Indianapolis, IN
April 25-27, 2014
2014 National Smallbore Rifle Championships
Bristol, IN
July 14-25, 2014
2014 National Rifle & Pistol Championships
Camp Perry, OH
July 8 – Aug 10, 2014
Washington, D.C.
June 23-29, 2014
On The Range
The gun went bang...sort of. You know something's not right, and you know you need to fix it safely. But how?
An extra .7 of an inch can make all the difference in a concealed-carry gun's shootability. Barbara Baird explains how the newest iteration of Springfield's XD-S improves accuracy as well as the range experience...without sacrificing concealability.
Have disappointing accuracy results got you seeing red? Try a gun-mounted laser to improve your shooting skills.
The media has demonized "assault weapons" and "large" magazines. You may have heard all the hap-hazard reasons why they should be banned, but here are the reasons why they shouldn't be.
There's a lot of misinformation about guns out there. Daniel McElrath, Managing Editor of Shooting Illustrated, is here to dispel it.
Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum hit the range with the EAA 9 mm Witness Pavona. Not an avid fan of "girly" guns, she was surprised with the results.
When selecting your first centerfire rifle, try it on for size to make sure it fits you and your personality.
Don't let your hand strength stand in between you and the semi-auto of your dreams.
Never underestimate the effect of a steady grip. Here are some of the benefits to adjusting your grip.
If you want to get the next generation into shooting, don't forget: Make it fun for them.
From most expensive to least, brings you the latest and greatest gear, accessories and fun gift ideas for the gun nut or hunting dad in your life.
The one subtle measurement that can affect a new shooter's success on the range.
We check in with everyone's favorite Gunnery Sergeant, R. Lee Ermey.
The gun didn’t fire. Now what?
When you think range safety gear, you’re probably thinking of eye and ear protection. That’s true, but it goes further than that.
How to get started.
Regardless of what the media says, kids who are taught gun safety are generally less likely to commit crimes with guns. But when to teach your child to shoot is a question best answered by you. If you weren’t raised with guns, however, you may need the following advice.
Looking for a revolver perfect for sports like Cowboy Action Shooting...or just a great plinker?
Looking for a shooting sport that your family will enjoy for years to come? Look no further than Cowboy Action Shooting!
Interested in the awesome sport of Cowboy Action Shooting? Here's what you'll need to get started.
In the Field
Safety in the hunting fields is your responsibility.
"Crossbows increase opportunities for everyone...Females are the fastest growing segment of hunters, and crossbows will increase those numbers even more."
Some terrific wild-game grilling tips from The Sportsman Channel's Scott Leysath.
One of the trademarks of a good hunter is knowing when to shoot and when to let game walk. Following these basic shoot/don’t shoot principles will help you to make the right decision when crunch time arrives.
So you're looking for a dog that will be as well-behaved at home with your little ones as he is in the field. Here are some suggestions for hunting dogs that also make great pets.
If you're interested in getting started with hunting, now is the time to plan for getting your hunter-education credentials. Here's one way to make the process simpler.
Children and adults alike have irrational fears of that which they don't understand, especially when it comes to the creepy crawlies. The USFWS has provided some helpful tips on how to overcome the fear.
Hunting pest species can be a great way to hone your skills while you give local landowners a helping hand.
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association's Youth Journalism Contest is now taking submissions.
What you need to know about sun poisoning and heatstroke.
Figuring out what type of firearm that guy or gal is shooting is easy…sort of.
We often hear about the forefathers of hunting. Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum decided, instead, to take a look at the foremothers of bowhunting to give thanks to the women who blazed the trail.
It's very easy. It's incredibly hard. And it's a lot of fun.
Why non-hunters ought to consider taking up this time-honored tradition.
Summertime…what to do? How about some varmint hunting?
A newbie gets schooled by a whitetail deer.
Mossberg brings the cool with its new Duck Commander line of shotguns and rifles.
Whether you're an "old hand" or just getting started, 2014's got something you're going to want.
A beginner's guide to food plots.
Great accessories for him and her...from your favorite hunting celebrity couple.
Family Fun & Adventure
NRA members take a spin at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis.
Does your dog like to jump and swim? Then come on in...the water's fine!
The award-winning actor and host of "MidwayUSA's Gun Stories" on the Outdoor Channel gives NRA Family InSights the scoop.
The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is fun for everyone!
Are you or do you know a junior shooter who'd like to sharpen his or her action shooting skills? The USAMU is offering a free clinic that just might interest you.
Journey to Africa from your own living room with these safari-themed books and movies.
The NRA Whittington Center offers family-friendly firearms training.
Looking for a terrific hiking destination this summer? Head for the Divide!
This Memorial Day, celebrate our nation's servicemen and women with a marathon on Sportsman Channel, hosted by Gary Sinise.
Winning a National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship on your home range? It doesn't get much better than that.
Here's why you should make plans for next February in Harrisburg.
Check out this app from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
A real-life scandal becomes a gripping read.
People of all ages packed around a small pond trying to catch rainbow trout at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. What did the lucky winners go home with? Find out here.
One dad's desire to expose the benefits and joys of hunting, shooting and fishing to his daughter prompted him to write the the Little Sportsman series of books.
WIth only two days left in the show, patrons did their best to take in all the activities.
This self-contained range is a great place to practice your marksmanship, try out some air guns, or to introduce a youngster to the fundamentals of shooting.
Well, it is called the Great American Outdoor Show, therefore you never know what you'll run across.
Was the snake you saw dangerous? What should you do to avoid a bite? How do you help someone who's been bitten? We explore the slithery world of America's venomous snakes.
There's an almost-uncountable number of self-defense munitions offered on the market today. Which ones perform like they should? Check out Tom McHale's list of his top picks.
Can your firearm pass the white-glove test? Here's how to keep your gun clean and safe to use.
Here's what you need to know if your family will be spending time outdoors in mountain lion country.
Home-defense is more than confronting a bad guy. It is a comprehensive plan for surviving all potential disasters that includes all family members.
Don't let your vacation turn sour before you've even gotten in the air: Keep the skies friendly with some simple precautions.
Planning on heading out this Memorial Day weekend? Here's what you need to know if you plan to bring a gun.
Whether to lower insurance premiums, make your home safer or to protect your investment, here are some insights to help you select a gun vault for the long term.
You know you must rely on yourself to protect your family from a home invasion, but you don’t know where to begin. So start here.
Keep yourself and your pet safe around wildlife.
Things you can do—right now—to make your home more secure.
These electronic shooting aids help you block out dangerous noise levels, yet still hear important range commands and fellow shooters
Fathers teach their children many things about life. Some lessons are intended to save us from falling into familiar traps; some are based on special skills; others seem to be purely instinctive.
Whether for added security at home, on the road or in your luggage, a small handgun safe is a wise investment…if you know what to look for.
From simple trigger locks to instantly accessible lock-boxes to safes that literally weigh a ton, safe gun storage options abound. Here’s how to find out which one is right for you.
Did travelers forget to check their own bags before leaving home? The number of firearms confiscated at airports rose to all-time high in 2013.
Author J. Scott Kappas, Esq., has researched legislation and policy changes regarding the ownership and transportation of firearms in the United States, and has published his findings in the 2012 edition of “Traveler’s Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States.”
With more people than ever carrying concealed and greater reciprocity of permit recognition between states, many people will likely travel with their handguns. Here are some things to remember.
It may be easier to conceal this time of year, but with your coat and sweater on, is your presentation about as slow as proverbial molasses in the wintertime?
During a violent criminal confrontation, teamwork with a spouse, friend or coworker may determine your survival.
Pope & Young Club Youth Members now have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail bowhunt in Illinois.
When you find a stressed bull elk in the vacant lot of your neighborhood, the last thing you should do is get close to it in an attempt to take a selfie.
Going to be in Michigan this weekend? Don't miss this fun, low-cost trip back in time.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state of Florida and law-abiding gun owners over the right of doctors to ask patients if they own a firearm.
If you live up North, this terrific trail might be just the perfect hiking adventure for your family.
Thanks to the MidwayUSA Foundation, $93,000 finds its way into the coffers of winning teams at this clays-shooting championship.
Closed since July 1, the public shooting ranges at Oregon's Jackson County Sports Park Shooting Complex are again open to shooting enthusiasts thanks to insurance coverage provided by the NRA Endorsed Insurance Program.
Outdoor writer Mia Anstine is in Pennsylvania this week for the 2014 NRA International Youth Hunter Education Challenge. After traveling more than 2,000 miles to get there, here are her impressions halfway through the week ...
Ducks Unlimited brings families in the Bismarck area a chance to gain waterfowling skills.
This year's NRA Smallbore 3-Pos. Championships have brought a number of "firsts."
Hey, Vermonters! If you support the growth of shooting sports in your state, why not turn out for a fun rimfire steel match to raise funds for junior shooters?
US Army Marksmanship Unit's Norton atop scoreboard as preliminary scores come in on Smallbore Championships in Bristol, Ind.
If you plan on spending a day at the range shooting pistols, use a loader rather than tearing up your thumbs and tiring out your hands.
Read two more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.
If you're interested in getting started with hunting, now is the time to plan for getting your hunter-education credentials. Here's one way to make the process simpler.
Novice elk hunters in Colorado now have the opportunity to receive in-depth elk-hunting instruction from a professional, for free!
It's cool to be able to observe wildlife, but that shouldn't come at the expense of your or your neighbors' safety.
If you're a youngster interested in waterfowl hunting, Utah's DWR is offering a great way to get started.
A Colorado teen was home alone when she heard crashing in the garage. Lucky for her, and not so lucky for the bear that broke in, she is a competitive shooter who is deadly with a shotgun.
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