Designed to introduce new shooters to the shooting sports in an exciting, family-friendly format, Rimfire Challenge matches focus on competition with .22-caliber rifles and pistols. Matches are open to shooters of all ages and shooting experience levels, with events conducted at ranges nationwide and an annual World Championship taking place each October. Sponsored by NSSF […]
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The future of hunting is brighter today than it was nearly a decade ago thanks to the extraordinary success of Families Afield, an innovative program that has introduced 1 million newcomers to hunting. This impressive number demonstrates that interest in hunting remains high and that what’s needed to spark a lifelong passion […]
The face of America’s target shooters is changing. New target shooters–those who have taken up the sport in the last five years–are younger, female and urban when compared to established target shooters, or those participating for more than five years, according to a survey commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation®.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation®, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has awarded $60,000 in scholarship funds to 25 students in its annual essay contest for employees of NSSF Voting Member companies and their family members.
Maynard — Quincy native Virge Palermo grabbed a shotgun, rested her cheek against its side and aimed towards a small shed about 50 yards away at the Maynard Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, May 11. Suddenly a clay disk flew out from the shed and she aimed, pulled the trigger, but missed the mark. This […]
For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before, and that has them changing the way they do business. The latest data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation shows gun store owners reported a 73 percent increase in […]
“I’d like to thank my sponsors, my talented teammates, the Academy of Excellence . . .” OK, so I didn’t actually win an Academy of Excellence award at this year’s Shooting Industry Masters, but FMG Publications certainly made everyone feel as if they won. In fact, we all went home with mini versions of the […]
I met Tisma Juette three years ago, when she worked for Bass Pro Shops in the Chicago area and coordinated women’s outdoor events. What a go-getter she was. Later, we hooked up at a National Wild Turkey Federation convention in Nashville. On that day, we started early in the morning at an IHOP, hit the […]
A majority of young women won in the essay contest sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Voting Members Scholarship Program. The students competed for $1,000 scholarships and wrote about topics regarding the importance of hunting, shooting sports and the firearms industry.