5 Favorite Reads from Around NRA

Enjoy this weekly roundup of some of our favorite stories from our friends throughout NRA Publications.

by posted on July 16, 2023
First Shot Camp Atterbury 2023

NRA Publications is home to 4 NRA Official Journals—American Rifleman; American Hunter; NRA Shooting Illustrated; and America's 1st Freedom. And in addition to this site, which is dedicated to the NRA's fastest-growing demographic (NRAWomen.com), NRA Publications is also home to two other digital-only properties: NRAFamily.org and NRAShootingSportsUSA.org. 

Enjoy this weekly roundup of some of our favorite stories from our friends at these award-winning properties:

Did Hollywood Learn Anything from the Fatal “Rust” Shooting? 
In the fall of 2021, Hollywood turned upside down when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on the New Mexico film set of “Rust.” The tragedy immediately evoked comprehensive calls for reforms and safer sets, but more than 18 months in, industry veterans claim little has changed beyond the hurried reaction. Read more from our friends at America’s 1st Freedom. (photo Gage Skidmore courtesy Flickr)

First Shot Ceremony Kicks off 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury
For the third consecutive year, Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb fired the ceremonial first shot to begin the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Read the full story.

Find the Proper Rimfire Training Pistol for New Shooters
Whether students are women, men or youths, most firearm trainers will start new shooters out with a .22-caliber pistol. Here are four manufacturers with effective .22 LR trainers for new action pistol competitors as suggested to us from our friends at NRA Shooting Sports USA.

Foreign Supply Chain Meddling Puts Firearms and Ammo at Risk
A “Supply Chain Risk Management Report” [PDF] issued earlier this year by the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainability indicates disease, social unrest, record-setting firearm sales and politics no longer hold the exclusive for creating gun and gear shortages. The study clearly states foreign powers are exploiting supply-line logistics to gain a tactical and diplomatic advantage over the United States. Read more about this report from American Rifleman contributor Guy Sagi.

Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fun Friday Forwards From Friends: Outdoor Fact or Outdoor Fiction?
Was that e-mail forward true...or an April Fool's? We can always count on our friends at NRA Family to end our week with a fun brain tease. Check out this latest “Fun Friday” entry.


Remington Shoot To Cure
Remington Shoot To Cure

Remington Announces 3rd Annual Shoot to Cure Fundraiser

The event brings together the outdoor industry, local Arkansas businesses and professional shooters from Team Remington.

The Armed Citizen® July 12, 2024

It did not go well for a man who forced his way into a home armed with a handgun and threatened the two people inside. 

SCIF, Sables and New Mexico Dept. of Game Collaborate on Learn-to-Hunt Program

SCI Foundation Education Dept., SCI's Sables, New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish, and Silverline Productions have produced a "first duck hunt" promotional video.

Troubleshooting .223-Cal. Rifle Ammo

Here are a few things you should know about the .223—and issues commonly associated with it.

Yackley Family Competes at the Vortex Cup Polish IPSC Rifle National Championship

NRA Women contributor Becky Yackley finished second overall in the Lady’s division, and her son Sean placed ninth in the semi-auto standard division.

What’s the Difference: .45 ACP and .45 Colt?

Though they both start with the same number, don’t be fooled: These two cartridges are not interchangeable.

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