Shooting USA – The Rimfire Challenge World Championships
It’s the fastest organized form of plinking with .22 Rimfire, shooting steel plates for time. And once again the youngsters turn out to be the fast ones in the Rimfire Challenge World Championships. Plus, we’re presenting many of the new products that were to be announced at the NRA Annual Meeting and Show. John Scoutten won the coin toss so he’s at our private range for shooting tests of new guns. Jim Scoutten is social distancing in the gun room with more new products that you were supposed to see in person in Nashville before the NRA event was canceled.
The Rimfire Challenge World Championships
The Rimfire Challenge draws 250 competitors to Arkansas’ Old Fort Gun Club to shoot both pistols and rifles chambered in the world’s most popular caliber, .22 Long Rifle. The competition is similar to the Steel Challenge, but was created to be family friendly in rimfire only at matches across the country. And the steel target set up is different each time, with competitors only knowing how many targets to shoot, and in what order, when they step to the shooting box.
This World Championship has 16 stages – eight for pistol, eight for rifle. Competitors must shoot both, and it’s all about speed, measured by shot timers to the hundredth of a second.
On each stage of fire, shooters engage five-to-seven targets, in five separate strings of fire, scoring the best four times for record. The top competitors will bring quick reactions and reliable firearms to the challenge to contest the titles in Open and Limited divisions, with and without red-dot optics.
Rimfire Challenge Website
NRA Annual Meeting New Products
We’ve collected many of the New Products you would have seen at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, the convention cancelled by the spread of the Corona Virus. Jim and John Scoutten are Social Distanced, with Jim in the Gun Room and John at the range to show you what you were going to see and experience at the NRA product Show.
Gun Shops Mobbed in High Demand for Guns and Ammo
Firearms Dealers across the country are reporting extreme customer demand for guns and ammo, while trying to maintain social distancing of customers. That’s certainly been true for two stores in the Nashville area – Franklin Gun Shop and Royal Range. Both stores have been seeing first time gun buyers and trying their best to instruct new owners in the basic safety rules for owning a firearm.
Franklin Gun Shop Information
Royal Range Information
Pro Tip: Basic Gun Safety John Scoutten
John Scoutten is a Certified Range Officer with extensive teaching experience for new shooters. With a surge in first time gun owners, he reviews the basic safety rules for handling and shooting your first gun.
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