FRI | JUNE 17, 2022

CCI was recently recognized with the 2022 Gold Award in the category of Rimfire Ammo by the readers of Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer.

CMMG® has taken portability to a whole new level with the introduction of the DISSENT™ – a new line of buffer-less AR15 pistols that utilize the company’s patent-pending Compact Action. At the time of release, the DISSENT will be available in 5.56x45mm, .300BLK and 5.7x28mm, with each model sporting a 6.5-inch free-floated barrel and complemented with a 5.5-inch M-LOK Handguard, making the DISSENT the shortest, most stowable Personal Defense Weapon that CMMG has built to date.

At the heart of the DISSENT is CMMG’s patent-pending Compact Action, which makes it possible to operate the firearm without the receiver extension and buffer assembly installed. The Compact Action uses a set of dual guide rods and springs contained within the upper receiver to cycle the action and is compatible with both Direct Impingement and CMMG’s patented Radial Delayed Blowback™ operating systems. Click here to read more.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program announced the addition of two new pistol trophies to be awarded at the annual National Matches at Camp Perry. The trophies are designed to pay tribute to prominent figures in the pistol world and will be ready for presentation at the 2022 National Matches.

Team Federal congratulates brand ambassador Josh Froelich on winning 1st Overall and 1st Open Division titles at the 2022 Vortex JP Tri-Gun held at Forest Lake Sportsman’s Club in Minnesota, June 11-12. Federal Ammunition was a Platinum Sponsor for the event.
Benelli announced that several members of Team Benelli 3-Gun successfully participated in the 2022 Zombies in the Heartland event. This much-anticipated annual competition took place June 3-5 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Team Vihtavuori is pleased to announce a great 3rd place finish for member Otis White, at the Spearpoint Ranch ELR Match held on May 14th, 2022.

Team Berger member Dustin Flint scored a 186 x 240 at the Missouri High-Power Silhouette Regional Championship to secure the championship title.
AirForce Airguns and its sister company, R.A.W. will once again be attending the Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge, the largest airgun competition in the United States .
TAC Vanes, makers of archery vanes, announced two team shooters took home top finishes in the Easton Foundations’ SoCal Showdown in Chula Vista, California.

NSSF announced that Magpul will return as the Platinum sponsor of the 2022 Annual Import/Export Conference. Magpul is an American manufacturer of firearm parts and accessories, primarily for the modern sporting rifle market.
FirstSpear will be exhibiting at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, June 23 and 24.
Bourbon enthusists now have a chance to win the rarest of all bourbons by participating in Kids & Clays Pappy Van Winkle Flight Drawing.
Bushnell, in license agreement with Mirage Occhiali a sunglass design and manufacturing house for performance sports eyewear, announces that Spring / Summer 2022 Bushnell Performance Sunglasses are now available.
DeSantis Gunhide introduces the Slim-Tuk inside-the-waist holster for the SIG P365 when fitted with the Crimson Trace LG-422 "Laserguard" laser sight.
Parkwest Arms is a maker of expertly crafted bolt action rifles and accurate hunting and tactical rifles. Operating out of the former Dakota Arms workshop, the company is proud to introduce their complete line to the United States.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company announced that the Colt Anaconda has been selected as the 2022 American Hunter Golden Bullseye Handgun of the Year.
On September 13-15, 2022 in Rapid City, South Dakota, the fourth biennial SAAMI Ballistics Conference will be held. The purpose of the Ballistics conference is to serve as a training workshop and discussion forum addressing a broad range of topics relevant to small arms ammunition ballistic laboratory/test facility operations.
Duluth Pack CEO Tom Sega sits down with Federal’s President Jason Vanderbrink and V.P. of Marketing Jason Nash to discuss Federal’s 100th Anniversary.

Davidson’s has partnered once again with SCCY Industries to bring to market a new exclusive. This exclusive Davidson’s SCCY DVG, chambered in 9mm, has a striking cheetah dip print finish on the entire frame.
Bushnell announced the availability of the new Broadhead Laser Rangefinder. Engineered for precision and +/- 0.3-yard accuracy out to 150 yards on any target, the Broadhead Laser Rangefinder is made for archers and bowhunters.
To compliment the AR platform’s versatility, top it off with a ZeroTech 1-6x24 RAR LPVO to make it adaptable to any shooting scenario.
After more than four decades of service to the National Rifle Association of America, Marion Hammer is stepping down from her position as a state lobbyist for the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) in Florida.
Chattanooga Shooting Supplies has pledged a donation of $5,000 to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance to help supply youth programs with essential equipment for summer leagues.
This week, Tom talks about the importance of athleticism in shooting sports, collecting Ruger No. 1 rifles, the case to replace the head of the NRA, and more.
The hunters in your life want more trail cameras for Father's Day. Wireless trail cameras from Wildgame Innovations fit the bill, transmitting images straight to Dad's mobile device at any time.
Seeking public comment on shooting range grant proposals. Public comments will be accepted through Friday July 15, at 5pm.

 

Today's feature is from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.

Parliamentary Day at the Range is the single most effective Canadian firearms advocacy event in the history of Canadian firearms ownership.

The ninth installment of this successful initiative took place June 13th, at the Stittsville Shooting Ranges, courtesy of Linda and Lisa Conley, their wonderful staff, and a host of volunteers.

Dozens of members of Parliament (from all parties) and senior staff made the trip to the range to learn more about sport shooting and experience shooting a wide variety of firearms.

For many attendees, it was their first experience with the Canadian firearms community and our culture of safety, and they left the event with a newfound appreciation for our heritage.

It’s also the largest non-partisan event on the Hill each year.

“It’s a fantastic way to safely introduce MPs, Senators and Hill staffers to Canadian sport shooting and our amazing culture of safety,” said MP Bob Zimmer, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus. “And for the experienced shooters on the Hill, it renews our commitment to protect and defend our Canadian outdoor heritage.”

Parliamentary Day at the Range was created by the Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada (OCAC) and is operated by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), in partnership with the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) and the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus to educate Members of Parliament, Senators and their staff about lawful firearm ownership and use by experiencing firearms for themselves.

The all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus was founded in 2006 by Garry Breitkreuz, former MP for Yorkton–Melville (SK) and current board member of the CSSA, Larry Bagnall, former Liberal MP for Yukon and Peter Stoffer, NDP member for Sackville–Eastern Shore (NS).

The mission of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus is to preserve and promote fishing, hunting, trapping, and shooting sports as acceptable, traditional, environmentally-sustainable outdoor heritage activities with their credo of safety and a conservation ethic.

The Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus works to protect these Canadian values in law and to ensure that traditional outdoor heritage activities remain viable for all Canadians.

One example of its legislative success is Bill C-501, an Act respecting a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day, introduced by then-MP Rick Norlock. It was granted Royal Assent on November 6, 2014, and defined the third Saturday of September each year as “National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.”

The Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus is co-chaired by Bob Zimmer, Conservative MP for Prince George–Peace River–Northern Rockies (BC), and Ken McDonald, Liberal MP for Avalon (NFLD).

The Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada is a steering body for the POC and is chaired by President Phil Morlock (Canadian Fishing Industry Association) and CSSA's Tony Bernardo, who serves as Vice-President.

Along with OCAC President Phil Morlock, CSSA Executive Director Tony Bernardo is an honorary member of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus, the only two individuals to ever receive this honour.

Thank you to our partner in this event, the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), President Wes Winkel, Director Linda Conley, and Managing Director Jennifer Leigh Gadbois.

And our deepest gratitude to Stoeger Canada, Browning Canada, Graywood Sporting Group/Winchester Ammunition, Drake Sales Agency, Weatherby, Savage Arms Canada, Vista, Outdoors, Eastern Outdoor Sales, Bowmac Gunpar (1996) Inc., Safari Club International, O'Dell Engineering, Firearms Outlet Canada, Tenda Canada and, of course, the Stittsville Shooting Ranges Inc. for their support of this annual event.

If we missed anyone, we do apologize, but please know we are very grateful for all the assistance given to this huge effort.

Last but not least, we are grateful to the staff and volunteers of Team CSSA – our CSSA directors, regional directors, volunteers, and staff who helped make this event such a huge success again this year.

Thanks to Diane, Ken, Bill, Ian, Ed, Stuart, and our event staff, Heather, Sam, and Tony.

 

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