WED | MAY 18, 2022

Sellmark announces the acquisition of flashlight, firearm and helmet-mounted light manufacturer INFORCE.
Bow Spider announces its sponsorship of the Everest Course at the Hoyt Archery Northwest Mountain Challenge, one of the most difficult target archery competitions in the world.
Hillsdale College hosted over 400 Junior Olympic Air Rifle athletes from May 11-15. Shooters ages 12-20 competed in two shooting events in Hillsdale College’s Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center.

Taurus announced that the Taurus Shooting Team delivered an outstanding performance at the 2022 World Speed Shooting Championships held April 28-May 1 at the CMP Marksmanship Park. Team Captain Jessie Harrison and team member KC Eusebio both earned top title wins in their divisions and each set records.
Team Vihtavuori member Bruce Piatt shot perfect back-to-back 1920’s to win both the Louisiana State Action Pistol Championship and the Crawfish Cup Regional Action Pistol Championship.
Team Lapua members Joe Besche, Maddisyn Reed, and Brian Brandt claimed the overall top three places at the American Rimfire Association Tournament held at the Benchrest Rifle Club of St. Louis in Wright City, Missouri.

Based on the results of the 2022 Western and Eastern NASP® National Tournaments and using rosters of all registered Academic Archers, NASP® announces its All-American Academic Teams in Elementary, Middle School, and High School Divisions.
Plan to visit Wilson Combat at the 2022 NRA Show, May 27th - 29th in Houston, Texas. The company will exhibit in booth #4943 with a selection of high quality handguns, rifles and firearm accessories.
Hornady will be attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, May 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Tactical knife and tool manufacturer SOG announces the company will be displaying at the upcoming Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, June 3-5, 2022. The annual show, to be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, is the world’s largest consumer knife event.
Tisas USA, importers of the 1911 USGI 45 and the new PX-9 Gen 3 series polymer framed pistols, will be exhibiting at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston.
Blackhawk, along with Eagle Industries, are pleased to announce both companies are attending the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which takes place in Tampa, Florida.
XS Sights will display its newest products at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, May 27 - 29. These include the soon-to-be-released Glock Sight Pusher Tool with unique inline press design.
ALPS OutdoorZ introduced the new Ghost 20 pack. The Ghost 20 is a hybrid pack suitable for use as a backpack, briefcase, or messenger bag in a size that is slightly smaller than the original Ghost 30 pack.
Hornady Security’s family of RAPiD security vaults provide quick, dependable, touch-free access to firearms. The new RAPiD Safe Keypad Vault is a budget-friendly option for securing up to two handguns, ammo and other valuables and provides the advanced features included in all Hornady Security RAPiD products.

Luth-AR announces new Repair Kits for AR15. Each kit contains a selection of essential pins, springs and other parts that commonly require replacement.
Trijicon Inc introduces the Trijicon Dual Defense Kit. The Dual Defense Kit combines the legendary RMR Type 2 Adjustable LED optic with the industry leading Bright & Tough Night Sight set into one, easy-to-use kit.
The Airgun Sporting Association, the trade organization of the airgun industry, announces that West Virginia has approved legislation to allow air rifle hunting for both big and small game.

Together with Baron Engraving and Davidson’s Inc., Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce the auction of the first gun in the third edition of the Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series, a one-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle inspired by 19th-century master firearms engraver Louis D. Nimschke.
EasyExport announces that it has begun to deliver its first set of Merchant Insights monthly reports to its customers. Merchant Insights uses information extracted from EasyExport transaction data to give EasyExport merchants a powerful competitive advantage in the export market for American guns, parts, scopes, and accessories.
NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, launched a social media campaign, called #ThanksLEO, to show support of the law enforcement community during Police Week 2022.
Trulock Choke Tubes is expanding operations in 2022 with the addition of a Fanuc Robodrill vertical machining center. This automated vertical machining unit is equipped with many features to assist Trulock in producing a specific firearm part for one of Trulock’s major firearm accounts.
SDS Imports LLC announced the addition of the VP-12 Shotgun to their line of imported firearms. The VP-12 combines elements from the classic Kalashnikov design with many modern enhancements.
Ruger announced its title sponsorship of the 2022 USPSA Classic Nationals being held May 21 and 22 at the premiere-class CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL.
NSSF’s “Help Prevent Wildfires” public service announcements campaign provides video and audio PSAs, an 8.5 x 11 poster, an infographic and shareable social media posts that remind recreational shooters and other outdoor enthusiasts to be mindful of their surroundings and to take precautions.
Meopta Sport Optics is pleased to announce the MeoStar S2 82 HD spotting scope has been named ‘Best Value’ by Outdoor Life in its April 2022 spotting scope test.
Firearms Policy Coalition and FPC Action Foundation have filed an important brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Miller v. Smith, urging the Court to reverse the decision of the trial court that upheld Illinois law and regulations that bans firearm possession in child care facilities, including home day care facilities and foster family homes.
G.P.S. Bags introduces the Tactical Bugout Computer Backpack. This new pack safely transports most laptop computers and includes a handgun retention system and magazine storage pouches with additional room for other range gear.
Galco’s Summer Comfort inside the waistband holster is now available for the Springfield Hellcat Pro with or without a mounted red dot sight.
Trijicon Inc announced that all Trijicon Compact ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights) models are now available with new Trijicon quick release mounts featuring Trijicon Q-LOC Technology.
Comp-Tac recently added holster fits for the Sig Sauer P322 in the International Holster, the Dual Concealment Holster and the Single Mag Pouch Belt Clip.
Bushnell has announced the BackTrack Mini GPS, a purpose-built and portable navigation tool that’s ideal for hunters and long-range shooters. It gives location information, a compass with temperature, time, barometric pressure and elevation.
Beretta announced the launch of a new family of semi-automatic pistols - the APX A1. Built on the original APX platform that passed MHS testing for the US Army, the APX A1 delivers a crisp, class-dominating trigger, improved ergonomics, aggressive slide serrations, and MRDS Optics cuts right out of the box.
Ruger reintroduces the Marlin 1895 Trapper. Chambered in .45-70 Govt., this latest Marlin offering from Ruger features a 16.17”, cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:20” twist and a threaded muzzle. The stainless steel receiver, lever, magazine tube and barrel feature a non-glare, satin finish, the bolt is spiral-fluted and nickel-plated and the receiver has the Skinner Sight system.
SCCY Firearms has begun shipping their full spectrum of colors for their striker-fired DVG-1 and recently released DVG-1RDR.
The mid-weight Gunnison Merino Wool Hoodie by Pnuma Outdoors is now offered in Beluga (solid) for even more versatility in the mountains, plains, or out on the town.
Volquartsen Firearms will exhibit at the 151st NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas. Volquartsen will have both rifles and pistols on display and, on Saturday May 28th, Volquartsen will host an appearance by Fox news contributor Katie Pavlich.
Firearms Legal Protection, a provider of pre-paid legal defense memberships, has partnered with Concealed Coalition to offer a combined membership that includes training from Concealed Coalition University and other benefits for gun owners, backed with the legal protection of an FLP membership plan.
U.S. LawShield conducted a live YouTube event titled Domestic Violence: Your Right to Self-Defense during which U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys answered questions about protecting yourself or someone else in a domestic violence situation.
Vincent LoPiccolo has been named as a Regional Coordinator for New York S3DA. As a Regional Coordinator, Vincent will oversee the development and operation of New York S3DA within the eastern region.
The National Archery in the Schools Program Announces the 2022 Recipients for the On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program.
“New York politicians want tougher gun laws in a state that already has some of the toughest laws in the country,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb observes, “Yet those laws did not prevent what happened Saturday, and never will. New York’s current gun control laws make it difficult to impossible for law-abiding citizens of all races to obtain carry permits. Apparently the shooter staked out this particular market, because he knew there would be no resistance to what is a despicable hate crime.
SCCY Firearms’ consumer Spring Rebate has arrived. Every qualifying SCCY pistol purchase made by retail customers between April 25, 2022 and May 31, 2022 is eligible to receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.
The newest addition to The Armory Life family of digital magazines is the 2022 edition of the EDC/Everyday Carry issue, just recently released.
This week, Shooting USA features the A-G Cup, the biggest cash money match in Precision Rifle Competition. It’s an elimination format shot over three days of challenging competition on stages of fire created at K and M Precision’s ranges in West Tennessee.

Today's feature is from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Ready to learn more about marksmanship?

CMP’s courses offer hands-on attention to individuals for safety and personal instruction for all.

The National Matches at Camp Perry, which attracts thousands of guests each year to the historic ranges of the Ohio National Guard Training Facility, is an oasis of rifle and pistol competitions designed for experienced marksmen and curious individuals who simply want to try something new. Outside of competition, the National Matches offers an array of educational courses for those with fresh eyes on the sport as well as those eager to further develop their skills. Courses span from junior to adult – delivering a little something for everyone.

Participants in CMP National Matches clinics receive one-on-one instruction.

Below is a guide (ranked from Beginner to Advanced) on available learning events at the 2022 Camp Perry National Matches, set to fire July 12-Aug. 13.

BEGINNER – Small Arms Firing Schools (SAFS):

One of the most popular events of the National Matches, the SAFS course is a combination of classroom education and hands-on instruction on fundamentals, competition basics and safety. Training is led by members of military marksmanship teams as well as certified CMP instructors. At the conclusion of the course, students fire real competitions on the range, with instructors nearby. Equipment is provided by the CMP, with participants only needing a willingness to learn in order to attend. Currently, the CMP offers Small Arms Firing Schools for Pistol (M9), Smallbore Rifle, .22 caliber Rimfire Sporter Rifle and Highpower Rifle (M16) during the National Matches as well as an Advanced SAFS course for further training.

BEGINNER – M1 Maintenance Clinic:

CMP Armorers will present this two-hour clinic on disassembly, assembly and maintenance of the M1 Garand Rifle. Special attention will be given to accurizing steps that can be taken with the rifle while maintaining its legality for CMP-sanctioned As-Issued Military Rifle Matches. Topics such as head space, barrel installation, component purpose/function, general rifle assembly, rifle/component maintenance and various other techniques will be covered during the course.

BEGINNER – As-Issued Military Rifle Clinics:

Any CMP Games competitors who have not previously fired in one of these matches are required to attend a clinic before they fire. All other competitors in these matches are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the information presented.

These free one-hour clinics will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with instruction and demonstrations. Topics include match rules, shooting positions and techniques, scoring and pit pulling procedures and how to fire the courses of fire. The clinic is open to all competitors.

More experienced juniors may attend the USMC clinic, taught by current marksmanship professionals.

INTERMEDIATE – U.S. Marine Corps Junior Highpower Clinic:

The three-day clinic gives focus to more advanced training outside of fundamentals, including weather conditions, how to read wind, equipment use, shooting positions and rulebook standards. Juniors in the clinic spend one day in the classroom, followed by two days of live-fire on the range at 200, 300 and 600 yards. Those young athletes who would like to attend this clinic must first attend the Rifle Small Arms Firing School.

INTERMEDIATE – CMP RO Level II Training Course:

The Range Officer (RO) Training Course program, offered at three levels of instruction, was developed by the CMP to provide education for those interested in serving as qualified Range Officers in CMP sponsored and sanctioned competitions. Certification is available in different shooting disciplines, such as Bullseye Pistol, Smallbore Rifle, Rimfire Sporter Rifle and Highpower Rifle – all offered on the National Matches schedule. Individuals who attend the course will be able to take their valuable knowledge back home to apply within their own local ranges. Learn more at

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Junior Smallbore and Air Rifle Camp:

The camp is open to intermediate and advanced junior athletes who shoot both three-position smallbore and standing or international air rifle. Instruction is held on CMP’s outdoor Petrarca Range and within the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center indoor air range, both located on the grounds of Camp Perry. Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 20 and currently involved in three-position smallbore competition matches and international air rifle. Camp will cover safety and a reinforced understanding of the fundamentals, among several other points of interest. Those juniors hoping to move their marksmanship careers on to college are encouraged to sign up for this valuable course.

ADVANCED – Team CMP Advanced Highpower Clinic:

Led by members of CMP Gold (CMP’s own competitive highpower squad), the Advanced Highpower Clinic offers more complex instruction in service rifle competition techniques using classroom and range discussion. Though the class traditionally utilizes only dry-fire training on the range, in 2021, a 600-yard live-fire portion was added. This course is only open to those who have attended the Advanced Small Arms Firing School at least once and have an “Expert” classification with the CMP or National Rifle Association.

Learn more about these and other educational opportunities on the CMP website at

-- By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto

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