Points of Impact: June 26, 2021

ICYMI: S&W Shatters Sales Records, Whatchagot Home Defense, Range Gear for Dogs ...

by posted on June 25, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week is this important safety recall notice from Winchester AmmunitionIf you've recently purchased 9mm Luger 115 grain Full Metal Jacket or 115 grain Jacketed Hollow Point pistol ammunition from Winchester, please click here to find out if your purchase is affected by this recall.

As the number of women hunters grows, organizations like Raised at Full Draw are inspiring and educating them with events like the R.I.S.E Women’s Outdoor Retreat. “This retreat was one of our best yet. I’m amazed with the talent these women have as hunters," said one organizer. R.I.S.E. and shine here!

Wouldn't it be great if all self-defense practitioners had access to top-of-the-line gear, a bottomless supply of practice ammunition and three weeks a year to attend professional live-fire training sessions? But most of the time we have to do the best we can with whatever equipment and skills are at hand when the need arises. Check out our "Whatchagot home defense" tips here.

If "whatchagot" isn't much, why not try winning something new? One lucky winner of Sellmark Corporation's Summer Sportsmen's Gear Giveaway will receive more than $10,000 worth of gear from the company's numerous companies, including great options from Pulsar, Sightmark and more. Click here for more info

There is no better range buddy than woman’s best friend. If you do take your dog to the range, safety is of utmost importance. It doesn't matter if you have two legs or four; preparation is key. There is some extra gear involved when taking Rover to the range; here are our top picks.

Smith & Wesson sales for a 12-month period exceeded $1 billion for the first time in company history, according to figures released last week in the firm’s “Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results” report. Part of the profit is going to employees, who rose above the pandemic’s variety of challenges and raw material slowdowns to make the record possible. Inspiring!

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-11, along party lines, to advance the nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). With the tie vote, Chipman’s nomination will now move before the entire U.S. Senate, where a majority vote will be required to confirm him as director of the ATF. Our friends at America's 1st Freedom analyze ...

Another rising shooting star has joined the constellation of shotgun shooters, and her name is Karen Shedd. At just 19 years old, Shedd is the newest member of Baschieri & Pellagri USA’s pro shooting team, and will be Team Captain for America’s FITASC team. If you’ve never heard of Shedd, Baschieri & Pellagri USA or FITASC, now’s the time to get caught up!


Shotgun shooters: Has your mentor or your coach ever told you to focus on the target? Do you know what that means and really how to focus on a target? Or do you just look and see the target as it moves across the field? Six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode breaks it down.

 

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