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Close Calls: Two Skeet Shooters Struck By Lightning
from Field & Stream
Brent Kuehne and his friend Josh Renuch were struck by lightning last spring while they were skeet shooting. In this article, Kuehne tells the story. More

NSSA/NSCA Launch New Web sites
We have reorganized and made more efficient the NSSA and NSCA Web sites. In order to give the membership time to get acclimated to the new pages, we will be running both the old and new pages in parallel for the month of November. The new Web pages will fully replace the current Web pages beginning on December 1, 2010.

The current (old) web page is: (Skeet) or (Sporting Clays)

The new web page is: (Skeet) or (Sporting Clays)

Please report any issues or problems to the NSSA/NSCA by e-mail ( or by telephone (210-254-1540)

Attention Skeet Shooters
from NSSA
The monthly list of shoot difficulty factors has been posted on the NSSA web site in both pdf and Excel formats. Click here

Attention Skeet Shooters: Change in the Class All-American Program
from NSSA
A program error was identified and corrected on October 27th regarding the beginning HOA classes. Please be sure to check your standings and accumulated points. Click here to view the Class All-American standings.

Attention Skeet Shooters: View Your Points Detail
from NSSA
You are now able to view your points detail for both the Class All American race and the Open All American race. Any member who has set up a login account with the NSSA and is able to view their shoot history is now able to also see their points totals for both races. There are two additional links at the very bottom of the page that has the link to your shoot history. One link is labeled: Class All American Shoot Details; and the other is labeled: All American Shoot Details. Contact NSSA at 210-688-3371 if you have not yet set up a login account.

Free Skeet Clinic for California Skeet Shooters
from NSSA
For the past eight years Ginny Fazer has held a free skeet clinic in California alternating between Northern and Southern California for the greatest exposure. We have had over 900 participants in the last eight years and only 3 percent of those were registered shooters. The requirement for a registered shooter to participate is to bring at least two non-registered shooters to the clinic. All of the gun clubs tell us that they have more recreational shooters and new club memberships after the clinics. The clubs have all given the clinic a reduced target price as their donation. More

A Fort Riley Success Story
from NSSA
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Complex took place Aug. 28 at Range 34. The event lasted less than 20 minutes; getting the project up to that point, however, took some time. "The skeet and trap process has been a long one," said Melissa Kinney, marketing chief for For Riley's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "It took well over a year to get the contract awarded." The Skeet and Trap Complex has been a dual effort between Fort Riley's garrison, the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group and FMWR. More

The Learning Curve Long or Short?
from The Paragon School of Sporting
Where do our shooting skills come from? How are they developed and acquired? With each trip to the course, each of us is building an inventory, or database, of muscle movements and sight pictures necessary to successfully complete a particular shot. At Paragon we call that, Familiarity. It is a mental inventory or database of sight pictures and swing movements - based on the target presentation in front of us. A presentation we will see again. And again. Building this critically important Familiarity requires training and repetition. More

Video: How to Pick a Shotgun for Target Shooting
Learn some basic tips on how to pick a shotgun that's right for your experience and skills in this free instructional video on advanced target shooting. More

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