Category: Sports


Target Shooting In America

 

 

 

Millions Of Shooters , Billions Of Dollars

 

 

 

    This report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation provides fascinating reading . The number of shooters as well as the money and time spent at the range boggles the mind and should give pause to those who think that gun enthusiasts are a group to be ignored and trampled upon .

 

 

 

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” Whether it’s religiously practiced at a range or shooting club each week or participated as an occasional weekend activity in the countryside with friends, millions of Americans go target shooting each year. In fact, more Americans target shoot each year than the number of people who live in the entire state of Florida or New York. Target shooters may be having fun afield with each shot at a clay pigeon or paper target, but with each outing, they are also part of an economic force at work. In fact, their activities generate $9.9 billion in spending each year through the purchase of shooting-specific products and services and create hundreds of thousands of jobs directly associated with the sale and manufacture of those goods and the provision of those services. As such, target shooting provides fun and enjoyment for millions of Americans, but ultimately benefits millions more through its positive economic impact.”

 

 

 

Just take a look at these numbers …

 

 

Target Shooters

 

 

 

” Target shooting comes in many forms. Participants shoot to test their skills and prepare for competition, hone their defensive abilities, test their marksmanship with new loads and optics or to simply have fun!Just like owning multiple tools to perform different jobs, many target shooters own more than one firearm, each with a particular use or purpose. With 65 percent of all target shooters, rifles are the most often used firearm. Handguns follow closely behind. Shotguns are used by 48 percent of all participants with muzzleloaders used by 18 percent of the shooting public. Although more target shooters use rifles, handgun users actually spend more days shooting, in part due to greater availability of indoor ranges in urban areas where more people live. Participation in target shooting by state roughly parallels each state’s population. Even in largely urban areas, people are keen to try their hand with firearms. Despite restrictions that can make target shooting activities difficult to enjoy, target shooting remains extremely popular and continues to grow everywhere.”

 

 

    Target shooting generates incredible amounts of revenue for businesses both firearm related and others as well as creating hundreds of thousands of jobs .

 

 

Target Shooting Expenditures

 

Read the whole report , download the PDF and be sure to share it with your friends and fellow shooters .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More Political Street Art At Masters

 

 

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“Sub Par” Indeed 

 

” The image can be seen in several places including at the main entrance of Augusta Country Club, on electrical boxes, on resident lawns, and near the local mall. Another similar poster around town shows the president in golf gear next with the words : “If you like your handicap you can keep your handicap.” “

 

Breitbart has video at the jump

 

 

 

 

Senior Airman Brian Kolfage

 

 

 

” A member of SDVT1 (Seal team 1), Lt. Michael Murphy’s SEAL Team and friend of his invited me to Maui to test out this gear they use when he heard I was getting SCUBA certified. Its military equipment and not available to the public. It allows me to actually be functional under water, without legs you cannot propel yourself in the ocean, and the currents would just wash me away.

This allowed me to be free, literally have full control and go speeds up to 5 Knots underwater, which is very fast. Everyone who saw us zip by was like WTF was that? It was one of the coolest things I’ve done. it seems very basic but its highly advanced. When the battery would get low we would just swap them out right under water and continue on.”

Dolphin ‘Sharkbombs’ Kelly Slater Video

 

 

 

Slater & Shark

 

 

” The surfing world has been abuzz this week after video emerged of Kelly Slater seemingly having a close encounter with a shark while surfing in Western Australia.

  A mysterious shadow can clearly be seen next to Slater as a surfs a wave in the Margaret River region, with fans speculating that the 11-time world champion may have survived a hairy moment with a shark.

  But Steve Robertson from Association of Surfing Professionals has poured a big bucket cold, salty water on that theory.”

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This Is How You Go From First Place To 11th And Back Again

 

 

 

 

 

” Thomas Enge took his Lamborghini Gallardo from first to eleventh and back to first in a span of about 45 minutes at this past weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Championship race. It was an incredibly heroic drive, and now we’re getting to see how the race unfolded from Thomas’s point of view between the concrete barriers of St. Petersburg’s street course.

  Here’s how it went down.”

Road & Track

Laurel Man Lands Apparent Record 126-Pound Amberjack Near Mouth Of Mississippi River

 

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” First of all, I have to tip my hat to Don Wheeler of Laurel for his accomplishments that led to landing the monster amberjack that tipped the scales at an even 126 pounds. After the fish is officially certified next month by the Commission on Marine Resources, it will replace the old mark of 124.4 pounds.

  Secondly, and more remarkable, the medical salesman landed the fish in 200 feet of water in 30 minutes. A few years ago, I caught a 70-pound amberjack that took 20 minutes to land and Wheeler’s fish was nearly doubled that in weight during the actually fight.

  The trip to the state record began on March 22 when the Lovin’ Life captained by Chris Denton parted the Boardwalk Marina in Biloxi to do a little tuna fishing around the Ram Powell, a well-known rig located to the east off the mouth of the Mississippi River.

  The fishing crew did catch a few blackfin tuna upon their arrival at the rig before deciding to grab a few hours of sleep in hopes of landing yellowfin tuna the next morning.

  The morning bite produced a few more blackfin and two yellowfin tuna before Denton opted to move back north to the Horseshoes Rigs and the large salt dome that extends up from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to try their luck at amberjack.”

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NYC Cops, Firemen Get In Massive Brawl At Charity Hockey Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A bench-clearing brawl broke out during a charity hockey game between New York City cops and firefighters on Sunday in Uniondale, LI.

  The ugly scene erupted in the second period as referees struggled to control multiple, one-on-one fisticuffs. Sticks and gloves littered the ice during the incident.

  Although witnesses said fan loyalties were decidedly even during the game, a YouTube video of the thuggish display captured fans loudly chanting “PD sucks, PD sucks” during the brouhaha.”

 

NY Post has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Fishing Girls, Presented By Photographer Pat Ford

 

 

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” We know you’re out there, and we want to put you in our informative girls-only galleries. We hope you’ll discover something that you may not have known about a fish, a boat or a fishing destination. Send us your fishing photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com. Enjoy our latest edition presented by Pat Ford.

  Amanda reeled in a permit off Bimini. Permit are widely considered the most elusive and wary trophy among flats anglers, permit range throughout tropical waters of the western Atlantic. Other species occur elsewhere, notably in tropical Australia.”

 

 

We can’t resist offering one more sample and positing the age old question; How do we get a job like this ?

 

 

 

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” Jessica fishes out of Key West, Florida. Key West is known a wide variety of fish, inshore species include permit, bonefish and tarpon. Offshore species can include anything from dolphin to billfish.”

 

 

 

See two dozen more photos at Sportfishing Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Attack Shark

 

 

 

Uploaded on Dec 3, 2006

” It’s the craziest thing, a dog on a boat jumps right into the water and bites this shark and drags it to land. Gotta see it to believe it.”

 

 

HT/ Wide Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leap Frogs At Padres Home Opener

 

 

Published on Mar 30, 2014

” The Navy Parachute Team not only got to jump into the Padres’ 2014 home opener, but were able to participate in honoring baseball legend Jerry Coleman by flying a special flag with his initials and trademark star. https://www.facebook.com/leapfrogs 
Jim Woods on Video
  PR1 Vic Maldonado and SOC Brad Woodard were the jumpers with the San Diego Flag and the Jerry Coleman flag. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucson Police Reviewing Video Of Woman Knocked Down By Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A University of Arizona student who went to University Boulevard Saturday night to check out the scene following Arizona’s loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament caught footage of a police officer knocking down a woman who appears to be walking by. 

” These girls had been trying to get to their car. The girl is on her phone not paying attention and this cop came out of nowhere and just leveled her,” said Phoebe Landolt, who shot the video. “After that everyone just started yelling and she started crying.”

  Landolt said she and her friends were standing near Park Avenue and University Boulevard when she caught the incident. “

 

Arizona Daily Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image via ncrustic.com

 

 

 

” It’s a question that has been asked by many first-time anglers, and one that will be asked many more times in the future. Of course, different fishermen will have all sorts of different answers to this question, based on everything from personal preference to scientific study. Sunset is one of the most ideal times of day to fish. Here’s eight reasons why.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NRA Giveaway

 

NRA Giveaway Description:

First Place:
Ruger American Rifle 30-06

Second Place: 
Ruger SR22 Rimfire Pistol .22LR

Third Place:
Ruger American Rimfire .22LR

NRA Giveaway starts:March 27, 2014 10:00
NRA Giveaway ends:April 02, 2014 16:00

Hammerhead Shark Takes Florida Kayaker For 2-Hour Tow

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Florida Atlantic University student in a kayak got an unexpected two-hour tow from a hammerhead shark, and the 6-minute video he silently took of part of that 12- mile adventure is now making the rounds of national news websites from The Huffington Post, Gawker and Reddit to MSN and ABC World News.

  It started with Adam Fisk’s YouTube video, “Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak By 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark.

  According to theTampa Bay Times, Fisk is a senior at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and is aiming for a career with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  Fisk told the paper he put in off the Boynton Inlet at 6 a.m. with the head-mounted camera and some fishing poles aboard. Several hours later, the shark took over the navigation taking him all the way to Lake Worth, Fla.”

 

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Lynda Petty, Wife Of Richard Petty, Passes Away

 

 

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” The NASCAR community is mourning the death of Lynda Petty, wife of seven-time NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty.

  Lynda, 72, died Tuesday after a lengthy fight with cancer.”

 

 

Lynda Petty

 

 

” A mother of four children including NASCAR on FOX analyst Kyle Petty, Lynda Petty was diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma in 2010 and underwent treatments at Duke University Medical Center. Her death was announced Tuesday afternoon by Richard Petty Motorsports.”

 

Read more at Fox Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Shark Fishing Videos And Shark Fishing Tales

 

 

 

 

Here is one of the highlights featuring the King of Shark Fishing himself , Frank Mundus

” Flashback to the 1980s with mustaches and mullet cuts along with a great white shark catch. A local news station from Montauk, New York reports on Frank Mundus, who arguably was the inspiration for Quint from the film Jaws, catching a 3,427-pound great white. The catch allegedly holds the record for largest shark, but also the largest fish of any kind ever caught on rod and reel.”

SportFishingMag.com has the rest

Wingsuiters Buzz Skiers

IMAGINE: First Ever Wingsuit Flying Above Skiers

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

” Extract from Nuit de la Glisse 2013 feature film: IMAGINE, Life spent on the Edge.

  Mathias Wyss and Ludovic Woerth in a wingsuit proximity flight above Nuit de la Glisse skiers and snowboarders.

  Cinema distribution goes on in: Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Australia, Brasil… and more to come

Film Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drIPZE…

more infos on:
http://www.nuitdelaglisse.com
https://www.facebook.com/NuitdelaGlis… “

 

 

HT/The Chive

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared For What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had To Say About Proposed Gun Control Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Speaking before the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday, 9-year-old competition shooter Shyanne Roberts spoke in opposition to a proposed bill that would further limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds.

  In her speech, which earned thunderous applause from the audience, she presented the simplicity and common sense nature of the pro-gun argument in a way only a kid can.”

 

 

 

 

“ I am not a ‘gang banger or domestic terrorist’ as a certain vocal supporter of this bill claimed two weeks ago in the Star Ledger,” Roberts said. “This bill, if it becomes law, will severely impact me and a million other gun owners.

” The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors.”

“ I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.”

  She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her young competitive shooting career will be made “illegal” if the proposed gun control bill, known as A2006, becomes law.”

 

 

 

This video presents young Miss Roberts in action …

 

 

 

 

 

 

    If you like what Shyanne has to say and what she stands for you may want to visit her Facebook page and give her a like or perhaps help fund her shooting competition , we all know how expensive that can get , by purchasing a T-shirt .

 

 

 

 

     Sadly , the original goal with the sale of the T-shirts was not met and so production was not initiated but we have included the link anyway as we have a feeling that after this young lady’s stellar performance in front of the pols gets recognized , that business will soon be booming . 

 

 

   The Blaze has more on Shyanne’s knock-em dead speaking performance as does NorthJersey.com including much more biographical information on the young champion :

 

 

” Shyanne and her father, who live in Gloucester County, came to Trenton to speak against a bill that would limit the magazine capacity of firearms to 10 rounds, down from the current 15-round maximum. They and other opponents of the measure said legislation should target criminals without affecting legal gun owners. Similar arguments were made against several other gun-control bills the Legislature passed last year, most of which were ultimately vetoed by Governor Christie.

  The bill passed the committee along party lines, 5-3, after more than three hours of testimony.

  Shyanne, who has won several national sponsorships, has placed highly in several shooting competitions, including a second-place finish at the New Jersey State Ruger Rimfire Challenge. Her father said she entertains hopes of someday competing in the Olympics. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Slideshow From Wide Open Spaces

 

” Though all sorts of guns made their debut at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas back in January, of particular interest are five of the best new bolt action hunting rifles that were introduced before, during and after the show.

Presented in alphabetical order are what we consider the best new hunting rifles of the year.”

 

 

 

 

” Building on the popularity of these 10+1 capacity guns in 5.56mm, the new Mossberg MVP Series Varmint Bolt-Action Rifle is optimized for premier varmint and predator control. Its patent-pending drop-push bolt-action actually accepts AR-15 .223/5.56 NATO magazines, giving it a real oomph-factor. A 10-round magazine is included in the initial $600 price tag, and we can’t help but think about the customization we could do to this bad boy.”

 

There is a rifle to fit everyone’s budget . Check them all out here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jodi Miller With Her Unique Delivery Of The News

 

 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

” TOPICS:
– President Obama
– Vladimir Putin
– Obamacare
– Obama Misspells RESPECT
– Edward Snowden
– Niagara Falls Frozen
– Al Gore
– Los Angeles Marathon”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conetoe Man Bags 500+ Pound Bertie County Hog

 

500 lb Wild Hog

 

” A hunter in Bertie County shoots and kills a 500-pound wild hog.

The massive animal didn’t stand a chance against veteran hunter Jett Webb’s .308 caliber rifle. 

” It was very surreal,” recalls Webb. “It was a shock. It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, ‘Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina.’”

 

 

 

” Last month Webb spotted the beast roaming near the Indian Woods on land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. It was the same one other hunters had been vying for since capturing it on trail cameras years ago. 

” The Mohawk down the back,” Webb describes, “the tusks really lean, the muscular big front end. This is far from a domesticated docile pig that we’re used to.”

  Mike Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, agrees this size hog game is rare. 

“ It takes your breath away for a second to realize how big this hog is,” he says. “It took up the entire bed of the pick-up truck.” “

 

More on the monster hog’s demise here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plane Hits Parachutist In Florida

 

 

 

 

” A skydiver that had almost touched ground was involved in a freak accident Saturday morning in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida. A small plane, piloted by an 87-year-old WWII veteran, snagged the man’s parachute and tossed him 75 feet into the air.”

 

Photo credit AP/Tim Telford

 

 

” According to My Fox Tampa on Saturday, Sharon Trembley, a World War II vet, was “doing touch-and-goes in his private Cessna at the South Lakeland Airport; that’s when a plane touches down briefly then takes off again.”

  During Trembley’s third pass, the wings of his plane snagged the skydiver’s parachute, worn by 49-year-old John Frost from Gainesville, cutting some of the chute’s strings and flipping Frost over. Both the skydiver and the plane then crashed to the ground. The men were injured and are being treated for minor injuries.

  Photographer Tim Telford was on hand and took a series of 41 pictures that show the scary accident, second by second.”

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Watch As Paula Creamer Sinks Incredible 75-Foot Eagle Putt To Win HSBC Women’s Champions

 

 

 

 

” Paula Creamer sank a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women’s Champions on Sunday for her first LPGA title since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Creamer’s putt curled across the 18th green and then rolled slowly down the slope and directly into the hole. She ran across the green, then fell to her knees and put her head on the ground, laughing and pounding the grass.

“ It’s one of those putts where if you just get it in the right spot, it’s going to fall down,” she said. “But I could stand there all day long and putt that and I don’t think get it within six, seven feet.” “

 

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Youth Softball Team Raffles Handgun

 

Softball Tean Gun Raffle

 

 

 

” A girls softball team is raffling off a handgun as a fundraiser and some parents don’t think that’s a good idea.
 
  One person who only identified themselves as a disappointed parent sent Channel 2 Action News the flyer advertising a Taurus Judge revolver as the grand prize.
 
  They believe this is an inappropriate fundraiser for a youth sports team, and some other parents agreed.
 
” I just think it’s not a good idea,” Diana Smith told Channel 2′s Carl Willis.
 
  She’s not affiliated with the Georgia Heat Select ’05 team in Loganville, but her children play on the same fields at West Walton Park.
 
  That’s where Willis found a wide range of opinions on the raffle supporting the group of 8- and 9-year-old girls.
 
” We play travel ball,” said Deccia Basti. “It costs enough as it is. You raffle anything you can.”
 
” People have a problem with just about anything nowadays,” said Kristin Hyers.
 
  Amanda Allred didn’t see a problem as long as the weapon didn’t end up in the wrong hands. 
“I think it’s perfectly fine. It’s raising money for a good cause,” she said.

   According to the team mom, the Walton County Sheriff, some county commissioners, and Georgiacarry.org support the raffle. “

 

 

   Good for these ladies . It is heartening to see that many parents do not have an unreasonable phobia towards guns , at least in the south . We have a feeling that if you tried that in the Statist northeast there would be an outbreak of apoplectic fits . Read more .

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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