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2015 Berger Southwest Long-Range Nationals —and Mid Tompkins gets a Range

Every February for the past six years, Berger Bullets, along with the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club has hosted a long-range rifle championship. Held at the Ben Avery shooting facility just north of Phoenix, Arizona, it is different in many aspects—mostly the prize table.

2015 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship

Mountaineers win second rifle championship in one week

A Short History of American Target Development and Evolution

The first competitive shooting target in the United States was little more than a black circle drawn on a blazed tree trunk with a piece of charcoal pulled from a campfire.

2015 Crawfish Cup NRA Action Pistol Regional

Seventy-five competitors from 16 states made their way to Southwest Louisiana for the 2015 Crawfish Cup. This was a major increase from the 51 competitors at the match in 2014.

Bruce Piatt's Bianchi Cup Heartbreak

In April Bruce Piatt won the Crawfish Cup regional match, which is held in Lake Charles, Louisiana, every year prior to the Bianchi Cup. While celebrating the win, I was informed that for the past three years, the winner of the Crawfish Cup had gone on to win the Bianchi Cup the same year. So who am I to break a tradition?

2015 NRA World Shooting Championship

On September 24-26, the NRA World Shooting Championship, presented by Magpul, will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The NRA will gather the world’s top shooters, as well as the next generation of competitors to test their prowess in virtually every type of major firearms shooting sports. Featuring stages in pistol, rifle, shotgun, and combined firearms, shooters will compete in 12 disciplines over three days.

U.S. F-Class Team wins Historic Creedmoor Cup

There really is a “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow on the Emerald Isle, both literally and figuratively, at least for F-Class rifle competitors.

Shooting is 90% Mental

We generally agree that “shooting is 90 percent mental,” but apply it in very personal ways. When a coach emphasizes the need to focus, for example, one shooter’s interpretation may be to bear down and think harder, while the next may visualize “living in the moment” and relaxing.

Rifle Slings and International Shooting

The year was 1921. The place—Lyon, France. The occasion was the nineteenth World Shooting Championships at 300 meters.

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