NRA Family Favorites: April 30, 2022

We love our readers ... and we also love to read! Here are some of our favorite stories from around the whole family of NRA publications this past week.

posted on April 30, 2022
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At the top of our lineup this week, some news from our sister publication, NRA Women! As the executive editor of that publication, I frequently write articles specifically for women who shoot (or are interested in getting started). This week, a piece on situational awareness and self-defense that takes a different tack: What if the "bad guy" is a girl?

women on shooting rangeNext up, an article from NRA Women's Jo Deering. If you’re looking for firearms training, you might be overwhelmed with the options available to you. There are so many schools and instructors that it can be hard to figure out which one makes the most sense for your particular situation, but asking these five questions can help you narrow it down.

So, Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion. As Musk has called himself a free-speech absolutist, we wonder what this could mean for Twitter’s “weapons and weapon accessories” policy. As this was being written, “Twitter prohibits the promotion of weapons and weapon accessories globally.” Musk has criticized Twitter’s censorship. He even says he wants Twitter’s algorithm, which prioritizes tweets for promotion and more, to be made public. Will this also mean that alleged shadow-banning of the politically incorrect, such as gun owners, will come to an end on Twitter?Elon Musk

image of recalled productApex Tactical Specialties has announced a mandatory recall of a limited number of Apex Action Enhancement Kits for the Slim Frame Glock pistols (G43, G43X, G48), sold between October 2021 through March 2022. These specific kits are assembled with an Apex in-house manufactured trigger bar—not a Glock factory trigger bar—and were sold through Apex’s dealer and distributor network. Find out more here!

Like just about everyone who carries a pistol on a regular basis, I have a drawer that’s full of holsters that just didn’t work for me. Some of them were uncomfortable to wear, some didn’t hold my gun securely and some weren’t up to the task of keeping the shape of my gun from showing up under my clothing. As a result, like most people, I kept buying holsters and trying them out until I found the best concealed-carry holster for how I am shaped and what clothes I wear. Some advice from our friends at Shooting Illustrated!

Benelli is continuing its partnership with Outdoor Solutions’ Long-Range Shooting School programs and will sponsor the 2022 Utah Long-Range School, which will be held June 10-13 near Salt Lake City, Utah, at the company’s long-range facility. The Long-Range Shooting School reinforces practical marksmanship skills in hunters to be confident in making reliable, ethical shots on big game animals out to 400 yards. Presented by experienced long-range shooters from competitive shooting, military and hunting backgrounds, the curriculum instills proper shooting fundamentals. Check out more details here!benelli lupo rifles at outdoor range

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is proud to announce the winners of its Live Wild Turkey Photography Contest. “Our 2022 contest saw over 700 live wild turkey photos submitted,” said Pete Muller, NWTF communications director. “We are incredibly thankful for everyone who participated, and we are thrilled to recognize this year’s winners.” Check it out here on American Hunter!





Federal Sweepstakes Winner Lede
Federal Sweepstakes Winner Lede

Federal's 100th-Anniversary Sweepstakes Winner Announced

The venerable ammunition manufacturer just gave away over 54,000 rounds of ammo!

Throwback Thursday: John Ruthven, 20th-Century Audubon

“I’ll keep painting as long as birds fly and I can lift a brush.”

Reviewed: Stoeger XM1 .22 PCP Air Rifle

One shot on a squirrel and this is our reviewer's new favorite air rifle. Could it be yours, too?

10 Rules For Off-Road Vehicle Safety

ATVs, side-by-sides and dirt bikes are great...if you know and practice these rules.

8 Home Security Tips You Forgot During Quarantine

Heading out on vacation again (finally)? Send the burglars a postcard that says, "Not Today, Buddy."

How to Sharpen an Axe

A sharp axe is a safe axe.


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