WED | APRIL 7, 2021

Hornady congratulates Ryan Cheney on his record 2.35 mile shot on March 27 at the Spearpoint Ranch in Barnard, Kansas. Cheney’s shot is the longest impact ever shot and recorded in competition.
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program returned to the CMP Marksmanship Park grounds on March 12-14th to hold its Collegiate National Championship. Over three days, college action shooting teams ran squads of athletes through the four-stage competition.
Christensen Arms announced an expanded range of dates and choices to their ultimate VIP Precision Hunter Training Event.

Galco’s SB7 Fancy Stitched Holster Belt combines classic Western looks with all the sturdiness needed for all-day handgun carry. This 1 1/2" wide, double-thickness holster belt is made from premium steerhide with fancy stitching.
Bond Arms makes swapping barrels quick and easy. All barrels fit all models of Bond Arms’ double barrel handguns.
Vortex is offering a giveaway to a 2-day, one-on-one training experience customized to your needs by the Vortex Edge staff, utilizing their new, state-of-the art training facility.

Primary Arms Online has announced the start of their ‘SIG M17 American Service Pistol Giveaway’, a free gun giveaway that will run through the month of April. Like all Primary Arms giveaways, entry is completely free, and no purchase is necessary.
Taurus USA has continued its Platinum Sponsorship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) through the Taurus and Rossi brands, raising its total support of the youth shooting sports program for 2021.
Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce its sponsorship of Team One Network, a veteran-run training group that supports law enforcement and military personnel.

TrueTimber and American Honda have joined forces to form a partnership of two renowned brands. Working side-by-side, the two companies have developed new, special edition off-road vehicles as well as a co-branded line of outdoor apparel.
Outdoor Edge announced that it has renewed its partnership with Randy Birdsong and Nate Hosie and their award-winning TV show, HeadHunters for the eighth consecutive year.
Davidson’s, Inc. has been approved by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to become a Patron member.
Springfield Armory is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for a new facility at Geneseo, Ill., which will expand its manufacturing capabilities and provide a new headquarters location.
Raise Them Right is a national movement of parents and mentors uniting to help our young people overcome challenging social headwinds by encouraging active parenting and mentorship in healthy and meaningful lifestyles that tap into our country's natural bounty and rich outdoor heritage.
The South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s Camp Woodie is hiring camp counselors, shooting specialists, outdoor educators, and nurses for the upcoming summer.

Benelli USA is looking to expand its Marketing department with the addition of a Director of Marketing.
Taylor’s & Company announced the addition of “The HICKOK” pistol to their Lifestyle Pistol Series for 2021. It’s an 1860 Army snub nose revolver.

With an MSRP of $589, POINTER ACRIUS Over-Unders provide exceptional craftsmanship with a variety of popular gauges to choose from (12, 20, 28, 410), youth models in (20, 410), Features include - walnut stock, 5 chokes, extractors, raised vent ribs, crisp mechanical triggers, chrome lined barrels, barrel selector and shot-after-shot consistency that’s found in shotgun’s costing hundreds of dollars more.

Over the next two weeks, more than 150 athletes from 15 Iowa colleges and universities will participate in the 2021 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program Collegiate Championships in Skeet, Sporting Clays and Trap.
Vortex has assembled a list of gear, a bit of knowledge and some content to assist viewers in preparing for turkey season.
Honored American Veterans Afield was proud to host Native American and retired/disabled Marine veteran Tray Ardese on a Bison hunting in Nebraska at the Dismal River Club.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is pleased to announce the promotion of chief operating officer Mark Johnson to the role of Director of Civilian Marksmanship.
All at Lyman are sad to announce the passing of James F. “Mace” Thompson, the founder of Lyman Products Corp. Mace passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday Apr. 3, 2021. He was 79.
Comp-Tac launched a new and improved website during the month of March with enhanced mobile capabilities and a new and easy to use shop by gun feature.
Tonight on Shooting USA, see the precision rifle course shot in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, with steel targets sized to simulate the vitals of western game animals.

Editor’s Note: Today’s feature comes to us courtesy of our friends at GoWild. Thanks to Brad Luttrell and his team for sharing their work with our readers.

Outdoor social media platform, GoWild, is issuing a strong warning to firearms consumers:

Scammers are aiming for your ammo purchases.

GoWild’s security team has flagged a record amount of firearms scammers focusing on gun accessories over the last few weeks, especially with ammunition. While GoWild deletes the scammers from its platform immediately upon identification, the company has also found scammers circulating through other social networks, and is therefore releasing tips to help shoppers identify the scammers.

“With gun sales at an all-time high and ammunition in short supply, scammers see a rich opportunity,” said firearms enthusiast and GoWild Cofounder, President, Zack Grimes. “Buying ammo online is safe if you’re working with a known reputable company—I do it all the time. But these scammers are taking advantage of millions of new gun owners and even some long-time firearms owners.”

About the Scammers

Most of the scammers are operating from outside of the United States. They are not only using fake business names, they’re creating fake logos, addresses and websites to pose as legitimate companies. The content posted usually appears to be stolen.

At first glance and especially to an untrained eye, it can be tough to tell if a company is legitimate. But GoWild’s tips below will help consumers better identify scammers.

Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

  1. If it’s too good of a deal, it is
    Scammers often list prices for half MSRP.

  2. Don’t take the convo to another platform
    On social media platforms, scammers nearly always ask to speak via direct message or will often ask to use another chat app (WeChat, Hangouts, etc.).

  3. Be leary of messaging app purchases with third party payments
    Many scammers are selling via direct messaging through social media platforms, not real websites. They are asking for customers to use Venmo or Cash App to send payment. If the scammer has a website, credit card will sometimes not be an option. The only payment options are often Zelle, PayPal, Cash App, Venmo and even Bitcoin. GoWild does not recommend trusting sellers who direct messaged you and want to use third party payment apps. The company also recommends against trusting retailers who don’t accept credit cards.

  4. Check for website security indicators
    Real retailers will have an SSL certificate, which ensures a secure connection for transferring personal data. Tap the lock at the beginning of a web URL to see if your connection is secure. Please note GoWild has still identified scammers with SSL certificates for fake websites.

  5. Look for confusing sentences or misspellings
    Scammer communication will often be confusing and with poor grammar. Scammer websites are chocked full of typos and glaring mistakes. GoWild has found that many of the scammer websites are using copy and images from established businesses. One scam website listed its own fake name but forgot to change the original retailer’s name in the next paragraph.

  6. Check the business address
    It sounds simple but it’s one of the easiest ways to verify a real business. Business addresses for scammers are always fake. A simple check online will often lead you to find the website’s address listing is not even a real address. If you can’t find an address, be leary.

  7. When in doubt, don’t buy
    If you buy, the scammers are going to have not only your payment information, but your home address. Even with this firearm and ammo shortage, it’s not worth it.

  8. Simply put: Buy from trusted sources

The best way to ensure you’re not getting scammed is to work with brands you know and trust.

A few fake companies we've found:

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