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Novice

My Shooting Sports Story: Corinne Mosher

“My Shooting Sports Story” is a place for people from all walks of life to share how they got started […]

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Novice

Chris Cheng — An Unlikely Top Shot

Chris Cheng is one of the more unlikely people I can think of to become a top shooter. He not […]

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Novice

Why Nothing Beats a .22!

The .22 is perhaps one of the most important handgun training tools for improving marksmanship. It is recognized as a foundational training […]

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Novice

My Shooting Sports Story: John Bowers

“My Shooting Sports Story” is a place for people from all walks of life to share how they got started […]

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Novice

Know the Pistol Calibers

A rundown of the characteristics of the most popular handgun cartridges The sheer amount of firearms available to shooters is […]

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Novice

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

A day at the range is a day of fun: Learn to shoot, invite a newcomer, share a good time. […]

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Intermediate

Getting Started with Trap Shooting

During the 18th century, European hunters began releasing live pigeons from “traps,” which usually consisted of a hat placed over the bird prior to its release. That’s how the sport got its name, but today live pigeons have been replaced by clay discs (which are often referred to as “clay pigeons” in reference to the early use of live birds). Trap ranges are found throughout the country, and it’s a safe bet that there’s a range not far from you.

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Advanced

Learning Progressive-Position Air Pistol

Looking for a sport for a budding young pistol shooter? Check out Progressive-Position Pistol (PPP), designed to take a new youth shooters from beginner to competitor. With no minimum age restrictions and with the allowance of some supportive shooting aids during competition, PPP caters to air pistol sports, with minimal investment in equipment.

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Intermediate

Conversations with New Shooters:Lucretia Free

She says she wears a “publisher’s hat.” Meet Lucretia Free, founder and publisher of The American Woman Shooter.

Free isn’t new to the publishing business, having already launched the successful community newspaper in southeast Tucson, The Vail Voice, and its sister paper in northeast Tucson, The Tanque Verde Voice. She is, however, new to the shooting sports.

“Early last year, a friend invited me to the range. I was expecting it to be a very long morning. Instead, I was very surprised to find that I enjoyed shooting,” recalled Free.

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