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Smith & Wesson® Expands M&P® Series with New M&P®22 Compact Pistol

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Compact .22LR Pistol Delivers Popular M&P Features in a Smaller, Rimfire Package Made in U.S.A. – Accessories Available – Ammo Rebate with Purchase SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 12, 2014) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has added a new model to the company’s flagship line of M&P® polymer pistols with the introduction of […]

Smith & Wesson® Introduces New M&P® BODYGUARD® Handguns with Crimson Trace® Laser Sights

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M&P BODYGUARD 380 Pistols and M&P BODYGUARD 38 Revolvers Now Fitted With Integrated Laser Sights from Crimson Trace SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 15, 2014) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has joined forces with Crimson Trace® to introduce enhanced, integrated laser sighting systems for the Company’s popular line of BODYGUARD® handguns. The newly […]

Independence Day – #Freedomface

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Reading all the stuff in the news, living in this “unwonderful” temporary apartment for the past couple of months, and getting stoked for Independence Day tomorrow makes me want to throw my hands in the air and yell out, in epic Braveheart style glory… FREEEEEEEEEEDOOOOMMMM!!!!! Wouldn’t it be awesome if social media posts went viral with people sharing […]

#NRACameronCup Video Part 4: The Mover

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The Moving Target Event happens to be my favorite in Action Pistol. I love the challenge of keeping the gun moving as I try to punch holes in that 4-inch x-ring. The target trucks along in an opening 60 feet wide. Competitors shoot 2 passes of 6 shots at the 10 and 15 yard lines. […]

#NRACameronCup Part 3: The Plates

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Plates! The stage that everyone loves to hate in NRA Action Pistol! It’s where you can go from hero to zero, fast! With 8-inch steel targets shot from the 10, 15, 20 and 25 yard lines, the Plate Event definitely poses the most disaster factor. A downed plate is worth 10 points but there is no 8 […]

#NRACameronCup Video Part 2: The Practical

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Continuing with my NRA Cameron Cup coverage is another short video clip from the Practical Event. The only stage that requires one-handed shooting, support hand only, the Practical also features the longest distance. Shooters fire at two targets from the 10, 15, 25 and 50 yard lines. Time limits range from 3 to 15 seconds. My Open […]

#NRACameronCup Video Part 1: The Barricade

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What a fun way to officially start summer! NRA Action Pistol is where speed meets precision and the Cameron Cup is a yearly handgun competition held in Columbia, MO, the home range of the prestigious Bianchi Cup. 1 of 4 events in the competition, at the Barricade competitors shoot 2 strings of 6 shots, 1 […]

Extra, extra! Your favorite #carrygun now without a thumb safety!

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New M&P Shield Pistols Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W Available Without Single-Sided Thumb Safety SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 5, 2014) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests […]

My NRA New Energy Profile #NRAWomen #NRAMom

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With the number of female shooters and hunters constantly on the rise, there’s a “new energy” among this group. These women are united by Second Amendment ideals and the desire to share a passion for shooting and the role firearms play in everyday lives. Recognizing how these influential women inspire others, the NRA features profiles on NRAWomen.TV called New Energy. […]

Smith & Wesson® Sponsors Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

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This is such an incredible event and no surprise, Smith & Wesson is once again signing on as a bronze sponsor. Read the press release below and, ICYMI, my experience at last year’s Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt… Laramie, Wyo. – Smith & Wesson, a U.S.-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing, has signed on as a […]

2nd in the World! Rockcastle’s World Action Pistol Championships

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Who on earth shoots a world championship after being off the gun since 2012 with just over a week of shooting under their belt? Um. That would be me. I decided to check my ego at the door and get back into competition. In a “go big or go home” kind of way, I put myself […]

Back in Action – 2014 NRA Flagler Cup

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That’s right! I am back on the Action Pistol scene! It’s been a busy few weeks for me. It all started with the great trek  from our home in Montana to a new life in Missouri. We made the most of the long drive with several stops including taking time at the impressive Mount Rushmore and […]

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