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
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.
We check in with everyone's favorite Gunnery Sergeant, R. Lee Ermey.
The gun didn’t fire. Now what?
 
In the Field
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?
A newbie gets schooled by a whitetail deer.
Mossberg brings the cool with its new Duck Commander line of shotguns and rifles.
 
Family Fun & Adventure
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.
Winning a National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship on your home range? It doesn't get much better than that.
 
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
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.
 
Don't miss out on this chance to win cash prizes with artwork.
 
A once-in-a-lifetime hunt for California youths at the beautiful Tejon Ranch helps share the tradition with the next generation.
 
Head back to school in style with new camo-patterned school supplies.
 
Introduce your family to the adventure of camping with the Arizona Family Campout Program.
 
Read about these two outstanding examples of Louisiana's next generation of hunters.
 
Smith & Wesson has expanded the M&P series with the new M&P .22 compact pistol.
 
The Mountain State is set to debut NRA's newest state-level Y.E.S. program on October 16, 2014.
 
Do you hunt deer? Are you passionate about hunting? You may want to get involved with the National Deer Alliance. Here's the what and why of the new organization.
 
Weatherby is now holding a sweepstakes offering a monthly drawing for a Vanguard Series 2, WBY-X rifle or a PA-08 pump shotgun.
 
A free guided canoe tour that will be educational and enjoyable.
 
Prominent gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, sponsor of ARTV's "I Have This Old Gun," was bestowed with multiple awards.
 
Missouri voters have adopted an amendment to their state constitution strengthening the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
 
Shooting sports are fun for the whole family with Brownells and the NRA this August.
 
If you live near the Spring Valley Shooting Range, don't miss the Family Outdoor Skills Day.
 
Gamo Outdoors USA, a company known for its air guns, has just unveiled its latest product: The Luxor Cu Hunting Pellet.
 
Don't miss this low-cost opportunity to learn outdoorsmanship from a panel of experts.