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Lawfully owned silencers approved for Texas hunting
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted rules permitting the use of firearm silencers for the taking of alligators, game animals or game birds. "These devices are already legal for hunting exotic animals, including feral hogs, and there is no resource- or enforcement-related reason to prohibit these devices for hunting alligators, game animals or game birds," said Scott Vaca, TPWD Assistant Chief of Wildlife Enforcement. More

USA finishes atop medal standings with Hadden's win
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Staff Sergeant Ryan Hadden (USAMU/Pendleton, Ore.) began the first day of qualification with a strong 49/50 targets at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Tucson. He continued the fevered pace when he dropped just one target all day for 123/125 match targets. Attacking the final with the same ferocity, Hadden shot a perfect final for 148/150 targets at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club. More

Precision Firearms - Wood Kits

Finally here is a Wood furniture set for the AR Type Rifle. Stock, Hand-guard (forearm), and Grip set. These kits are CNC machined from real Walnut or laminated wood. All kits are specifically designed for both right or left hand shooters. We are proud to be the main distributer to the public of these fine stocks.

Kyler Ford wins NSCA South Central Regional
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Kyler Ford has the distinction of being the first Champion in NSCA's new Regional format, winning the South Central Regional Championship at Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton, Texas. Joey Bolton was runner-up, and Brad Kidd finished in third place. Katie Fox was the Lady Champion. More

Mexican president calls for assault weapon ban in US
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon pushed for a revival of a ban on assault weapons in the U.S., arguing that the ban's expiration has led to the spread of guns across the border and a spike in violence in Mexico. "The expiring of the assault weapons ban in the year 2004 coincided almost exactly with the beginning of the harshest — the harshest — period of violence we've ever seen," Calderon said, through an interpreter, at a White House news conference. More

Sloppy mainstream reporting on basic gun facts points to pervasive failure
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Police seized some guns in Nashua, N.H., writer Carl Bussjaeger noted over the weekend on Bear's Blog. "At least two papers and a TV station are carrying the story on their web sites," he explained. "Notice that I used the singular form of 'story' despite multiple venues. All three 'reports' look to be slightly paraphrased re-issues of the same law enforcement press release." Why was Bussjaeger concerned, and why should we be? More

FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...

Urge support for public shooting ranges bill
National Shooting Sports Foundation (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NSSF encourages its members, and all target shooters and hunters, to urge their U.S. senators and representatives to support the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. This legislation, a priority of NSSF's government relations efforts, will ensure that shooters and hunters have high-quality public facilities at which to train, learn about firearms safety and enjoy recreational shooting. More

Controversy over Texas antelope hunting centers on property rights
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An unusual exemption under the U.S. Endangered Species Act that has allowed the hunting of rare African antelopes will change. But some say the new rule to protect the animals will threaten the sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, after losing a lawsuit brought by an animal rights group in 2009, will require breeders, ranchers and owners across Texas and the Southwest to follow the Endangered Species Act's permitting process. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Oklahoma senator leads charge to reauthorize NAWCA
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Ducks Unlimited is applauding the efforts of a bipartisan group of senators who released S. 2282, legislation that would reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through 2017. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., introduced the bill along with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and five other co-sponsors signed on. More

Will the early arrival of spring produce more pheasants?
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Bob St. Pierre: "I woke up this morning with one question in my mind: Will the early arrival of spring produce more pheasants? To help me answer this question, I reached out to Pheasants Forever biologists Aaron Kuehl from Illinois and Jim Wooley from Iowa. While the guys made it clear there is no simple answer to my question, they did provide a number of reasons for optimism." More
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