There’s a lot more to competitive shooting than sending rounds downrange. There are the private aspects we don’t see—building guns, loading our own ammo, dry firing in our living rooms, selecting gear—and for most of us, focusing on our shooting means shutting out all distractions and all other shooters, and maybe putting on our game face.
Creedmoor Sports, which has been providing competitors with shooting gear since 1979, is getting deeper into the ammunition side of the business.
Your M1 Garand used to throw empties forward and to the right as it should, but today it’s been ejecting to the right rear. What does it mean? Or you’ve reassembled your Garand and now the action is locked up—what happened? And do you really need a gas cylinder lock screw wrench and gas cylinder wrench to disassemble the Garand?
As-issued Vintage Military Rifle (VMR) Games levels the equipment playing field, emphasizing personal skills while also avoiding the escalating arms race for more and more precise—and expensive—target rifles and designer cartridges.
The first U.S. military surplus firearms released by the government since the early decades following WWII is now a possibility. The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 allows the Secretary of the Army to annually transfer up to 10,000 surplus M1911/M1911A1 pistols to the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety (CMP) for subsequent sale to competitors and collectors.