Points of Impact: April 16, 2022

ICYMI: Vizzi Takes Gold, DC Project Sends Pro-Gun Message, Let's Do the Twist ...

by posted on April 16, 2022
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This week, Team Winchester’s Dania Vizzi ascended to the center of the podium at a World Cup tournament of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)—a qualification path to participation in the Olympic shooting events—in Lima, Peru, which took place March 27 to April 7 2022. The U.S. team topped the medal count, with Team Winchester bringing home its share of the gold. Read more here!

The DC Project, Women for Gun Rights, a nationwide grassroots organization of women dedicated to safeguarding the Second Amendment, has released a new video, We're on Offense Now. The educational video explains the truth about the demonization of gun owners and that misinformation about responsible gun ownership will no longer be tolerated. Find out more here.

Next, columnist Becky Yackley checks in with some safety information about using your AR-15. To see if a gun is loaded, you need to look inside the chamber of the firearm. Looking inside the chamber requires that you know how to open the action of the firearm and keep it open. Here's how to lock back the bolt on your modern sporting firearm.

If you're a new shooter, it may seem counterintuitive that some of the most important work of shooting happens after the shot breaks. It's called follow-through, and it's a fundamental of shooting that permits you to ensure accuracy of the shot you just fired while properly preparing you and the gun to fire the next one. Trigger reset is a critical component of that follow-through process ... but what is trigger reset? Find out here!

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Bushwhacking to your stand, skirting barbed wire and braving the brush to retrieve your tag are all common occurrences in hunting and, partly, why we love it so much. While you might enjoy the challenge, your gear can take a beating. In 2015, Kelli Jones ripped her brand-new Patagonia parka while hunting elk in her home base of Jackson, Wyoming, and resorted to a piece of duct tape as a quick fix … but she knew there had to be a better way. So she created it herself ...

If you're a new shooter who's looking for or undergoing gun safety training, you'll hear those rules over and over again. You may also hear some other "rules" that may seem confusing, because occasionally they will contradict the evidence of your eyes. That's because there are some bedrock concepts of gun safety, gun handling and hunting that are best expressed as a metaphor. They're not gun-handling fictions ... they're actually facts.

Rifling is more than just grooves in a barrel. Barrel rifling was first introduced in 1498 by August Kotter, an armorer in Germany. Kotter applied the concept of putting a spin on arrows shot from bows to projectiles shot from a firearm. It was not until around 1540 that rifling started showing up in firearms. Almost 500 years later, we're still doing The Twist. Here's what we mean!

 

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