Points of Impact: November 20, 2021

ICYMI: New Guns 2022, Right-Sized Pistols, Coaching Shooters Makes You Happier ...

by posted on November 20, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week, it's a, well, lineup ... of new guns for 2021 and 2022! Some of these are hitting the market now, while others are waiting in the wings for their formal debut.

Springfield Armory is justly famous for its award-winning family of 1911 pistols, and that family has just grown by one with the release of its new Garrison. This classic handgun design has been wildly popular for 110 years—and the engineers at Springfield know not to fix what "ain't broke." That doesn't mean that Springfield is ready to rest on its laurels; the Garrison is replete with 21st-century touches that enhance the time-tested design of the 1911.

For the first time since 1995, Smith & Wesson has a 10 mm in its consumer offerings with an expansion to its M&P M2.0 line. The new M&P 10 mm M2.0 standard 10 mm comes with enhanced features like an optics cut slide with the C.O.R.E. system, which enables users to mount a variety of popular optics. Read more here.

Each Fall the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) hosts a trade show that offers attendees a look at guns released midyear, along with others slated to start shipping in time for the holidays. Here's a closer look at just a few of the new guns that we can look forward to seeing on dealer shelves soon.

America has always been known as the “Land of Plenty,” offering consumers a variety of choices for most products on the market, including firearms. Today’s gun owner has never had more choices in firearms in all sizes: subcompacts, compacts, mid-size, full-size and, for the adventurous, “hand cannons.” How do you choose what's right for you

Winchester Ammunition pro shooter and regular NRA Women columnist Becky Yackley and her family, the Yackley Five, have been to more ranges in the last six months than most of us will visit in a lifetime. Over the years, she has noticed a positive trend: More and more ranges are waking up to the fact that we women are joining the ranks of gun ownership like never before.

 

It’s always been something of a puzzle that there aren’t more female competitive shooters than there are, and that’s a puzzle that Winchester Ammunition set out to solve with the introduction of the Winchester Ladies Cup in 2021. It’s been a (clays) smashing success … and the reasons why aren’t mysterious at all.

Learning to shoot improves self-esteem and self-efficacy, which then helps women to speak up, assert themselves, and achieve. Achievement usually leads to happiness. If you’re ready for the next level of achievement, try empowering other women with self-defense know-how as an instructor. Don't worry; just instruct and be happy.

What the class is about is listed in the description: It’s about placing the handgun in the context of our lives as parents and guardians, but it goes far beyond just that because it also deals with defending our lives in the presence of spouses, teens and adult children, and that’s something almost everyone might need to know. Read about the Armed Parent/Guardian Class here.

 

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