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USCCA Sponsors “National Train A Teacher Day” This Saturday

50-State Training and Education Campaign Aims to Help Teachers Better Protect Schools and Students Ahead of the New School Year

This Saturday, July 20th is the second annual National Train a Teacher Day (NTATD) in which thousands of school teachers and administrators across the country will be offered free self-defense training by Certified Instructors and Training Counselors. The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which provides education, training and self-defense protection to more than 300,000 responsible American gun owners across the country, is the official sponsor of this national event which aims to empower educators across the country with the training and tools they need to defend themselves in the case of a criminal attack.

To learn more about National Train a Teacher Day, please visit: http://nationaltrainateacherday.com

National Train a Teacher Day comes as more states and school districts are allowing teachers and administrators to go through training and carry firearms on school campuses to better protect the students in their charge. In Florida, for example, expansion of the armed teacher program was one of several recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was commissioned after the tragic mass shooting in Parkland in February 2018.   Continue reading

Team Ruger Pulls Off A Winning Weekend

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that multiple Team Ruger competitors posted divisional wins throughout the weekend of June 21-23.

Team Captain Doug Koenig took the top production division spot at the Buckeye Precision Rifle Club match held at the Southington Hunt Club in Garrettsville, Ohio. The match consisted of 20 technically challenging stages laid out over varying terrain. Koenig claimed the production win with a final score 552.00 in a time of 65.99 competing with his Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6mm Creedmoor.

“My production Ruger Precision Rifle performed flawlessly throughout the 20 stages of this match, hitting targets from 300 to over 1,000 yards,” said Koenig. “I demand consistent accuracy and reliability from my equipment whether in competition or on the hunt of a lifetime – and my Ruger firearms always deliver.”

Team Ruger members Dave Olhasso and James McGinty competed at the USPSA Area 7 match held at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, NH, claiming first place wins in their respective divisions. Competing with his SR1911 chambered in 10mm Auto, Olhasso placed first in the Limited 10 division with a final score of 1259.7 in a time of 219.56. McGinty claimed the top spot in the Single Stack division shooting the Ruger Custom Shop SR1911 Competition Pistol chambered in 9mm Luger.

Additionally, teammate Randi Rogers, also known as “Holy Terror” in the SASS community, claimed a second place win in the Cowgirl division at the End of Trail National Championship held at Founders Ranch in Edgewood, NM. Rogers finished with a final time of 245.54 running her Ruger Vaqueros chambered in .357 Magnum.

Smith & Wesson Extends Military Appreciation Rebate Program

“Thank You For Your Service” Rebate Program Extended Through September 30, 2019

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms have extended their “Thank You For Your Service” military appreciation program through September 30, 2019. This program applies to all active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves. The Thank You For Your Service program offers eligible United States Armed Forces personnel a discount on M&P Shield pistols and M&P15 Sport series rifles, as well as other qualifying Thompson/Center and Smith & Wesson firearms purchased from January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

Purchases of a new Smith & Wesson or Thompson/Center firearm from the categories below between January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019, will be eligible to receive the following:

  • $75 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new, qualifying Performance Center T/C LRR rifle
  • $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new M&P, T/C Compass or T/C Venture™ rifle
  • $40 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new M&P pistol (excluding Performance Center pistols)
  • $30 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new Smith & Wesson, Performance Center, or M&P revolver
  • $25 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new T/C T/CR22 rifle (including Performance Center T/CR22 rifles)

To participate in the “Thank You For Your Service” electronic rebate program, customers must complete and submit the online rebate form at www.smithandwessonrebates.com. All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted on or before October 31, 2019.

For complete terms and conditions of the “Thank You For Your Service” rebate, please visit www.smithandwessonrebates.com or contact customer service at (844) 628-7926.

Brownells Becomes Title Sponsor for The 2019 Tactical Games

Today Brownells announced its 2019 title sponsorship of The Tactical Games, a series of exciting “battles” designed to test America’s best warrior-athletes in a combination of two-gun shooting and military-style training, with elements of both Strongman and CrossFit competitions mixed in.

The first two installments of The Tactical Games 2019 schedule are set for February 23 and 24 at the Merdian Public Safety Training Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, and Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas, on March 16 and 17. More 2019 dates will be announced soon.

Former U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Burke co-founded The Tactical Games, bringing to bear his more than 21 years of experience in U.S. Special Operations as well as his career as the head of a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit.

The Tactical Games provide an immediate, no-nonsense metric that either validates or challenges your training methods and conclusions. It is the only sporting event of its type available for open enrollment,” said Burke. “If you work with or carry a gun for any reason, why wouldn’t you compete at The Tactical Games?

Among athletes scheduled to compete this year are John “Tig” Tiegen who helped defend the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Tes Salb, well-known NRA editor, pistol instructor and pentathlete.

Both men and women are welcome to compete in The Tactical Games. Mens’ classes are broken down into Elite, Intermediate (based on PT scores) and Master (45 years of age and older). Currently, all women, regardless of age or PT score, compete in the women’s division.

Participants do not need to have a military or law enforcement background to enter, but should be in good physical condition and have a reasonable familiarity with firearms. To learn more or to sign up, visit www.thetacticalgames.com.

Win a FREE Ruger 10/22 Shooting Package from Gunz and GunLink

#LetsGoShooting this National Shooting Sports Month… with a Free Rifle Package

August is National Shooting Sports Month – 31 beautiful summer days to celebrate a time-honored pastime and a part of our American heritage.

This month is the perfect time to get out to the range and do some plinking, participate in a shooting course or competition, or – with fall just around the corner – get your hunting rifle zeroed in.  It is also the perfect opportunity to take someone who is new to the world of firearms and shooting out and introduce them to firearms safety and other basics.

Whether you are a long-time shooter or just wanting to start dabbling in firearms, GunLink has teamed up with Gunz Incorporated to give away a fantastic shooting package that is equally well suited for popping cans at the range, qualifying at an Appleseed event, or taking down small game this hunting season.

Included in this great shooting package is America’s favorite .22LR rifle, the Ruger 10/22 semi-auto carbine with 2-position cross-bolt safety, Satin Black finish, 1:16 twist 18.5″ barrel featuring gold bead front sight and folding rear sight, and Hardwood Stock. It also comes with Ruger’s famously reliable 10-round rotary magazine, a Weaver 3-9×40 Scope, a Taylor Targets Spinner Target, and Ruger Branded Hard Case.

With more than a dozen ways to enter, this is the perfect way to get involved in this month-long celebration of shooting activities. Get started with the widget below and don’t miss out on the opportunity to score TEN entries just for posting the phrase “#LetsGoShooting with a FREE Rifle” in the giveaway thread on the GunLink Forums!

Be sure to check out our partner and giveaway sponsor, Gunz, Inc., on Facebook. While you’re there, don’t forget to follow GunLink if you aren’t already.

Ruger 10/22 Package Giveaway Presented by Gunz and GunLink

See Terms & Conditions for eligibility requirements and additional details. Open only to legal US residents 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Participants and winner must comply with all local, state, tribal, and federal laws. Prize ships only to continental United States licensed FFL dealers where legally allowed.

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2018

Yesterday kicked off the annual USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Louisville, KY. The Expo is a consumer show that is open to the public that features a variety of products that are used in concealed carry of deadly weapons. Everything from weapons to holsters to clothing will be featured on the show floor. The event offers a variety of seminars from industry experts; many are included with the price of admission, however, many are paid courses. Some of the seminar topics include: Skills To Win A Gunfight, Mental & Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, Self-Defense Law & Women, When NOT To Pull A Gun, and many Q&A Panels that cover all aspects of concealed carry.

The Expo will also have a demonstration stage that will attendees to get some quick, and free training sessions on everything from applying a tourniquet to pistol skills to situational awareness. There will also live-fire shooting ranges (using less lethal options to fire) to allow users to test handguns and a showroom for women-friendly products.

The event is held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The show opens at 9:00 AM today and 10:00 AM on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door ($10 for USCCA members and $15 for non-members). Parking is not included in the ticket price and costs $8 per vehicle (buses are $20).

 

If you did not pre-register for the show, tickets are still available at the door.

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