Points of Impact: April 10, 2021

In Case You Missed It: Best Women's Rangewear, Grip How-Tos, Weird Questions We Get ...

by posted on April 10, 2021
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"You're holding it wrong." We've all heard it, and we've all rolled our eyes ... but what if we are holding it wrong? Or, more precisely, what if we held it better? Knowing how to properly grip your pistol could mean the difference between tolerating shooting and actually enjoying it. Becky Yackley has the details.

When you're comfortable and confident in your clothing, when you know that it won't let you down (and that you look good in it), you'll enjoy your time on the range or in the field so much more. And when you're having fun, sometimes shooting success just sort of naturally happens. Check out the best rangewear we've found this year.

If you're a woman who chooses to carry concealed, chances are quite good that sooner or later someone will question you about your decision. Sometimes those questions are reasonable, but often they're ... uh ... kind of weird. Here are four of the weirdest ones, and how to respond.

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center recently released a report on targeted school violence that didn’t seem to get much attention from the media. After reading it, we can understand why, as it doesn’t easily fit into the standard legacy media paradigm of exploiting tragedy to “prove” that guns are bad. What it does suggest is very, very interesting. NRA-ILA has the scoop here.

One of the most common debates shooters have is the one about which shooting stance is best. The bottom line is there are a number of accepted stances, and they all work well in different situations. We take a look at the three most popular here.

Texas Christian University rifle shooter Kristen Hemphill made a name for herself in collegiate shooting after winning the 2019 NCAA Air Rifle Individual National Championship as a freshman. Following up in 2020, she earned first-team NRA All-American honors in both air rifle and smallbore. What does Hemphill keep in her range bag? Catch up with her here on Shooting Sports USA.

"This is the time when we need people to stand up for the NRA and everything that we believe in. I really do think that the NRA is the only organization that can save our Constitution, save the Second Amendment. We are the only one strong enough. And we need women fighting for our rights." NRA Board Member and Second Amendment stalwart Barbara Rumpel's a hero for NRA Women ... find out why here.

Whether you're a first-time hunter yourself, or thinking about mentoring a new hunter this year, don't miss this humorous review of the four types of newbie hunters from our friends at American Hunter! Are you "the natural," "the tentative one," "the survivalist," or "Sammy the Sleeper"?

 

 

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