NRA Youth Education Summit application deadline drawing close

NRA Youth Education Summit application deadline drawing close

Apply for the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the NRA

Top Shot Season 4 champion Chris Cheng with the NRA Youth Education Summit's top shooters

Fairfax, Virginia – The February 1, 2014, deadline to apply for this year’s National Youth Education Summit is almost here. If you’re a junior or sophomore in high school, this is your chance to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.

The all expenses paid trip takes place June 23 – 29 and offers multiple scholarship opportunities. Throughout the week, students will learn about the American government through visits to NRA headquarters and a dozen other sights around our nation’s capital. Students will also have the chance to develop their leadership skills, public speaking, and debating skills through fun activities. Most importantly, they’ll get a safe introduction to the shooting sports at the NRA Headquarters Range! There’s never a dull moment during the week-long trip.

Start your Y.E.S. application today right here. Print it out, fill it out, and mail it out to NRA headquarters:

    Event Services Coordinator
    11250 Waples Mill Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22030

The application process is highly competitive and consists of a Second Amendment essay, personal statement, high school transcript and three recommendations.

If you’re from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Virginia, there’s a state Y.E.S. program you need to go through first. Learn about them here.

Although a lot of Y.E.S. applicants have prior experience with the shooting sports, it’s not required to be accepted. Your application is judged solely on GPA, well-roundedness of activities, your Second Amendment essay, Personal Statement and recommendations.

Learn all about the exciting events and scholarship opportunities the Youth Education Summit has to offer on its website:

A Day 3 look at the floor of 2014′s SHOT Show in Las Vegas

One last walkthrough of SHOT Show's exhibit hall before heading into the final stretch

Machetes on display at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – Today is the final day of SHOT Show, the annual shooting sports industry trade show in Las Vegas. While Lars runs through the Sands Expo and Convention Center one last time to catch the latest and greatest gadgets coming to a gun store near you, he's uploaded this slideshow of some SHOT … shots.

If, like the rest of us not lucky enough to attend, you haven't had your fill of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, and optics, here's a little more.

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Defense keys Suns past cold-shooting Rockets
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Judge: Colorado sheriffs can’t sue over gun control laws

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The NFL Goes all Bloomberg on Gun Owners

After having banned concealed carry in all of their stadiums, and even ordering women to give up their purse in favor of see-through plastic bags, the NFL has accelerated its war on gun ownership and the Second Amendment by trampling on the First Amendment.

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A Simple Dust Cover Solution

A Simple Dust Cover Solution
Readers Price and Singletary point out a neat trick for popping up the ejection-port cover on an AR-15. Readers Troy and Steve worry about grade inflation with the Tavor TAR-21 bullpup

Outfitting Your Rifle: We Try Triggers, Stocks, and Magazines
In the September 2013 issue we tested three of the AR-15 rifle types, and found some limitations among them. For example, we replaced the horrid trigger in the Bushmaster Carbon-15 with one of the excellent Geissele (pronounced GUYS-lee) SSA-E triggers. That trigger was such a revelation we immediately wanted to replace the triggers in the other two with the aftermarket ones on hand, but waited until now to try them.

9mm Short-Barrel Choice: We’d Carry 124-Grain Speer Gold Dots
Among the most-popular concealed-carry handguns is the 9mm compact pistol. From the immensely popular mini Glocks to the Sig P290, there are quite a few pistols of this type in service. That’s not hard to understand why: in the same frame size, the 9mm is more powerful than the 380 ACP, and when compared to a similarly sized wheelgun, most 9mms offer more shots than a 38 Special. But many carriers who like the portability of a small 9mm pistol with a lot of shots worry how the 9mm compact’s terminal ballistics compare to the same rounds shot out of a full-size gun.

Recommended for the Range
Gun Tests readers dig into head-to-head rifle tests to see if a big-ticket item is something they may want to buy. But there are always some less-expensive products that we use during firearms testing which deserve mention when they deliver a lot utility for the buck. Here are three accessories used in the July 2013 CZ 527 Special Report and the September 2013 17 HMR story we thought were worth the money.

Shopping for a Polymer 9mm: We Test CZ, Sphinx, & Walther
We recently had the good fortune to have three interesting 9mm polymer-frame handguns come our way. Two of them are new to these pages, the Walther PPX M1 No. 2790025, $450; and the Kriss Sphinx SDP Compact, $1295. This marks the first time we’ve ever tested a Sphinx of any sort, and the PPX is a new model. They were joined in this shootfest by a handgun we’ve tested two times previously, the CZ USA CZ 75 P-07 Duty, $528, but in a new variation, the No. 91178, which has tall sights and a threaded barrel to accommodate a suppressor. Those seemingly minor changes to what has been a Grade B gun improved it in our eyes, even if we weren’t going to fit it with a can.

Information for the Accessories of AR-15 Rifles

Rifle task shooting matches is becoming increasingly more well-known. Along with the growth of the net and simply referral, there are more competition than in the past and more people who wish to try in sports. In reality, anybody can check out match of a rifle AR 15 Accessories and A Beginner’s Guide no matter what their level of skill are and have a lot of fun while increasing their shooting abilities.

Probably the most common query is what to deliver to an action firing rifle match. The first point that you will must is a rifle! Undoubtedly, the most frequent rifle taken to these fits is the AR-15 type rifle. Many competitors fire an AR-15 type rifle inside .223, which is the ideal choice for these kind of meets. As the AR-15 is so well-known, there are lots of brands to select from plus more equipment to add-on your rifle. Moreover , the real recoil of the AR-15 is easily manageable. This permits for simple rapid shooting if firing the suit.

As well as a bare bones gun, many competitors give helpful accessories along. The kind of accessories produced mostly rely on what group a player desires to compete within. There are often 3 types in rifle fits: a plan irons, tactical, and start. Like the name connotes, competitors within the tactical irons department may only make use of iron places. Many competitors usually do not fire in this group and we do not suggest it for newbie’s. Firing a target on 200 plus yards along with iron places is challenging. The next class, the tactical group, permits the competitor to place scope on the rifle. This really is the most well-known division and suggested for beginners. The last class, the open group, is made for competitors that are looking for to place several optics on their gun along with any other gadgets, like bipods, etc. This class usually is filled with skilled competitors.

While setting up a rifle for the ideal class, there are some key products and designs to be aware of. To begin with, an excellent scope needs to be applied. An arm power scope is a perfect method with a selection of 1 to 4 strength. Excellent scopes available are the Millett DMS along with the Trijicon Accupoint. Essential function is an excellent AR 15 Muzzle Break. Even though .223 has fairly lower recoil, a muzzle crack pays large returns in competition which is used by lots of challengers. Muzzle breaks are usually coupled with barrels of a minimum of 18 inches long for ideal outcomes. Finally , the competitor need to talk to the match director when handguards along with rails are permitted. Specific matches simply let the featureless hand guard.

When the gun is cared for, the competitor need to bring enough magazines and ammo for the match. Usually , 2 AR-15 30 round mags with a mag cinch is a perfect option, having a 3rd 30 round mag like an extra. Often time this set up is good enough.
Now that you realize what you want to compete within a rifle as well carbine fit, find equipped, and do firing!