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Why US gun sales are shooting for the moon
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If James Anthony Bailey and P.T. Barnum had seen the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show they just might have conceded their "Greatest Show on Earth" needed more guns, sideshows and characters. Because come one, come all, the SHOT Show has no comparison on Earth and, in fact, is especially interesting this year because gun sales are breaking records. More

Coolest guns at SHOT show
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Every January, the four-day SHOT show brings FFL holders, wholesalers, marketing and PR folks and media types together to see everything new from manufacturers of everything from sleeping bags and kayaks to layout blinds, decoys, guns, ammo, deer pee, scopes, knives, camo, clothing and more than can possibly be listed here. More

Senate legislation could shut down gun websites
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By now, you are no doubt aware that several websites went totally or partially "dark" Wednesday in protest of the pernicious internet legislation that will be coming to a vote next week. And while you may have not paid much attention to this story, you need to know that the "muzzle the web" legislation these sites are protesting could also affect your ability to get gun-related information on websites. More

Precision Fire Arms

Precision fire arms manufactures custom, highly accurate, AR-15 rifles and uppers for law enforcement, competition, match, varmint, and sporting applications.

9 new handguns for 2012
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It's 2012, and despite the impending end of the Mayan calendar, this year is shaping up to be a stellar year for new handguns. Every manufacturer out there is acutely aware that carry guns are the new norm, that we all want something light, powerful, easy-to-carry and not expensive. And that we are more than willing to move down the gun-shop counter until we find what we want. More

NSC response to rumors about gun thefts
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Rumors have been circulating recently about gun thefts from vehicles around the country and at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio in particular. Because the NSCA takes very seriously the security of members and patrons, as well as their property, the organization would like to address these rumors and offer some suggestions regarding better securing your firearms, whether you're shooting at their club or elsewhere. More

Time for Texas to take a step back from quail hunting
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The reality of the situation is this: If you're going to shoot a quail this year, you're probably going to have to do it at some kind of shooting resort. If you don't want to do that, put the guns in the safe and the dogs on Craigslist and move on. Quail are done. Blame the weather, land fragmentation, coastal bermuda, aflatoxin in deer corn, drought, fire ants or pesticides. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Now is the time to hunt feral hogs with population on rise
San Marcos Daily Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feral hogs have exploded in exponential numbers in recent years, especially across the southern United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about 5 million wild hogs roam the United States. The very same agency estimated hog population of a million in 1998. Texas is a hog heaven. Probably 2 million of the beasts roam the state. More

Locked in a deer blind
North Texas e-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Luke Clayton, outdoor columnist for North Texas e-News writes, "If you spend much time afield or on the water, chances are pretty good you have had some humorous experiences, I know I have. One of the most comical took place just recently while deer hunting down in Freestone County, Texas, with well known outdoors writer, wildlife biologists, TV show host, Larry Weishuhn; Mr. Whitetail." More

Rumor alert: Veterans health and 'sporting purposes'
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Among the hundreds of questions and other media outlets answer every month are scores of rumors. Three of the most recent top rumors involve veterans' gun rights, the status of the "sporting purposes" test for firearms importation, and new restrictions on gun shows, the NRA-ILA reports. More
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