WED | MAY 4, 2022

The 2022 National Sporting Clays Association Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester, held the prestigious World English Sporting Clays Championship. Team Winchester members performed well and were prevalent on the podium throughout the events.
Gold Tip, along with Bee Stinger, congratulates team archers for their dominant performances at the Antalya 2022 Hyundai World Cup. During the first world cup of the season, team members secured two gold medals and one bronze in the Individual and Team Compound Divisions.
Gold Tip, with Bee Stinger, congratulates team archers for their top performances at the 2022 ASA Easton/Hoyt Camp Minden Pro/Am. Members of the archery team secured top three finishes in two divisions, with Kyle Douglass winning the Known Pro Division.

Hornady congratulates sponsored shooters Sean Murphy and Greg Hamilton on their performance at the Real World Sniper Challenge, April 24-25, 2022, in Refugio, TX.
Caitlin Connor earned three gold medals at the Lonato World Cup, April 19-30, in Women’s skeet, Women’s Skeet Team, and Mixed Skeet Team, a first for USA Shooting.
Team Federal captured three gold medals and a silver at the Lonato World Cup in Lonato, Italy. USA led the gold medal count and Team Federal’s Caitlin Connor had a part in all three of the gold medal performances.

South Ridge Archery in Portland, Tennessee hosted the first 3D Regional tournament for Tennessee S3DA. With more than two hundred plus in attendance the range was crowded with archers, parents, and coaches.
Team Federal’s Travis Tomasie won the Limited Division and finished 7th overall at the Double Tap Championship held at the Double Tap Ranch in Wichita Falls, TX.
Bushnell team shooters KC Eusebio and Jessie Harrison dominated at the 2022 Palmetto State Armory World Speed Shooting Championships. Eusebio became sport's first shooter to win nine World Speed Shooting titles while fellow teammate Harrison became the first woman to claim the Overall Steel Master award.

Team Remington congratulates Todd Hitch, aka “The Tennessee Terror” on placing first in the World English Sporting Championship three-person Junior National Team.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Team Ruger posted several divisional titles over the weekend, adding more wins onto its competition season tally.
SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce that registration is now open for those wishing to exhibit at the 2023 event.
Holosun Technologies will attend the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Conference in Roundrock, TX from May 5-6, 2022.
The Trail Belt from Galco features tubular web construction, making it ideal for all-day hiking or long, active work-shift wear. It’s flexible, but suitable for use as a belt for IWB carry.
SinterFire Ammunition is now available to the commercial civilian market. SinterFire lead-free projectile products have been used by major ammunition suppliers and LE/military customers.

ISOtunes Sport announced a partnership with outdoors enthusiast and content creator Brandon McDow. An experienced photographer, videographer, and sportsman, Brandon McDow brings a blend of passion and talent that’s a perfect fit for the company’s innovative line of hearing protection.
MidwayUSA is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Sims to Database Manager. Brian joined MidwayUSA in 2015 as a Database Administrator in the Information Systems department.
EasyExport announces that 10 manufacturers and resellers are now using EasyExport’s automated export-processing service to grow their revenues by safely and reliably shipping their guns, parts, scopes, and accessories to 82 countries.

Sellmark is excited to participate in the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on May 27 – 29, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Dead Air Silencers announced that they will be sponsoring this season of Target Rich Environment’s TV series on the Sportsman Channel. This year, The Target Rich Environment team will be operating a lot quieter with Dead Air Silencers on their rifles.
Primary Arms Government has announced their attendance (Booth #T85) and sponsorship of the upcoming Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA) 2022 Conference, which will take place from May 4th to 8th at the Kalahari Convention Center in Round Rock, TX.
The U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has approved a Stipulated Judgment favoring Franklin Armory in the case of Franklin Armory v. ITFD et al.
Birchwood Casey introduces their GLOCK Multi-Tool, a new compact tool that is a must-have for anyone who owns a GLOCK pistol.It includes four tools specially designed for the pistol’s pins, screws, and sights.
TekMat announced their new line of GLOCK gunsmithing mats for GLOCK 42/43, GEN 3, and G44 models. The mats are pliable and will easily roll up for compact storage.
The Easton Sonic 6.0 is a 6mm high-performance hunting arrow engineered with high-performance speed and hunting accuracy in mind. It is built using Easton’s seamless Acu-Carbon process for the ultimate weight and spine consistency from shaft to shaft and from dozen to dozen.
Leica Sport Optics launched its first premium riflescope with the new Calonox Sight clip-on thermal combo - the Trinity. It combines Leica’s pedigree in imaging and riflescope design with an innovative clip-on thermal addition to give hunters the same outstanding image quality when stalking day or night and in adverse weather conditions such as rain, fog and light snow.
Weaver announces the addition of new multi-slot bases for the Savage Axis rifle. New models include a standard 0 MOA multi-slot base with 8-40 screws, a 0 MOA extended multi-slot base with 8-40 screws and a 20 MOA extended multi-slot base with 8-40 screws.
XS Sights extends its night sight offerings for the HK VP9 Optics Ready Pistol. Standard-height R3D with orange front sight and DXT2 Big Dot sights with orange or yellow front sights are now available for this popular HK pistol, in addition to the recently released Suppressor/RMR Height sights in the R3D and Minimalist models.
Right now, MidwayUSA Foundation offers you the chance to bid on two great auctions and every dollar of the winning bids will benefit the youth shooting program of your choice.
On a cold and sunny morning, South Carolina S3DA youth archers Emma Hernandez, Lucas Alcalde, Maddie Tadlock and Lawson Qualls along with a South Carolina State Coordinator and South Carolina Conservation Coordinator, joined Captain Sarah Bryson from Salty Hooker Fishing Charter for a fishing expedition in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Yakutake v. Hawaii, challenging two cumbersome state laws they say are “undermining” Second Amendment rights.
Formulated to produce large, lush leaves that fuel antler growth, Antler King’s Booner Buffet is an asset to any food plot arsenal.
High-performance matchmaking is on full display with Nighthawk Custom’s GRP and Vista Outdoors' new 30 Super Carry ammunition featured in July GUNS.
Primary Arms has expanded its apparel offering with new tactical and outdoor footwear from top brands like Altama, 5.11 Tactical, Under Armour, and more.
Outdoor Channel will present a panel discussion – Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction during the annual SeriesFest 2022 on Monday, May 9 at noon at the Sie Film Center in downtown Denver.
This time, it’s the largest industry Range Day on the East coast that is open to the public. The PSA Gathering featured a huge collection of new products set up for “try it, you may like it” demonstrations.

Covered previously here, the 3” Colt Python has continued to shoot well. I’d had the opportunity to let old shooting partner Mike Rafferty get some trigger time with the new gun. The difference in the action from earlier Colts surprised him and he appreciated Colt coming back to the DA revolver game.

He’d brought a pair of stocks, they looked like the old Herrett’s Shooting Star type, but they were apparently made by Sile. They improved my ability to hold the gun still, but the lack of a pronounced recoil hump on the backstrap still allowed the gun to slip down in my grip – regardless of the stocks.

The gun had been shooting low with the pitifully few rounds I had to try and I’d run the rear sight up some. After that, I elected to do an accuracy test and headed out to the range.

Shooting was done from 25 yards from a seated position, with the gun over a bench and a range bag. Using CCI Blazer (aluminum) 38 Spec. +P 125 gr. JHP, I got five hits into four inches – including my low-left flyer (shooter error). Four went into 2 ¾”, with the best three going into 1 1/8”. With old Cor-Bon 38 +P 125 grain JHP, we got 2 ¾”, with three into 1 3/8”. Remington 357 Magnum 110 grain SJHP put five hits into 3 5/8”, with four hitting into 1 ¼”. The blast and flash were profound; the felt recoil was not particularly notable.

Holding ¾ of the way up the bull, even after cranking on the rear sight, the rounds hit low in the bull. It’s a light, fast bullet, so I wasn’t particularly concerned. With Winchester 38 +P 130 grain JHP, I threw the first shot. The remainder went into the “10- “ring, a group of 2 ½”. Three of those went into 1 5/8”. I’m calling that good.

Moving up, I tried six hits DA into the same hole. At fifteen feet, using Ft. Scott Munitions 38+P 81 gr. Tumble Upon Impact “Fort Defense” loads, I tried to put six hits into a 13/16” inch paster; I placed one about an inch above another to account for offset. The lower paster vanished into the single ragged holster. To help me settle down, using the two rounds that were left, I pattern-loaded the cylinder with four empties and two loaded rounds. I used that set-up to do the “Claude Werner Ball & Dummy” exercise at five yards, DA. The last two entered the same big hole.


I’d cranked up on the rear sight enough I was concerned there were few threads left holding into the base of the rear sight. The shooting didn’t create a wobbly sight, so I soldiered on.

On the last day of the month, some retirees assembled to shoot the LEOSA qualification. This is fifty rounds, fired from up close back to 25 yards. I used the Python snub in a Safariland Custom Fit paddle holster that works for range duties. The ammo was the last of the CCI Blazer 125 grain JHP +P 38 ammo.

The gear used in the LEOSA qual -- above -- and the results below.

I was keeping the cluster tight back to seven yards when I saw one blow out and go high right. Still inside the “scoring zone,” it wasn’t a heartbreaker. After the shooting was done, I found that the bullet keyholed.

A projectile flying sideways isn’t helpful to accuracy. This was old ammo and I’d shot quite a bit of it. This was a first problem I encountered with this ammo. The score was still 100%. The group isn’t the best I’d fired, but the Colt was very positive and settled in my grasp.

The balance is superb. It’s a lot of gun and it’s well worth the tariff.

-- Rich Grassi

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