NRA Family Favorites: May 14, 2022

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Here’s an item of interest to NRA Moms! Over on NRA Women, columnist Melissa Bachman writes, “One of the big questions that comes up among hunters and shooters is whether or not they can continue hunting and shooting while pregnant. Each person and pregnancy is different, so you always need to first check with your doctor, but I was lucky enough to hunt throughout my pregnancy.” Read her story here.

This week, we’re getting very excited for the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, over Memorial Day Weekend! In addition to the up-to-date news coverage you’ll find here, our friends at NRAWomen.com have an event that you can dive into right now. It’s the Women’s Leadership Forum Online Auction, and you can get in on the action by texting nrawlf to 56651 to register—and please note that this auction is open to everyone, not just women! Get more details here.crystal gun purse

shank being preparedShanks, or hocks, are often overlooked cuts of wild game. Hunters may not be aware of the potential of the bottom end of the leg, intertwined with connective tissues. The silver and connective tissue in the shank cooks out to produce gelatin and collagen rich in flavor. Check out this delish recipe for venison shank split-pea soup here!

NRA’s efforts to improve the state of marksmanship training in the United States go back to when the organization was originally chartered in 1871. In fact, the two National Guard officers who founded NRA, Lt. Col. William C. Church and Capt. George W. Wingate, were motivated to do so because of their firsthand knowledge of the decline of American marksmanship during the Civil War. Read about the ongoing importance of firearms training here, with our friends at America’s 1st Freedom.

ruger redhawkRuger introduced its popular .44 Mag.-chambered Redhawk—a double-action/single-action revolver—in 1979 and it is remains one of the most popular wheelguns on the market to this day. Its success, in fact, might be the primary reason the company discontinued the beloved Security-Six in 1988. Here’s why Ruger’s Redhawk is and will remain a classic.

As Shooting Illustrated’s Handguns Editor Tamara Keel is fond of saying, safety is not a binary condition. Often, we tend to view it like the selector on a firearm: Safe or [Not Safe], when in reality, there’s a wide range in which one can be safe or, well, less safe. One device that slides the needle farther down the “Safe” side is the Striker Control Device (SCD), which is now being produced by Langdon Tactical. Check it out here!striker control

Get excited! With some events sold out since January, this year’s NSCA U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship should be the biggest ever. Scheduled for May 16-22 at the Back Woods Quail Club in Georgetown, South Carolina, there are 1,248 competitors already registered for the tournament’s 200-target Beretta main event. The match will award more than $150,000 in actual cash payouts across 16 different events, including $5,000 for the High Overall winner in the Beretta main event. Our friends at Shooting Sports USA have more.

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