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insider ADD IT up number of nSSF “First Shots” programs held so far introducing shooting to interested people. the insider Continued from page 106 700+ People who have participated in First Shots. 15,000+ 11 Percentage who have purchased membership at the host range. Percentage who have returned to the host range an average of six times. 40 show up with their old duty belt and 6" Model 10 and shoot that. I would cry foul, but at the time, it was allowed. But now and again, I’d see one try with a 2" and snort in disgust, “This is a piece of crap and it won’t hit a thing at this distance!” “This distance” was usually seven to 15 yards. “Can I borrow it for a sec?” I’d ask. They’d hand off, making harrumphing noises of disgust. I would load with five and, taking a comfortable stance and staging the trigger, could usually place the five in a neat group in the head or center torso of the B27 target. I would then hand the gun back and say something witty and charming like, “Gosh, the gun seems to shoot fine. Perhaps you need to learn how to shoot it? I’d be happy to teach you,” delivered with a big, toothy grin. I also bought a lot of small guns, cheap, right then and there, and used to keep a $100 bill in my wallet just for that purpose. And it’s too bad, as 15 minutes of training might have had most of them on-target — if they’d only wanted to learn. And that’s the key, right there in front of us. You need to want to learn. It’s the only way you’ll be safe with these guns. And, it’s the only way you’ll be able to use one and enjoy just how remarkable these little “expert’s guns” truly are. Honest. $559.39 Average amount 47% of attendees have spent on guns and accessories. 86.05 Million Acres planted in field corn in the U.S. last year. Acres planted in sweet corn. I 656,600 “ … ending of last ice age” — as reported in 1953 Popular Mechanics! 5 inches Ocean level rise since 1895 due to know we’re all about handguns here, but sometimes you just have to showcase excellence, and that’s what we’re doing here. Check out the long-range rifle team from Savage. Note the load of hardware they have in their hands — and on the floor around them! These guys have essentially crushed the competition, and did it using Savage rifles. Darrell Buell, John Weil, Monte Milanuk and Stan Pate of Milwaukie are the guys to beat if you shoot 600 to 1,000 yards! Their list of gold and silver medals is too long to go over here, but trust me when I say if these guys show up, pack your rifle and go home. Well done gents! For more info: www.americanhandgunner. com/productindex and click on the Savage link. Serious Bling COde ZerO GriPs at Cascio (whose byline you see in our pages now and again) drew upon his many years of martial arts and firearms trainer experience, writing and knife designing to come up with a new grip design. Working with Mil-Tac Knives and Tools, after a hard year of development the “Code Zero” lineup materialized. This innovative Z-Pattern surface allows the “meaty” part of your palm to sort of flow into the grips, assuring a rock-steady grip in any conditions. Made of G-10 laminate, with an MSRP of $69.00, they are actually machined on CNC tooling! For more info: www.americanhandgunner.com/productindex and click on the Mil-Tac link. P C 104 CTC Defense rimson Trace Corporation, manufacturer of Lasergrips and Laserguard laser sighting systems, recently launced a new division specifically targeting military-grade products for military supply channels. Called “CTC Defense” it’s different from the commercial brand in that all new products have been built from the ground-up to meet the tougher duties a soldier has to deal with. From white light, to infrared and “quick change day-to-night sighting systems” the new division expands CTC well into the military arena now. For more info: www.americanhandgunner.com/productindex WWW.AMERICAnhAnDGUnnER.COM • JAnUARY/FEBRUARY 2011