Presidential race heats up where do they stand on the Second Amendment?
With the Iowa straw poll concluding over the weekend, the 2012 presidential race is in full swing. The Republican field is taking shape, with one
governor dropping out (Tim Pawlenty) and another jumping in (Texas' Rick Perry). But one question that remains for gun owners is where do the candidates stand on gun control issues?
Daisy participating in Wal-Mart fall hunting events
Daisy Outdoor Products
Daisy will be participating in Wal-Mart's Bone Collector fall hunting events nationwide and the company needs TSRA's help in order to set up and run a Daisy inflatable range in a Wal-Mart parking lot
near you. Daisy will ship 240 inflatable ranges in a crate that will also contain BB guns, BBs, targets and shooting glasses everything you need to teach young and first-time shooters gun safety and marksmanship skills. These ranges will need to be repacked to ship from one location to the next.
This is a tremendous opportunity to introduce more young people to the shooting sports and to speak with parents about those young people getting involved in your BB gun program. You are
welcome to hand out any literature related to your shooting sports program at the event. Daisy hopes that you will be open to instructing at the range at one or more of these events. Daisy will be supplying a DVD video that will walk you through the setup and instruction at the range from taking the range out of the crate, instructing at the range to packing it up for shipment.
We appreciate your interest and ask that you contact Denise Johnson at 800-643-3458 extension, 4317
with your name and a cell phone number where you can be reached. Daisy has a list with dates, locations and times of the event scheduled near you. If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Denise via email or phone to confirm your interest. Thank you for everything you do to promote gun safety and youth shooting sports.
Outdoors skills classes embraced by schools
The Dallas Morning News via Dallas Safari Club
At least 11,000 Texas middle school and high school students are signed up for a different sort of physical education. Instead of basketballs and tennis rackets, they will use rods and reels and bows and arrows, courtesy of the Dallas Ecological Foundation, an affiliate of the Dallas Safari Club.
Inaugural Army Strong Collegiate
Shooting Championships slated for March
The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's inaugural Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships, on course to be the
biggest multiple-discipline, shoulder-to-shoulder gathering of collegiate and junior shooters in the history of competitive shooting, will commence next March 13-18 at Fort Benning. The dynamic format will draw the top college and junior shooters from the entire country competing in four distinct championships.
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Dove don't mind drought species adapts better than most
Lone Star Outdoor News
Jo Ann Carroll, owner of the Texas Star Ranch in Divine, told her husband, Kelly, to get in the truck and go for a ride one evening several weeks ago. "I told him there were doves everywhere and he needed to see it to believe it," she said. "I’ve never seen so many birds." Carroll said the ranch received about 3.5 inches of rain in June, which filled the tanks and helped the milo fields already planted for dove season.
Alaska guides and DSC: 'Preferred Conservation Partners'
Dallas Safari Club
The Alaska Professional Hunters Association is the newest organization to align with Dallas Safari Club as "Preferred Conservation Partners." The alliance recognizes each group’s high standards and principles. A new agreement commits both partners to promote the other as a way of reinforcing the best practices in the guiding and outfitting industry, and today's most effective conservation, education and hunter advocacy
Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle at the range
Guns & Ammo
In a clip from Guns & Ammo TV, Executive Technical Editor Dick Metcalf and Ruger's Media Relations Director Ken Jorgensen take the Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle chambered in .308 Win. to the range. The Ruger Gunsite Scout is a carbine-length bolt-action rifle with a forward-mounted Picatinny rail and a detachable 10-round magazine. This rifle was designed in conjunction with Col. Jeff Cooper, the head instructor of Gunsite.
Marlin XT rifles a big hit with youth shooters
Youth shooters from across the country gathered to participate in a Marlin Fun Shoot held recently in West Virginia. The event featured Marlin's newest family of rimfire rifles the XT Series, the Marlin Man, interactive targets and most importantly smiling faces.
What about the other 6 mms?
While the number of commercial center-fire rifle cartridges continues to grow, the lineup of the most popular ones, chambered by just about every manufacturer, has remained static since the 1960s. That
list includes the .223 Rem., the .22-.250 Rem., the .243 Win., the .270 Win., the 7 mm Rem. Mag., the .308 Win., the .30-'06 Sprg. and the .300 Win. Mag. With one exception, the cartridges on the list fall into three categories.