September 2014

It is a fact that certain lens tints give shooters a real advantage to see targets against certain backgrounds, as target setter Marty Fischer attests. Most optics experts will tell you that using the lightest shade of a color you can use without squinting your eyes is best since it will increase your depth of field. You simply need to select the lightest shade of the color that offers you the best contrast between the target and the background. Dark gray and high-visibility yellow are usually not good lenses for sporting clays. The gray is too dark in most conditions, and the effect on your eyes is akin to dimming your headlights while driving at night. You get less information to the eyes, and your response time is shortened. The yellow is often too bright for most outdoor conditions, and a softer shade of yellow is far better than the shocking bright yellow that many over-the-counter lenses tend to be. Something as simple as trying lighter tints of your favorite colors could be key to better performance.

2014 Shooting Glasses Roundup
Eye wear makers continue to make giant strides in satisfying the discriminating demands of serious shotgunners.

2014 NSCA US Open
The UK's Richard Faulds continues his tornado tear through the sporting world, this time twisting through 922 competitors in Kansas.

Northeast Regional Championship
Wendell Cherry came close to an unprecedented running of the table on the two-day, 200-target main event during the Northeast Regional Championship held May 14-18 at New Jersey's M&M Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.

Oklahoma State Championship
Baird Archbald, an information technology service provider from Oklahoma City, bested the resident main event field to win the Oklahoma State Championship held May 29-June 1 at Quail Ridge in McLoud.

North Carolina State Championship
The 2014 North Carolina State Championship was held May 29-June 1 at The Fork, a pristine facility of 1,600 acres nestled in the rolling hills of the Piedmont Region just south of Norwood, North Carolina.

14th Annual Hardy Classic
Rising shooting star David Collins Jr. and NSCA All-America Steve Edmondson dueled shot for shot under blue Pennsylvania skies, sweating identical 189s to top 284 entrants in the 14th Annual Hardy Classic held May 30-June 1 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Field Club.

Marlin Mid America Cup
As title sponsor for the Mid America Cup, Marlin Fireams has been a longtime benefactor of the Mid America and the NWTF.

PSCA Event #2
Event #2 of the 2014 Professional Sporting Clays Association (PSCA) Tour took place at Providence Plantation in Rosharon, Texas, May 31-June 1.

Hearing Protection 101+
Understanding precisely how ear protection devices work is crucial before you shop for a model that's perfect for your specific needs and budget.

2014 World Sporting Championship
England's George Digweed ascends the award mountain in grand fashion as he claims yet another World title.

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Don’t Miss an Historic National Championship! 300 Guns in Prize Pool
If you haven’t yet made your plans to participate in the 2014 National Sporting Clays Championship next month, you’re about to miss an historic event! Registrations have topped 2000, raising expectations for a record number of participants vying for the championship title. Even more momentous is the unprecedented $300,000 prize pool which will include 300 […]

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World Championship Opens in One Week
The countdown is on for the 2014 World Skeet Championships, with registration opening in one week, on Wednesday, September 24 at noon. Here are a few things you need to know: All four-gun waitlist attendees have now been accommodated, and some single spots are still available. See the World Championships page for the registration form. […]

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