NRACALENDAR
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
A day shooting clay games with the family may be the best day ever. But if you’re new to it, here are a few things you should know to ward off a fiasco.
This powerful air rifle delivers accuracy and performance...in near silence.
Sarah Smith Barnum hit the range to try her hand at the new Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact, along with some of the other firearms from the M&P line. Here's what she had to say about the newest iteration.
Three accomplished young shooters, three disciplines, a million ways to get into .22 shooting!
Here's why it's important for gun owners to serve as staunch, but respectful, ambassadors for our rights, lifestyle and choices.
Whether it's for a kid in your family or an adult under the 5'5" mark, here are some great scatterguns to try out for the perfect fit.
If you're on the market for an optic for your gun, it's important to understand what all those numbers mean...and what they mean to you. Shooting Illustrated Editor in Chief Ed Friedman explains.
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, NRAFamilyInsights.org 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.
 
In the Field
Fifteen-year-old Canyon Young shares the blessings he's received in New Mexico's Valle Vidal.
We chatted with Jim Shockey and his daughter Eva from Outdoor Channel's "Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures" about hunting, family, and more.
American Hunter magazine's Executive Field Editor relates the high-stakes challenge that was the First Annual Gamo Squirrel Master Classic.
Finding a guide isn’t nuclear physics, but as with anything you're doing for the first time, it can be tricky. It's well worth the time spent to study the topic and make sure that you’ve stacked the deck in your favor.
Get ’em started young! Check out these options for getting your kids into archery.
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?
 
Family Fun & Adventure
A new book from NRA Publications' Chip Lohman helps explain all that NRA does for American freedoms and safety.
All you need to be a top-ranked pistol competitor is time, dedication and a willingness to learn.
A father's perspective on what he—and his teenage daughters—learned at Gunsite Academy.
Don't miss out on this chance to win cash prizes with artwork.
Thinking about higher education? You don’t have to give up the sport you love!
The inspiring story of Lee Wills, a young 3-gun competitor who won’t let physical challenges stand in his way.
Prominent gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, sponsor of ARTV's "I Have This Old Gun," was bestowed with multiple awards.
The life and times of one of America's most famous women.
Here's a great way to make your pork—whether you harvested it in a field or a grocery store—into the best summer eating you'll ever taste.
Palladium Press, LLC offers a vast array of finely-crafted books that will last for years to come. Any Second Amendment or firearm enthusiast will find something to take home.
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.
 
Safety
The author, owner of Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit, details your strategy to improve your safety and enjoy your trip.
You've got the firearm, the holster and the training. But there's one thing you might have forgotten that could prove critical should you ever need to use your gun in a defensive situation: legal advice.
It has been said that an armed society is a polite society. And nowhere is that more important than when dealing with law enforcement.
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.”
 
NEWS
One Ohio City Council member suggested using paintball guns to deal with nuisance deer. Yes, that's right. Paintball guns...
 
Lessons learned as a child help a teen to keep an unsecured firearm out of the wrong hands.
 
Here's a look inside Olympic shooter Kim Rhode's range bag.
 
Brownells is now offering seven separate ESG Essential Kits, great for the prepper in you. Emergency preparedness for $30 and up.
 
This 16-year-old's dedication to conservation is an inspiration.
 
When you share too much your privacy and personal information is no longer your own. Here's what you need to know to protect your identity in today's digital world.
 
Head to the hills this Labor Day Weekend at one of Colorado's most beautiful state parks.
 
Read two more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.
 
A new book from NRA Publications' Chip Lohman helps explain all that NRA does for American freedoms and safety.
 
Houston Safari Club donates $10,000 to the NRA Foundation's Youth Hunter Education Challenge program.
 
If you want to hunt with your airgun this season, make sure to check out the approved species hunting list from Crosman.
 
A series of free clinics, fairs and seminars are planned for people new to the sport of waterfowl hunting.
 
Watch history unfold this Labor Day weekend at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.
 
As kids prepare to head back to school, NRA Store's Brian Evans breaks out the books for your NRA library.
 
Josh Tiegs shot a perfect 100 straight in a trap competition, bringing home a $5,000 check.
 
Over the last year, Mississippi's law-abiding citizens exercised their right to carry openly without a permit. Proving the dire predictions false, the state did not dissolve into disarray.
 
Leatherman has designed a new multi-tool like the one your dad gave you, except this one is just for kids.
 
If you're a Vermonter who's looking for some hunting advice for beginners, look no further.
 
With more than 100,000 certified instructors and 17 different classes to choose from, if you're a new gun owner looking for firearm instruction, NRA has a training course for you.
 
Indiana families take note of this free outdoor experience at Indianapolis' Fort Harrison State Park, coming in September.