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March 31st, 2023

Great Deals on Smith & Wesson Guns — Rebate Ends 4/2/2023

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We want to remind our readers that there is a great Smith & Wesson Rebate program right now with $50, $75, and $100 Rebates on a wide selection of pistols and rifle. But TAKE NOTE — you better act fast. This Firearm Frenzy Rebate Program ends April 2, 2023 — that’s just two days away. To qualify, all purchases must be made no later than 11:59 pm on 4/2/2023.

There are a lot of S&W pistols and rifles on sale but we noted two exceptional packages that are great values. The first is a S&W M&P 2.0 Pistol Combo Kit that normally retails for $750. With the sale discount, and the S&W Rebate, your full price is $499.99. The kit includes a 15rd Mag, and two 23rd mags, plus a knife, and other accessories — all in a nice, large fitted carry case. Below the photo is a video that shows the nice details of this kit.

Smith wesson rebate firearm frenzy april 2023

This video shows the details of this $750 retail combo kit available now for $499.99. It’s worth watching as the host opens the kit and shows ALL the details. KYGUNCO is sold out but you can get this same combo kit from Palmetto State Armory. NOTE: $100 Rebate will not be available for purchases AFTER 4/2/2023!

Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifle with Case and Accessories

Smith wesson rebate firearm frenzy april 2023

Here’s a great little AR-type .22 LR rimfire rifle that is fun for NRL22 matches, rimfire 3-gun matches, and rimfire cross-training. This M&P 15-22 Bundle Pack includes an S&W logo Coyote Tan Range Bag (with mag slots), Walker Clear Sport Glasses, and Surefire EP3 Ear Pro. The M&P 15-22 SPORT has a 16.5″ barrel and comes standard with folding sights, M-LOK front handguard, and adjustable Magpul MOE SL rear stock. This rimfire rifle has been shown to be quite reliable, with a good trigger and true AR ergonomics — a big plus for cross-training. Right now you can get this 15-22 Bundle Pack for $421.07 AFTER $75 S&W Rebate. The regular KYGUNCO price (without rebate) is $496.07.

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March 31st, 2023

Erik Cortina Wins South African F-Open Title in Prelude to F-Class World Championships

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Congratulations to Erik Cortina winning the 2023 South African F-Open Target Rifle Championship with a Grand Aggregate score of 687-65X. This match was the domestic South African F-Class Championship, which preceded the 2023 F-Class World Championships which conclude on April 1, 2023.

The 86th South African Open Target Rifle Championships were held March 10-18th at the Genl De Wet Shooting Range in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The multi-day individual match had some tough conditions with twitchy, strong winds and rain delays.

Cortina, fresh off his first-place finish at the Southwest Nationals, used Lapua 6.5 PRC cases necked up to 7mm in his 7mm PRCW. He also took second in the President’s Cup, fourth in the Jack Mitchely Cup, and 11th in the Dalrymple Cup. Cortina is sponsored by Lapua.

“Traveling ten thousand miles and competing on an unfamiliar range is always nerve racking, but it’s comforting when the preparation pays off and things fall into place,” said Erik Cortina.

Cortina is currently in South Africa with the U.S. F-Class team competing in the 2023 F-Class World Championships. Eric Cortina finished 14th in the F-Open Division at the Worlds, which was won by B.J. Engelbrecht of South Africa. Visit to stay up-to-date on Team USA’s accomplishments in the two divisions. The Team competition concludes tomorrow, April 1, 2023.

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Team USA during practice day at F-Class World Championships in South Africa.

World F-Class Championships
The 2023 World F-Class Championships began on March 26, 2023 (after the South African Championships). The individual F-TR and F-0pen competitions are now complete. Team competition continues.

Shown below are the Individual F-Open and F-TR Grand Aggregate scores for the World F-Class Championships. There are links to the full results, along with tables of the Top 20 for each division. There were 116 F-Open competitors and 131 F-TR shooters. South African marksmen dominated the event.

Full F-Open Individual F-Class World Championships Results »

F-class f-open world championships south africa

F-Open: 1. Champion B.J. Englebrecht; 2. JHC Louw; 3. R. Davies; 4. Bill Kolodziej (USA)

Full F-TR Individual F-Class World Championships Results »

F-class f-open world championships south africa

F-TR: 1. Champion H. Rolfes; 2. J.D. Cilliers; 3. D.R. Labuschagne; 4. A.J. Marx

F-class f-open world championships south africa

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March 31st, 2023

CMP Raffles 1911 Pistol for 2023 Bianchi Cup Registrants

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2023 cmp bianchi cup pistol match missouriLooking for a 1911 pistol? The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is raffling off a vintage 1911 pistol for competitors who register for the upcoming 2023 CMP Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament. The 2023 Bianchi Cup match runs May 23-26 in Hallsville, Missouri.

Those who sign up for the CMP Bianchi Cup BEFORE May 1, 2023 will be automatically entered into the 1911 raffle.* Additionally, two 500-rd bricks of .22 LR standard velocity surplus ammo will also be raffled off. So there are three chances to win overall.

To have a chance to win, you must officially register for the 2023 Bianchi Cup. ALL paid registrants will be automatically entered for the raffle. To learn more and REGISTER for the 2023 Bianchi Cup, go to the CMP 2023 Bianchi Cup Web Page.

About the CMP Bianchi Cup
The Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament was first held in 1979, making it the second longest running pistol championship in the world. This year, it will be hosted by the CMP for the first time, May 23-26, 2023, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Missouri. The Bianchi Cup has been called the most prestigious pistol tournament in the world. Due to the high accuracy required in each stage of the Bianchi Cup, the tournament is considered one of the most difficult handgun championships on the planet.

The Bianchi Cup is Comprised of Four Events:

Practical Event: Competitors fire at distances from 10 yards to 50 yards under varying time limits from the shooting line.

Barricade Event: Competitors fire at targets on either side of the barricade at different distances and under varying time limits from within shooting boxes and behind barricades.

Falling Plate Event: Competitors fire at eight-inch round steel plates arranged in banks of six at distances from 10 to 25 yards under varying time limits.

Moving Target Event: Competitors fire from within shooting boxes at distances ranging from 10 to 25 yards at a target moving from left to right, with the target exposed for six seconds.

Bianchi Cup Open Class Pistol — Features in Review

Position Shooting with Pistols at Bianchi Cup
Competitors shoot from both standing and prone positions and are also required to shoot with both strong and weak hands at various stages. There are no make-up shots in the Bianchi Cup, adding to the difficulty.

2023 cmp bianchi cup raffle prize

* The raffle is open to U.S. citizens only. If a non-U.S. citizen is drawn, he or she will receive $500 in place of the 1911 pistol. Those who have already purchased a pistol are still permitted to win.

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