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  • The LA Police Department Skilled Shooting Exhibition Of 1936 (video)

    09/25/2014 9:22:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Flashbak ^ | September 19, 2014 | Anorak
    THIS is vintage early colour footage of the Los Angeles County Sheriffís Department Pistol Team at Biscailuz Range during a skilled shooting exhibition over 75 years ago in 1936.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Vanity! Any recommendations on electronic earmuffs?

    02/17/2013 11:13:41 AM PST · by Wingy · 28 replies
    Vanity | 2/17/2013 | Wingy
    For years I have used a plain Jane set of earmuffs when target shooting, but it's time to step up to the newfangled electronic type. 60 year old ears deserve some pampering. That said, I was hoping that you good folks had some advice, recommendations, or warnings. You guys are the best at this sort of thing.
  • The rash of new cartridges

    02/12/2011 12:41:49 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    jamestownsun.com ^ | 11 Feb 2011 | Bernie Kuntz
    Hunters and shooters are notoriously eager to try anything new, and the proliferation of new center-fire rifle cartridges during the last decade is evidence of that. So recent are these cartridge introductions that none of my reloading manuals, which were published as recently as 1999, provide data for them. Remington got into the act with its ďUltra MagĒ series ó a 7mm, .300 and .375 ó all with oversize cases designed to be used with long-action rifles. Unfortunately, each of them requires an approximate 20 percent increase in powder capacity to gain 5 percent of velocity with the resultant additional...
  • THE STEEL CHALLENGE! OH YEA! (Good Stuff-12 YO Competition Shooter)

    08/25/2009 8:08:17 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 2 replies · 478+ views
    Molly Minute Blogspot ^ | 08/19/09 | Elliott and Annette Aysen
    What an incredible weekend I had. The Steel Challenge was the BEST. My mom says my revolver is still ¬ďsmoking!¬Ē I finished 8th out of 18 revolver shooters, all kindred spirits! I reached my goal to beat my personal best score shooting the main match with my revolver (over ten seconds off my last score!) And I am gaining on John Bagakis! Shhh, here¬ís a secret: Tina, his girlfriend sent me text messages cheering me on! Re-match next year John ÔĀä? Same hot, dusty place, same hot dusty time!
  • World Champion Cowgirl Loves Horses and Shooting (Won 2007 title at age 13)

    01/09/2009 2:48:11 PM PST · by Stoat · 50 replies · 3,084+ views
    Women and Guns magazine ^ | Joseph P. Tartaro
    World Champion Cowgirl Loves Horses and Shooting †By Joseph P. Tartaro President, Second Amendment Foundation They don't make training wheels for horses or guns. However, if a youngster has a desire to master either or both, they can do so with the proper supervision and support from loving and attentive parents and teachers. Melissa Dragoo of Scottsdale, AZ, is a role model for any child who wants to reach for her or his dreams as she has.She started riding horses at age 4 and shot her first firearm at age 6. Now, at age 14, she is a perennial...
  • So you want to get that Daisy BB gun?

    06/05/2008 11:07:44 AM PDT · by endthematrix · 35 replies · 1,350+ views
    Daisy Co ^ | 6-5-08 | ETM
    It is Daisyís policy to only sell directly, via phone order or internet order, to persons 21 years of age or older who complete and submit this affidavit of age. You must already have an affidavit on file or complete one now in order for us to be able to process your order. State statutes and/or local ordinances prohibit the sale and possession of air guns, CO2 guns and slingshots in some areas. We are unable to ship airguns into Chicago, Morton Grove, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island City, Manhattan, Queens, New York City and Staten Island. Persons in...
  • D.C. Gun Ban Could Determine Election Outcome

    11/27/2007 2:16:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 192+ views
    Maine Hunting Today ^ | November 26, 2007 | Tom Remington
    Whoís going to duck and cover on the Second Amendment debate thatís really getting wound up since the Supreme Court of the United States decided to rule on District of Columbia vs. Heller, or more commonly known as the D.C. Gun Ban? It seems that the republican candidates are getting involved and are at least letting voters know how they interpret the Second Amendment. The democrats seems mum on the issue, maybe because they know that gun rights can be politically deadly. The debate hitting all the media outlets still seems to be on the interpretation of ďA well-regulated militia...
  • Candidates on Second Amendment Case

    11/21/2007 8:30:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 526+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jonathan Adler
    Yesterday, Senator Fred Thompson issued a statement on the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in the District of Columbia gun ban case. It reads, in part: Iíve always understood the Second Amendment to mean what it says Ė it guarantees a citizen the right to ďkeep and bearĒ firearms, and thatís why Iíve been supportive of the National Rifle Associationís efforts to have the DC law overturned. In general, lawful gun ownership is a pretty simple matter. The Founders established gun-owner rights so that citizens would possess and be able to exercise the universal right of self-defense. Guns enable...
  • Thompson Delights Pro-Gun Backers

    09/15/2007 3:04:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 810+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | September 15, 2007 | William March
    NEW PORT RICHEY - Fred Thompson got a strong endorsement from gun control opponent Bill Bunting, who's also chairman of the Pasco County Republican Party, during a campaign stop Friday. Thompson spoke at the county party's Reagan Day fundraising dinner to a packed room at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Thompson, just starting out as an announced candidate in the GOP primary, appears likely to find strong support in Pasco County, some local GOP leaders said. Attorney General Bill McCollum, the Florida chairman for Thompson's competitor, Rudy Giuliani, was planned to be keynote speaker at the dinner for months,...
  • SHOOTING DOWN UNDER

    12/30/2006 9:46:28 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 4 replies · 1,095+ views
    the Bullet Trap (Official Publication of the Arizona Rifle & Pistol Association) | Jan/Feb 2007 | David Waters
    (My notes: this article does not appear on the ASRPA website. I typed this from the hardcopy newsletter I got in the mail today. Any and all typos in the text of the following article are my responsibility. I added the highlights and bolding as well -- NEW) SHOOTING DOWN UNDER by David WintersShooting in Australia is varied and vast. There is certainly no shortage of shooting sports in Australia, only constraints with the size of this country, and the equipment we are allowed to use (but that is another story for later). Australia has a very long and rich...
  • Gunsmith opens store on U.S. 50 ( Colorado Gunsmithing )

    09/26/2006 9:10:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Mountain Mail ^ | 9/26/2006 | Kirsten Laskey
    More than firearms are sold at Glade's Gunsmithing including re-loading equipment, ammunition, holsters, primers and powder. Gordon said he enjoys gunsmithing because "(I'm) very much a hunting enthusiast Ö (I) love being in the woods and the mountains. "I was very interested in what makes a gun work Ö what makes it function (and why)." "It's a service to people who enjoy having their guns in working condition," ... "It's a service to Ö people who enjoy shooting sports."
  • VANITY: Which .22 LR Rifle for Target Training

    02/20/2006 10:27:01 AM PST · by RKV · 36 replies · 872+ views
    RKV ^ | 19-Feb-2006 | RKV
    So here is a shameless vanity post for all you shooting sports enthusiasts. The good news is that Winchester Canyon Gun Club youth programs are atracting Jr. High, High School and collegiate shooters. Thanks to an NRA grant we even have a budget to work with. Our dilema is that we need to replace our replace our aging trainer rifles to support the program. Any suggestions would be appreciated as to make and model. We are looking for new production, .22LR, iron sighted, bolt action rifles, suitable for three position shooting (i.e. not bench rest). A picture of the collegiate...
  • Still Shootin'(97 year old nra member gun rights advocate and target shooter)

    05/04/2005 5:41:29 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 679+ views
    oregonnews.com ^ | 5 4 05 | CRAIG REED
    Bill Hallin continues to be a straight shooter -- even at the age of 97. When he can get a ride from his Roseburg apartment out to the Roseburg Rod and Gun Club in Winchester, he shoots his Thompson Center Encore 6 mm benchrest pistol. At 100 yards, his three-shot grouping is usually one-quarter inch. When he shoots five times, he admits there might be one shot out to one-half inch. "I still shoot well enough," Hallin said with a smile. "Other people think I'm a good shot." Fred Dayton, a past president of the Rod and Gun Club who...
  • More Americans embracing Shooting Sports

    06/19/2004 10:25:29 AM PDT · by kiki04 · 41 replies · 225+ views
    fox news ^ | 6-19-04 | William La Jeunesse
    Americans Sharpen Shooting Skills Friday, June 18, 2004 LOS ANGELES ó Shooting for sport is becoming more and more popular across the country. Along with Pilates and windsurfing, clay target shooting (search) and handgun target shooting (search) are some of America's fastest growing sports. Some 20 million Americans participate in recreational gun activities. Those who shoot clays call it "golf with guns." "It is being looked at more as a sport and recreation, it is not all about hunting," said Rick Matulich of the San Diego Shotgun Sports Association (search). Target shooting dates back to the 14th century, and it...
  • NRA Hails West Virginia University For Reinstating Rifle Team

    03/30/2004 7:49:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 247+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 25, 2004 | News Release
    FAIRFAX, VA -- After an outpouring of support from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the state Legislature, shooting sports enthusiasts, alumni and the community, West Virginia University (WVU) officials have agreed to reinstate the school rifle program. Just days ago, the West Virginia Legislature approved $100,000 to help revive the team, which had been disbanded by the University last year. "WVU`s outstanding rifle team has long been representative of America`s strong and proud history of participation in the shooting sports," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. "Clearly the Legislature understands the importance of the WVU rifle team to the...
  • World Shooting Complex in Illonis

    10/09/2003 10:23:42 AM PDT · by MissTargets · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Governor Rod R. Blagojevich and Director Joel Brunsvold are proud to bring you the premiere World Shooting Complex in 2006. The complex will be located in Southern Illinois near the City of Sparta. The complex is located near three airports and is less that 50 miles from three metropolitan areas including St. Louis, MO. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops, to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area. The complex will feature a variety of activities for the avid sportsman. 1200 acres including 250 acres of water 124 trap fields...
  • USPSA vs. IDPA - Which shooting sport is for you?

    07/19/2003 8:35:11 AM PDT · by xsrdx · 36 replies · 545+ views
    Craig Central ^ | unk | Scott Craig
    There is a big debate among shooters about which is better, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) or IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation). Actually it's a stupid question with a simple answer; Neither is better! Comparing these two formats is like comparing Chevrolet and Pontiac or Ford and Mercury. They are closely related, and the one that is "Better" is simply the one that you prefer. The formats of the two are certainly different, and the equipment is certainly different, but they both have the goal of improving your shooting skills in a safe, competetive, enjoyable, environment. I shoot both IPSC...
  • Annie Oakley's story is a must read

    12/09/2002 6:22:16 AM PST · by MissTargets · 30 replies · 1,575+ views
    Tribune Chronicle ^ | 12-09-02 | By BOB ROBINSON Tribune Chronicle
    Annie Oakley's story is a must read By BOB ROBINSON Tribune Chronicle ''At the height of her career, Annie Oakley was called the most famous woman in America - some said, the world.'' That's how an excellent book on Ohio's ''Little Sure Shot'' begins. The book is ''Annie Oakley'' and the author is Shirl Kasper, a Kansas journalist who writes in her forward that the book is dedicated ''to all the little girls who grew up in the 1950s, as I did, looking for a heroine.'' Ten years ago, Kasper wrote this rip-roarin' biography of Annie Oakley, who was born...
  • Guns in the family

    05/13/2002 1:46:00 PM PDT · by tarawa · 7 replies · 1,009+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2002 | Adele Weder
    Guns in the family As more women take up shooting, some moms find a day at the range helps bring the family together Adele Weder Vancouver Sun Saturday, May 11, 2002 Peggy Siler's Mother's Day celebration began last Sunday. Not with roses or a dinner out, but with a trip to the shooting range. The silver-haired 59-year-old grandmother -- who's co-owner with her husband of the Ozark Shooters Sport Complex, a gun shop and shooting range in Walnut Shade, Mo. -- is well trained in all manners of gunwomanship, and makes sure the rest of the females in the family...