WED | MARCH 6, 2019

Hoot & Holler Training Academy hosted the Ark-La-Tex Archery Festival at the Louisiana fairgrounds in Shreveport, Louisiana. There were 6 indoor tournaments conducted under one roof.
Anderson Archery hosted the Kentucky S3DA Central Indoor Regional at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. There were 295 archers that participated in this event.
Sporting Classics magazine recently recognized Federal Ammunition as part of the magazine’s 17th annual Awards of Excellence. Nominees for the 2019 awards were submitted by Sporting Classics’ senior and contributing editors, then finalized by the magazine staff.

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., will be making an appearance at the 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics show on March 8-11.They will be showing their new contract-winning REC10 this year.
SureFire, LLC will be exhibiting at both the IWA Outdoor Classic and Enforce Tac shows March 6-11 in Nuremberg, Germany. SureFire will be displaying their illumination tools, hearing protection, and several new additions to its extensive product line.
Imported exclusively by the Italian Firearms Group, Pedersoli’s new Howdah Alaskan 45/410 is perfect for home defense and as a truck gun, and it’s just the thing to clear out pesky snakes and “varmints”.

JP Enterprises has debuted their new manual rifle for 2019, the MR-19. The MR-19 is a collaborative rifle project between JP and other premier manufacturers in the precision rifle market, including Ultimatum Precision and Proof Research.
Savage brings together precision, performance and price with its new AXIS II rifle which features an AccuTrigger and updated stock. The rifle’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger, thread-in headspacing and floating bolt head extract the utmost accuracy from the 22-inch button rifled sporter barrel.
Remington Cutlery introduced its second group of products under the official license of Buck Knives, Inc. at SHOT Show. These include limited edition Bullet Knives, new additions to the Heritage Series and more.

Want to learn more about the transition from ITAR-to-EAR under U.S. Export Control Reform for the firearms and ammunition industry? Join Orchid Advisors at the IWA Outdoor Classic March 9th through the 11th in Nuremburg, Germany for a free introductory training session on ECR.
Texas Hunter Products is looking for a motivated, results-driven Director of Sales to drive the sale of hunting and fishing products. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the person selected be charged with maximizing the availability of our brands and products. If you are competitive, experienced, and hungry to grow, they would be excited to talk to you.
Legacy Sports International is now shipping the new ORYX Bolt Action Chassis Rifle Stocks by MDT. The solid aluminum chassis replaces your standard rifle stock and provides a more accurate and ergonomic shooting experience.

SureFire, LLC is proud to announce the launch of the Fury IntelliBeam. The Fury IntelliBeam is a versatile, dual-fuel, pocket-sized searchlight that can be powered by either two 123A lithium batteries or a single 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery. SureFire's proprietary IntelliBeam technology continuously evaluates and regulates light output based on your surroundings — anywhere from 15 to 1,500 lumens
Streamlight, Inc introduced the TLR-VIR II, a lightweight, compact rail-mounted tactical light with a high intensity white LED, an integrated infrared LED illuminator, and Class 1 “Eye Safe” IR aiming laser. The new light securely fits all long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails and M17/M18 pistols.
Versatile and easy to carry, the new TrailBlaze™ drop-point folding knife from Outdoor Edge is a fully capable hunting knife that is also conveniently suited for everyday carry.

MidwayUSA is pleased to announce the addition of Nosler Rifles to its growing firearm offerings.
Volquartsen Firearms will be heading to Germany for the 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics International trade fair to be a co-exhibitor within the Brownells booth.
Samson Manufacturing will be exhibiting at the 46th IWA OutdoorClassics 2019, from Friday, March 8 through Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremburg, Germany.
TacSol the leading rimfire manufacturer attended the Sports, Inc. Sporting Goods Show and surpassed their overall goals. The new X-Ring VR was by far, TacSol’s most popular and bought item.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has been developing more opportunities for those wanting to learn rifle marksmanship safety and fundamentals by offering remote, regional rifle Small Arms Firing Schools around the country throughout the year. The regional SAFS program began in August 2018 and has expanded its schedule for 2019.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps announced the selection of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program as the firearms safety training and marksmanship partner for the USNSCC Program. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is operated by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, an educational-athletic non-profit amateur sports organization which exists to introduce scholastic age youth to competitive team shooting sports.
Honored American Veterans Afield announces Year-2 of a new hunt series that this year provided a hunt-of-a-lifetime experience for seven veterans in east-central Arkansas. Hosted by shotgun exhibition shooter Micah McMillan, the hunt lasted 3 fun-filled days. On The Deck Outfitters provided food, lodging, guide and equipment. Guns and ammo were generously donated by Silver Eagle Arms, Federal, Nordic and Kicks Chokes.
Mc3 Stocks announced its support of the upcoming National Rifle League Bighorn Steel Classic competition. The Bighorn Steel Classic, presented by Thunder Beast Arms, will be held March 8-10 near Nehawka, Nebraska.
Winchester Ammunition, a long-time sponsor and supporter of the Scholastic Clay Target Program has agreed to a three-year sponsorship at the “Red Diamond” level, the highest level of sponsorship available to those interested in supporting the program.
Shooting USA’s Jim and John Scoutten and Chris Cerino run the aisles at SHOT Show 2019 to report what’s making news in firearms, ammo, and accessories in a full hour of non-stop reporting.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  The top skeet athletes in the world will be on display starting Wednesday at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Arizona for the second half of USA Shooting’s Shotgun Spring Selection. It’s only a bold claim if it’s not true and since six of last year’s World Championship medalists will be gunning for podium position, it’s a fairly accurate statement.

The stakes are high for the nation’s top shotgun competitors descending upon the warm-weather climate of Tucson, Arizona for USA Shooting’s Shotgun Spring Selection Match as Pan American Games, World Championship and World Cup selection spots are all on the line.  Following an intense trap competition, skeet action starts Wednesday and concludes Saturday.  Read the Trap recap here and the Mixed Team Trap competition recap here.

The depth of America’s ultra-talented skeet program now takes center stage with 250 shots plus a Final to decide top guns. Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, Louisiana) is beaming with confidence after being crowned World Champion and earning her first international victory last September. The competition is fierce in the women’s ranks with six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode (El Monte, California) ready to duel and Amber English (Colorado Springs, Colorado) always up for a challenge.  Those three swept the podium in Changwon, South Korea during World Championships last year. 

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, then add 2017 World Champion and two-time reigning National Champion Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida) to the list of athletes primed to compete for the top spot.  Then there’s also the fast-rising juniors including Junior World Champs silver medalist Austen Smith (Kellar, Texas) and 2017 Junior World Champion and two-time Junior National champion Katie Jacob (Rochester, Michigan).  2017 Jr. World Champs runner-up Sam Simonton (Gainesville, Georgia) is also a prime contender after finishing as the runner-up to Vizzi after a tie-breaker during Nationals.

Since 2017, seven different female skeet shooters have earned a podium spot at a USA Shooting Selection Match or Nationals with both Rhode and Vizzi each topping the podium three times.  

On the men’s side, there’s a clear favorite that the rest of the field will try to stay close to and that’s two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Georgia).  There’s been six domestic matches since 2016 and he’s won four of them and the two he didn’t finish as the gold medalist he did not even compete. All he did last year was win three World Cups, a World title, and both Selection matches. His Olympic teammate in 2016 and 2012, Frank Thompson (Alliance, Nebraska), has found the podium four times during that same stretch. 

Other contenders will include a trio of U.S. Army Marksmanship athletes including reigning national champion Christian Elliott (Greenville, Indiana), runner-up Dustan Taylor (Staley, North Carolina) and last year’s Spring Selection silver medalist Phillip Jungman (Caldwell, Texas).  Additionally, Junior World Championships silver medalist Nic Moschetti (Broomfield, Colorado), junior national champion Eli Christman (Hixson, Tennessee) and Nationals bronze medalist Zach McBee (College Station, Texas) will likely factor into the standings. 

The World Cup season for USA Shooting’s shotgun elite kicks off March 17 in Acapulco, Mexico. A top-two finish in Tucson will go a long way toward qualifying an athlete for Pan American Games selection, which will take place July 26-August 11 in Lima, Peru.  A top-three standing is qualification for the World Championships for both open and junior athletes, which will be contested June 30-July 11 in Lonato, Italy.  Top-three junior finishers will also be eligible for Junior World Cup Selection, July 12-20 on Suhl, Germany.

To view Trap and Mixed Team Trap Results, click here 


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