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Shooter racking slide of 1911 .45 pistol

Competitive Shooting

Immediate-Action Drills

The most sickening sound in a gunfight, or even on the shooting line during a competition, is click! If you should ever find yourself in such a situation and your mind races before quickly coming up with the solution, I am sorry to tell you but it is too late. Now is the time to prevent a disaster with this simple drill.

Box of CCI Velocitor Ammunition


Match-Grade .22 Ammunition

Accurate and devoid of recoil, the .22 is the best caliber for shooting fun. The subject of match-grade .22 comes up often, which inevitably leads to the question, “Is it worth it?” Choosing the right ammo for the job is essential and .22 match grade ammo is a high quality, consistent choice. Read this post to learn more about match grade .22 ammunition.

Ruger Vaquero

Competitive Shooting

Ruger Vaquero: The Single-Action Cowboy Gun

At times, you just need to go cowboy, and single-action revolvers are the best gun for feel, heft, accuracy and handling. While some say they are outdated, they sure get a lot of use. The Ruger Vaquero is a revolver any cowboy or cowgirl would love. Learn more about the Ruger Vaquero in The Shooter’s Log.

Cowboy Mounted Single Action Shooting

Competitive Shooting

Women Afield—Fun with Guns Cowboy Style

Have you ever secretly wish we had the guts to ride shotgun with a band of unscrupulous characters or wild enough to put on a corset and fishnet stockings as you anxiously await the return of your favorite cowboy after a long cattle drive. Chances are if you ever strapped on a hip holster then you have probably tried your hand at some fancy maneuvers with a pistol. Many of us are infatuated with the Old West which might help explain why one of the fastest growing disciplines in the world of shooting is Single Action or Cowboy Action shooting.

Eric Hollen, a U.S. Army veteran and Paralympic athlete, competes in a 50-meter pistol competition.

Competitive Shooting

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Eric Hollen

Hollen’s drive and determination helped him earn a spot on the USA Shooting Paralympics Team and the USA Shooting’s Paralympics Athlete of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011. He also made history in the 2012 IPC World Cup in Sydney by winning the highly sought slot for the Paralympics Games, making him the first U.S. Paralympics pistol shooter to qualify for the Games. Read more about this Special Forces soldier in this article.

Picture shows a 10.9 Day logo with red background and a USA Shooting team logo.

Competitive Shooting

10.9 Day Shoot for Excellence with the USA Shooting Team

The USA Shooting Team announces a new holiday all shooters can support—10.9 Day. On October 9, 2013, the USA Shooting Team declares this day and from this day forth for all us to “aim for excellence in all the shots you take in life.” Along with the announcement comes the unveiling of USA Shooting’s new logo and tagline—“Rio In Sight.”

Amanda Furrer USA Shooting Team Member

Competitive Shooting

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Amanda Furrer

The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at The Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.

Diamond Push Ups

Camping & Survival

Seconds Will Get You Seconds

Srengthening your body’s secondary muscle groups, such as your shoulders, calves and hands, makes your shooting more gains seconds for your shooting and hunting activities. These exercises can be done without expensive gym memberships or special equipment, in your own home or back yard.

USA Shooting Team Member Rachael Schoenrock

Competitive Shooting

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Rachael Schoenrock

Meet USA Shooting team’s Rachael Schoenrock, an 18 year old rifle and small bore shooter from Beatrice, Nebraska, whose goal is to shoot in the Olympics. She uses imagery and discipline to train and give her best for the Junior USA team and every competition she is part of and move her toward her goals.