September 28th, 2007

American Airlines Lifts Ban on Firearms Transport (except to UK)

As reported in this Bulletin on Sept. 24th, American Airlines announced earlier this week that it would no longer accept any firearms as checked baggage to destinations in Europe or Asia. (Read PRIOR REPORT.)

Now, under pressure from airline customers and shooters organizations including the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Safari Club International (SCI), American Airlines has reversed its ban on firearms transport, except as to the United Kingdom. American has determined that it WILL allow legally-declared firearms to be transported on nonstop flights to destinations in Europe (outside of the UK), and to Asian destinations. However, American Airline’s spokesman declared: “As a result of UK policies we can not allow civilian transport of firearms into the UK.”

American Airlines lifts Firearms Ban

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September 28th, 2007

Shooting Mat on Sale Again–$24.99

We’re pleased to report that the MidwayUSA shooting mat is on sale again (in case you missed out the first time around). This is a great deal on a good, basic shooting mat. And this time you’ve got nearly five weeks to buy–the $24.99 price is good through October 31, 2007.

MidwayUSA’s 69″ x 27″ mat, item 169107, features rubberized padding for elbows, and a water-resistant coating on the bottom. It even has grommets at the corners, so you can stake it securely at your shooting position. The mat also stores easily, rolling up to about six inches in diameter. While this mat isn’t as thick or durable as deluxe mats costing $80 or more, for the price, just $24.99, it performs well. Here’s a customer review: “I purchased 30 of these on sale for my shooting club’s use in CMP, Rifle team , and junior shooter use. They are a good buy for the money. They are slightly thinner than some other mats I’ve used, but shooting mats are not sleeping bag pads. ” — Ross E., Dedham, MA

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