Points of Impact: August 7, 2021

ICYMI: Olympic Wrap-Up, Load Mags Like a Pro, Women's Leadership Forum Must-Haves ...

by posted on August 7, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week is, of course, a little thing that just happened over in Tokyo ... the Olympics! Check out Shooting Sports USA's wrap-up and analysis of America's winningest shooting-sports Olympics since 1964 here.

A little closer to home, Paige Pearce was named 2021 NFAA Shooter of the Year. Her scores from The Vegas Shoot, NFAA Indoor Nationals, First Dakota Classic, NFAA National Marked 3D and NFAA Outdoor Field Nationals were all taken into account for the prestigious title. Read more about it here!

Have you been inspired by contributor Heidi Lyn Rao's series about becoming an NRA Certified Instructor? (Yes, us too!) Whether you’re a brand-new instructor or one who has been teaching for years, there are five common mistakes that can creep into your class and deny your students the experience they deserve from an NRA Firearms Training course.

Envy alert: Ambitious and wise beyond her years, Abby Jackley is just at the beginning of her shooting career. Soon to be 16, Abby competes in USPSA, Steel Challenge, and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Our friends at NRA Family have the story on how she did it.

Grab a gal pal and get your bid paddles ready! Check out a few of the featured auction items that will be up for bid at the 15th Annual NRA Women's Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction in Houston. Don't miss out on one of the most exciting events of the NRA Annual Meetings ... or these awesome auction items

Not all NRA Women care about our manicures, but pretty much all of us would love to save some time and effort on the range. There are easy ways and hard ways to load magazines; why not go with one of the easy ones? Columnist Becky Yackley shows you how.

For years, Allyson Hottinger feared each day would be her last. The Arkansas-based, single mother of two had long been embroiled in a toxic relationship defined by domestic violence. But even with protective court orders piling up, her former partner stalked and threatened her. Gun control discriminates against the poor, especially women. Our friends at America's 1st Freedom have more on how.

Smith & Wesson's Julie Golob may have been carrying concealed (not to mention winning shooting competitions) for years, but she does remember what it was like trying to figure out how to carry a concealed gun comfortably. Women who choose to carry a firearm for personal defense have some choices to make about how to do that ... and every choice you'll make has both pros and cons.

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