Shooting Wire

News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Armscor-Rock Island Armory Summer Kickoff Ammo Giveaway

Armscor-Rock Island Armory is kicking off the summer with a special promotion for its TCM Series fans. Any purchase of the M22 TCM BA rifle qualifies the buyer for a free box of TCM ammo upon registering the firearm with Armscor-RIA.


XS Sight Systems, Inc. Pulls Trigger on Expansion Plans

Due to an increase in customer demand for its products and the need for additional operating space, XS Sight Systems has expanded into a new location. The company will move its operations further down the road to 2401 Ludelle St., Fort Worth, Texas.


2016 Hernando Sportsman's Club 4-H Rifle Team Wins Again

Team spirit, diligent practice sessions, coaches and parents who give of their time freely, and a "friends and family" atmosphere amongst the young competitors, equated to winning results at the 2016 4-H State Rifle Competition for the Hernando Sportsman's Club 4-H rifle team members, for a fifth year in a row.


Action Target Releases New Shooting Stalls

Action Target Inc. announces its release of the Sentry Stall: a new stall design for indoor shooting ranges. The Sentry Stall, in addition to Action Target's industry-leading Defender Stall, allows range owners to customize their ranges with a selection of stall designs and options.


STI International Hires Josh Dow as Gun Production Manager

STI International recently announced the appointment of Josh Dow as Gun Production Manager. Josh had most recently been the Machine Shop Manager at STI, where he implemented changes that improved machining operations and increased productivity.


FMG's Online Editor Talks Carry at Home

FMG Online Editor Mark Kakkuri is inspired by the late, great gun-guy Jeff Cooper's adage "if you can't put your hand on your gun right now, all this training is wasted" in his online reviews of the Nighthawk Custom T4 (9mm only) and Stirn IWB holster for comfortable, inside-the-home concealed carry. He also shares some great how-to videos of the orange-colored Kershaw Leek knife.


This Week on GUNTALK Television

This week on GUNTALK, we put out the call for family and friends to nominate a person who deserved to win a day of training with Chris Cerino. The winner had no idea what was waiting for him when he arrived home.


This Week on Guns & Gear

This week, Guns & Gear features the new Smith & Wesson revolvers with LaserMax lasers; supreme gun cleaning products from Slip2000; Mossberg's Patriot rifle; Springfield Armory's .45 and 9mm 1911 RO Compacts; and Stag Arms' competition-ready Model 3T.


American Rifleman names Precision Hunter Ammunition of the Year

Hornady Manufacturing received a National Rifle Association Publications Golden Bullseye Award during a special ceremony at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings. Hornady received the award for Precision Hunter with ELD-X bullet, which has been chosen as the 2016 Ammunition Product of the Year by American Rifleman magazine.


U.S. Olympic Team Trials

The Easton Foundations Gator Cup is the second of four U.S. Archery Team (USAT) Qualifier Series Events of the 2016 season where archers earn valuable points towards a spot on the national team. The event will consist of official practice, a 72-arrow ranking round, and head-to-head elimination matches. The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Archery, final nomination shoot is the last of a three-part trials process.


RCBS' New M1000 Scale for Serious Reloaders

The new M1000 mechanical scale provides right- or left-handed operation and a wealth of big-time features at an affordable price. Featuring a proven design that lets you weigh up to 1,000 grains with +/-0.1-grain accuracy, the M1000 also offers RCBS' magnetic damping system for fast readings, and maintenance-free movement.


FFLGuard and FastBound Team Up

FFLGuard announced that it is partnering with the innovative team at FastBound to support their cloud-based ATF compliance software Acquisition and Disposition Record software for Federal Firearms Licensees.


AR9 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

The Wilson Combat AR9 9mm pistol caliber carbine was designed to be the new standard in pistol caliber carbine reliability. The use of common 9mm service pistol magazines makes it an ideal choice for patrol, home defense and cost-effective tactical training.


Gold Coast Armory Renews NSSF Rimfire Challenge Support

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Gold Coast Armory has donated $20,000 in support of the Rimfire Challenge Program.


Potterfields Donate Over $157,000 to Support Youth Shooting Sports

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $157,348 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports. This donation stems from a matching program offered by the MidwayUSA Foundation and is further proof of their commitment to provide sustainable financial support to youth shooting sports teams across America.


Defensive Pistol Championship on Shooting USA

This week, Shooting USA is at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Guns Nationals at the S&W indoor range in Massachusetts. On Impossible Shot, George Sutton demonstrates as Mr. Flintlock on the most common target for exhibition shooters – playing cards.


Beretta Team Shooters Turn In Excellent Results

The Northeast Regional Sporting Clays Championship held at M&M Hunting Preserve (NJ) this past weekend is in the record books. Team Beretta amassed an incredible eleven podium finishes.


HK SP5K Pistol Comes to the USA

Heckler & Koch introduced the new SP5K pistol at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. A semi-automatic pistol based on the MP5K, the all-new 9 mm SP5K was developed by Heckler & Koch as a sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the famous submachine gun.


SportEAR Donates Hearing Protection and Portion of Sales to Wounded Veterans Waterfowl Club

In honor of Memorial Day, SportEAR is partnering with Wounded Veterans Waterfowl Club to give combat veterans a free day in the field for relaxation and recuperation. Axil, the parent company of SportEAR, will donate hearing protection and a portion of its sales generated during the week of Memorial Day through June 3 to the non-profit.


Into the Fray: Your Car as Cover

USCCA's "Into the Fray" video series gives a look at using a car as "cover" in a critical incident. If you are forced to defend yourself near a vehicle, focus on keeping the engine compartment between you and the threat.


Caldwell G2 Chronograph and Duramax Targets

The Caldwell Ballistic Precision G2 Chronograph is inverted, able to accurately measure velocity from point to point than conventional chronographs, and even works indoors. The new Caldwell Duramax Self-Healing Targets react to being hit by bouncing, rolling, spinning or flipping.


Sportsman's Team Challenge National Championship Attracts Industry Giants

Doug Koenig, Competition Director of the Sportsman's Team Challenge announces an outpouring of industry support for the upcoming match June 10-12, 2016 in Grand Island, NE. Sponsors include Hornady, the NRA, NSSF, Sierra Bullets, Chamber-View, Ruger, Otis Technology and many others.


OTIS TECHNOLOGY a Sponsor for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program

For the 3rd year in a row, Otis Technology has signed on as a Gold Level sponsor for the 2016 National Championships that will be held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, on July 9-16.


National Archery in the Schools Tournament

Dallas Ecological Foundation's (DEF) Outdoor Adventures program was well represented at the recent National Archery in the Schools (NASP) program with 200 students from nine North Texas schools participating in the competition out of a pool of more than 13,000. The tournament was held in Louisville, Ky. May 12 through May 14.


Free Family Firearms Safety Seminars at Bass Pro Shops

Las Vegas Bass Pro Shops, Tactical West Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife will present two free seminars on firearm safety and training to help gun owners take steps to handle and store firearms responsibly.


Apex Sponsors 2016 King of New England

Apex Tactical Specialties announced it will once again be the presenting sponsor of the King of New England Series. The King of New England is a three event concurrent competition taking place during the IDPA shooting season and will feature four stages from each of New England's three biggest IDPA championships.


FEATURE

Bianchi Cup Now Underway in Columbia, Missouri



Dennis Willing, the National Rifle Association's Director of Competitive Shooting Sports, officially opened the World Action Pistol Championships - better known as The Bianchi Cup -yesterday at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Columbia, Missouri. Shooters from around the world are competing in for the overall title along with titles in specific categories.



(Caption: Colorado's Glenn Ashton takes his turn at the Falling Plates during the opening day's competition of the NRA's Bianchi Cup.



The Bianchi Cup is known to be a family-friendly event. It's not unusual for more than one generation of a family to be competing -or for the family to bring along their pets. Rules being rules, ear protection is mandatory for everyone- even the proverbial sleeping dog. All photos by Jim Shepherd/OWDN.


Jun 4
Yakima, WA.
Jun 9
Wichita Falls, Texas
Jun 10-12
Grand Island, NE
Jun 10-12
Jun 18
Moses Lake, WA.
Jun 24
KELLEC Range, Random School Road, Rosenberg, Texas 77471
Jul 9-16
Marengo, OH
Jul 9-16
Marengo, OH
Jul 16-18
Billings, Montana
Aug 1-7
USA Shooting International Shotgun Range, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Oct 15
Atlanta, Indiana 46031, USA

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