April 2014 - NSSF Let's Go Shooting


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Jamie Gray, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist — From First Shots to Golden Shots

Competing as an Olympic athlete and earning an Olympic gold medal in London has provided rifle shooter Jamie Gray (Lebanon, Pa.) with unmatched perspective in terms of what the shooting sports has provided her. What began as a way to connect with her older brother, has now turned into a life-long love affair with a game that demands perfection, mental fortitude and the incessant need to educate the masses about a sport limited by its exposure but yet driven by a passionate following. We introduce you to one of the sport’s best in hopes it can help motivate the hesitant or drive the unwilling to learn more about the sport and fire the First Shots toward a lifetime of fun, opportunity and reward. Read More.

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Buying Your First Handgun

Have you have made the decision to purchase your first handgun? As Barbara Baird writes, “Maybe you’ve just come from a First Shots pistol course or another class that introduced you to the shooting sports, or maybe this idea has been taking root for a long time? For whatever reason, you’re ready to purchase your first handgun. Even if you know which gun you want to buy, it’s helpful to go through this checklist to see if it truly fits your needs.”

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Revolver or Semi-Auto: What’s Right For You?

For this inaugural issue of First Shots News, Tom McHale addresses one of the most persistent, and challenging, decisions for new shooters: revolver or semi-auto? As Tom notes, finding answers these days is easy on the Internet, but, “ask a simple question like ‘should I get a semi-automatic or a revolver’ and you’ll get 4,357 opinions and a few offers for diet plans of the stars.” Here is Tom’s take.

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