There is a starting line for everything: for college – orientation, for a novel – page 1, and for a shooting career – the first match. My first match, and the beginning of my love for competition, happened in 2008 at Steel Challenge World Championship. From the moment I first stepped on the dusty range […]
This weekend marked the closing of the 2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup! For those unfamiliar, this match is a prestigious competition focused on action pistol shooting — and, as many competitors confess, the most difficult pistol competition in the world.
How many Bianchi Cup competitors does it take to get a .22 conversion attached to a 1911 handgun? Funny story, actually … let me start by saying Bianchi Cup is one of the most difficult matches in the world, focused on a brutal combination of accuracy, under a time limit. Those who compete are incredibly […]
Brownells and the NRA have been teaming up since 2001 with a goal of annually awarding youth with an Outstanding Youth Achievement Award. It’s an honor to receive the medal and certificate, but the significance is more than a medal and a paper certificate; it’s recognition and acknowledgment of dedication and hard work, of focus […]
The National Rifle Association has as one of it foremost goals the protection of firearm-related rights. In this respect, it is the leader when it comes to programs related to gun safety, wildlife conservation, women’s and junior programs, philanthropy and education (not just gun related either). Programs such as Eddie Eagle (aimed for youngsters) and […]
Just this month, I had the new and exciting experience of shooting Action Shotgun. Straightforward enough, eh? Well, for my stature it took a little bit more energy! At the same time I think that my stature made it more fun. Let me say that shotgun has been one of the most fun things I’ve […]
There comes a time in every (short) person’s life when she is faced with a challenge; for some that challenge comes often. Most recently, my challenge was an option: do I give up when faced with a port too high for me to even see the target, or do I shoot? Well, I was going […]
One thing I love to mention about shooting, when people ask about the sport, is when there are women shooters there is an immediate bond. And as great as it is to be part of this “sisterhood,” there also is something more — the legacy this sisterhood upholds that dates back to the first gun […]
We’re looking forward to introducing you to teen shooter from California Molly Smith and her new blog called “Millisecond Molly.” It debuts soon. Molly shoots on Team Smith & Wesson, and blogs about her adventures at her own blog, The Molly Minute. Her enthusiasm for the shooting sports and her bubbly personality combine to make […]
When Smith & Wesson teen shooter Molly Smith is not training or in competitions with her revolver, she remains an active student — educating herself and participating wholeheartedly in extracurricular school activities. Molly, a gifted writer and orator, recently argued for the Second Amendment in her school’s Mock Trial event. We think it is heartening to read that she and other students vigorously debated and considered the impact of the Second Amendment, while exercising their First Amendment right.
It’s the biggest trade show in the outdoor industry, and most of TeamWON will be in attendance at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) this year. Not only will columnists from Women’s Outdoor News (The WON) search for new products to highlight, but also several of these writers will […]
HOUSTON, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC., a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, announced that Randi Rogers, a marketing professional and world-class competition shooter, has joined the company as Marketing and Sales Manager. As Comp-Tac’s Marketing and Sales Manager, Rogers will be responsible for seeking new growth opportunities through […]
Just last week, it seemed like everyone and her brother in the shooting world was heading to the SHOT Show. Sadly, I still have one more year before I can make it out to the show myself. Luckily, there is no height limit … but, they do have an age limit! I hope everyone who attended […]