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December 7th, 2021

80 Years Ago Today — The Pearl Harbor Attack — Never Forget

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On this day 80 years ago…

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…”

Today, 80 years later, it remains important to remember what took place at Pearl Harbor, and to honor those soldiers, sailors, marines (and civilians) who lost their lives in the surprise attack. The tragic memory of Pearl Harbor reminds us that our nation should never be lulled into complacency. The world remains a dangerous place. The nation must remain alert to all dangers, and be prepared to respond to all threats, both known and unknown. As Wendell Phillips said famously: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

The Shooting Wire noted: “Today, as we live in another period of uncertainty … we owe our lives and success as a nation to the more than 16 million Americans who left their homes and traveled over the world to protect freedom.” According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, only about 240,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive in 2021. Today, it’s appropriate to remember them and the sacrifices they made for us.

This Editor’s father and uncle both fought in WWII, father in the Army, uncle in the U.S. Navy. A Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, my father took part in three landings — North Africa, Sicily, and the south of France. I still have his invasion armband — a treasured memento. Sadly, we lost my uncle in 2019, when he died at age 100. While in the Pacific, he served at the Tulagi Navy Base, where he knew Lt. (JG) John F. Kennedy. Of Kennedy, my uncle told me: “Jack? He was a good kid… and he loved his country.”

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Thoughts on Pearl Harbor, by Dennis Santiago
When I think of December 7th, I remember it is the day my elders began the most difficult four years of their lives. I have seen in their eyes the fear, anger and resolve that come from experiencing what it was like to survive in territory occupied by the Empire of the Rising Sun. My mother had never heard of Pearl Harbor. For her, World War II began on the same day seeing the Japanese bomb a U.S. naval installation called Cubi Point, at the entrance to Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands.

My maternal grandfather never spoke of what horrors he had seen on the Bataan Death March or his years in the prison camps. When I look at my father, I think of my other grandfather’s memories of his son — my father — hanging off the side of a Japanese patrol boat in Subic Bay with an Arisaka pointed at him, forced to give up the catch needed to feed his family….

Time has passed but the poignancy has not faded. Each December 7th, I’m thankful my elders survived because I would not be here to muse about it, had they not. The echoes of their ordeal drive me deeply to make sure that such a thing will never happen again. Whether called the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere or some other name made up by the contemporaries of my day, the evil that lurks underneath those who believe their ideas justify the horrors they impose must always be confronted and defeated.

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December 3rd, 2021

Selling Guns Online — Web Classifieds and Online Auctions

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online sales auctionsThese days, online gun Auctions and Classifieds attract more attention than ever. With so many folks accessing the internet daily, many gun owners find it easier to sell their firearms online rather than in the local gun store. Online selling opens up a much larger audience. With over 60,000 members in the AccurateShooter Forum, we have a very active gun Classifieds area. And then of course, there are the big dogs — Gunbroker and GunsAmerica. You’ll find tens of thousands of guns for sale on those big sites.

Before selling your stuff online, you should survey the major online sales and auction sites, comparing their fees and features. The costs are NOT all the same. For example, though you can list an item on Gunbroker for free, if the gun sells you may end up paying a LOT of money. Confirm this with the Gunbroker FEE Calculator. Using Gunbroker’s Fee Calculator we determined that, for a $2500.00 gun, the seller will pay $93.75 in fees! Yes, that’s for a single sale.

That’s why many sellers prefer to list their rifles on Benchrest.com, or on the AccurateShooter.com FORUM Classifieds. Currently, basic Accurate Forum members get three (3) free adverts in a 12-month period, while Gold and Silver members get unlimited classifieds for 12 months. A $25 Silver membership is less than you’d pay to sell one single $550 item on Gunbroker ($25.50 fee).

SEVEN TIPS for Selling Your Gear Online

1. Include Good, Sharp Photos: A custom rifle or expensive optic will sell two to three times as quickly, at a higher price, if you include good sharp photos. We can’t over-emphasize the importance of good photos. For all products, show multiple angles, and include the original boxes if you still have them. For a rifle, include detail shots as well as a photo of the complete gun.

2. Resize Your Photos Before Posting: Half of users will probably be viewing your ads with a smartphone. So you don’t need huge photos. We recommend you size your photos down to 1000 pixels wide. This will make uploads more efficient and ensure the Forum server can handle the file sizes.

3. Be Fair and Complete in Your Description: Buyers appreciate honesty and thoroughness in product descriptions. Potential buyers want details. For a rifle, list the gunsmith, barrel-maker, round count, and provide the specifications. If the rifle has a winning competition history, say so. Always highlight the positives in your description, but you should disclose significant flaws. A buyer will be more willing to purchase if he thinks the seller is 100% honest.

4. Don’t Forget Contact Info: We’re amazed by how many adverts omit key contact info. In a forum classified ad, include a first name, e.g. “Ask for Dan.” We also suggest you list your residence city and state. Some buyers will prefer to buy from a seller in their home state. When communicating with a buyer, provide your phone number and email address. We recommend that all buyers and sellers actually talk live on the phone before concluding high-value deals.

5. Make the Price Attractive: Buyers, everywhere, are looking for good deals. If you want your item to move quickly, set the price accordingly and don’t expect top dollar. Check comparable listings and then discount by 10-15% if you want the item to move fast.

6. Include a Call to Action: Advertisements can be twice as effective if they include a “Call to Action”, i.e. a statement that directly inspires the potential buyer to respond. Sample calls to action are: “Free Shipping — today only.” Or, you can use a time limit: “Special Sale Price good ’til the end of the month”.

7. Always Follow ALL Applicable Laws: Even in states where private face-to-face gun sales are allowed, we recommend ALWAYS using an FFL for firearms transfers. This will protect YOU the seller. In addition, do your homework. Don’t sell to a buyer in a city or state (such as California) state or city where the particular firearm (such as an AR15) may be restricted

Classified Advert vs. Auctions
For benchrest, F-Class, Silhouette, Tactical or High Power rifles, you may get the best results posting a For Sale ad on a Forum that caters to the right discipline. You want your ad to reach the right audience. On the other hand, a GunBroker.com auction will have tens of thousands of potential buyers. Realistically, however, if you price your rig attractively, it should sell quickly in a Forum Classified Advert. Plus with conventional Classifieds, you can sell immediately — you don’t have to wait for the auction to end. For scopes and reloading equipment (but not firearms, actions, barrels etc.), also consider eBay, which still allows many gun-related items.

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December 2nd, 2021

Women and Defensive Handguns — The Guns Ladies Prefer

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Women are arming themselves — millions of females now have carry permits and female gun ownership is up 77% since 2005. What factors should women consider when choosing a handgun for self-defense? What are good choices for a lady’s defensive handgun, suitable for concealed carry? Is a self-loading pistol better than a revolver? In this article we include two videos focusing on handgun options for females. The videos cover six key factors: function, size, weight, ergonomics, reliability, and concealability.

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Classic Swiss Precision — the Sig P239
The single-stack Sig P239 is an ultra-reliable, compact pistol with a grip suitable for smaller female hands. Weighing 25 oz. in 9mm, it is slightly heavier than polymer-framed handguns, but that may be a good thing. During my handgun training days, this Editor found most women shot the Sig P239 better than Glocks, with more control over recoil. This is a hammer-fired pistol with decocker but no separate safety. There are many other good handgun options for concealed carry — some smaller, thinner and lighter, but the Sig P239 provides a good benchmark for reliability and accuracy. Shown is the .40 S&W model. We prefer the 9mm Luger version. Photo Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0.

Choosing a Self-Defense Handgun — Ladies Explain the Options


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Not Just a Guy Thing — Half of New Gun Buyers Are Women

Women & Guns magazineAccording to the Wall Street Journal, over the past two years, “Close to half of all new U.S. gun buyers since the beginning of 2019 have been women.” And the percentage of female gun owners overall has increased dramatically. Here’s an interesting statistic — according to an NSSF survey, the percentage of gun owners who are female has increased dramatically. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has documented a 77% rise in female gun ownership since 2005, just 16 years ago.

And now nearly one-quarter of American gun owners are female. According to statistics from the NRA, around 23% of women in the U.S. own guns currently, when just 13% did in 2005.

The vast majority of first-time female gun buyers acquire a handgun for defensive purposes. However, the statistics also show that many new female gun owners are also getting involved in sport shooting and/or competitive shooting. An interesting TWAW survey shows that 76% of female gun owners are over 45 years of age, and most are married or in a serious relationship.

NRA News host Cam Edwards has interviewed Celia Bigelow, who has written about the rise of gun ownership among ladies on the Townhall.com website. Follow Cam’s interview in this YouTube video:

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December 1st, 2021

Huge Number of Gun Purchase Checks during Black Friday Week

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Photo courtesy BullocksGuns.com, Flint, MI.

Americans are buying guns in record numbers again. With rising crime levels in America’s big cities and the recent wave of Smash and Grab attacks at shopping malls, Americans are concerned about their security. And so they are arming themselves.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has noted that the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) processed 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday. The FBI recorded 187,585 NICS checks on Black Friday 2021 alone, ranking it among the Top 10 Highest Days for NICS checks. NOTE: The NICS checks numbers are unadjusted, representing raw data from the FBI, and are inclusive of all background checks related to firearms.

Predicting a massive buying surge, the NSSF worked with firearm retailers to spread out special sales offers to customers throughout the week leading up to Black Friday. The extended sales period was intended to push out purchases over multiple days, so that the FBI NICS system was not overwhelmed on Black Friday, resulting in longer-than-normal wait times.

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2021 May Be the Second Highest Year for Gun Sales Ever
“This figure of over 687,000 background checks [in one week] is truly remarkable,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “This year has already been shaping up to be the second strongest year for firearm sales on record, second only to 2020’s record-breaking number of 21 million background checks for a firearm sale. We anticipate, based on annual data, that firearm sales will rise during the final month of the year coinciding with hunting seasons and holiday sales. This figure, though, underscores the appetite for lawful firearm ownership in America and the resilience of the firearm and ammunition industry to meet that demand.”

Below are the totals for each day of unadjusted FBI NICS background checks from November 20, 2021 though Black Friday 2021 on November 26, 2021:

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Fast and Furious — FBI Processes 2.2 NICS Checks Per Second
On Black Friday 2021, the FBI NICS Background Check system processed 187,585 gun purchase checks, one of the highest daily totals ever (though not a record). In fact, so many Americans lined up to purchase firearms on Black Friday 2021 that the FBI was processing 2.2 background checks every second, triple the typical NICS daily rate.

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November 26th, 2021

Black Friday Special Deals — Big Savings

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Midsouth Shooters — Black Friday Bargains

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Midsouth Shooters is running a great Black Friday sale this year. If you need an electronic scale/dispenser, grab the RCBS ChargeMaster Lite for just $179.99, the lowest price you’ll find anywhere. And if you need .224 caliber bullets for varmint work or training, Midsouth is now offering FIVE Thousand 55gr bullets for just $399.99 — that works out to just $8.00 per 100, an amazing deal. There are many other great bargains at Midsouth currently. NOTE: It appears these deals are good through Monday.

MidwayUSA — Cyber Week Sale

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MidwayUSA offers FREE SHIPPING for orders over $49 with Code CYBERFS4921.

There are scores of bargains offered through MidwayUSA’s Cyber Week Sale (8 Days of Savings). There are new deals every day through 11/29/2021. You’ll find deep discounts on optics, reloading equipment, hunting gear and factory ammo on MidwayUSA’s Cyber Week Sale Page. NOTE you get FREE Shipping for orders over $49 with Code CYBERFS4921. Here are some of the best Black Friday Deals:

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Cutting Edge Bullets — 20% Off All Bullets

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At Cutting Edge Bullets you can get 20% off of your entire order with code BLK2021 at checkout. This Sale ends Sunday, November 28th at midnight. Get this deal by ordering direct from Cuttingedgebullets.com.

Bass Pro & Cabela’s — Black Friday CyberWeek Sale

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Hundreds of products are on sale right now at Bass Pro and Cabela’s. Hunters will find bargains on camo gear, packs, boots, trail cams and more. In addition a variety of optics are deeply discounted, including Vortex and Cabela’s house brand binoculars and spotting scopes. One great deal we noted is the Savage Axis XP rifle with Weaver 3-9x40mm scope. This camo-stocked hunting rig is just $249.97 after applicable $75 Savage Rebate. Yes that includes the scope! That’s a steal for a capable deer rifle.

Brownells Black Rifle Friday Sale and Giveaway

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Brownells’ Black Rifle Friday Page has great deals on uppers, lowers, AR components, magazines, and optics. Sale prices are good through 11/28/2021. The Grand Finale of the Black Rifle Friday will be on Monday, November 29th, with additional special deals and exclusives. And you can also enter to win one of four (4) $1,000 Brownells gift cards. Go to the Brownells Grand Giveaway Entry Page.

Academy Sports — $400 Off Cannon 43-Gun Safe Today Only!

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This could be the best deal on a large gun safe we’ve seen all year. This Cannon 43-gun safe (with 30 min fire rating) normally retails for $999.99. Today only, Black Friday (11/26/21), this big safe is just $599.99 — a $400.00 savings. This is an incredible deal — 40% off retail for ONE DAY ONLY. NOTE: There is also a $20 off $200 discount with Code EM10TS3JKE that might apply (no guarantees on that).

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November 25th, 2021

Five Worst States for Traveling with Firearms — Be Careful

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Today, November 25th, is Thanksgiving. That means a large percentage of Americans will be on the road to visit relatives. We know many of our readers have concealed carry permits or will otherwise be traveling with firearms. When crossing into different states with guns in a vehicle, you need to be mindful of all state and local laws and restrictions.

Five Worst States for Traveling with Firearms

This article appears in the Cheaper Than Dirt Shooter’s Log.
The U.S. is a patchwork of confusing and cumbersome laws that change the rules of what you can carry, where you can carry, and whether you can possess the firearm, ammunition of magazine at without running afoul of the local laws. Now, if every state was like Vermont, law abiding gun owners could freely travel with their firearms with no worries. Unfortunately, many states have a history of being hostile to traveling gun owners.

The federal “Firearms Owner Protection Act” allows travel through any state as long as the firearm is unloaded, in a locked case, and not easily accessible to the passengers. However, that is not to say that certain states that are less friendly to firearms have not created their own laws that would snare unsuspecting otherwise law-abiding firearm owners. This led us to name the Top 5 States to Avoid while traveling with a firearm this holiday season.

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut does not have any gun reciprocity agreements with other states. This means nonresidents are not allowed to carry handguns in Connecticut under a permit issued by another state.

HAWAII
Every person arriving into the state who brings a firearm of any description, usable or not, shall register the firearm within three days of the arrival of the person or the firearm, whichever arrives later, with the chief of police of the county where the person will reside, where their business is, or the person’s place of sojourn. GET Hawaii Firearms INFO HERE.

MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts imposes harsh penalties on the mere possession and transport of firearms without a license to carry. Prospective travelers are urged to contact the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau at (617) 660-4780 or contact the State Police. GET Massachusetts Firearms INFO HERE.

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey has some of the most restrictive firearms laws in the country. Your firearm must be unloaded, in a locked container, and not accessible in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that anyone traveling within the state is deemed to be aware of these regulations and will be held strictly accountable for violations. If you’re traveling through New Jersey, the N.J. State Police website provides information regarding transporting firearms within state lines. GET New Jersey Firearms INFO HERE.

NEW YORK
Use extreme caution when traveling through New York state with firearms. New York’s general approach is to make the possession of handguns and so-called “assault weapons” illegal. A number of localities, including Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Suffolk County, and Yonkers, impose their own requirements on the possession, registration, and transport of firearms. Possession of a handgun within New York City requires a New York City handgun license or a special permit from the city Police Commissioner. This license validates a state license within the city. Even New York state licenses are generally not valid within New York City unless a specific exemption applies. Possession of a shotgun or rifle within New York City requires a permit, which is available to non-residents, and a certificate of registration.

More Scary States for Gun Owners
Here are six other jurisdictions (five states and DC) where you need to be wary when traveling. California, for example, treats all handguns in vehicles as “loaded” if there is ammunition loaded into an attached magazine. It’s wise, when in California, to have handguns unloaded in a LOCKED case, with all ammunition or magazines in a separate section of the vehicle. These states (and DC) all have laws that can trap unsuspecting gun-owners. Be wary.

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Rhode Island

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November 24th, 2021

Pre-Black Friday and Cyber Week Deals — Save Hundreds

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Many gun gear makers and online vendors are offering great bargains right now through “Pre-Black Friday” promotions. Popular online stores are offering big discounts on a large inventory selection — in some cases, everything in stock is discounted 10%, 15%, even 25%.

Traditionally, a host of major sales commence on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. However, some major Black Friday Week promotions that are already underway today, November 24th, 2021. You’ll find super deals on firearms, reloading tools, optics, shooting accessories, and more. Most of the offers shown below are active right now, or start on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. We will release another Sale Spotlight tomorrow for deals that begin on Black Friday.

EuroOptic Black Friday/Cyber Week Savings — Major Discounts

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EuroOptic is offering special Cyber Week savings on scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and laser rangefinders from major brands including Schmidt & Bender, SIG Sauer, Crimson Trace, Eotech and more. In addition, you’ll find discounts on Vortex, Leupold, and other brands. And not just optics are on sale — there are Cyber Week discounts on Kimber pistols, Timney triggers, Garmin gear, and SilencerCo suppressors. CLICK HERE to see ALL the EuroOptic deals.

Primary Arms Pre-Black Friday Sale

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Save on AR lowers, uppers, optics, triggers, .22 LR AR conversion kits, cleaning kits, backpacks and more. Primary Arms has discounted nearly all Aero Precision products. Plus Primary Arms has complete Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rimfire AR clones for $379.99 — that’s $70 off the regular price.

Palmetto State Armory — Pre-Black Friday Sales

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Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has already kicked off a major Black Friday week sale. If you are shopping for an AR lower, upper, or magazines, this is the first place to look. PSA also has very attractive pricing on handguns for carry or competition.

Precision Reloading — Bullets, Brass, Presses, and Dies on Sale

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Precision Reloading has discounted Hornady bullets, Redding dies, RCBS presses, RCBS ChargeMaster Lites, RCBS priming tools, Redding presses, Lyman tools, Starline brass, and more. This is a great opportunity to get a good press and quality dies for your next gun project.

Creedmoor Sports — Pre-Black Friday Savings on Many Products

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Creedmoor Sports is running a big Thanksgiving Week Sale with significant savings on dozens of popular items including signature Creedmoor Sports shooting coats, shooting mats, carts, rifle cases, scope stands, and much more. There are also big discounts on Sightron and Hi-Lux optics, electronic hearing protection, reloading tools, and other hardware. CLICK HERE to see all products on sale now.

Walmart — Hewlett Packard Core i3 Windows Laptop, $279.00

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GREAT price for HP laptop with Windows 10 and very fast SSD

Here is a killer pre-Black Friday deal at Walmart. Get a fine Hewlett Packard (HP) 15.6″ Laptop computer with Windows 10 software for just $279.00! This HP features a fast Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of super-fast SSD storage, plus FREE Windows 11 upgrade. With this device you can can monitor a shot-marker, record match results, and access load data at the range. NOTE: If you prefer a faster processor, Walmart also offers a similar HP laptop for $379.00 with Intel i5 processor, Windows 11, and 8GB RAM/250GB SSD.

Sportsman’s Warehouse — Early Access Black Friday Sale

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Sportsman’s Warehouse is running an “Early Access” Sale with major discounts on firearms, hunting gear, outdoor clothing, and optics. You’ll find great deals on scopes, rangefinder, and binoculars from Vortex, Nikon, Crimson Trace, Leupold, SIG Sauer and other top brands. You can save up to $500 on Crimson Trace scopes. If you want even bigger savings, CLICK HERE for a preview of the featured Black Friday sale items starting 11/26/2021.

Longshot — Big Cyber Days Savings on LR Target Cameras

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Longshot makes the best long range target cameras on the market. These offer great image quality and unrivaled range. In addition, Longshot offers a cool system that works with spotting scopes, allowing you to video-record your strings and even score shots. Right now you can save $100.00 on the superb Longshot LR-3 UHD system with 2-mile range. Save up to $250.00 on multi-camera systems.

Big Shot Tumblers — FREE Shipping through December 5, 2021

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Forum member F-Class John offers the superb, high-capacity Big Shot Tumblers in two high-capacity sizes, BST-40 and BST-60. These Big Shot Tumblers put lesser machines to shame. If you regularly tumble large quantities of cases, you should definitely get a Big Shot Tumbler. These start at $380 for the 40-lb capacity BST-40 model. Now through 12/5/2021, you can get FREE SHIPPING on your orders. Use coupon Code BIGSHIP during check-out.

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November 24th, 2021

Are You Feeling Lucky? $50,000 in Prize Giveaways

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As part of the Black Friday/Cyber Week marketing hoopla, Daniel Defense and Baretta are running big contests, with a combined $50,000 in prizes.

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Daniel Defense, in collaboration with other brands, is running a big Thanksgiveaway Weekend contest with $20,000 in total prizes. The $20K number was chosen because Daniel Defense is “celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year”. There will be four big prize packages given away at the end of this holiday weekend. To enter the $20,000 “Thanksgiveaway Weekend” contest, visit: DanielDefense.com/Sweepstakes.

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The promotion includes four packages totaling over $20,000 in prizes featuring products from Daniel Defense, Trijicon, Fort Scott Munitions, Premier Body Armor and training provided by Warrior Poet Society. Enter beginning Black Friday, November 26, at 12:00AM EST, and ending Cyber Monday, November 29, at 11:59PM EST, with no purchase necessary.

Beretta Experience — $30,000 in Prizes Including Trip to Italy

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), in partnership with Beretta, Galco, Leupold, Pelican, Primary Arms, and Remington, has launched the Beretta Experience Giveaway. This contest offers $30,000 in prizes — guns and gear plus a trip to Italy. Entry deadline is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

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CLICK HERE to Visit Contest Entry Page

“Beretta is excited to announce that we are teaming up with USCCA, merging 500 years of firearms development with a future million membership organization” said Nicoloa Lorenzi of Beretta. Founded in 1526, Beretta is the oldest firearms manufacturer in the world. Beretta will welcome the winner and one guest to visit its headquarters, with an exclusive tour of the Beretta Museum in Gardone Val Trompia, Italy. Built in 1880, the Beretta Museum hosts over 1,500 firearms products.

Here are the prizes the Contest Winner will get:

From USCCA: Elite USCCA Membership (1 Year)
2-Day Travel & Hotel for Winner + Guest to Italy
TOTAL MSRP: $10,504

From Galco: Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $3,000

From Leupold: Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $3,000

From Pelican: Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $3,000

From Beretta: Beretta Headquarters Visit
Exclusive personal tour of the Beretta Museum
Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $5,000

From Primary Arms: Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $3,000

From Remington: Gift Card/Product
TOTAL MSRP: $3,000

The Beretta Experience Giveaway winner will be awarded a one-year elite membership to the U.S Concealed Carry Association. The organization offers online training and education and works with firearms experts to provide new and improved training courses.

CLICK HERE for official giveaway rules and more information.

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November 23rd, 2021

The Winchester Model 52 That Shot 3000 Bullseyes in One Day

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Here’s a rifle that earned a Presidential medal. It has a unique heritage, having been used to shoot 3000 consecutive bulleyes in a single day. The year was 1926 and a high school shooter named Sam Moore hoped to set a record. With his trusty Winchester Model 52 rifle in hand, Moore fired 3,000 rounds downrange, only stopping when his rifle became too hot to hold and daylight was fading fast. But he had fired 3,000 consecutive bullseyes in NRA Junior Rifle competition (target at 50 feet). The event, which set a world record, received national attention.

Samuel Sam Moore Calvin Coolidge 3000 Bullseye NRA Museums Moore was summoned to Washington, DC on April 26, 1926 to meet President Calvin Coolidge. At the White House, President Coolidge presented Moore with a gold medal. The engraving on the back reads: “Presented to L.S. Moore by the President of the United States [on] behalf of the National Rifle Association. Junior Rifle Corps World Record — 3000 — consecutive bullseyes.”

Moore went on to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931, helped develop the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, served in WWII as a USMC aviator and maintained his interest in shooting until his passing in 1982. Moore’s rifle and engraved gold medal were donated to the National Firearms Museum by his son David.

Photos and story from NRA Museums Facebook Page

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November 22nd, 2021

MidwayUSA Cyber Week Sale Starts Today 11/22/21

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MidwayUSA’s Cyber Week Sale runs November 22, 2021 through Monday, November 29, 2021.

MidwayUSA’s big Cyber Week Sale kicks off today November 22nd and runs through Monday, November 29, 2021. There are deep discounts on popular shooting, hunting, and outdoor products. You’ll find really great deals on select shooting gear, ammunition, optics, hunting clothing and more from brands like Vortex, Sightron, RCBS, Browning, MidwayUSA, Magpul, and IMI just to name a few. Select products will also be eligible for FREE shipping.

New products go on sale every day during the Cyber Week promo.
Here are some of the specials available today 11/22/21:

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“2021 has been a crazy year for product availability. Delayed shipments and high demand have caused some products to be really hard to find,” said Jeff Larkin, VP of Marketing. “Our team has worked really hard to get some really great stuff at fantastic Cyber Week prices. This could be our best promotion yet!”

Cyber Week Sweepstakes — Win Primers, Ammo, Electronic Scale/Dispenser and More
In connection with the 2021 Cyber Week Sale, MidwayUSA is running a big Cyber Week Sweepstakes. Visit MidwayUSA.com/sweepstakes for your chance to win 10,000 CCI Primers, RCBS Rebel Master, RCBS MatchMaster Scale/Dispenser (worth $900), RCBS Rebel Press, Caldwell Lead Sled, 240 rds Hornady Hunting Ammo, AR-STONER EV2 Upper, YETI LoadOut GoBox, and more. Total prize value is $4,310.70!

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November 18th, 2021

ATF Could Create Backdoor Gun Registry with Dealers’ Records

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Report by NRA-ILA
In recent weeks, Americans have rightly become concerned over a somewhat obscure ATF recordkeeping regulation that has a profound impact on gun rights. If gun control advocates get their way in changing this federal regulation for the worse, altering how ATF maintains these records… American gun owners would find themselves subject to what amounts to a backdoor gun registry.

The type of electronically searchable database the ATF is seeking to develop would amount to a partial firearm registry. Firearm registries facilitate firearm confiscation.

BATFE ATF firearms databaseFederal law requires those who purchase a firearm at a Federal Firearms Licensee (gun dealer or FFL) to fill out a form 4473. This record of the firearm transfer is then stored by the dealer on their premises. This creates a system whereby if a gun is found at a crime scene ATF can trace the firearm to the last retail purchase. However, since the records are stored with each FFL, the system is decentralized in a manner that protects against government abuse of gun owner data.

Gun dealers are required to maintain 4473s for 20 years. When a dealer goes out of business they must send their last 20 years of records to ATF’s National Tracing Center to facilitate firearm traces. Some of ATF’s materials appear to deliberately omit the 20-year requirement, seemingly in the hopes that FFLs will send all of their records to the National Tracing Center, regardless of age.

Under this system, over a million out-of-business dealer records are sent to ATF each month. Records obtained by gun rights advocates show that in 2021 ATF processed a staggering 54.7 million of these records.

ATF proposed rule 2021R-05 would make this record-keeping requirement more burdensome for FFLs and diminish gun owner privacy. Under the proposed rule, FFLs would be required to maintain 4473s indefinitely and relinquish all such data to ATF upon going out of business. NRA-ILA is opposed to this rule change.

The type of electronically searchable database the ATF is seeking to develop would amount to a partial firearm registry. And as all gun rights supporters and gun control advocates know, firearm registries facilitate firearm confiscation.

This understanding was at the heart of the debate over the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the development of the current recordkeeping system. In 1985, Sen. James McClure (R-Idaho) explained, “The central compromise of the Gun Control Act of 1968 — the sine qua non for the entry of the Federal Government into any form of firearms regulation was this: Records concerning gun ownership would be maintained by dealers, not by the Federal Government and not by State and local governments.”

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The National Tracing Center could take another step towards a firearm registry if anti-gun lawmakers criminalize the private transfer of firearms — sometimes referred to as universal background check legislation. By funneling more firearm transfers through FFLs, lawmakers would create additional opportunities for recordkeeping on firearms and gun owners that could end up in the National Tracing Center database.

Gun owners have every reason to jealously guard information pertaining to firearm transfers. NRA-ILA will continue to work to help ensure gun owner privacy and to keep gun owners apprised of the ongoing attempts to cobble together a backdoor firearm registry.

READ More on NRA-ILA website.

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November 18th, 2021

Have Fun with Free Thanksgiving Turkey Target

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Thanksgiving is just one week away. What better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season than to practice your marksmanship shooting some bearded gobblers (of the paper variety). Here’s our custom Turkey Target, ready for family fun. This special Turkey Bullseye Target was created by our friend and Forum member Pascal (aka “DesertFrog”). CLICK HERE for FREE Turkey Target.

If you prefer color targets, here’s another turkey target, courtesy of the NRA. Hone your skills on a trio of turkeys. The target features three red bullseyes, centered on the gobblers. You can print the target in black and white, but they look best in color. Click the image below to download a FREE printable PDF file.

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Get a Full Set of Animal Targets
For your convenience, we’ve packaged the Turkey Target along with five (5) other varmint/animal-themed targets. These are all offered in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format for easy printing.

CLICK HERE to download all SIX targets in .Zip archive.

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November 18th, 2021

Talented Ladies Compete at Talladega 600 Event

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The popular Talladega 600 Match is running this week (November 15-21, 2021) at the CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. Our friend Paula Crenshaw is at Talladega this week, shooting the match both as an individual and as a member of a Women’s Team. Paula says there are quite a few lady shooters at the event. Here are some images from the match. Paula, who holds the Distinguished Badge, is a member of the CMP Board of Directors.

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Talladega 600 High Power AR15 highpower rifle match marksmanship park 2021

Talladega 600 High Power AR15 highpower rifle match marksmanship park 2021
The 4-member women’s team included Paula Crenshaw, Meredith Grant, Ashley Kennedy-Foster, and Jeannie Redicker. Ashley and Jeannie are in the photo above shooting prone. This foursome finished 4th in the team match.

Notably, in the Congressional 30 match, five women made the top 30: Haley Robinson (4th); Paula Crenshaw (15th); Ashley Kennedy-Foster (24th); Jeannie Redicker (26th); and Rachael Miller-Lansdown (29th). The Congressional 30 Overall Winner was James Fox while the High Junior was Anton Van Hoven.

The Talladega 600 includes a wide variety of popular CMP Matches:
BENCHREST GARAND MATCH
RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP 101/M16 MATCH
PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP 101/M9 MATCH
GARAND/SPRINGFIELD/VINTAGE/MODMIL MATCH
CONGRESSIONAL 30
RIFLE EIC MATCH
4-MAN TEAM MATCH
CARBINE MATCH
RIMFIRE SPORTER BENCHREST MATCH
HIGH POWER DIXIE DOUBLE MATCH
VINTAGE SNIPER TEAM MATCH
RIMFIRE SPORTER MATCH
M1A MATCH
CMP MATCH PISTOL 2700
CMP AS-ISSUED 1911 PISTOL MATCH
MILITARY & POLICE PISTOL MATCH
CMP .22 RIMFIRE PISTOL EIC MATCH
EIC PISTOL MATCH

Additional events include versions of prestigious National Trophy Matches, such as the Congressional 30 (with the same Course of Fire as the President’s 100 Match) and the Dixie Double High Power Match (mirrored off of the Hearst Doubles Match).

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Electronic Targets Speed Up Matches at Talladega
Kongsberg target systems are used at the Talladega Marksmanship Park. Each firing point of the 500-acre facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art KTS electronic target and scoring monitor. This speeds up relays and eliminates the need for competitors to do pit duty to pull and mark targets. Located beside the shooter on the firing line, each monitor allows the competitor to see his/her shot location and score immediately.

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November 16th, 2021

Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit on Shooting USA This Week

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This Wednesday, November 17, Shooting USA will feature the Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit (ADSS) held September 10-11, 2021 at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. Camp Freedom and SIG Sauer teamed up with Trevor Baucom for the third year of this accessible shooting event, designed for people with disabilities. The ADSS helps adaptive shooters train and learn at a world class facility. For persons with disabilities, including injured military and law enforcement members, the ADSS Summit provides the opportunity to learn new skills and adapt to challenges.

This hour-long episode will be broadcast on the Outdoor Channel Wednesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, and 8:00 pm Central. The entire episode can also be streamed later online for a small fee.

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Adaptive Shooting Programs

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Marksmanship is one of the few sports where physically-challenged persons can compete at the highest level — with some provisions for wheelchair access and mobility. For example, in the world of F-Class competition, Matt Schwartzkopf is one of the best in the nation. Matt, a rangemaster at Ben Avery in Arizona, is a double amputee (below the knee). He hasn’t let that challenge stop him. He has been a Top-10 finisher at major F-Class matches, and was chosen to shoot with F-TR Team USA.

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NRA Resources for Adaptive Shooting Events

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The NRA Adaptive Shooting Program also provides information for organizations planning an event to include person with disabilities. Events may be organized by veterans’ groups, rehabilitation facilities, and gun clubs. For more information visit AdaptiveShooting.NRA.org.

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Making Ranges Suitable for Disabled Shooters
The NRA Club Connections magazine has a feature on Adaptive Shooting. This article explains how range owners can make their lines of fire more accessible with the addition of a simple mat.

Adaptive Shooting

NRA’s Hunter Services and Adaptive Shooting Programs have maintained a list of organizations offering people with disabilities outdoor opportunities. Now available in a searchable database, any adaptive shooter can easily choose from adventures such as guided whitetail hunts, chartered fishing trips, and accessible hiking trails anywhere across the country. To find a program, visit the NRA Adaptive Shooting Program’s Hunting/Fishing Trip Database.

Adaptive Shooting Programs in the United Kingdom

Across the pond, the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom (NRAUK) also has adaptive shooting programs. The NRA.ORG.UK website has a wealth of information for disabled shooters.

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The NRAUK states: “There are many different types of target shooting available… in Great Britain. Some of them are readily accessible to disabled people, others less so. Also, shooting clubs and facilities do not all cater for every discipline; some only offer one, whilst larger complexes can cater for many of them.”

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November 15th, 2021

How Sound Hurts Your Ears — Why You Need Hearing Protection

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Protect Your Hearing — Wear Protection Whenever You Shoot

hearing protection sound noise american suppressor association ear muffs earplugs can silencerNoise induced hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most common afflictions for recreational shooters and hunters. Everyone knows that gunfire is loud, but very few people understand the repercussions that shooting can have on their hearing until it’s too late.

The better quality suppressors can reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 to 35 decibels (dB). Good muffs or plugs will reduce sound by 23 to 33 dB. By decreasing the overall sound signature, suppressors help to preserve the hearing of recreational shooters and hunters. Even the most effective suppressors, on the smallest and quietest calibers (.22 LR) reduce the peak sound level of a gunshot to between 110 to 120 dB. To put that in perspective, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), that is as loud as a jackhammer (110 dB) or an ambulance siren (120 dB). For normal caliber handguns and rifles, suppressed sound levels routinely exceed 130 dB, just shy of OSHA’s “hearing safe” threshold of 140 dB.

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According to Dr. William W. Clark, the current Director of the Washington Univ. School of Medicine’s Audiology/Communication Sciences Program, a “serious threat to hearing comes from recreational hunting or target shooting”. This is in large part due to the fact that many people choose not to use traditional hearing protection devices like earplugs and earmuffs because they want to be able to hear their surroundings. Multiple studies have found that between 70 to 80% of hunters never wear earplugs or earmuffs, and nearly half of all target shooters don’t consistently wear traditional hearing protection. Thus, it should come as no surprise that for every five years of hunting, hunters become seven percent more likely to experience high frequency hearing loss.

This article is based on information from the American Suppressor Association (ASA). Since the ASA’s formation in 2011, three additional states have legalized suppressor ownership and 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting. For more information, visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

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November 11th, 2021

Veterans Day 2021 — Honoring All Who Served

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On that day, let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting and enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

– 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Veterans Day proclamation.

103 Years Later…
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, bugle calls signaled the ‘cease fire’ ending the First World War. (The official Armistice was signed earlier that morning.) To those who endured it, WWI was the “Great War”, “the War to End All Wars.” Tragically, an even greater conflict consumed the world just two decades later.

Today, 103 years after the end of WWI, Americans mark the anniversary of the WWI Armistice as “Veterans Day”. In Canada it is known as Remembrance Day. On this solemn occasion we honor all those who have served in the military in times of war and peace.

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While more WWII veterans pass away each year, there are still over 20.4 million veterans in the United States. Take time today to honor those soldiers, sailors, and airmen who have served their nation with pride. Today we remember that… “All gave some, and some gave all.” History of Veterans Day.

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Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James Peake asked Americans to recognize the nation’s 20.4 million living veterans and the generations before them who fought to protect freedom and democracy: “While our foremost thoughts are with those in distant war zones today, Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to pay their respects to all who answered the nation’s call to military service.”

On Veterans Day we especially need to remember the seriously wounded combat veterans. These men and women summon great courage every day to overcome the lasting injuries they suffered in battle. Some of these soldiers have lost limbs, yet volunteered to return to combat duty. That is dedication beyond measure — true patriotism.

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CLICK HERE to Find Regional Veterans Day Ceremonies.

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Memorial Veterans Day Vet Army Navy Marines WWII Pearl harbor

See more Veterans Day images at Dept. of Defense — Honoring our Veterans.

National Veterans Day Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Major regional ceremonies and events are also held throughout the country.

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November 11th, 2021

CMP Offers $1000 College Scholarships for Young Shooters

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CMP ScholarshipThe Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites young men and women shooters to apply for CMP scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. The CMP offers $1,000 one-year scholarships to current high school seniors, who will enroll in college in fall 2022. Since 2005, CMP has awarded over $1 million in scholarship grants. Winning scholarship recipients, in their senior year of high school, came from JROTC, 4-H groups, and other shooting clubs. In 2020, the CMP named its Scholarship Program the “Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship Program” and added an additional individual $5000.00 scholarship to be awarded to the graduating senior who best exemplifies Dr. Hines’ ideals.

CMP Scholarship Application Deadline is March 22, 2022

CMP Scholarships are based on merit. Candidates are high school seniors involved with a team or club participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions. Applicants must provide rifle or pistol competition history, list of awards, and future goals in the shooting sports. Applicants must also provide academic GPA (3.0 minimum) and a high school transcript. CLICK HERE for Application.

CMP Scholarship

Applications are Being Accepted Now for 2022-2023
The CMP is now taking scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 freshman college year. Scholarships are one-year awards that may be used to fund any accredited, post-secondary education or vocational program. (Note: Students planning to enroll in a military academy are not eligible).

2022 Scholarship Application Form | 2022 CMP Scholarship Regulations

The deadline for CMP Scholarship Application is March 22, 2022. Application forms and other scholarship information can be found by visiting the CMP Scholarship Page. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Williams at 419-635-2141, ext. 709, or email kwilliams [@] thecmp.org.

Candidate Qualification Requirements:
Applicants must provide a list of past/present rifle or pistol competition history, awards, and future expectations for the sport. Proof of participation, including match bulletins, photos or CMP Competition Tracker printouts (for example), MUST be presented in order to be considered for the scholarship.

CMP Scholarship

Those interested must also provide grade point average (GPA 3.0 or above), test scores, and a list of extracurricular activities. An official school transcript must be provided, along with a letter explaining why the applicant is applying and what future plans the money will fund. A nomination/recommendation letter from a coach or instructor is also required.

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November 10th, 2021

Big Talladega 600 Match Next Week, November 15-21

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One of the biggest combined vintage military, service rifle, High Power, and pistol matches of the year, the CMP’s Talladega 600 takes place next week at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. The event has been designed to appeal to rifle and pistol enthusiasts alike, providing a wide variety of marksmanship opportunities for competitors from around the country. Informational clinics, including the GSM Master Instructor Course and a Rifle Marksmanship 101 (with M16 EIC Match), offer an educational experience for both new and advanced marksmen.

Talladega 600 PROGRAM | REGISTRATION | MATCH SCHEDULE

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Talladega 600 alabama november 2021

The Talladega 600 will include a wide variety of popular CMP Matches:
BENCHREST GARAND MATCH
RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP 101/M16 MATCH
PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP 101/M9 MATCH
GARAND/SPRINGFIELD/VINTAGE/MODMIL MATCH
CONGRESSIONAL 30
RIFLE EIC MATCH
4-MAN TEAM MATCH
CARBINE MATCH
RIMFIRE SPORTER BENCHREST MATCH
HIGH POWER DIXIE DOUBLE MATCH
VINTAGE SNIPER TEAM MATCH
RIMFIRE SPORTER MATCH
M1A MATCH
CMP MATCH PISTOL 2700
CMP AS-ISSUED 1911 PISTOL MATCH
MILITARY & POLICE PISTOL MATCH
CMP .22 RIMFIRE PISTOL EIC MATCH
EIC PISTOL MATCH

Additional events include versions of prestigious National Trophy Matches, such as the Congressional 30 (with the same Course of Fire as the President’s 100 Match) and the Dixie Double Highpower Match (mirrored off of the Hearst Doubles Match).

Online REGISTRATION

Match Program

Download an Entry Form

Match Schedule

Live Targets

Area ACCOMODATIONS

This video has interesting aerial drone footage of the Talladega Marksmanship Park

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Two Benchrest matches will be held during the Talladega 600 — a Benchrest Garand Match and a new Rimfire Sporter Benchrest Match.

Pistol Matches Are Always Popular
Many participants enjoy the Talladega 600 because they can compete with pistols between rifle matches. More Guns = More Fun. The Talladega 600 includes .22 Rimfire EIC and Service Pistol EIC matches, along with As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police pistol matches.

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Advanced Electronic Target Systems — So No Pit Duty Required

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Kongsberg target systems are used at the Talladega Marksmanship Park. Each firing point of the 500-acre facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art KTS electronic target and scoring monitor. This speeds up relays and eliminates the need for competitors to do pit duty to pull and mark targets. Located beside the shooter on the firing line, each monitor allows the competitor to see his/her shot location and score immediately.

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November 10th, 2021

Remington Firearms Leaves New York for Georgia

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Remington Firearms (RemArms), America’s oldest firearms manufacturer, will locate its global headquarters and open a new advanced manufacturing operation as well as a world-class research and development center in LaGrange, Georgia. Through these projects, RemArms will invest $100 million and create 856 jobs over a five-year period in Troup County, Georgia. In making the move, Remington will leave New York for good. RemArms is turning its back on the state of New York, with its governmental bias against the firearms industry, high taxes, and executive incompetence.

Remington Arms factory manufacturing plant moves New York GeorgiaReport from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp:
“Georgia’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” said Governor Kemp. “I am a proud owner of some of Remington’s first-class product, and now, I am excited to welcome them to their new home in the Peach State. As yet another big manufacturing win for our state, I look forward to seeing the oldest firearms manufacturer in America thrive in Georgia’s pro-business environment.”

Founded in 1816, Remington Firearms is one of the United States’ largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. Several of the company’s strategic products will be manufactured in Georgia. The new headquarters will also become home to an innovative research and development center.

“We are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry,” said Ken D’Arcy, RemArms CEO. “… Everyone involved in this process has shown how important business is to the state and how welcoming they are to all business, including the firearms industry.”

The company will be hiring for positions in production, operations, engineering, and management, as well as careers in HR, finance, and administration in Remington’s onsite executive offices. For more information, please visit www.Remarms.com.

“For more than two centuries, Remington Arms has been a part of the fabric of our country, and for many of us who grew up with a strong connection to the outdoors and a love of outdoor sports, a trusted brand like Remington has been interwoven into our lives,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.

“I am thrilled to welcome Remington Firearms to the growing list of manufacturers who call LaGrange home,” added Mayor of LaGrange Jim Thornton. “The Remington name has long been associated with great products, and I know they will continue that tradition and be very successful here.”

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Remington Has a Storied History
Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in New York, Remington is the oldest continuously-operating gun manufacturer in the United States. Prior to the re-organization, Remington sold more sporting rifles and shotguns than any other American company. Remington has developed more cartridges than any other U.S. company. And for decades Remington was the only American company that sells firearms AND ammunition under its own name. Now Remington ammo is produced in Arkansas, as a separate business. Remington’s ammunition business was acquired by Vista Outdoor, parent of CCI, Federal, RCBS and other major shooting/outdoor industry brands.

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November 10th, 2021

Help Wounded Warriors — Brownells Sales Generate Funding

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Brownells will donate a percentage of sales during Veterans Day week to Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW), a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to helping Purple Heart recipients of the Special Operations community. Donations to the SOWW organization will be generated by virtually all purchases this week from Brownells, including Current Sale Items.

Starting Monday, November 8, and lasting through Sunday, November 14 (11:59 pm CST), Brownells will track purchases made at www.Brownells.com and give 4% of those sales to the veterans’ charity, up to a total donation amount of $175,000.

How SOWW Benefits Wounded Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
SOWW’s main mission is to provide therapeutic outdoor experiences to wounded veterans from the various Special Operations forces of the United States military. SOWW also offers other services and counseling to both Special Operations veterans and their families. SOWW is a not-for-profit group that provides outdoor experiences and therapeutic retreats, as well as assistance with medical, physical, and mental therapies for both veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who have been wounded in action. SOWW is funded by donations and is run and operated by unpaid volunteers. Its low operating costs mean over 93% of all donations directly support the veterans and active duty personnel SOWW serves.

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“SOWW does great work to help people who have put everything on the line for us and our country,” said Vice President of Marketing Ryan Repp. “Brownells has supported SOWW for a long time, and we are proud to keep finding ways to help them help our Special Operations veterans.”

To learn more, and see short video interviews with veterans who have benefited from SOWW’s efforts, visit the Brownells SOWW page.

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About Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW)

SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), a 501(c)(3) charity, was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces, that have received wounds in battle, and have received our country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal. To donate or to get more information, visit www.sowwcharity.org.

SOWW President Jud Kuhn Talks about His Organization:

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