WED | JUNE 26, 2019

Walker’s announced the recent USPSA Division win by champion competition shooter Jessie Harrison. She captured a First-Place finish while competing in the Ladies Open Division, shooting her custom Taurus pistol.
With the new Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame, Hwansik Kim took high overall for the Production Optics division at the 2019 Extreme Euro Open in Hodonice, Czech Republic.
Hornady congratulates the performance of Team Hornady shooter Jessie Harrison, at the USPSA Area 7 Championships, in Dunbarton, NH. Harrison won the Ladies Open Division and placed 5th overall using Hornady 9mm 125gr. HAP bullets loaded for the 38 Super Comp.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce that Team Ruger’s Randi Rogers claimed the High Lady ESP divisional win and finished second overall at this year’s Texas State IDPA Championship held at the Mission160 Shooting Range located in Whitewright, TX.
Taurus announced that Jessie Harrison, professional competition shooter and Captain of the Taurus Shooting Team, took First Place in the Ladies Open division and earned a Fifth Place overall standing in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association Area 7 Championship.
Hornady congratulates Team Hornady shooter Scott McGregor for his performance at the Nordic Components and Vortex Optics Tri-Gun. He won the Heavy Optics Division using Hornady 308 Win 155gr. BTHP American Gunner ammunition in his rifle and 40 S&W 180gr. XTP American Gunner ammunition in his pistol.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers announced that Alison Levine will be the featured speaker for the 2019 NASGW Appreciation Dinner held at the NASGW Expo in Orlando, FL. The Appreciation Dinner is sponsored by Winchester Ammunition.
Proven Arms & Outfitters is excited to announce the SIG Days at their 13329 Worth Ave, Woodbridge, VA location. Meet with top SIG Sauer Experts, learn about SIG Gear, get SIG Swag, and just for walking in the door you could win a SIG P365 and a holster.
FN America, LLC announced the release of a limited-edition FN 509 Tactical with battle-gray slide and black frame, available exclusively through RSR Group, Inc. retailers nationwide.

Legacy Sports International recently hosted 4 days of valuable in-house seminars, training and hands on range time for their Territory Sales Representatives team in Reno, NV.
DRD-LLC has been awarded a fixed quantity-fixed price contract for M4 Uppers to a US Allied country in Asia. The end user is upgrading their older M16 weapon systems with DRD’s billet uppers, M-LOK compatible handguards, 14.5” M4 barrel, front & rear flip up sights and carbine stock assembly kits.
MidwayUSA announces the release of "Bushbuck with a Double Rifle," a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.

Barrett announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Shoot Steel Inc. to design, manufacture and market a Barrett branded collection of high-performance steel targets. The Barrett collection will include 3/8" and 1/2" target lines.
Champion Range and Target announced that it has awarded 2019 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships to 4-H student-ambassadors in Alabama and Missouri. Christina Green, from Enterprise, Alabama and Hunter Todd, from Centerview, Missouri were chosen as the award recipients.
Midsouth Shooters Supply celebrates their 50th Birthday this July, and with it comes a time of celebration not just for the company, but for anyone who shops with them. Throughout July, customers will have the chance to take home more great deals than ever before, plus prizes.

Hornady received three awards at the 40th Annual Telly Awards, for direct marketing, sound & sound design and branding. The company received two Bronze Telly Awards in sound & sound design and branding for their “6.5 Creedmoor, It’s kind of a big deal!” video and one Bronze Telly in direct marketing for their “Hornady 2019 New Products Overview.”
Galco Gunleather’s new StukOn-U pocket holster has a "Gripper Shell" exterior so the holster grabs the inside of the pocket. The closed-cell foam substrate gives the holster shape and sturdiness, and a layer of 420 denier packcloth lines the holster to protect the handgun and smooth the draw.
The Gun Cleaning Patch Catcher from MTM CASE-GUARD keeps the mess of gun cleaning to a minimum by trapping solvent splatter and dirty patches from the end of the gun barrel. Simply slide over the muzzle, pull tightly on the strap to lock it in place, and clean the barrel.

Kestrel Ballistics has partnered with Hornady to launch an all new advanced ballistics weather meter for hunters and shooters. The Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady 4DOF is now available online and currently shipping to customers.
Hogue Incorporated has crafted the HandALL Beavertail grip sleeves to fit the Springfield XD-E. Perceived recoil is reduced by Hogue’s soft rubber, the beavertail design fills the palm of the hand and added finger grooves provide a secure hold.
A rifle collaboration between Volquartsen Firearms and Davidson's Gallery of Guns has been accomplished. Davidson's has released two exclusive Second Amendment themed Volquartsen rifles.
SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to announce the 2019 Industry Choice, Optic of the Year KILO3000BDX Rangefinding Binoculars are now shipping. They can be used on their own or be paired with a Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Riflescope and SIG BDX app.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released a new video public service announcement urging shooters and hunters not be the cause of destructive wildfires.


The Tennessee Scholastic 3-D Archery Outdoor Target State Championship had over 100 people in attendance. Shooting at distances set past their normal 3-D max, archers fired 36 arrows for qualifying scores, which seeded a head-to-head tournament for eight of the classes.
Wisconsin S3DA hosted a 3-D and Outdoor Target Regional at Outagamie County Conservation Club in Hortonville, WI. 9 WI S3DA clubs sent participants to both the 3-D and field target competitions.
Honored American Veterans Afield and ACADEMI Corp announce the very successful completion of their 8th Annual HAVA/ACADEMI Family Day at the ACADEMI training facility in Moyock, NC. Nearly 300 disabled veterans, family members, kids and volunteers participated in the all-day event which featured 8 shooting stages on the range, 2 meals, gift bags, kids events and a police attack-dog demonstration.
The Garand Collectors Association’s Board of Directors has purchased generous CMP gift certificates to be awarded to the top M1 shooters at the CMP National Matches at Camp Perry as well as all of the CMP Travel Games.
Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce that their popular limited run Freedom Edition Triggers are back in stock in time for the Independence Day holiday. Additionally, Apex is offering free shipping on all orders from now through July 4th, with orders over $100 receiving a free Apex patch.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is giving away a Crossfire Red Dot Optic with any REC7 or REC7 DI system purchased April 15 through August 15, 2019.
Primary Arms announced a 12-day sale through Independence Day. This year’s sale will be big, with 12 straight days of rotating sales. Sale items change daily.
This week, Shooting USA is at the Steel Challenge, hosted on new ranges in Talladega, Al. And, Longbow Legend Byron Ferguson tries an Impossible Shot.

Cato, FPC File Brief in 9th Circuit Appeal on Tax Law Conviction: The Firearms Policy Coalition announced the filing of an important joint amicus brief with the Cato Institute at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case in a man’s appeal from a conviction under a federal tax law relating to “machineguns.” Apparently the defendant in the case failed to “pay the tax” to get a stamp on a machine gun. Unfortunately, he was proscribed from registering the machine gun and thus was jailed for failure to pay a tax the government wouldn’t allow him to pay . . . See the amicus brief here. (It’s a downloadable PDF document.)

Rigby limited edition W.D.M. Bell Highland Stalker rifle: Paying homage to iconic British adventurer Karamojo Bell, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has released a new limited edition ‘W.D.M. Bell’ model of their Highland Stalker rifle. Based on the original 1928 Rigby rifle design, on the magazine floor plate is the engraving of ‘W.D.M.B’, as per Bell’s original rifle. Plus the rifle has a Rigby spoon bolt handle and Mauser flag safety just like Bell’s.

Leatherman FREE Collection: The Leatherman FREE collection is characterized by a new architecture with integrated magnets for ease of opening, handling and using the multipurpose pocketable tools. The internal locking system uses an elastomer to reduce wear on the implements. The collection features a P-Series (pliers-based), T-Series (everyday carry) and, in the fall, the K-Series, a multipurpose knife.



Winchester Ammunition announced two new ammunition options for 10mm pistol fans. A full metal jacket and Defender offering join an existing Silvertip Hollow Point to provide an excellent variety of 10mm bullets for any need. The loads are a 180-grain flat-nose FMJ in the white box Made in USA brand and the 10mm Defender, a 180-grain bonded projectile, ideal for self-defense and hunting.

Shoot Like A Girl Mobile Range Onsite at Cabela's in Boise: Women ages 16 and older will be afforded the opportunity to shoot inside Shoot Like A Girl’s semi-tractor trailer mobile range at Cabela's in Boise, ID Saturday, June 29th from 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 30th 10am-4pm. New and experienced shooters are invited to attend this free event. At the range, women gain experience in handling and shooting handguns, long guns and compound bows using state-of-the-art technology.


Value-priced Bond Arms pistols: Bond Arms has been approached by fans who have asked if there was any way to make a more affordable version of the Bond Arms handgun line. The folks at Bond Arms went to work, and their answer to the request is the new Rough Series handguns featuring two models-the Roughneck and the Rough N Rowdy. The Roughneck is a single-action double barrel 9mm pistol with a stainless-steel finish and black rubber grips. The Rough N Rowdy is a single-action double barrel pistol chambered for .45 Colt and 2½-inch .410 shells. It features a stainless-steel finish, black rubber grips and fixed sites along with the same push-button cross-bolt safety and rebounding hammer.


Active Response Training: Are Cops Good Shooters?

From a trainer’s web log, a discussion comparing the shooting/tactical skills of police officers to shooters generally. “Although the average statistics are horrible, you shouldn’t assume ALL cops are bad shooters. Individually, there are quite a few cops who are outstanding shooters and tacticians.” – From Greg Ellifritz, Active Response Training. See the discussion here.

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