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  • American Legion|Sep 1, 2023

    Please check out the various links in this article for all things JSSP related. To follow the official notice released by the American Legion National program in regards to JSSP Club Registration 2024, please click the image or use this button: For the brochure in regards to – Junior Shooting Sports – How to Start a Club, please click the brochure image or use this button: For the latest news and all you need to know about the program from the National level, please use the image below or but...  Website

  • Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association Shotgun Division

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2023

    Phoenix, AZ -Love to shoot your shotgun, but intimidated by tournament competitions? Need some practice prior to opening day for Dove hunting? Not to worry! ASRPA Shotgun Division invites you to a "Dove Warm Up" sporting clays shoot on Saturday, August 26th, where the scores don't matter. Winners are determined by a raffle ticket received with each paid registration. Registrations for ASRPA members are $35 each; non ASRPA members are $40 each. Approximately one out of every ten will be a... Full story

  • Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association Shotgun Division

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2023

    Phoenix, AZ -Intimidated by clay target competitions? Need some practice with the gals? ASRPA Shotgun Division of Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association (ASRPA) invites you to a "Ladies Only" sporting clays shoot on Sunday, August 27th, where the scores don't matter, but shooting with other women and girls does. Winners are determined by a raffle ticket received with each paid registration. Registrationsfor ASRPA members are $35 each; non ASRPA members are $40 each. Approximately one out of... Full story

  • Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association Shotgun Division

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2023

    Phoenix, AZ -Bring your friends and family on Saturday, September 9th, to shoot sporting clays at Ben Avery's Clay Target Center, 5060 W. Skeet Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85086. Hosted by Arizona State Rifle &Pistol Association's Shotgun Division, in commemoration of Patriot Day 9/11,so we do not forget. The "100 Big Bangs for Freedom" sporting clays tournament, a 100-target competition, starts at 8:30 AM as afundraiser for Valley of the Sun Quail Forever, (VOTSQF) 501(c )(3). Proceeds will benefit... Full story

  • BASF Target-Shooting Experience

    BASF Target-Shooting Experience

    Jul 1, 2023

    Appeal of steel being offered to recreational pistol shooters. "Clang!" That distinctive sound of a bullet hitting steel soon will be ringing out at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) in north Phoenix. Nathaniel Seward, a senior range master for the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), hopes a new target-shooting experience that begins July 9 will hit the mark with recreational pistol shooters of all ages (5 and older), and of all skill levels. Steel Appeal "There's nothing quite like... Full story

  • Gunsite Academy

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2023

    PAULDEN, AZ – June 13, 2023 - Gunsite Academy, the world's oldest and largest firearms training school, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindy Walters as the new Gunsite Pro Shop Manager, effective April 2023. Walters has been with Gunsite since January 2020 as a member of the pro shop staff. Her appointment as Pro Shop Manager comes at a pivotal time for Gunsite as it expands the 3,200-acre venue to include a new 5,000 square foot pro shop soon to be opened. A life-long outdoor h... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    The Ben Avery Shooting Facility's (BASF) rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center have switched to summer hours of operation through Aug. 28. • Monday: CLOSED • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Thursday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. • Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Note: Archery ranges open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. "These summer hours of operation provide for the facility to be open during the coolest parts of the... Full story

  • Guns, Gun Safety, More

    Tom Cole|Jul 1, 2022

    I am a legal gun owner. I have owned guns for years and have many according to some people's estimates. Being a legal gun owner is a heavy responsibility. It starts with ensuring you know how to properly use the weapon and adhering to the five basic safety rules: 1. All firearms are considered loaded (never assume anything – check it). 2. Always point firearms in a safe direction until on a target and ready to fire. 3. Always keep your trigger finger off the trigger until ready to fire. 4. A... Full story

  • Guns Which One

    John Anderson|Oct 1, 2021

    Micro 9's For Everyday Carry It's hard to beat a micro 9 for concealed carry, especially if you have a hard time concealing a full sized 9mm pistol. I like the idea of replacing my .380 pocket pistols with micro 9's, simply because it eliminates having to keep two different types of ammo on hand. In addition to that, the micro 9's have a greater capacity. My pocket .380 holds just seven rounds (6 + 1), but some of the micro 9's are 13 + 1. If you're thinking of getting one for yourself or someon... Full story

  • Shooting Ranges Are Closed

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2021

    Until Further Notice At Press Time, These Shooting Ranges Are Closed FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Shooting Range is closed indefinitely due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity that have forced a full closure of the Coconino National Forest. The range, located about 20 miles east of Flagstaff, ceased operations at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 23. The range will reopen only when conditions improve. The 160-acre range, which features rifle and pistol ranges, as w... Full story

  • How to Keep Your Guns

    John Anderson|Jul 1, 2021

    Bob Corbin, former Attorney General of Arizona, is a staunch supporter of our constitutional right to bear arms. He served as AG from 1972 to 1991, the longest of any other elected official. Mr. Corbin served as President of the National Rifle Association from 1992 – 1993 and is currently one of the ten board members who serve on the NRA Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund board. Mr. Corbin met with Pastor Ryan Rice, who is now heading up the AZ Quail Today website (www.azquailtoday.com) , and we l... Full story

  • Father's Day Gifts For Gun Guys

    John Anderson|Jun 1, 2021

    If your dad likes to shoot, hunt, or carry, Father's Day is a snap – I've got some great ideas for gifts for dad at a variety of price points. You'll be the favorite when Dad opens one of these! Here's the code: $=less than $25; $$=$25-$50; $$$=$50-$75; $$$$=$75+ Safariland Foam Impuse Hearing Protection $ Every shooter needs hearing protection, and Safariland's Foam Impulse Hearing Protection is fantastic. Forget those awful little foam capsules in the cellophane wrapper – these are Uni... Full story

  • Being A Gray Man

    John Anderson|May 1, 2021

    Of course, all of this advice applies to women as well. When I was growing up, the high school parking lot would be full of pickup trucks with a full gun rack on the back window. Everybody I knew hunted or had a hunter in their family, and nobody thought it was "weird" to have a gun. Kids were taught early to respect firearms. That isn't the case today. In fact, it's starting to become the exact opposite. The other day, Margie got an email from NRA Women with a story, "Should you tell people you... Full story

  • LawShield annual membership

    AZBW|May 1, 2021

    Beyond traditional Mother's and Father's Day gifts, consider giving a U.S. LawShield annual membership, which includes the following: • 24/7/365 access to an Attorney-Answered Emergency Hotline • Special member-only offers, events, and discounts on classes, firearms, tactical training, range time, and more • Zero attorneys' fees: no caps, no hourly limits, and no deductibles • Tenacious legal defense for all criminal and civil proceedings for covered events • Member seminars that get them face... Full story

  • Gifts For The Mom Who Shoots

    John Anderson|May 1, 2021

    If your mom likes to shoot and/or hunt, think outside the box when it comes to great gifts for Mother's Day that she will love. For example, a mom who hunts may be out in the boonies for a week or more. Make it easy for her to keep her phone charged so she can access those maps she has downloaded. You're probably familiar with Zagg because of their fantastic screen protectors, but they also have portable chargers. Morphie Powerstation The MorphiePowerstation with PD in pink or black is just... Full story

  • Concealed Carry Case Goes To Supreme Court

    Apr 1, 2021

    Concealed Carry Case Goes To Supreme Court Letter From The NRA The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has partnered with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) to ask the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York's restrictive process for issuing concealed carry licenses. "As long as New York continues denying law-abiding gun owners their Second Amendment rights, the NRA will continue fighting to protect and expand those rights," said... Full story

  • Gun Owner Classes

    John Anderson|Mar 1, 2021

    Learn And Feel More At Ease With Your Firearm According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), over five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020. That's great news for the sport! In fact, in the first seven months of 2020, over 12 million guns were purchased, up more than 70 percent over the same period in 2019. The numbers might have been higher if gun shops hadn't been scrambling to meet the demand. And you were wondering why ammo is so scarce? Seriously, it's not a... Full story

  • How To Practice When You Can't Find Ammo

    John Anderson|Jan 1, 2021

    The year 2021 is starting out with ammunition shortages that are probably going to continue well into the year, according to the NRA. Even guys who reload their own ammo are having a hard time, because primers are in short supply too. If you have a bit of ammo, you might be loathe to shoot it up until you can replace it, and I get that – I feel the same way. But just because you don't want to "waste" your ammo doesn't mean you can't practice and keep your shooting skills sharp. Shotgun P... Full story

  • Gifts For The Shooter And Hunter

    John Anderson|Dec 1, 2020

    People are always telling me I'm hard to buy for, but since I shoot and hunt, it's actually really easy to find great things I'd love to have. If you have a shooter or hunter on your list, here are some things to consider this year. The Jaeger Pak ™ The Jaeger Pak ™ by Outdoor Edge has everything your hunter needs to field dress and break down game of any size. Compact and lightweight, it has a skinning, gutting, and boning knife, a rib cage spreader, wood/bone saw, and a two stage cer... Full story

  • CCW Rules

    John Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    In Other Words, Know Before You Go If you have taken a Concealed Carry class and have gotten your permit, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about what that permit does and doesn't do for you. Within Arizona, there are still many places where you cannot legally carry a firearm, even with a permit. As for travel, well -- Native American Reservations, National Forests and Parks, and other states have different rules, even within your home state. I'll try to cover some of those rules,... Full story

  • No Ammo? No Problem!

    John Anderson|Aug 1, 2020

    If you have tried to buy any ammunition lately, you already know that shelves are bare. Buying online is just as trying: I've put a couple boxes in my cart on the Cabelas website, and before I could check out, they were already out of stock. Ditto on other websites: page after page of "out of stock" messages on almost every kind and caliber of pistol ammo. The only thing I've found on the shelves lately is bird shot, rifle ammo, and tracers. So odds are, even if you want to get a little practice... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility Now Open

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2020

    Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when they visit one of the nation's largest publicly operated shooting facilities. It re-opened on May 13. To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all recreational shooters, only online reservations will be accepted. BASF customers can reserve shooting times on the rifle and pistol ranges, as well as the Clay Target Center (CTC), by visiting... Full story

  • Gifts For Dads Who Shoot

    John Anderson|Jun 1, 2020

    It's June and you know what that means – time to celebrate Dad! Here are some ideas for you to give to your hunting/shooting buddy. There is a wide range of prices to suit any wallet and dad is sure to love any of them. Grizzly Targets If you dad likes to go out in the desert to target practice, he probably already knows that the Forest Service says you must take your targets home with you. Personally, I think the targets that are the most fun are the metal ones because you can hear whether y... Full story

  • Mothers Day Gifts For Moms Who Shoot

    John Anderson|May 1, 2020

    If you're lucky enough to have a mom in your life who likes to shoot, getting her something for Mothers' Day that she will love is easier now than ever. More and more companies are designing gear just for women, and you can find something great no matter what your budget is. Read on for some ideas for this Mother's Day. Tactica CC Clothing Tactica Defense Fashion has concealed-carry clothing such as jackets, sweaters, and pants that look great – they don't look tactical at all unless you want th... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility To Reopen

    AZGFD|May 1, 2020

    Operational Changes Include Scheduling Shooting Times Online PHOENIX - Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) customers should expect some operational changes when one of the nation's largest publicly operated shooting facilities reopens at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 13. To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, and to maximize opportunities for all recreational shooters, only online reservations will be accepted. BASF customers can reserve shooting times on the rifle and pistol ranges,... Full story

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