Points of Impact: October 1, 2022

ICYMI: The Best Carry Method for Your Body Type; Debunking Gun Industry Myths; 4 Reasons You Missed and more ....

by posted on October 1, 2022
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Just like any other industry, gun companies have always advertised the innovations of their products. Now, gun-control advocates accuse gun manufacturers of purposely producing ads that cater to criminals. Read the complete story—Debunking Myths About the Big Bad Gun Industry—in America’s 1st Freedom, an Official Journal of the NRA. 

Clearly, our Second Amendment rights are on the ballot this November. Once again, A1F.com focuses on the “toss-up” races that will decide the U.S. Senate, but you can see NRA Political Victory Fund Grades and Endorsements (NRA-PVF) for many more candidates at NRAPVF.org. Once there, you can create and print your own voting guide.

But politics is not the only thing on the minds of NRA Women this fall. It is also the season many of us head afield to experience the great outdoors through hunting. And If you hunt long enough, it’s going to happen: You’re going to miss the animal at which you’re aiming. It’s tempting to assume there must be something wrong with your gun, and it’s possible this is the case. However, it’s much more likely that you just didn’t do your part correctly. It happens to all of us, and columnist Jo Deering offers a handful of reasons you might have missed

Speaking of misses, "Anything that can happen, will happen, and at the worst possible time." We don't know who the eponymous Murphy of Murphy's Law was or how she got so wise, but we suspect that she spent a lot of time having outdoor adventures. We also suspect that she may have had a word or two with the folks at ALPS OutdoorZ on the subject of waterfowl hunting, because the company has just introduced its new floating gun case, designed to help you break Murphy's Law with total impunity. Check it out here

And as long as we’re talking more new products for 2022, check out new firearms from Springfield Armory (the new Hellcat Pro model that comes equipped with the Shield SMSc Optic); the return of the Marlin 1895 Guide Gun; and 25th Anniversary Limited Edition lever-action rifles from Henry Repeating Arms.

If you’re looking to get started in competitive shooting, Smith & Wesson’s latest video in its  GUNSMARTS series featuring Julie Golob and Jerry Miculek gives you all the basics you need to know.

And finally, whether your body is stick straight or fabulously curvy, our friends from PHLster guide you on finding your ideal carry position—even if it's the appendix position.  


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