At the top of our lineup this week are a pair of stories illustrating just how hot the market remains in new gun sales … and the role we NRA Women play in that market. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, surveyed firearm retailers recently, and estimates that more than 3.2 million people purchased a firearm for the first time during the first half of 2021.
What’s more, Nearly half of the millions of new gun owners since the start of 2019 are women, according to new data from the 2021 National Firearms Survey. The survey, which polled more than 19,000 adults, found that an estimated 3.5 million women became the owner of a firearm for the very first time. Over the same period, approximately 4 million men did the same. Our friends at America’s First Freedom have more.
The National Rifle Association of America announces that the 2021 Annual Members’ Meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting was originally to have been held Sept. 4 in conjunction with the 2021 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, but was rescheduled due to the cancellation of the 2021 convention. The meeting will now be held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at 9 a.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Symphony Ballroom at the Sheraton & Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex located at 555 South McDowell Street. Please join us and participate in the business of your Association. More details here.
If there ever was an “ah-ha” moment when teaching an NRA Firearms Training course, it is when NRA Certified Instructor Heidi Rao explains a firearm’s chamber. Most students understand the concept of the chamber, but really do not understand what it actually encompasses. Find out why the chamber defines a firearm—and the safety issues you should know about—here.
Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to protect our homes and our loved ones. However, we should also consider workplace safety so that we can return home to our loved ones every day. Most workplaces fall under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules that require the workplace to have some security measures in place. But many of us work in situations where security is minimal. What should we do when our employers don’t allow armed self-defense?
On the other side of that coin you’ll find a discussion about what we should do when we want to patronize a business … only to discover that said business is posted with a “no guns allowed” sign. Our friends at NRA Family have more.
The key to accuracy with any firearm is hand-eye coordination, and that's why we spend so much time talking about how to use your sights and where you should focus your eyes while shooting. It's important, however, not to lose sight (see what we did there?) of the tactile component of accuracy. Team Smith & Wesson’s Julie Golob demonstrates how to master trigger control through dry practice.