Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

A man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a law-abiding civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter.  Details here…

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Aimpoint/LWRCI “Step Up – Aim High” Consumer Promotion

Free Aimpoint® Micro T-1 with purchase of eligible LWRCI™ rifles through August 31, 2015.

Chantilly, VA – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology since 1975, has partnered with LWRC International to offer consumers an outstanding value-with-purchase opportunity. Through August 31, 2015, consumers purchasing a new rifle from an authorized LWRCI dealer will receive an Aimpoint Micro T-1 red dot sight (retail value $889.00) for free, via a mail-in rebate. This promotion applies to the following LWRCI rifles: IC-5.56, SIX 8-6.8 SPC, and R.E.P.R. – 7.62 models.

Fulfillment is being handled by LWRCI, and requires submission of a rebate request form, federal form 4473, proof of purchase receipt, and UPS sticker. Rebate forms can be downloaded at www.lwrci.com/aimpointpromo. LWRCI will ship the optic to the dealer within 4-8 weeks of receiving complete information. All requests for rebate optics must be postmarked and received no later than September 30, 2015 in order to qualify. Continue reading

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Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. introduces the New Howa 1500

Legacy Sports International, in conjunction with Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd., is proud to announce their initial limited offering of the Howa 1500 Hogue Multicam Cerakote rifle. This limited offer is only available through Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. distribution.

This New Howa 1500 offering is being brought to you first on a limited basis through Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. This initial offering is in the potent .300win Mag and in the New Howa 1500 24″ heavy barrel configuration. The Howa barrel and action is fitted into a Hogue pillar-bedded stock which is also dipped in the popular and effective Multicam Camo. The Howa barrel and action are also Cerakoted with a ceramic Flat Dark Earth finish for superior protection and great looks. Additionally included are the Howa HACT two-stage trigger and a three-position safety system. Continue reading

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Rare Hummingbird under the Endangered Species Act

Honduran emerald. Credit: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will list the rare Honduran emerald as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Measuring less than four inches in length and the only bird species endemic to Honduras, this hummingbird is in decline due to degradation, fragmentation, and loss of its dry thorn forest habitat as a result of cattle grazing and agriculture. Continue reading

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GAMO®Outdoor USA Introduces the New “Raptor” Air Rifle

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 28, 2015– Gamo Outdoor USA (www.gamousa.com), the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and laser designators, is introducing the new and powerful RAPTOR. The new air rifle features the highly praised Whisper® technology- the well-known integrated noise dampening technology. This technology, already known and trusted by thousands of shooters from around the world, is an integrated noise and muzzle blast reducer over molded on the barrel, making this the quietest air rifle.

The new RAPTOR Air rifle includes many of the top features from Gamo’s premium air rifles such as a fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel combined with a new lightweight and durable Non-Slip Textured All-Weather synthetic stock. The new .177 Cal. air rifle has a single cocking system and features the new SAT (Smooth Action Trigger) and SWA (Shockwave absorber) recoil pad which helps increasing accuracy.

Raptor Air rifle Specs
– 1,250 fps with PBA Platinum pellets
-177 Cal
– Whisper® Noise dampening technology
– Fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel
– Front and rear fiber optics sights.
– New, ergonomic design
– New Lightweight Non-Slip textured All-weather synthetic black stock
– SAT™ Smooth Action Trigger™
– SWA™ (Shock Wave Absorber), with up to 74% recoil absorption
– 4×32 Scope
– MSRP: $259.95 Continue reading

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Faxon Firearms Introduces The Gunner Barrel Series

(Cincinnati, OH) – Faxon Firearms, innovators in the firearms industry, is proud to announce the latest edition to their barrel line.

The Gunner Series Barrels will come in 5.56/.223 calibers in either 11.5″ or 14.5″ lengths. The barrels are manufactured from 4150 QPQ. All barrels have the option of adding a .625″ low profile gas block and an AR gas tube. No matter the desired outcome, the Gunner Series barrels from Faxon Firearms will meet and exceed the demands of even the most discriminating of shooters.

MSRP starts at $159, and barrels can be purchased online at www.faxonfirearms.com . Continue reading

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Elite Performance in a Small Package: Browning Trail Cameras Dark Ops HD

Birmingham, AL: A year after the Browning Trail Cameras Dark Ops turned heads in the marketplace by becoming one of the smallest high-performance cameras ever manufactured, one may have wondered how in the world you could improve on one of the most versatile and reliable cameras available. Well the team at Browning Trail Cameras did not disappoint and for 2015 the Dark Ops HD Sub Micro Series camera is positioned to leave a more lasting impression than the previous model.

From the optimum trigger speeds and recovery times to the self-adjusting IR illumination feature to the highest quality images available, these cameras were already destined to remain a staple for game camera enthusiasts around the country, but now equipped with their cutting edge BuckWatchHD™ technology, these cameras are positioned to become one of the hottest items in the entire outdoor industry this year.
With the ability to capture stunning 1280 x 720 HD videos with sound, users will immediately see how the improved video quality will enhance their overall game camera experience while seeing things they’ve never seen before with their old trail cameras. Whether it is two-weeks away from your deer season or the early stages of the rut, using these videos to strategically scout the wildlife in your area will arm you with more knowledge than ever before and increase your chances of harvesting that trophy of a lifetime. Continue reading

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CMP National Rimfire Sporter Match Set for August 1st at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – One of the most popular events of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Rifle Matches is always the Rimfire Sporter Match, fired this year on August 1 at Camp Perry. The match is perfect for preparing first-time shooters for competition-style shooting, as well as allowing experienced marksmen to rekindle a nostalgic connection with a .22 rifle.

Fired every year to a growing crowd of competitors, the event is simple enough that even new shooters can complete it, while also being uniquely challenging for experienced riflemen. It’s the perfect opportunity for families or old friends to participate in a fun afternoon of entertaining competition. Continue reading

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Hunting Film Tour Year 3 Set to Launch

(Boulder, Colo.) The Hunting Film Tour is proud to introduce the 3rd annual Hunting Film Tour (HFT). The HFT is a traveling film festival that allows outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy exciting, story-driven content from hunting adventures around the globe, all of which will be shown on the big screen in crisp high definition.

The 2014 Tour was a year of substantial growth for the Hunting Film Tour, not only in terms of the Tour’s geographic reach, but also the support offered by industry corporations and conservation organizations that have chosen to align with the Tour. The Hunting Film Tour featured 68 shows in 55 cities on 3 continents including expansion into Canada, Australia and Europe. Groups like Backcountry Hunters & Anglers have leveraged the HFT platform and utilize events as core fund raising tools to further their mission in protecting wild places and public land access for sportsmen. Continue reading

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Michigan Duck Stamp Competition and Michigan Duck and Goose Calling Contest at Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival Aug. 1-2

man using duck callThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host the 19th annual Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Bay City State Recreation Area. The 2016 Michigan Duck Hunters Association Michigan Duck Stamp Competition and the 2015 Michigan Duck and Goose Calling Contest will be held during this event. Continue reading

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