Welcome to NRA Family Favorites, our favorite stories from around the Web, for the week of August 27, 2022!
Here at NRA Family, we're fascinated by firearms history ... but our friends at American Rifleman have actually been part of firearms history. At the outset of World War II, before America joined the fray, desperate appeals were presented to American citizens in many publications (including, of course, American Rifleman magazine) to help the British defend themselves. Pistols, rifles, shotguns and binoculars were collected from generous Americans and shipped to England. Read more about how NRA Members stood by our allies as the Battle of Britain loomed ...
How about a much less serious "battle" for family fun? As our friends at Shooting Sports USA have reported, competitive shooting and physical fitness have joined forces. A unique blend of endurance, marksmanship and strength, The Tactical Games tests “the skills and readiness of tactical athletes from all backgrounds.” A typical Tactical Games stage, or “battle” in the sport’s parlance, involves a fair amount of strenuous activity like running wearing a plate carrier, plus carrying something really heavy. It's like Crossfit, only without Crossfitters!
NRA Members of decades past were heroes in ways both extraordinary and quotidian. There is, however, one very important way in which you may well be better than your forefathers in the Second Amendment, and Sheriff Jim has noticed with approval. "Back when I first started shooting," he writes, "you’d hear a lot of talk about someone having, or someone else trying to avoid, an accidental discharge. Well, friends, let me tell you, an accidental discharge is when lightning strikes your firearm in such a way as to cause it to fire. Just about anything else is a negligent discharge." Every day in every way ...
When it comes to personal safety, knowledge is power. The more you know about how violent situations develop, the better you’ll be able to avoid them and keep yourself safe without having to resort to using your firearm. To that end, you should familiarize yourself with the two main types of violence: social and asocial. Our friends at NRA Women have the critical details here.
Short, handy and quick have described many lever-action carbines since the 1870s. Slab-sided and compact, the lever-action repeater has been the everyman’s handy rifle, the workhorse tool for settling everything from bad hombres to charging grizzlies. But in .223 Remington? Meet Henry's new Long Ranger Express rifle, courtesy of our friends at American Hunter!
Any law establishing a “sensitive place”—where the lawful carrying of firearms for personal protection by law-abiding individuals may be restricted or prohibited—must be clearly defined, narrow in scope and include certain parameters if it is to be considered constitutional under the correct interpretation of the Second Amendment. Most reasonable people would agree to that. But things aren't always reasonable, and the "sensitive place" discussions have become, in the words of our friends at America's 1st Freedom, scary and absurd. Here's why.
The plain truth of shooting is that it's essentially hand/eye coordination. For many of us, the "hand" part is easy—learning a good grip usually doesn't take long—but the "eye" part can be tougher. You can't shoot what you can't see, and that's where your handgun's sights come in. Here are the five types of pistol sights, and what they do!