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News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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USCCA To Give 30 Guns To 30 Random Winners In The Month Of April

The Unites States Concealed Carry Association is giving away 30 guns in 30 days for 30 lucky contest winners in the month of April. Winners will be randomly selected from the pool of contestants and sent a check to cover that gun's exact MSRP.

This Week - The Competition for The Real Carry Guns

This week on Shooting USA, it's the first it's the Backup Gun Nationals inside Smith & Wesson's ranges in Springfield, Mass. On Shooting USA's Impossible shots, Bob Munden looks to prove an old Montana legend about a cowboy shooting a deer at 600 yards right in a Classic Shot- 600 yards with a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum on a steel target.

2014 USPSA Classic Nationals

More than 500 competitors and match staff will participate in the second annual United States Practical Shooting Association "Classic Nationals" from April 30 through May 4, 2014.. The event is produced and hosted by the 1911 Society and PASA Park, and will again be the largest practical shooting competition held anywhere in the United States.

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country to host special firearms training events

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country will host Set Your Sights events April 25-27, 2014, that feature free firearms seminars covering optics and other accessories, conceal carry laws and equipment, target shooting, and gun care and safety.

Gun Talk Radio Welcomes Big Rapids, MI

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk welcomes WBRN AM and WBRN FM in Big Rapids, Michigan, as the newest affiliate of Gun Talk.

Team Stoeger Signs Up 3-Gunners, Muller and Tischauser

Stoeger Industries is pleased to announce the formation of their 3-Gun Team with the signing of Ryan Muller and Jesse Tischauser.

Galati Gear Introduces Combat Ready Shooters Mat

Galati Gear introduces the next level of shooters mat with the Combat Ready Shooters Mat, a compact length designed to provide an easy transformation from one configuration to another within seconds.

XS Sights Announces Glock 30S Upgrade

XS Sight Systems announces availability of 24/7 Tritium Express sights to upgrade Glock 30S and Glock 41 handguns; available in Big Dot or Standard Dot Tritium Front, Tritium Rear set options.

DRT™ Ammo announces 357 Sig and 10mm Ammunition

Dynamic Research Technologies announces the additions of 357 Sig and 10mm cartridges to their line of Terminal Shock ™ ammunition featuring DRT's proprietary powdered core technology

LaserLyte® Center Mass™ Laser to be featured on Two Mossberg® Tactical Shotguns

LaserLyte® proudly announces that the LaserLyte® Center Mass™ Laser will be featured on two best-selling Mossberg® shotguns: the Mossberg® 500 Persuader® and the 500 Cruiser® Tactical Tri-Rail Center Mass Laser Shotguns.

Meopta Introduces the MeoPro® HD Binocular Series

Meopta USA introduces the new MeoPro HD binocular series. This next generation MeoPro binocular line features advanced fluoride HD optics and is available in 8x32, 10x32, 8x42 and 10x42 models.

Shooting Illustrated May Issue Features 100 New Guns

The May issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, boasts 30 pages of new firearms covering more than 100 offerings. From Alexander Arms to Yankee Hill Machine Company.

Sightmark Releases a True 1x Multi-Purpose Riflescope

From hog hunting to CQB applications to long-range engagements, the highly versatile Sightmark Ezekiel™ 1-10x24 Riflescope offers optical superiority for precision accuracy at 5 to 1,000 yards.

SIG SAUER Introduces its First Line of Premium Centerfire Pistol Ammunition

SIG SAUER Inc. introduces its Elite Performance Ammunition line - the company's first-ever line of premium centerfire pistol ammunition. Designed specifically for personal defense, the ammunition features a proprietary stacked hollow point bullet - the SIG V-Crown™ Jacketed Hollow Point - for reliable expansion, round after round.

PCSA Completes First Event of 2014 Pro Tour

The Professional Sporting Clays Association (PSCA) held its first event of the 2014 professional tour April 5-6, at Ables Gun Club in Huntsville, TX.

Shooting USA's Scott McGregor - Winning in Competition and for TV Sponsors

Tier One Media congratulates Scott McGregor on his first 3-Gun Championship of the competition year. McGregor bested a field of 17 competitors in the Heavy Metal Tactical Division at the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun Championships.

NRA Presents $25,000 Check to Wildlife Commission for Public Shooting Range

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently accepted a $25,000 check from the National Rifle Association of America to help fund the construction of a public shooting range in Cleveland County.

NRA Outdoors Announces 2014 Long Range Hunting/Marksmanship School Dates

NRA Outdoors has announced the dates for its 2014 Long Range Hunting/Marksmanship Schools, conducted at the R&K Queen Mountain Guest Ranch in Evanston, Wyoming. The four day courses teach the fundamentals of long range shooting, shaping attendees into effective marksmen with the knowledge and confidence to make shots up to 1,000 yards.

Mako Group, IWI US Offer Discount On Meprolight Optics to Tavor owners

If you've purchased a Tavor from IWI US within the last year (or if you're in the market for one) The Mako Group invites you to add any Meprolight Optical Sight can be purchased from Mako for 20% OFF the listed price.

Trulock Introduces the Winchester Longbeard XR™ Choke Tube

Trulock introduces its new Longbeard XR™ series of choke tubes designed specifically for Winchester's popular Longbeard XR™ turkey load with Shot-Lok™ Technology protecting the shot during in-bore acceleration

USAMU shooters take World Cup gold and silver

After both U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers hit 27 out of 30 targets, Staff Sgt. Jeff Holguin captured his first World Cup gold by beating teammate Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond in a shoot out for first place.

Bill Hicks Adds Lionheart To Product Line

Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd., a full-line distributor for hunting and shooting industries, is proud to introduce Lionheart Industries to their product line.

Student of the Gun Announces Giveaway

Student of the Gun partners with Century International Arms and FrogLube for an American AK Giveaway contest. The winner will be chosen on May 17, 2014, Armed Forces Day.

Buy any Redfield® Battlezone™ Riflescope, Get $45 Back

Redfield wants to help tactical rifle shooters hit their mark by offering a $45 rebate on all Battlezone™ riflescopes purchased between April 15 and June 30, 2014.

This Week on ShootingUSA: The BUG Nationals

Tonight on ShootingUSA on Outdoor Channel, it's the match for the gun you actually carry, the first Backup Gun Nationals. Inside Smith & Wesson's ranges in Springfield, Massachusetts, snub nosed revolvers and pocket pistols are shooting head-to-head in competition that simulates CCW in the real world.

Galati Gear Introduces Combat Ready Shooters Mat

Galati Gear introduces the next level of shooters mat with the Combat Ready Shooters Mat, a compact length designed to provide an easy transformation from one configuration to another within seconds.

Traditions™ Performance Firearms Announces Crush Package

Traditions Performance Firearms announces the release of "The Crush" package. This package features the exact set up used by Lee and Tiffany Lakosky on the hit TV Show "Crush with Lee & Tiffany" which airs on the Outdoor Channel.


Dustin Goes Dust'n On Way to First Career World Cup Medal to Conclude World Cup USA

Editor's Note: Today's feature comes to us courtesy of Kevin Neuendorf of USA Shooting.

When you are USA Shooting and you have arguably one of the best shotgun programs in the world, success is expected. When it happens for the first time to someone new, it gives way to a flood of emotion that is raw and uplifting. Such was the case in Tucson, Arizona, Monday afternoon with Dustin Perry earning his first career World Cup medal to close out competition at the opening shotgun event of the 2014 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup season.

Perry (Lovelady, Texas) didn't just earn a bronze medal, he equaled a qualifying World Record in the process and was just a few targets away from breaking the world record and earning a perfect mark. The quest for perfection ended on Station 4, however, after missing on a single from the low house midway through his fifth & final round of qualification. The miss caused an uncharacteristic reaction from Perry immediately afterward before he composed himself enough to finish without another miss.

"I felt like the pitcher in baseball who blows the perfect game in the bottom of the ninth," Perry said. It took me a second to regroup, but I got it back together and finish it out."

Bronze nearly could have been silver or gold as well as he was forced to enter a shoot-off for the gold-medal match after shooting a 15/16 in the semifinal. With four of the six competitors tying that mark, it would create a shoot-off to determine who would go up against top semifinal qualifier Steffan Nilsson of Sweden. Perry was unsuccessful in that bid after dropping out following a miss on his fourth target.

Still, the result was impressive far beyond earning his first World Cup medal in his first international final. Before today, just three other Americans had earned a podium finish in World Cup action since 2005. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock has won nine of those during that span, while Perry joins Jon McGrath and Sean Mclelland as the only other Americans to earn a World Cup medal over the last eight years.

"It's a great honor and dream come true," Perry admitted. "This comes as a result of me and my Dad out on the range pounding shells down trying to get ready and preparing myself for this moment. I learned how to handle pressure a little bit, but still want to work on that some more."

For local product Luis "Taz" Gloria, he'd end up one target short of the same opportunity after finishing with a 121 in only his second World Cup event. Taz would finish his event the same way it began with a crowd-pleasing 25 straight to cap off a busy week. Medal or no medal, Taz, with every interview, handshake and conversation that came about this event was perceived by him as an opportunity to tell his story, delight his followers and become a local shooting sports ambassador for a city which has a hard time recognizing the hidden gem they have in the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club. Sometimes in our sport, there are those hidden medals and no doubt he stood atop that category this week.

"My performance did not turn out as good as I was expecting it to go, but I accept everything that came my way. Every time I pull the trigger, I learn something new and this will only help me get to where I want to go."

Having the opportunity to compete at a world-class facility such as TTSC isn't easily lost on Taz. "Being able to train here and claim it as my home range is absolutely amazing. The people are outstanding and they're always backing me. They've given me everything I could have dreamed of and I couldn't think about being anywhere else."

Olympian Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.) couldn't manage the same type of magic he did back in 2012 when he qualified for the Olympic Games in a dramatic conclusion that day at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club. He would connect on 115 targets and finish in 44th-place. Hayden Stewart (Columbus, Tenn.) competing as a Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) competitor finished with a score of 119.

Overall, the USA Shooting team had 10 top-11 finishers and earned four medals with one gold, one silver and two bronze along with a fourth-place finish. The four medals topped all nations. Jeff Holguin (USAMU, Yorba Linda, Calif.) earned a gold in Double Trap while his Army teammate Josh Richmond (USAMU/Hillsgrove, Pa.) would finish next to him on the podium. Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) proved she hasn't lost anything despite an absence brought on by the birth of her son, Carter, as she finished with a bronze medal while tying for top qualifying score. Finishing just behind Rhode after a shoot-out in the bronze-medal match was Brandy Drozd (Bryan, Texas).

Special thanks to the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club for hosting a world-class event in a first-class manner along with Visit Tucson who provided hospitality beyond compare for the nearly 300 international competitors from 44 nations.

Up next, the ISSF World Cup for the world's best shotgun competitors moves to Kazakhstan, May 16-25.

For complete results of the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Tucson, click here.

Apr 27
Ridgeway Rifle Club, Ridgeway, PA
May 4
Dutchess County Pistol Club Wappingers Falls, NY
May 5-10
NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico
May 16-18
NE New Mexico
May 9-22
USAMU's Pool and Phillips Ranges, Fort Benning, GA
May 21-24
Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, Columbia, MO
May 25
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway PA
Jun 1
USAMU Ranges, Fort Benning, Georgia
May 30-Jun 1
Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Jun 9-11
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jun 9-11
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel 1 Monarch Place Springfield, MA
Jun 28-29
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Jul 27
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Aug 5-10
NRA Whittington Center, Raton, NM
Aug 13-16
Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association Range, Bend, Oregon
Aug 24
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Sep 27-28
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA

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