MON | MARCH 11, 2019

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s attempt to stay a federal lawsuit brought by four federally-licensed Bay State firearms retailers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®). The lawsuit states that Healey in her 2016 “Enforcement Notice” redefining “assault weapons” had overstepped her legal authority and deprived the retailers of their due process protections guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.
The USA Shooting Spring Selection Match for Shotgun wrapped Saturday at Tucson Trap and Skeet in Tucson, Arizona with the final day of competition and awards presented in the Skeet events. In the end, USAMU shooter Phillip Jungman took the top men’s slot while Six time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode took top women’s honors.
Smith & Wesson Corp. has identified two M&P15-22 firearms from recent production on which the breech face counter bore depth was not within manufacturing specification. In those firearms, the lack of depth may allow the bolt, upon closing, to crush the rim of the case, causing the round to fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially resulting in multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

Weatherby, Inc. established residency in the new Sheridan, Wyoming facility March 1, 2019. The first firearms that will be built in the new facility in Sheridan will be the new Wyoming Commemorative rifles.
Galco Gunleather is excited to announce the Tuck-N-Go 2.0 IWB for TASER Self-Defense’s Pulse and Pulse+. The new TASER Pulse+ is the first TASER consumer product to incorporate Bluetooth technology that can notify emergency services when the TASER device is deployed.
Named after a dedicated solider who overcame the limitations resulting from combat wounds to have a meaningful life after war, the Trinity Oaks’ 2019 Lt. Paul Silber Award recognizes the outstanding achievement in the areas of service to our country, philanthropy, and will recognize a community member who leads by example to fulfill the mission of Trinity Oaks.

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) announces the thirteenth installment of “Proving Ground,” a live-training event with USCCA leadership that provides responsible gun owners with the training they need to protect themselves in perilous situations.


Our feature is from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Kade was the Overall High Junior in 2018 in the P100, NTI, NTT aggregate (1269-40x) during the CMP National Matches at Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio. Kade Jackovich photo.

Nineteen-year-old Kade Jackovich of Arizona has won multiple national awards and earned his Distinguished Rifleman’s Badge. Come the 2019 National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, Kade will be on a different team, representing the United States as the newest member of the Army Marksmanship Unit’s (AMU) service rifle team.

Jackovich started shooting at a young age, finding a passion in it that he did not share for more traditional sports. “When I was 10 I was playing tackle football at the time and I wasn’t enjoying it. I decided that I didn’t want to play football anymore but my parents still wanted me to be involved in a sport. My mom found a small bore program at our local range and I fell in love [with it] as soon as I started.”

Discipline – that is what Jackovich asserts is the biggest thing he has learned from marksmanship, as well as attention to detail. He began to realize that even small factors had an influence on his shooting and when he understood this and learned how to minimize things that would cause a bad shot, he began to excel.

Kade Jackovich, Overall Match Winner, 2018 Washington Birthday Match, The 126th Annual Firing of our Nation’s oldest continuous service rifle match, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix AZ. Kade Jackovich photo.

Kade’s accomplishments have certainly attested to his development as a shooter. He earned his Distinguished Rifleman’s Badge in 2015 as well as made the President’s 100, went distinguished in air rifle, and set a National record in the Whistler Boy Match with his teammate Zac Clark. 2018 proved an incredible year for Jackovich. Firing an impressive 1269-40 x out of 1300 possible points between the President’s 100 Rifle Match, National Trophy Individual Match and National Trophy Junior Team Match, his aggregate score earned him one of the six spots on the National Junior Rifle Team and the Deneke Trophy. He was the 2018 high junior in the National Trophy Individual Rifle Match, earning him the Golden Eagle Trophy. He also made the 2018 President’s 100 and won the Junior Mountain Man Award for his performance at the 2018 Camp Perry National Matches.

Kade describes his aspirations beyond the AMU, “My goals are to keep improving my marksmanship skills and help others improve their marksmanship skills.” As a member of the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club and Arizona Rifle and Pistol Association, and now member of the AMU, Kade serves as a role model to younger shooters. He advises new junior shooters “to always keep an open mind to new ideas.” He stresses that there are many different ways to set up gear and build positions. “Try new things and maybe something will work better for you.” Outside of shooting, Jackovich loves the outdoors, enjoying camping, hiking, hunting, and off-roading.

With such an impressive list of accomplishments at such a young age, Jackovich is one to watch, especially as he continues in his training with some of our nation’s best marksmen and women.

- - Serena Juchnowski, CMP Feature Writer

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