Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help

Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help – Interested in trying a biathlon?  The Syracuse Biathlon Club can give you a taste Saturday morning at the Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center in Osceola. The club has scheduled a competition that’s doubling as a fundraiser for Ann Jardin, a club member and Olympic level trap shooter who’s hoping to represent this country in her event at the 2016 Olympics in...

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition – You ski as fast as you can over several kilometers of rough terrain with a .22 caliber rifle strapped on your back; then steady that rifle — controlling your labored breathing and heart rate and shaky legs in mind-numbing cold that freezes your fingers and face. Then you must fire five shots to hit targets the size of 50-cent pieces, 50 meters away. For the New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian O’Keefe, and Soldier athletes like him, this is the...

Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup

Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup – Quitting just doesn’t seem to be in Augusto “Goose” Perez’s vocabulary. The 40-year-old East Syracuse resident has battled cancer four times, recovering from yet another operation and six weeks of chemotherapy that ended Jan. 4. Nevertheless, Perez, who had his left leg amputated in 2003, is scheduled to begin a series of seven races today at the International Paralympic Committee Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup in Cable,...

Muzzlerloader time: Some hunters are traditionalists, others go modern

Muzzlerloader time: Some hunters are traditionalists, others go modern – The late muzzleloading season for deer hunting in the Southern Zone began last week and ends Tuesday.  The only firearm allowed is a muzzleloader. Shotguns and rifles are banned.  The firearms used by muzzleloader hunters, though, do vary. There are the traditionalists with their flintlock and caplock rifles with iron sights. The vast majority, however, use the modern “inline” muzzleloaders with high-powered scopes.  Just what is a...

Getting Started in Cowboy Action Shooting

Getting Started in Cowboy Action Shooting – You have to admit, Cowboy Action Shooting looks like fun.  Heck, it is fun, and it’s not difficult to get started in either. In this video, World Champion Cowboy Action Shooter Jim “Long Hunter” Finch covers costuming, guns and gear, safety equipment and where to meet others who have discovered their passion for this immensely popular...

Remington Law Enforcement Proudly Supports 2012 National Police Shooting Championships

Remington Law Enforcement Proudly Supports 2012 National Police Shooting Championships – Remington Arms Company, LLC. (“Remington”), is proud to support the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2012 National Police Shooting Championships held at the Shooting Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 16-20, 2012.  “Remington Law Enforcement is proud to be a part of the 50th annual National Police Shooting Championships. We know that the law enforcement community strongly supports Remington Law Enforcement arms and ammunition and we want to give back to those officers and support the law enforcement competitive shooting community as much as possible,” said Rick Johnson, Director of Law Enforcement Sales for...
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