Women Pulling the Trigger

Women Pulling the Trigger – The vegan, the yoga instructor and the former Peace Corps member mingled with other women at a recent retreat in upstate New York, sharing advice: Keep both eyes open when firing a shotgun. Ear plugs are essential to mute the blasts. And when women shoot, the butt of the gun needs to sit between the shoulder and collar bone to cushion the recoil, an adjustment to the typical male shooting stance. Even as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as one of the most vigorous national voices for gun control in recent years, one group of local shooters is quietly thriving: The Women’s Shooting Sports League, a Manhattan-based group that for nearly a decade has been gathering once a month to shoot at a range in...

NRA registering for Junior Pistol Camp

NRA registering for Junior Pistol Camp – Some of America’s top shooters will be in the news in 2012 as they compete in the Olympic Games in London.  Junior shooters with their own Olympic dreams should sign up early for National Rifle Association’s annual Junior Pistol Camp, July 10 to 14 at Camp Perry in conjunction with NRA’s National Rifle and Pistol Championships.  Camp students will receive expert coaching in the fundamental principles and techniques of conventional and international pistol...

NRA Sets Dates for 2012 National Junior Pistol Camp

NRA Sets Dates for 2012 National Junior Pistol Camp – Some of America’s top shooters will be in the news next year as they compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  And Junior shooters with their own Olympic dreams should sign up early for NRA’s annual Junior Pistol Camp, to be held July 10-14, 2012, at Camp Perry, Ohio, in conjunction with NRA’s National Rifle and Pistol Championships. This camp is without doubt one of the single most effective training sessions in competitive pistol shooting a Junior can find. Camp students will receive expert coaching in the fundamental principles and techniques of conventional and international pistol...

Camp Perry is on target with national shooters

Camp Perry is on target with national shooters – The light popping sound was coming from slow-moving lead projectiles released from their brass prisons and sent sailing down steel tubes.  Looking at the long row of nearly 200 rimfire shooters indicated each person on this relay was engrossed in the paper targets set 50 meters away.  To heck with a pesky reporter snooping around, trying to find out why a person is so willing to dress up in tight-fitting leather jackets that overlay skin-gripping synthetic undergarments designed to “wick away” moisture.  All in 90-degree heat.  Yet young, old, civilian, military, men, women and kids all flock to the shores of Lake Erie for five weeks each...

Cowboy action shooting contests feature competitors who dress the part and shoot period firearms

Cowboy action shooting contests feature competitors who dress the part and shoot period firearms — “I’m not looking for trouble,” cries Billy Bob Buckshot, waving one hand peacefully while the other hand reaches for his 1870s-style pistol.  But trouble has found Buckshot. Several angry townsfolk have him right where they want him: alone and outnumbered in front of the Frisco store. They’re looking for payback, and they know how to extract it. So Buckshot does what any cowboy would: shoot first, and ask questions later.  Wild West shootouts and bar fights are just a few scenarios facing members of the Pathfinder Pistoleros, a group of Central New York shooting enthusiasts who meet up every month at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club in Fulton. Members are required to dress up in period-accurate cowboy clothing before taking to the shooting range and taking on various Clint Eastwood-esque...
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