WED | JUNE 3, 2020

Hatsan introduces its first .50 caliber air rifle, and the market's most powerful production PCP rifle. The PileDriver is designed exclusively for high-powered hunting applications.
The Scholastic 3-D Archery program is pleased to announce the S3DA 2020 3-D National Championship will be conducted July 23rd-26th in London, Kentucky at the Laurel County Fairgrounds.
Bushnell congratulates Pro Shooter Mark Cooper for adding a new footnote in the Precision Rifle Series history book by becoming the first person in recent history to win the Tactical Division and place 2nd Overall at a National PRS Match.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has prepared a solution to allow everyone to keep shooting and compete with one another during the summer months – right from the comfort of everyone’s local range.
Several of CZ-USA's most popular shotguns are now available in the new All-Terrain Series, which features an OD Green Cerakote finish and walnut stock for the best in all-season durability and elegant design.
The Savage Arms 12 gauge Renegauge Waterfowl semi-automatic sets a new standard for the fit and function of a hunting shotgun and is finished in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo.

Legacy Sports International announced that their new HOWA EXCL LITE Mini Action rifle series is now shipping. The HOWA EXCL LITE series is in a HOWA Mini Action and is available in three calibers.
Irish Setter Canyons hikers are comfortable on the trail as well as on the street. Their on-trend appearance is a bit deceptive. This boot is built to help you go all day, no matter where your day takes you.
You can now pre-order your own Shootrite ammo crate. Custom made for Shootrite Firearms Academy, it's made to hold your finest treasures -- or ammunition.

XS Sights RAM Night Sights have received the National Tactical Officers Association’s top rating in their Member Tested and Recommended Program. The high-performance RAM (radioactive material) night sights are fine-tuned for law enforcement use and feature a traditional 3-dot tritium notch and post sight picture.
RSR Group, Inc.’s Founder and Chairman, Robert Steger, has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2020, after 42 years of service with the company. Bob is one of the original founders, starting the company in a two-car garage in Rochester, New York in 1977.
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), (formerly American Outdoor Brands Corporation), has changed its name from American Outdoor Brands Corporation to Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. and its ticker symbol from AOBC to SWBI.
Davidson’s announces the addition of Elite Tactical Systems magazines and cam loaders to its ever-growing product lines. Davidson’s has been actively adding accessories over the past several months and ETS’ products are a natural fit.
Redding Reloading Equipment has reopened after the State Of New York mandated business pause. The company is at full production and shipping capacity handling the orders which were received over the 8 week closure.
Davidson’s announced the addition of AK manufacturer Pioneer Arms. Their firearms are built in the famed factory town of Radom, Poland.

Primary Arms has announced the hiring of Jeff Scheider as the Optics Sales Representative for the Southeast United States, representing North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Primary Arms has announced the hiring of Justin Stewart as the new Internal Advertising Sales Manager.

SIG SAUER, Inc.  announces the recent delivery of the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) system to the U.S. Army, consisting of lightweight high-performance 6.8mm hybrid ammunition, NGSW-AR lightweight machine guns, NGSW-R rifles, and suppressors.  

Kinsey’s Archery announced the opening of a Distribution Buyer position for the Mount Joy, Pa. location.
The Second Amendment Foundation teamed up the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance to file a lawsuit against the City of Sandpoint, Idaho challenging a ban on the legal carrying of firearms at a public park during an event sponsored by the Festival at Sandpoint, Inc.
Galco introduces a wide range of holsters for the Beretta APX pistol. These include specialty rigs like day planners and handbags as well as belt holsters -- inside- and outside the waist, and shoulder systems.
SureFire, LLC announced the SOCOM50-SPS suppressor. This innovative suppressor tames the violent recoil, flash and sound of.50-cal precision rifles. It utilizes an integrated muzzle brake which decreases recoil by 66% to greatly reduce impact on the shooter and allow faster follow-up shots.
Leica Sport Optics has relaunched its observation classic: the Leica Trinovid Classic. Paying tribute to the iconic glass of the 1960s, the new Trinovids are shapely, slim and elegant in a classic binocular design featuring black leather.
Bear & Son Cutlery adds a new series of Swing Guard Lockbacks to their American-made knife lines. Available in Rosewood, Genuine India Stag Bone™ and White Smooth Bone handles, the new pocket knives will make a perfect gift this Father’s Day.
NSSF announced that registration is now open for its newest webinar, “Outdoor Range Models of Success During the COVID-19 Era.” Produced as a coordinated effort of NSSF staff and representatives from the National Shooting Complex, CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park and Okeechobee Shooting Sports, LLC, this 60-minute webinar will answer questions specific to outdoor range operations during the COVID-19 era.
Styrka optics can help tremendously with in-the-field scouting.To observe without being seen or smelled, a pair of Styrka binoculars or S7 Series Spotting Scopes can make the difference.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded Montana $2,197,843 in grant funding for wildlife habitat improvement, elk-related research and hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $496,930 and leveraged an additional $1,700,013 in partner dollars.
Begin e-scouting for your next hunt with a free two-month onX Hunt trial with the purchase of Federal Ammunition’s MeatEater line up of ammunition. Buy at least two boxes of select ammunition and get a redemption code for a free 2-month Premium Membership to onX Hunt.
Sierra Bullets announced that their 6th Edition Reloading Manual is in stock. The 1,368-page manual retains the popular three-ring binder format, allowing the book to lay flat on a reloading bench for easier use.
Compared to previous buying surges from gun owners fearing anti-gun legislation, many of the buyers today are first-time gun owners motivated by self-protection fears in the wake of COVID-19. The June issue of Shooting Industry spotlights trends and provides insights to dealers on how to ride out these unprecedented times.
The iota EKO Stock merges the key features of both the hunter and shooter stock shapes, iota EKO is an exposed carbon fiber rifle stock that provides stability to any shooting stance, from the shoulder to the sandbag.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to announce the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships will be conducted in July.
RCBS announced that it has named the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program as the recipient of its 2020 youth shooting sports donation.
Shooting USA takes you inside the training program that has qualified more than 1,500 Ohio teachers to carry concealed in their schools. Plus, the M-1 Carbine is now one of History’s Guns.

Today's feature is from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The MJCA rifle range after the tornado destroyed the building.

In the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee and left a path of destruction over 60 miles in length. Directly in its path was the city of Mount Juliet, Tenn., located just outside of Nashville. Mount Juliet Christian Academy (MJCA) was badly damaged by the storm. Much of the school building and its athletic facilities were destroyed by the tornado.

The school’s rifle range was destroyed, leaving its BB, sporter and precision teams without a home. One of the rifle team’s coaches, Amy Wilson, also serves as the school librarian. The storm not only destroyed her team’s rifle range but also her elementary school library. As passionate as Coach Wilson is about her athletes, she is even more so about her elementary readers and her books.

The MJCA rifle team knew they had to take action to help their beloved coach restore her lost library of books. Team captain, Matalyn Espenshade, started an online registry on Amazon requesting gifts of the top 200 children’s books. The team distributed the registry on social media, asking for help in purchasing books on the registry to restore the library’s holdings. Matalyn Espenshade said she was amazed by the heartfelt response to the registry and the generosity of so many.

Team Captain Matalyn Espenshade with the books collected for the MJCA elementary library.

Within days, books began to stack up on Matalyn’s front porch. Thus far, over 300 books have been delivered and others have pledged to provide even more titles of gently used books to help in this effort. Additionally, gift cards were also donated to help with the purchase of library supplies. To understand the magnitude of the effort, people from three different continents have contributed books to the effort. The collected books were logged and labeled with a dedication from its donor. Each person who contributed books will receive a personal thank you note for their act of generosity.

The team remains unsure of what it will do for a range going forward, but they know they are fortunate to still have each other. In time, overcoming this adversity will make them stronger. In the meantime, they are finding joy in rebuilding their city and school.

Submitted By Matt Espenshade, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

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