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3 spots available at 2012 US Olympic Team Trials for smallbore
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As pistol athletes take to the lines of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's home ranges in Fort Benning, Ga., rifle shooters are eager to begin their competition for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team. Only three rifle shooters will earn their nominations to London with top performances in Women's 50m Rifle Three Position, Men's 50m Rifle Three Position and Men's 50m Rifle Prone during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore (.22 caliber), May 31-June 11. More

Homeland Security IG investigates Fast and Furious
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CBS News has learned a second Inspector General is investigating Operation Fast and Furious: Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security had special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement assigned to Fast and Furious, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms out of Phoenix, Ariz. During that case and similar weapons trafficking operations, ATF allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. More

Chess for the Big Guns

From 9mm Pawns to 30-06 Kings, this chess set is a sure hit for the avid gun lover! Each piece is modeled after actual ammunition calibers, and skillfully crafted from solid brass and aluminum. Being the perfect combo of brain and brawn, Chessammo is truly a set to die for!

Dewhurst, Cruz head to GOP US Senate runoff
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney locked up the Republican presidential nomination with a win in Texas' primary Tuesday, while Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Tea Party-supported lawyer Ted Cruz emerged from a field of nine to send the Republican race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to a runoff. 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...

5 ways to ensure future of elk in fast-growing west
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that human populations in western states will grow twice as fast as other states over the next 18 years. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers five ways to prepare for the growth and ensure a future for elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF leaders say the population forecast defines an alarmingly short window for conservationists to help shape the heart of elk country before an additional 20 million people are living in the region by 2030. More

Zerust® Rust Prevention Products
Our products save you from having to use oil and WD-40 on your firearms & weapons every year. Even with continuous application, oil will eventually dry up and WD-40 will gum and turn into a varnish over time. In fact, oil can wind up causing damage to your wood stock as well as your bullets. Instead, save time & money by using Zerust Products to prevent rust and corrosion. MORE
Collectors Firearms Inc.
Collectors Firearms Inc. has one of the country's largest collections of militaria, uniforms, weapons, and memorabilia of all types. We stock reference books, on these and other subjects. We go beyond the purely collectable by having all kinds of shootable firearms, both antique and modern in our store. MORE
PrOlix® Lubricant - A Total Gun Care Product

PrOlix® is a biodegradeable, non-petroleum based solvent/lubricant for firearms. PrOlix® solvent seeks out dirt, oils, grime, etc. (even in small and impossible areas) and floats it away. The chemical action during cleaning develops the DRY lubricant and it is drawn into the pores of the material, creating a skin of protection. MORE

Louisiana pro-gun constitutional amendment passes state legislature
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The Louisiana Senate has passed Senate Bill 303, a constitutional amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms, by a 34 to 4 vote. This bill passed in the state House by a 77 to 22 vote last week and will now be placed on the ballot in November for voters to ratify. If approved by voters, it will be the most cogent and comprehensive pro-Second Amendment state constitutional amendment in the nation. More

Migratory ducks arriving later, according to Delta Waterfowl study
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you've sat in a Texas duck blind the past few seasons, you know the early season can be frustrating when hunting migratory ducks. A recent Delta Waterfowl study has confirmed what veteran duck hunters have long suspected: harvests of many waterfowl are taking place significantly later in the year than in previous decades. More

Supressor Promotion - North Texas Armament

Buy any suppressor and send us your referrals. If any of your referrals purchase a suppressor, we will sell you any firearm at dealer cost!
The receiver and forend iron are CNC machined from a solid bar of 4140 chrome-moly steel that affords maximum strength to withstand a lifetime of use. MORE

Texas couple recognized for conservation service
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Dale and Kitty Bounds, of Lufkin, Texas, were honored with the C.B. McCleod Award during the NWTF's National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn. The C.B. McCleod Award is given each year to an NWTF volunteer who has dedicated his or her life to wildlife conservation. This year, a husband-wife team was the recipient. Dale joined the NWTF in 1987. More

A photographer hunts down hunters in their trophy rooms
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
South African photographer David Chancellor captures a hunter amidst her trophies; the photograph, along with the additional pictures of other hunters on the magazine's Web site, comes from a larger project Chancellor calls, "Hunters." More

Would you hunt with a 10mm handgun?
Shooting Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Trying to find a semiauto suitable for hunting that is also comfortable to carry isn't easy. There aren't many auto pistols chambered for magnum cartridges, and the few available offerings are too big and heavy for daily carry. The fact that it is the most powerful factory cartridge offered in a traditional 1911 made the 10mm Auto the realistic choice, but the 10mm can stand on its own merits. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Texas State Rifle Association

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