WED | MARCH 4, 2020

Nosler’s E-Tip Ammunition line, an affordable lead-free ammo alternative for hunters who are required to or choose to use non-lead ammo, is now available in 223 Rem., 260 Rem., 6.5 PRC, 270 WSM, 300 WSM and more.
Dryshod, maker of waterproof footwear for farming and outdoor recreation, is pleased to introduce the new Barnstable farm boot for women.

A record high of nearly 5,000 archers entered the most competitive edition of USA Archery's Indoor Nationals in 51 consecutive years of this event. Archers of all ages competed at one of thirteen locations across the country and the final results are in.

Traditions Firearms announced awarding The W.L Carter Company as 2019 Rep Group of the Year. This award was presented in Las Vegas as part of pre-SHOT show activities.
Zombies are preparing to invade Nebraska once again for the Hornady Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun Match on May 29-31 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island.
The American made Savage Renegauge Field is available with a 28” or 26” barrel. The gun’s fit can be adjusted in 20 different ways.

SAR USA by Sarsilmaz, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of firearms, proudly announces one of the most successful post show seasons to date.
According to a release from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Democrat Joe Biden made it clear in Texas that he despises American gun owners by declaring former rival Beto O’Rourke, the gun-grabbing former Texas congressman, as his point man on what he called “the gun problem.”
Streamlight, Inc. launched the TLR-1 HL Dual Remote Kit. The new kit, with included TLR-1 HL light, allows for the individual or simultaneous activation of the light and an external aiming device.

German Precision Optics (GPO) announces two new riflescopes to its line of premium optics. Designed for today’s demanding hunter, the new PASSION™ 5X riflescopes offer precise, reliable and high quality performance for diverse hunting scenarios.
Samson Manufacturing is pleased to announce that its A-TM Folding Stock is now an Officially Licensed Ruger Product. Using the original molds and wood from Ruger, this is not a copy or reproduction.
MyOutdoorTV is bringing outdoorsmen and women a selection of free episodes now available at -- a subscription streaming service from Outdoor Sportsman Group.

Holosun 407C V2 and 507C V2 reflex pistol sights feature solid 7075 aluminum housings, up to 50k hours of battery life, long battery life with Solar-Failsafe, Shake Awake technology, and available Multi-reticle System.
With the CMP celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2020, the organization has decided to recognize those Affiliated Clubs that have upheld two decades or more of dependable support, claiming a spot on the 20 Year Affiliated Club list.
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers announced the winners for the shooting sports retailer giveaway in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation. NASGW and NSSF partnered to promote SCOPE CLX an industry owned, distributor led retail data initiative.

Terry continues his epic coyote hunt in Mexico with Skip Knowles, Editor of Wildfowl and Predator Nation Magazines and Sergio Alcazar, owner of ALC Global Adventures.
Jim and John Scoutten and Chris Cerino run the aisles to report what’s making news in firearms, ammo, and accessories, in a full hour of non-stop reporting from SHOT Show.
Taylor’s Archery in Tullahoma, Tennessee hosted the final TN Indoor Regional of the 2020 season at the King’s Cross Church. With spectator numbers close to six-hundred people on the day, more than one-hundred and sixty-three archers competed in the event.

Eastern Sales Company (Archery Shop) in Conway, South Carolina, recently hosted the 2nd SC S3DA Indoor Regional Tournament of the 2020 season.

Why your sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses probably don’t offer enough protection

Whether shooting sporting clays, sighting in a new rifle from the bench or practicing with a pistol, shooting sports enthusiasts know they need to protect their eyes. Unfortunately, well-intended folks who think their standard sunglasses or eyeglasses provide adequate impact protection are taking serious risks with their vision.

A Higher Standard

Safety eyewear must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than regular eyeglasses and sunglasses. This higher standard applies to both the lenses and the frames.

In the United States, safety glasses are tested to ensure they meet or exceed the ANSI Z87.1 standard. This standard is established and periodically updated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Eyewear with this key certification has passed basic-impact testing (both frames and lenses) and is marked “Z87” on the temples. Prescription safety eyewear which has met or exceeded ANSI Z87 standards is marked "Z87-2". Finally, safety eyewear marked “Z87+” has lenses that have passed high-impact testing.

Stylish Howard LeightTM UVEX Hypershock eyewear features full-frame sport-inspired styling, ANSI Z87.1-2015 high-impact protection and 99.9% UVA/UVB protection. Available in a multitude of lens tint options, Hypershock eyewear retails for around $16.


Frames for safety glasses are tested using the same criteria whether they will be used in basic-impact or high-impact applications. This includes a specific High Mass Impact Test, plus durability testing that includes a flammability-resistance test, a corrosion-resistance test and other durability tests.

In the High Mass Impact Test, a one-inch diameter steel projectile is dropped through a tube from a height of 50 inches onto a safety lens mounted in a frame. The frame is "worn" by an artificial head form. To pass, the frame must fully retain the lens, and no piece can become detached from the inner surface of the frame component that holds the lenses. The lens must not crack, chip or break. All glass safety lenses must undergo this test. For plastic safety lenses, however, only a statistical sample of a large batch of lenses needs to be tested. Safety eyewear passing this test receive basic-impact certification and will be marked “Z87” on the temples.

In high-impact testing, a high-velocity test is performed by shooting a quarter-inch diameter steel ball at the lens at a speed of 150 feet per second. The test is repeated multiple times (each time with a new frame and lens) at different angles and positions of impact. To pass, the lens must not crack, chip or break, and it must not become dislodged from the lens holder. Safety eyewear passing this test (and the High Mass Impact Test) receive high-impact certification and are marked “Z87+” on the temples.

In the world of safety eyewear, “ballistic-rated” means military-grade impact protection. Such safety eyewear is designed and tested to survive the military’s high-speed impact and fragmentation standards, which exceed ANSI Z87.1 high-impact standards. Military V0 ballistic-rated eyewear must be able to withstand up to a .15 caliber projectile fired at the lens and frame at 64 feet per second. 

Shooting sports enthusiasts don’t need to spend a lot for top-quality shooting glasses. Howard Leight UVEX Genesis eyewear meets ANSI Z87.1-2015 high-impact standards, as well as the Military V0 ballistic test for impact. Available with clear, amber, vermillion, espresso or clear Hydroshield 9-base wraparound uni-lenses, Genesis features a soft and flexible ventilated brow guard, plus adjustable temples and nose piece for maximum comfort and a customized fit. Retail price is around $16, or about $25 for the Genesis Kit that contains interchangeable clear, amber and vermillion lenses.

Other Considerations

In addition to choosing shooting glasses that have been tested, certified and marked to meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, look for comfortable wraparound designs that fit close to the face and afford ample side protection. Such designs minimize the potential for ejected casings – often from adjacent shooting lanes – to find their way between the face and the lens. Wraparound frame designs also typically fit well and provide the most comfort with popular earmuff-style hearing protection. Finally, lens coatings that prevent scratches and fogging are another consideration, as is a lens’ ability to block harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses designed for shooting sports are available from a variety of manufacturers and come with many lens tint options. These Howard Leight UVEX Acadia models feature a red mirror lens that’s ideal for outdoor shooting environments where sunlight and glare can cause eye strain and fatigue. Retail cost is around $17.

Prescription Glasses

Don’t let the fact that you wear prescription glasses dissuade you from properly protecting your eyes while shooting. You have several good options.

First, consider switching to contact lenses when shooting so you can wear impact-certified safety eyewear. If contact lenses aren’t your thing, a variety of safety glasses designed to be worn over eyeglasses are available, such as Honeywell UVEX HL100 Series safety eyewear, which fits over most prescription eyeglasses. Finally, your optometrist can make you a comfortable pair of prescription safety glasses at a reasonable cost.

Final Thoughts

Don’t take unnecessary chances with your vision by wearing regular sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses while shooting. Insist on genuine safety eyewear that’s been designed, tested and certified to protect against the hazards of the shooting environment.

- - Josh Lantz

Event Calendar

Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches

Marksmanship 101 class, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, AZ

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One Man Shoot Announces 9th Annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser For Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness

Riverside Sporting Clays, 52400 Hwy. 16 Denham Springs, LA 70706

The One Man Shoot is a family friendly sporting clays competition for four person teams that raises funds for Dr. Oliver Sartor’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane Cancer Center. for more details and a full event schedule. For additional information, please contact: Amy Kellogg,  or call 504.717.1328; 225.753.8722

APRIL 17-19
NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Music City Center - 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 -

Eastern CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches – Camp Butner, Butner, NC

Marksmanship 101 Class CMP

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MAY 16-17
Ridgway Rifle Club – Ridgway, PA

CMP Marksmanship 101 Class

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MAY 29
Camp Atterbury – Edinburgh, IN

CMP Markmanship 101 Class

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