Competitors’ Corner: November 2017

posted on November 9, 2017

Here are highlights from this months digital edition of Shooting Sports USA, the NRAs competitive shooting journal. You can subscribe to the weekly insider newsletter and monthly digital magazine email announcement at

Five Great Action Pistols Under $700
Five Great Action Pistols Under $700.

Just in time for Christmas shopping, Field Editor Chris Christian has provided us with a great round-up of affordable action pistols for November’s Product Focus. He has outlined five great semi-automatic pistols from five different manufacturers, all of which retail for under $700. Each is an excellent choice for stock or production class in several different action shooting disciplines.

Grand American World Trapshooting Championships
Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.

The 2017 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships were held at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL, this past August. I traveled to the event near the conclusion, but was able to shoot one of the handicap matches at this huge event—which can be best described as the largest and “Grandest” trapshoot this shooter has ever had the pleasure of attending. Read my report, and additionally watch this video with 2017 Grand American highlights.

2017 NRA World Shooting Championship
2017 NRA World Shooting Championship.

The fourth annual NRA World Shooting Championship was definitely one for the history books, with pro shooter Greg Jordan joining the prestigious club of “World Shooting Champion,” joining the three previous winners Daniel Horner, Bruce Piatt and Doug Koenig. Jordan won the $25,000 grand prize at this rapidly-growing tournament that has all guns and ammo provided for participants, and features 12 challenging stages drawn from several disciplines. Learn about this year’s WSC. Bonusread Chris Cerino’s tips on shooting the match.

Why Dry Fire? Part 2 of 2
Why Dry Fire? Part 2.

Why dry fire? Author Jim Shults first asked this question in the October issue, focusing in part 1 on the fundamentals and pistols. Dry fire practice will help with muscle memory if you do it correctly, develop muscle tone, improve target reaction speed, and make for a steadier hold. In part 2 this month, he goes over techniques for dry-firing with rifles and shotguns. The goal of the series is to hopefully help you become a better competitive shooter. Read the conclusion to Why Dry Fire.

Reporters Welcome
In our efforts to recruit more reporters, we frequently hear the comment: “But I’m not a writer.” What people overlook is that they are on the scene, hearing and seeing the action first-hand. Editing and completing the article is our job, so if you’d like to try your hand at sharing draft reports and photographs from national-level matches or interviews with key people in the shooting sports, please email us at [email protected].


2022 US Open 1
2022 US Open 1

Results: 2022 NSCA U.S. Open

For winning High Overall in the Beretta Main Event at the 2022 U.S. Open, Brandon Powell received $3,000

Washington’s Birthday Rifle Competition Celebrates 130-Year History

With a history going back even further than the National Matches, this Arizona High Power Rifle shoot is all about the experience

Team USA Junior Shotgun Athletes Secure 6 Medals At ISSF World Cup Germany

USA Shooting junior shotgun athletes secure six medals at 2022 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany

Read Our Free Commemorative Magazine About The 2021 NRA National Matches At Camp Atterbury

This special edition magazine chronicles and celebrates the 2021 NRA National Championships

New: Luth-AR MCA-22 Rimfire Chassis

This modular chassis assembly will fit Ruger 10/22 and similar semi-automatic .22 LR rimfire actions and barrels

Back-To-Back Dragons Cup Open Titles For KC Eusebio

Team Bushnell's KC Eusebio repeats as Open Champion at 2022 Dragons Cup


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