Remington Ammunition releases the next generation of Big Green’s iconic deer hunting ammunition, Core-Lokt. New Core-Lokt Tipped brings improved accuracy and terminal performance to deer and big game enthusiasts across the country and around the world.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. congratulates Team Ruger's Dave Olhasso on winning the Revolver division at the USPSA Area 8 Championship held in Hedgesville, WV last weekend. Olhasso won his division of this 13-stage event shooting the Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition revolver chambered in 9mm Luger.
Olympian Derrick Mein took home High Over All honors at the Federal HOA Minnesota State Championship in Prior Lake, MN last weekend. Mein, a Federal sponsored shooter, bested a field of 221 sporting clay shooters in the HOA competition.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park will host its first 3-D archery tournament on Saturday, September 11, on the Park’s new 20-lane, life-size 3D Archery Range.
Jeff Siegel, CEO of Media Lodge, has accepted an invitation to speak at SHOT Show 2022. Jeff’s presentation will be a part of SHOT University, a one-day conference during SHOT Show that presents lessons learned from influential industry leaders.
You are invited to attend the first sporting clays tournament to benefit MidwayUSA Foundation and your favorite youth shooting team. MidwayUSA Foundation’s Day of Clays – Talladega is a sporting clays tournament held on Friday, November 19 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama.

Honored American Veterans Afield hosted six veterans from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at a two-day shotgun training and sporting clays event. Three soldiers, two marines, and one sailor participated and shared the camaraderie of time away from the hospital and medical appointments.
Galco offers their QuickTuk Cloud IWB holster, with comfort provided by a backing plate composed of a ballistic nylon front over a closed cell foam body. Secured by Galco’s tuckable polymer Uniclip, it provides excellent concealment.
The RAPiD Vehicle Safe keeps a handgun or other valuables safe and secure inside any vehicle. The mounting system of the RAPiD Vehicle Safe features an inflatable bladder making the RAPiD Vehicle Safe’s installation quick and easy without any vehicle modifications.

In supporting youth shooting sports, Scholastic Action Shooting Program Founding Partner Sponsor Ruger has begun a series of auctions composed of rare, hard-to-find models, with all proceeds benefiting the SASP.



ALPS OutdoorZ is pleased to announce the continuing success of the company’s “Save the Lifestyle” initiative and Hunter Mentor program in cooperation with conservation organization partners Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.
Davidson’s, a leader in firearms distribution, seeks a Director of Distribution and Logistics. The position will be based in Greensboro, North Carolina and will have primary responsibility over distribution centers in Arizona and North Carolina.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is searching to fill Manufacturing Engineer positions in their Arizona, New Hampshire and North Carolina facilities.
FN America, LLC announced that the non-reciprocating charging handle upgrade is now available in all FN SCAR semi-automatic models.
Meprolight introduced the popular Mepro Hyper-Bright sights for Kimber and Taurus. The sights come with an extremely bright contrasting color ring on the front sight enabling you to focus on it faster.

Shipping Now, SPORT RIDGE has new Reactive Targets with a peel and stick self-adhesive backing. A bright green bullet hole appears for you to see each shot in the middle of the target.
FN America, LLC introduces the company’s first .22 LR pistol, the FN 502 Tactical. It is the latest innovation in the optics-ready pistol space – the industry’s first slide-mounted red dot on a rimfire handgun.
Savage Arms announced six new firearm configurations. These additions add versatility to the 110 line, new configurations for precision rimfire shooters, and a robust new tactical build for Renegauge.

Trijicon Inc introduces the latest advancements of the REAP-IR and IR-HUNTER line of thermal imaging systems. Both the REAP-IR and IR-HUNTER thermals feature new system controls for faster system response and reduced lag while a new manual focus adjustment for 60mm versions provides improved image quality at all distances.
Shooting Industry interviews a panel of dealers to share their experiences selling online, finding good partners and staying committed to customer service, and provides five tips to those who have yet to break into the e-commerce sphere.
The original Assault Systems soft rifle cases from Elite Survival Systems are constructed with 1000 denier nylon, thick foam padding, full-length YKK zippers, and heavy-duty hardware.
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers announced that Winchester Ammunition will be sponsoring speaker Chris Stirewalt at the NASGW Expo Appreciation Dinner on October 26th in Columbus, Ohio.
Safari Club International (SCI) is very excited to welcome Gorilla Ammunition to its growing list of new Corporate Sponsors.
Shooting USA is at the USPSA Two Gun Championship, where there are run and gun challenges for pistol-caliber carbine and handgun.
This week, Guns & Gear covers the Sig Sauer Hunter Games. The program also features Smith & Wesson AR platforms for your next hunt, Colt’s Defender 1911 series, Caldwell’s Portable Range Kit, and more.

It’s a brand-new month, but all that’s really changed is the calendar photo and the day of the week.

Life today is a lot like playing whack-a-mole. Knock one thing down and three others peek up to keep your mole-knocker busy.

Wildfires, floods, hurricanes and natural disasters withstanding, it’s beginning to get tiring.

As we’ve watched an administration ask permission to run from a group of fourth century religious fanatics, we might wonder why anyone would take the U.S. seriously anymore. If that’s where you find yourself, you might want to recognize the fact that while they run like frightened rabbits from external forces, they don’t hesitate to turn an endlessly-growing and increasingly more militant bureaucracy against us.

Like the Taliban, the bureaucracy is more than willing to impose their rules on their subjects.

To them, the subjects are…us.

Yes, you. Yes, me. And everyone else who dares question them.

Today, we are entering the final week of a comment period regarding the ATF’s proposed reinterpretation of their Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached "Stabilizing Braces.

Long explanation short, their plan will reclassify pistols with attached stabilizing braces into “short barreled rifles” as regulated under the National Firearms Act. That NFA classification requires licensing and a $200 tax stamp.

Yes, you should oppose the action. And you should register your opposition ASAP.

As the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms explains, such a change “will threaten millions of citizens with prison, harsh fines, forfeiture of firearms, and the loss of the right to own or possess firearms should they fail to comply with ATF’s policy change.”

If you haven’t already, there 2A groups are more than willing to help you. Here’s a link to the ATF comment site, and a second link for guidance on how to correctly make your opposition known via a release in last Friday’s Shooting Wire (courtesy of the Second Amendment Foundation).

It is important that each of us go on record opposing the proposal. I say that despite the fact that regardless of the comments, the reinterpreted rule will most likely be adopted.


Because some fellow gun owners couldn’t resist poking the bear about pistol braces.

Not content to quietly use the braces incorrectly -and without legal peril - they had to scream it across the internet.

Despite being warned -repeatedly- that showing, promoting and advertising braces designed to help physically challenged people shoot deliberately being mis-used by the rest of us as a pseudo-stock was a very bad idea, they couldn’t resist.

The ATF had essentially issued a stay-out-of-jail free card, stating that manufacturers couldn’t be held liable for users misusing them. It didn’t say you could mis-use it, but it did recognize the brace as a legitimate tool for physically challenged shooters.

But some just couldn’t resist rubbing it in. And they persisted, even after the gun-banners took power.

They noticed. Then, surprise of surprises, they acted.

They might waffle over everything else, but there’s no hesitation when it comes to clamping down on gun owners. Especially when there’s no denying the mis-behavior.

Consequently, we find ourselves fighting an unnecessary battle over a reinterpretation of a rule no one had any real interest in changing -until our side of the 2A fight turned it into a point of contention.

While I encourage everyone to go to the ATF website and register an objection, I can’t blame the ATF for this one.

This time, we’re to blame.

We’re so busy fighting to prevent infringements on our rights, we’ve ignored the obligation to police our wrongs. Rights and obligations are inseparable. If we care about one, we take care of the other.

We squawk at the slightest safety violation on the range, then snicker like a nine-year-old over fart jokes when one of our internet ninja/experts flips out his (or her) arm brace and advances on a target. Oooh-rah, get some! (And don’t forget to “like” us, because we (still) depend on the anti-gunners at YouTube for our income).

As Mrs. Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

We can afford to be wrong, but we dare not be stupid. Color us stupid on this one.

— Jim Shepherd

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