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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.

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.

The Wild West of Shooting Sports – Cowboy Action Shooting

cowboymountedshootingSure, sporting clays might be in the Olympics, 3-Gun matches may have made their way into televised sports via 3GN, and all levels of shooters may compete on the weekends in IDPA, USPSA, and IPSC matches, but those aren’t the only names in the game.  The shooting sports game, that is.

Practical shooting competitions generally have real-world applications that can be carried into our concealed carry, home defense, and general self defense routines.  Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays help sharpen skills that will carry over into the field for the scattergun hunter.  Three-gun matches certainly showcase some amazing shooting abilities with a variety of defensive tools.  Do you think that you could perform similar feats of shooting prowess?  While riding a galloping horse at full speed?  With a single-action firearm?

That is exactly what participants in the sports of Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) do as they carry on the traditions of the Old West.   Continue reading

GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) Celebrates 25th Anniversary

25thGSSF-LogoThe GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. GSSF was formed in 1991 and continues to exceed the goal of introducing new shooters to the shooting sports.

Since 1991, GSSF has seen more than 120,000 members, over 200,000 match entries, and more than 700 outdoor events. Planned for 2016 are 55 outdoor matches scheduled throughout the United States and another 500+ Indoor League matches available for members who wish to demonstrate their marksmanship, win prizes and enjoy family-oriented atmosphere that is safe as well as fun.

GSSF matches are low-pressure competitions using standard GLOCK pistols and there is no need for expensive match gear.   Members compete with others according to their respective skill levels and GLOCK models. The courses of fire are simple yet challenging. There are 10 competitive divisions and also special awards for Juniors, Seniors, Super Seniors, Ladies and 3-Person Teams.

“Millions of dollars in prizes and GLOCK pistols have been awarded over the years,” said Alan Ramsey, Director of Training & GSSF. “We hope you will come out this year and shoot with GSSF as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mr. Gaston GLOCK’s vision.”

To view the 2016 match schedules and for more information on GSSF, visit www.gssfonline.com.

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2014 NRA National Matches Scheduled for July 6 Through Mid-August

“World Series of Shooting” Returns to Camp Perry

NRA National ChampionshipsThe National Rifle & Pistol Championships, AKA The National Matches, is a shooting tradition that has been around since 1903 and has been hosted at Camp Perry, Ohio, for 107 of those 111 years.  That tradition continues this summer as the 2014 National matches – conducted jointly by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), NRA and Ohio National Guard – return starting July 6.

During the event, the nation’s top civilian and military marksmen will face off in various categories of competition.  The National Matches include the CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches, the Pistol and Rifle Small Arms Firing Schools, CMP Games rifle events and the NRA National Pistol, Smallbore Rifle and Highpower Rifle Championships.

Things kick off with the Junior Small Bore Rifle Camp, continuing with various banquets, pistol and rifle championship matches and awards ceremonies, all wrapping up in the second week of August.  The full calendar is available online and additional information is available on the NRA Competitive Shooting website.

Online registration for the National Matches is available here.  If you won’t be shooting but you would still like to get involved with the 2014 National Matches, the application to volunteer is available here.

3GN Rumble on the Range 2014

3 Gun Finish by PrimerAs in past years, we took a break from our exhausting coverage of SHOT Show to head out to the 3-Gun Nation championship – known as the “Rumble on the Range” – at Clark County Shooting Complex.  And, as in past years, we weren’t disappointed by the action we found there.

We arrived just in time to catch Lena Miculek-Afentul take the ladies’ side of the championship and, with it, the $25,000 prize.  Amid the buzzing, camera laden UAVs circling the range, gun smoke and windblown desert sand, there was time to grab a bite to eat and a drink (provided by the event sponsors, including Cheaper Than Dirt) before crowding the range to watch the men’s championship. Continue reading

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