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.
NRA America's Rifle Challenge: More Than Target Practice
The NRA America’s Rifle Challenge program has recently made waves with over 630 participants in 18 recreational training events organized since the program launched earlier this year and more to come, according to NRA training specialist Nathan Judd. No experience is required for participants, as the program is designed for shooters of all skill levels.
Thrasher wins 2015 Smallbore Metric 3-P Championship
Ginny Thrasher won this year’s NRA Smallbore Metric 3-P Championship, dominating the competition with a score of 2305-81X, a full 35 points higher than 2nd place.
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.
2015 NRA Collegiate Shooting Sports Scholarship Recipients
Each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000.
Five Tips for Team 3-Gun Matches
Recently I had the opportunity to shoot my first team 3-gun match. Looking back now and thinking about the other teams and how my team worked together, I realize that there are a few things which make a team successful. Here are five tips to ensure success during a team match.
Rifle Slings and International Shooting
The year was 1921. The place—Lyon, France. The occasion was the nineteenth World Shooting Championships at 300 meters.
Match versus Service Rifle—Which is Best For You?
When does a NRA High Power Rifle competitor know it’s time to retire their AR-15 for a match rifle? Another angle on that question is: why not just start with a match rifle to begin with? We’ll take a look at both approaches.
Four Collegiate Coaches Weigh In On Postural Stability
We asked four collegiate coaches for their views on the following hypothetical question: “I have practiced dry-firing and sight-picture drills to train my eye and trigger finger for a controlled, well-timed shot. Our local club coach tells me my position is correct (head erect with a well-supported position, etc.). Are there any exercises or weight training that will help reduce my ‘wobble area’ and stabilize my hold, or should I just concentrate on my sight picture and accept a certain amount of movement?”