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In response to a recent op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, NSSF would like to help clarify what the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act will accomplish. First, however, we must correct some statements the writer has made. The writer suggests that both gun owners and private ranges would be paying a tax to provide funding for public shooting ranges. In truth, this funding mechanism has been in place for 75 years. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Give shrinking quail population a hunting break
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mike Leggett: "I've tried in every way I can to figure this out, but I just can't. Maybe it's because I listen every afternoon to two hapless bobwhite roosters hopelessly calling for a mate out behind my house. Maybe I look at quail numbers and see an empty game bag. Maybe the folks at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department know something nobody else knows. Maybe they have information that contradicts the overwhelming evidence that quail populations — nationwide — are in long-term, steady decline." More

Mule Deer Foundation starting new South Texas chapter
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Mule Deer Foundation is looking for members for a new chapter in South Texas. The Mule Deer Foundation, a 25-year-old grassroots conservation organization, is starting a local chapter in the Cameron County area. An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday, May 16, at the Loma Alta Skeet and Trap Range, 500 Old Port Isabel Rd., Brownsville. More

Conservation best taught via hunting
Longview News-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People who don't hunt can misunderstand the sport replenishes ducks and wildlife of every stripe and shape, a conservationist planned to tell young Texans. "The best thing for Texas ducks is to teach kids to hunt them," said Rob Olson, president of the international Delta Waterfowl Foundation that puts resources into habitats to preserve the wildlife species. "We want to put back two ducks into the air for every one that we shoot." More
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