NRACALENDAR
Nashville, Tenn.
April 10-12, 2015
Covington, GA
October 31-November 1, 2014
Raton, N.M.
September 20-October 5, 2014
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
Let's face it: Many women shooters—even very experienced ones—find themselves the subject of unsolicited advice on the range. Gunsite Instructor Il Ling New shows you how to get back to your range time...unimpeded.
From the original design history, to the differences between subsonic and supersonic bullets, Steve Johnson shares what you need to know about .300 Blackout ammunition.
When choosing a first rifle, new shooters should consider muzzle blast and recoil. The Ruger American Ranch in .300 Blackout has the least of both, with a price tag that won't break the bank.
Interested in putting together your own version of America's most popular rifle? Author Richard Mann has five tips to get you started.
The modern sporting rifle is this century's answer to the kit gun.
Proper shotgun fit is key to your success with a scattergun. Here's how to make sure your shotgun is ideally suited for you.
Would a rose by any other name shoot this well? This brand-new .22-caliber lever-action brings the romance back to the range.
Read what three expert shooters do to "re-set" themselves when they start to overthink a shot or get distracted.
Here's how to make sure a newbie’s first time at the range is the first of many.
How much do you know about how your NRA works?
A Junior National Shooting Team member relates how the rest of the world shoots trap—and what you'll need to know if you want to participate.
Lima News reporter Megan Kinnear explores the rise in female gun ownership in Ohio and across the United States ...
Going shooting for the first time is much less gear-intensive than you may think. Here are six things you need on the range.
This shooting position offers you visibility and stability...if you do it right. Which of these four sitting positions works best for you?
How to properly assume a complex shooting position that offers terrific accuracy to both hunters and competitive shooters..
Ever been frustrated by "black clouds" when you're trying to look through a scope? Here's how to make sure you get the best sight picture, every time.
Some cool facts about the world’s most versatile gun.
This affordable bolt-action compact rifle perfect for kids and women shoots like a dream.
Here's how to counter the misconceptions your friends may hold about the Second Amendment—with facts.
 
In the Field
There are many misconceptions in the media about suppressors. Steve Johnson sets the record straight, explaining exactly what it is that suppressors do.
Jeff Heill instilled the importance of letting a buck grow in his son. After waiting two years, Gage saw his patience pay off when he harvested this bruiser buck.
Parents across the country capture their children's first hunt on camera and upload them to YouTube. We scoured the internet to find the best, most heart-wrenchingly real of these videos, and this is the fruit of that labor.
Get the not-so-skinny on this quintessential American game animal.
Save money and have fun with this do-it-yourself hobby that lets you be in charge of every cartridge.
Our teenage author explores this Virginia nonprofit's contributions to the sport of bow hunting, and the ideals of conservation and community service.
When heading into the field, it is essential to make sure you have the proper gear. Here's what 9-year-old Maggie keeps in her hunting pack.
Hunting is one of the safest activities in America, and awareness of the hazards that do exist outdoors is key to keeping it that way. Here are five potential pitfalls that you should keep in mind...especially if you are navigating in the dark.
Reagan Bryan's first bowhunting video went viral, and now the sponsorship calls are coming in. Here's what Reagan and her father Chris had to say about hunting together.
There’s a lot to think about before this firearm season, and the time to think about it is here. Happy hunting!
Here's how to wring the most accuracy from a challenging stance.
The No. 1 hunting-related injury by far remains falls from treestands. This month, as millions of American deer hunters climb in pursuit of their passion, it’s important to remember that fact.
In Springfield, Mo., the WOLF school takes 46 5th graders each year to learn a standard curriculum through the lens of conservation.
It can happen to anyone: You've become lost or stranded. Here are the three easiest ways to create a temporary shelter that will keep you warm and dry until you can be rescued.
Getting started with hunting as an adult beginner can be intimidating, but take heart: There’s plenty of help around to make your first hunt a successful one.
With the right—or wrong—luck, anyone can become lost in the outdoors. That's why it's critical to bring a survival kit with you every time you venture into the wilderness.
Parker Baugh has been hunting since he was nine, and now at 13 years old he landed a giant 10-point typical Iowa bruiser buck. Read how he did it.
Here are your keys to a successful deer hunt this fall, East or West.
Zane Goodwin is no stranger to helping his boys find big bucks. On September 6, 2014, Zane took his son Roan hunting in Kansas where the youth hunter tagged a big velvet bruiser.
Zane Goodwin grabbed his son, 9-year-old Ryder, from school on September 12, 2014, and raced to Kansas to setup for the evening youth hunt. Find out how, with the help of his dad, Ryder tagged the buck of a lifetime.
 
Family Fun & Adventure
One of the two winners of our Spooky Campfire Tales Contest, Megan Wollgast, shares her own spooky campfire story.
One of our two winners of the 2014 Spooky Campfire Tales Contest, Serena Juchnowski, weighs in with a spooky story of her own.
Tuesday, November 11 will be a showcase of programming dedicated to veterans and the armed forces.
Six spooky stories and dozens of guesses...but only two readers were correct about which tale was false!
Read about how one man created some of the world's most innovative firearms.
A bit of spooky Halloween fun courtesy of our friends at the Outdoor Hub!
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
Enjoy the outdoors adventure of a lifetime with the guarantee of the NRA.
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
A teen's perspective on Gunsite Academy's 250 Defensive Handgun class.
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
Is this spooky campfire tale real, or is it fiction? E-mail us at insights@nrahq.org, or leave us a comment, with your guess. One of the readers who guesses correctly will have a chance to have their own campfire tale published here!
We interview Outdoor Channel’s latest star, Louie Tuminaro.
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!
 
Safety
Professional home-security systems are a fine tool in your defensive plan, but they can be expensive. Here are six ways to build your own effective security system without breaking the bank.
Safety and security while you're traveling goes well beyond having a personal defense firearm. Here are some steps to help make sure you never need it.
Involve the whole family in your emergency preparedness plans—you won't regret it.
Here's what you'll need to know if you're ever forced to defend yourself or a loved one with a firearm.
Are you and your family more prepared than you were on September 10, 2001?
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.
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.
 
NEWS
The NRA has announced that tickets for the Great American Outdoor Show are now on sale online.
 
One of the first add-ons you should consider for a pocket pistol is a good-quality grip. Hogue Grips makes a terrific grip for the Ruger LCP .380 that is inexpensive and reduces felt recoil.
 
Chilly weather ushers in outdoor fun at Michigan's Sleepy Hollow State Park.
 
Read two more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.
 
The NRA Foundation is proud to support Louisiana State University’s Mobile Marksman Project, a system developed to help high-level quadriplegics to participate in the shooting sports.
 
The RMEF's latest round of Wildlife Leadership Award winners will be helping to preserve America's conservation heritage for years to come.
 
Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum attends a gun-cleaning brunch with the fabulous ladies of "She Can Shoot," and learns some helpful tips on guns and cleaning.
 
Alex Chichkov is coming off two World Championships titles, and has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Here's what he keeps in his range bag.
 
Removing sweat, water and contaminates from your hunting boots in the field just got a little easier with the Propane Peet Shoe Dryer.
 
Read two more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.
 
Wearing a harness in the treestand is important for any hunter, but especially a youth hunter. Hunter Safety System has the first harness designed specifically for youths.
 
If you live in Maryland, now's the time to mentor a youth interested in hunting.
 
Tuesday, November 11 will be a showcase of programming dedicated to veterans and the armed forces.
 
Read two more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.
 
The Frank Yturria family's promise to keep this rare wildcat's habitat intact will help preserve the ocelot's future.
 
If you live near Anniston, Ala., this November brings a terrific opportunity for your family to compete with world-class competitors in a safe, state-of-the-art environment.
 
The NRA Foundation is proud to award Boy Scouts of America Troop 1855 with an $8,500 grant for its shotgun merit badge program.
 
Investing in future generations of hunters starts well before a gun is in their hand. This dad took his son and daughter out on a hunt to watch, and the follow-up phone call to mom is priceless.
 
Halloween may be over, but vampires are still on the loose—at least vampire deer, that is. The Kashmir musk deer, a fanged critter, has been sighted in Afghanistan for the first time in 60 years.
 
Eleven young hunters earned nine deer and one coyote...as well as a new respect for hunter safety and conservationism.