Points of Impact: November 6, 2021

ICYMI: Hunting Rifles For Women, Winchester Ladies Cup Winners, Comfort Concealment Belt Tested ...

by posted on November 6, 2021
Target With Rifle Holes

At the top of our lineup this week, most rifles from the factory are just not made to fit most women’s bodies. This leaves you a few options: Buy an off-the-shelf gun and have it fitted to you, buy an off-the-shelf gun that is more likely to work for your needs, or buy a gun specifically made with a woman in mind. We’ll look at a few options here, recommended by regular columnist Jo Deering

It’s hard to believe that just a few short months ago we at NRA Women were referring to 19-year-old Karen Shedd as “one to watch,” while our sister publication NRA Family named her a “Rising Shooting Star.” Now we are calling her the first-ever Winchester Ladies Cup Champion!

If you’re committed to on-body carry, but tend to avoid pants and belts at all costs, Comfort Concealment has a solution. The Comfort Concealment belt is essentially a versatile and stable waistband that you can wear under any piece of clothing. Assistant Editor Ashley Thess gave it the Snake River treatment ... here's how it fared.

What's "the Snake River treatment"? Well, there's the vertical return hike into Hell’s Canyon at least 50 miles from any sane person’s definition of civilization. No roads cross this historical and wildly beautiful canyon, carved by the Snake River 6 million years ago. That didn't stop Thess or her Benelli, but did the devil birds cooperate

We are in receipt of the following important safety announcement from Colt's Manufacturing, which we have reproduced in its entirety here. Please read and attend to it!

The past 18 months or so have been something of a challenge for the firearms industry, but as gun manufacturers begin to catch up to the tremendous demand for their products, those manufacturers immediately turn their eyes to innovation. Springfield Armory is no exception! Check out the news about the company's expansion of its exciting Emissary line of 1911 handguns here, and the news about Springfield's updated XD-S Mod.2 lineup of single-stack pistols here.

If you’re hunting the expansive greenfields of the South, the wide-open prairies of the Midwest or the mountains and valleys of the West, you might never get a shot that’s within 100 yards ... so you should also be prepared to shoot at 300 or 400 yards or more. That’s not something you do on the fly. If you’d like to stretch out the distance at which you can make ethical shots on game, here’s how to get there.

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