MidwayUSA Foundation Puts $5.4M To Youth Shooting Sports Programs

The MidwayUSA Foundation is investing in the future of shooting, in a big way. The non-profit group has announced it has put $5.4 million into youth shooting sports programs in the U.S., including a massive chunk of cash in its latest grant cycle.

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The Student Air Rifle Program Expands into Kentucky

The Student Air Rifle (SAR) Program is a youth-focused shooting program aimed at helping school-aged kids in grades 4 through 12 get a basic grasp of basic air riflery keeping students on target at the range, and also in school. Today the Student Air Rifle Program announced its first step into the state of Kentucky, with 17 new certified SAR instructors being added to the BARI (SAR Basic Air Riflery Insctutors) list during the June 30th BARI training workshop in Nicholasville, KY.

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MidwayUSA Foundation Provides Grants to Promote Youth Shooting Sports

The MidwayUSA Foundation is continuing its mission to further the efforts of local shooting ranges to support and grow youth sports shooting activities. These cash range development grants are provided to allow range facilities to expand capacity, which allows more young shooters to have a place to practice, and also helps give local ranges a place to host large competitive events.

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USA Clay Target League Sees Record-Breaking Start to 2022 Season

Safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. These are the goals of the USA Clay Target League. For those who don’t know, the USA Clay Target League is a youth-focused sport shooting league featuring over 1,400 homeschooled, college, and high school student teams that are spread out across the nation. This year the USA Clay Target League has seen some phenomenal numbers in terms of participation with over 31,000 student-athletes participating in the opening stages of the 2022 season breaking previous year’s records. With this news also comes the fact that the USACTL is in fact one of the fastest-growing school sports in the country.

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The Rimfire Report: Rimfire and the Next Generation of Gun Enthusiasts

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its sports, guns, gear, and ammunition. This week I want to dive into a topic that I have been thinking a lot about over the last couple of months. In the United States and abroad, firearms enthusiasts all share a common passion in regards to the various uses and intricacies of firearms. Some of us like competing, others just like plinking or hunting. Regardless of what we legally do with our firearms, we all love them and want them to stick around and hopefully pass on our passion to the next generation. This is one area where I think rimfire comes out as one of the most important firearm cartridge types to exist.

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SSSF Awards Scholarships to Clay Target and Action Shooting Students

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that specializes in youth shooting and guidance programs. The SSSF contributes to the next generation of shooters in the United States by providing youth development programs with adult coaches to foster sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, and teamwork among other valuable life skills. In addition, they also award scholarships to student shooting athletes.

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The Rimfire Report: What's Up With the Precision Rimfire Competition?

Welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! Many of you may be familiar with some of the more popular gun competitions: Steel Challenge, IDPA, USPSA, and the 3 Gun style competitions. All these competitions offer recreational shooters a chance to hone their skills and test them in a competitive environment. The big problem for most of these shooting sports is the upfront cost to compete. The Precision Rimfire Competition aims to dispel the harsh costs of other competitions and bring shooters of all ages and skill levels into the competitive world.

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Giving Back: The Story Of Valley Forge Military Academy's Rifle Club

Safety and marksmanship all begin somewhere for many of us. We at TFB believe it is extremely important to give back to the next generation of shooters, hunters, and collectors that will influence our passions long after we are dead and gone. In this episode of TFB TV, we look at a rifle club that Miles started in 2009 at his old high school, Valley Forge Military Academy & College. That was almost a decade ago and since then the club has grown dramatically in size to what it once was. Thanks to the efforts of the current faculty advisor, Christopher Bechtel. Today the rifle club is extremely well organized, taking cadets to various competitions, tactical shooting, and even historical small arms familiarization. But most importantly is passing the ability to teach cadets safety and marksmanship, skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

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Kids in 3Gun

At the 2015 FNH USA 3Gun Championship I got the pleasure of meeting and watching the Realuyo brothers, Nicholas and Alexander shoot stage 3. The photo above was taken by Becky Yackley. You can see the two brothers and their father Al Realuyo. If I recall correctly I believe Nicholas said he is 12 years old. He is rocking an AR15, 20ga semi auto shotgun and a 2011 racegun. I find it humorous when adults come into a gun store looking to buy their pre-teen child their first gun and they choose a cricket or Savage Rascal single shot rimfire. Of course not every child is mature enough to operate semi automatic centerfire firearms safely let alone be responsible enough to compete with them. It comes down to proper parenting and Al Realuyo is doing a great job.

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ASSC hosts Summer Youth camp

In a recent press release, American Sportsman Shooting Center is putting together a summer camp for high school/middle school teenagers (it actually doesn’t specify an age limit, but this is what I am assuming). –

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