A trip to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, located inside the flagship store of Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri, offers an opportunity to see several unique gun collections— such as “Hollywood Guns, “Lawmen and Outlaws of the Old West” and “Guns of the Texas Rangers.” A priceless collection of prestigious firearms lies within the cases of this beautiful museum. Stoney Roberts, manager of the museum, brought to life the various firearms of the “Competition Shooters Collection.”
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.
As a little girl, Amy Sowash dreamed of shooting in the Olympics, especially when she plinked pop cans with her dad. She didn’t start taking the journey seriously, though, until she began preparing to attend college. At that point, Sowash started shooting competitively with rifles, and the next year, she walked on to the University of Kentucky rifle team.
Kim Rhode won the Women’s Skeet gold medal at this year’s Pan American (Pan Am) Games in Toronto. Team USA’s sole women’s skeet competitor was able to beat Argentinian Melisa Gil 15-12, dropping only one target in the gold-medal match. In the semifinal match, she set a Pan Am Games record with a perfect 16/16 score. Her qualification score of 74/75 is also a Pan Am Games record, and tied the current world record. This is Rhode’s fourth medal overall and second gold at the Pan Am Games.
The final opportunity for athletes to earn Paralympic quotas will take place here in the United States when USA Shooting hosts the final International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup of the season November 3-7 at the home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock's 2015 season got even better Thursday as The United States Olympic Committee announced the 2014-15 finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes year-round.