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Shooting Sports USA - October 2014

NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, National Silhouette Championships, Regional Field Target Championship, The Dangers of Lead Bullets

What’s in Your Shooting Bag, Gabby Franco?

Gabriela (Gabby) Franco exudes energy and confidence as she travels the country teaching firearms courses and competing in USPSA matches. A former pistol competitor on the Venezuelan Olympic team, she moved to the U.S. in 2002 after claiming three gold medals in the South American Games. Many know her from Season 4 of History Channel’s “Top Shot” series.

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.

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.

Connecting with the Wind Or Surfing F-Class

I made the comment to Chip Lohman, the editor that "I lost my connection to the wind" when asked about how I did in a match. He asked what I meant by that and this article is the result.

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.

2015 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championship Sponsors

The National Rifle Association is proud to announce U.S. Secure Coins, Springfield Armory, MyGunDB, Patriot Ordnance Factory and Sierra Bullets as the event sponsors of its 2015 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Kimber’s Custom TLE II

Accuracy and dependability right out of the box. Made in America.

Reloading .22 Long Rifle—a new option for competitors

A new kit allows reloading of fired .22 LR cartridges.

All About Primers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

The effects of different primers on ammunition accuracy is a topic that interests many, but which relatively few can easily test with precision. Most competitive shooters are limited in their access to a 1000-yard range and a quality accuracy-testing facility. Thus, experimentation with primers is often done at shorter ranges, relying heavily on chronograph results to help select primer brands or lots by velocity uniformity and accuracy testing.

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