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    • Melvin Forbes with the rifle that changed his life, altered rifle history and that was a hit at the 1985 SHOT Show.

      From its humble beginnings in St. Louis, in 1979, to taking every nook and cranny of the Sands Expo Center in 2017, the SHOT Show is the industry’s signature event, bringing together more than 1,700 exhibitors and 65,000 attendees. Next January, SHOT Show will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary, so we asked a handful of today’s top outdoor writers to pick two exhibitors they know well to tell their SHOT Show stories. Fourth in our new “Blast from the Past” series, the well-regarded scribe Richard Mann speaks with New Ultra Light Arms’ Melvin Forbes. Enjoy! — Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

      Two years after I graduated high school, a shop teacher from West Virginia introduced a bolt-action rifle to the world at the 1985 SHOT Show. That rifle forever changed the landscape of sporting rifles, because it weighed less than five pounds and shot with the precision of a Benchrest wonder gun. I lusted for one of those rifles in the most sinful ways for nearly 20 years, until I finally had enough money to buy one. Now I own five.

      Melvin Forbes, of the company now known as New Ultra Light Arms, has been building that same rifle for 33 years. During that time, he has never missed attending SHOT Show, where, with his remarkable creation, he amazes those who walk into his booth. Other companies have tried to copy his rifle, other companies have even bought Melvin’s company and tried to build his rifle. They have all failed—but Melvin and his rifle remain. You might be able to learn a thing or two from Melvin. I know I have.

      Richard Mann (RM): Melvin, tell me about your first SHOT Show?

      A SHOT Show veteran of 33 years, Melvin Forbes is seen here at work in his shop in the hills of West Virginia, where he still builds some of the best rifles money can buy.

      Melvin Forbes (MF): It was January of 1985, in Atlanta. I remember I was looking for furniture for the booth, and asked a guy how much it would cost. When he told me, I said, “I don’t want to buy it, I just want to rent it!” He said, “You are renting it. Welcome to show business.”

      We incorporated Ultra Light Arms in September of 1984. When I decided to attend SHOT Show, I had four complete rifles and was out of cash. I wrote letters to all the magazine editors and big-name gun writers of the time, told them we were building a .308 Winchester rifle that weighed 4.5 pounds, had a composite stock, a Douglas barrel and a Timney trigger. Jim Carmichael with “Outdoor Life” was the only one who responded. Twenty minutes after the 1985 SHOT Show opened on the first day, Carmichael came by the booth wanting to look at the rifle.

      I then spent the rest of that SHOT Show grabbing the writers I recognized as they walked by. I remember one even covered his badge and turned his head as he passed the booth.

      Melvin Forbes and his wife, Patty, receiving the NRA Golden Bullseye Award in 2011. Patty has been Melvin’s constant companion at SHOT Show.

      RM: How important was that first SHOT Show, with regards to the success of your company?

      MF: Our success was totally dependent on the show. The first day back in the shop, Carmichael called, but I was out of the shop. I was excited to call him the next morning, but figured I ought to wait until at least 8:00 a.m. About 20 minutes after 7:00, my phone rang, and it was Jim. He said, “I thought you were going to call me this morning.” I told him I was waiting for a reasonable hour and he said, “I’ve been up since six.” I told him I had too, we laughed, and he said he wanted to include my rifle in “Outdoor Life’s” list of new guns for 1985. When that issue came out, they published a picture of my rifle, and Carmichael had written something like, “Get used to the name Ultra Light Arms, they are going to make some noise,” and the phone started ringing off the hook. Carmichael was right.

      RM: What is your best SHOT Show memory?

      MF: The opportunity to have had a conversation with fellow West Virginian and legend, General Chuck Yeager. I remember he was standing at a bar. I gathered up all my gumption, pulled my britches up tight, walked right up to him and nervously said, “General Yeager, my name is Melvin Forbes and I want to shake your hand.” Yeager glared at me, squeezed my hand, and said, “You build guns.” I was floored.

      RM: What SHOT Show mistakes have you made or moment you had that made you realize you might should have done something differently?

      MF: I should have gone to a 10×20-foot booth sooner. It would have helped me build priority points and move up the ladder. That allows you to pick a better booth each year. After I increased the booth size and got those points, I started selecting end-cap booths, which provide more prominence; you get traffic from more than one direction. It’s all about visibility. If those attending SHOT Show do not see you, you cannot talk to them.

      The New Ultra Light Arms Model 20. A less than five-pound .308 Winchester with a 22-inch barrel that’s capable of tack-driving accuracy.

      RM: What advice do you have for other start-up and small companies/manufacturers when it comes to making the most of SHOT Show?

      The author’s son with a springbok in Africa. New Ultra Light Arms rifles are generational; this rifle belonged to his father.

      MF: Be prepared to spend the money. Take advantage of all of the various nuances of the show. Purchase banner ads and get your name out. And don’t snub opportunities to meet and dine with other SHOT Show attendees. That’s how I got to be lifelong friends with Bob Nosler and Bill Jordan.

      You also have to have a good pair of shoes. If you’re going to be the face of the company, you have to be available from the time the show opens until it closes, because somebody’s going to walk by and want to talk to you. You better be there and you better be on your feet, smiling. Also, all along I knew I could not afford high-dollar ads in the magazines, so I put efforts into building relationships with writers and editors.

      ***

      Melvin Forbes and the author with a New Mexico bull elk taken with a New Ultra Light Arms Model 20 in .308 Winchester.

      The company Melvin Forbes started in 1985 made such an impact on the firearms industry, almost every rifle manufacturer tried to offer a similar gun. In 1999, Forbes sold Ultra Light Arms to Colt’s, and, in 2000, the company went bankrupt. Forbes had to buy his company back and had to add “New” to the company name. Again, this time in 2010, Melvin sold his company to Forbes Rifles, which kept him on as a consultant. But the new owners didn’t listen to Melvin, and in just a few years that business, too, became defunct. New Ultra Light Arms is now back under the control of the man who started the company, a true legend in the firearms industry and a man who has consecutively attended 33 SHOT Shows! Make sure to stop by his booth at the 2018 show—he’s always worth your time.

      The post SHOT Show 40th Anniversary — Blast From the Past: New Ultra Light Arms appeared first on NSSF SHOT Show 2018.
      Melvin Forbes with the rifle that changed his life, altered rifle history and that was a hit at the 1985 SHOT Show.

      From its humble beginnings in St. Louis, in 1979, to taking every nook and cranny of the Sands Expo Center in 2017, the SHOT Show is the industry’s signature event, bringing together more than 1,700 exhibitors and 65,000 attendees. Next January, SHOT Show will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary, so we asked a handful of today’s top outdoor writers to pick two ... See more
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      SHOT Show 40th Anniversary — Blast From the Past: New Ultra Light Arms
    • The tremendous success of the Supplier Showcase at the 2017 SHOT Show strongly demonstrated that our manufacturers are constantly looking for new material suppliers and opportunities to connect with trending innovation and products — that means SHOT Show is the marketplace for all members of our industry.

      The 2017 Supplier Showcase featured more than 260 third-party OEM suppliers who networked with more than 2,500 firearms industry exhibitors and their design and engineering professionals. You told us you wanted more, so to meet this demand, the 2018 Supplier Showcase has been expanded to two full days, now encompassing both Monday and Tuesday of SHOT Week.

      As of this posting, we have more than 300 third-party suppliers registered to participate in 2018, and space assignments begin for those vendors in a few weeks. We’ve increased the available space in the Venetian to accommodate the newly expanded Supplier Showcase, so if you as an exhibitor or product designer have suppliers or service providers in your network who may want to participate, please pass along the link www.SHOTShow.com/suppliershowcase to them immediately and have them sign up now before space runs out. You can also provide them this video, which provides an excellent overview of what took place during the 2017 Supplier Showcase.

      Finally, as an exhibitor, please plan now to have the appropriate engineers, designers and procurement personnel on your staff scheduled to be in Las Vegas to take part in SHOT Week when the Supplier Showcase is taking place on Jan. 22-23, 2018. For more information, click here or call SHOT Show Management at 702-216-5847.

      The post Expanded Supplier Showcase Returning for 2018 SHOT Show appeared first on NSSF SHOT Show 2018.
      The tremendous success of the Supplier Showcase at the 2017 SHOT Show strongly demonstrated that our manufacturers are constantly looking for new material suppliers and opportunities to connect with trending innovation and products — that means SHOT Show is the marketplace for all members of our industry.

      The 2017 Supplier Showcase featured more than 260 third-party OEM suppliers who networked with more than 2,500 firearms industry exhibitors and their design and engineering ... See more
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      Expanded Supplier Showcase Returning for 2018 SHOT Show
    • Ami  was born on the 26th of february 2004

      Ami is sponsored by Weshoot / CPC/ Laporte

      She shoots at High Harthay Shooting Ground  and shoots with a 12g Fabarm and a 12g Beretta Auto

      Ami is based in Soham in Cambridgeshire

      It was inevitable that Ami would eventually start shooting at some point with her Brother Taylor, Dad and Grandad all shooting. The first time she had a go at shooting was at the East Anglian Game Fair when she was 5 years old on the have a go stand. There is a video of this on her dads you tube account (jon081273).  She didn’t really do much more shooting until she turned 11 and has been fitting it in around her competitive  Dancing and  Kuk Sool Won classes, where she is nearly a black belt.

      Ami hopes to do a lot more shooting in the future

      The highlights of her career so far have been  shooting as part of the Cambridgeshire Ladies Team and shooting the World Compak in France in September 2017.

      Ami is coached by her dad and her brother Taylor.

      Her goals for the future include shooting for Team GB and the England Team.

      Ami shoots all over the country but mainly practices at High Harthay Shooting Ground and Cambridge Gun Club.

      Achievements

      2015

      Cambridgeshire Sport trap Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire Sporting Colts Champion

       2016

      British Sporting Lady Colts Bronze 2017TSC

      Oxford Lady Prep Gold 47/50

      TSC Universities Challenge Lady Prep Gold 89/100

      TSC Bredon Lady Prep Gold 41/50English Open Lady Colts Bronze

      British Open Sportrap Lady Colts Gold

      British Open Sporting Lady Colts Silver

      Shooting for Cambridgeshire Ladies Team IC Sporting
      Ami  was born on the 26th of february 2004

      Ami is sponsored by Weshoot / CPC/ Laporte

      She shoots at High Harthay Shooting Ground  and shoots with a 12g Fabarm and a 12g Beretta Auto

      Ami is based in Soham in Cambridgeshire

      It was inevitable that Ami would eventually start shooting at some point with her Brother Taylor, Dad and Grandad all shooting. The first time she had a go at shooting was at the East Anglian Game Fair when she was 5 years old on the have ... See more
      Ami Hedgecock
    • Le championnat World Skeet se déroulera du 29 septembre au 7 octobre 2017 à San Antonio, une compétition de tir organisé par le NSSA ,fondé en 1928, et comptant près de 15.000 membres. Il detient le record depuis 1935 et toutes les coupes ainsi que trophés y sont entreposés au sein du musée.
      Un stand Laporte sera en permanence assurée par l'équipe USA, au Building 2, où vous pourrez retrouver des articles en vente. See more on line
      Word Skeet USA 2017
    • Taylor was born on the 19th of July 1998 and is based in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

      ​Taylor is sponsored by CPC/ Weshoot/ Laporte, Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy, Jack Pyke High Harthay Shooting Ground,GMK, Eley Hawk and Starkey Headsets

      He shots with a Beretta 692 Black Edition and a Beretta Auto

      ​He started shooting when his Grandad took him shooting just before his 9th Birthday and has been shooting ever since. He was instantly hooked and enjoy every minute that he is out with his gun.

      His goals for the future include winning a junior and a senior world title

      Taylor is coached by Philip Thorrold

       The highlights of his career so far are making the England Senior team whilst still a Junior.Travelling to and shooting at some of the most fantastic shooting grounds around the world.

      ​Taylor shoots all over the country but mainly practices at High Harthay Shooting Ground and Cambridge Gun Club

      Achievements 

      2009

      Cambridgeshire County Olympic Trap Junior Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Double Rise Junior Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Skeet Doubles Junior Champion

      Cambridgeshire County All Round Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Sport Trap Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Skeet Colts Champion

      2010

      World Sportrap Colts Bronze

      Cambridgeshire County Skeet Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County ABT Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Sporting Champion

      Cambridgeshire County All Round Colts ChampionE J Churchills

      British Schools and Young Shots U14 Champion 2011

      Cambridgeshire County DTL Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Skeet Doubles Junior Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Sporting Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County Sport Trap Colts Champion

      Cambridgeshire County All Round B Class Champion (no colts title)

      East Midlands Sport Trap Junior Champion (no colts title)

      Oxford Schools Challenge 2nd in PrepBreadon Schools Challenge 1st in Prep

      E J Churchills British Schools and Young Shots U14 Champion

      British Open Sporting Colts Champion

      Southdowns UK Grand Masters Sporting Colts Champion

      Southdowns UK Grand Masters Sport Trap Colts Champion

      West Midlands Clubman Sporting Gun Junior Champion

      West Midlands Clubman Sporting Gun Top Catergory Shoot Off 1st

      Mitsubishi World Motors Reserved Winner

      2012

      English Open All Round Colts Champion

       British Open All Round Colts Champion

       World Sporting Colts Champion

       World Sport Trap Colts Champion

       British Open Sporting Colts Champion

       British Sportrap 2nd in Colts

       Classic 2012 Colts Champion

       Oxford and Bredon Schools Challenge Senior Boys Champion

       Oxford Schools Challenge Champion of Champions in Senior Boys

       Cambridgeshire County Sporting Colts Champion

       Cambridgeshire County All Round Colts Champion

       Cambridgeshire County Skeet Colts Champion

       Beretta World 2nd in B Class Many other Class wins at CPSA registered shoots and game fairs

      2013

       Young Shot of the Year 2012 Award at the CPSA annual awards

       British Open Sporting Colts Champion

       British Open Sportrap Colts Silver

       English Open Sporting Colts Champion

       Benelli U18 Junior Champion

       Beretta World U18 Junior Champion

       Classic Colts Champion

       British Grand Prix Sporting Compak Silver in juniors after a s/o

       Cambridgeshire County Skeet Colts Champion

       Cambridgeshire County ABT Colts Champion

       Cambridgeshire County Sporting Colts Champion

       Cambridgeshire County All Round Colts Champion

       National Inter County Colts Champion

       Oxford & Bredon Schools Challenge Senior Boys Champion

       Oxford Schools Challenge Champion of Champions Senior Boys

       Highest scoring colt at the Gold Cup

       Making the GB Junior team for the European championships in Italy and the World Championships in Russia

       Winner of the CPSA Colts challenge at the CLA Game Fair

       Many other Class wins at CPSA registered shoots and Game Fairs

       2014

       Cambridgeshire CPSA Young Achiever Award 2013

       East Midlands FITASC Junior Champion 2014

       Colts Champion at the Essex Masters 2014

       Colts World Sportrap Silver, EJ Churchills 2014

       Colts World English Sporting Bronze, EJ Churchills 2014

       English Open Sporting Colts Champion 2014

       Benelli SP Auto Colts (U18s) Champion 2014

       Classic 2014, Colts Runner Up

       Beretta World Colts (U18s) Champion 2014

       East Midlands Sportrap Champion 2014

       East Midlands Sportrap Junior Champion 2014

       Cambridgeshire County FITASC Junior Champion 2014

       British Open Sporting Junior Champion 2014

       Gamebore Gold Cup Junior Champion 2014

       National Inter County Sporting Junior Champion 2014

       Cambridgeshire County Sportrap Junior Champion 2014

       Cambridgeshire County Skeet Doubles Junior Champion 2014

      Qualified to shoot for the England Junior Sporting Team at the World Championships in Florida (first cap) and South Africa in 2015 

      2015

      Shooting for England at the World English Sporting Championships in FloridaTeam Silver

       Cambridgeshire County FITASC Junior Champion

       Benelli SP Auto AA Champion

       Benelli SP Auto U 18 Junior Champion

       British Grand Prix Compak Junior Bronze

       Cambridgeshire County All Round Junior Champion

       Beretta World Junior Champion

       Beretta World 2nd AA

       Cambridgeshire County Sporting Junior Champion

       East Midlands Inter Counties Sporting Junior Champion

       British Open Sportrap Junior Silver

       National Inter counties Junior Champion

       Shooting for England at the ICTSF World English Sporting in South Africa

       Junior Silver and Team Gold

       Cambridgeshire County Sportrap Champion

      2016

       Cambridgeshire Junior FITASC Champion 2016

       Clay Shooting Classic Junior Silver 2016

       Beretta World U18 Junior Champion

       Cambridgeshire Junior Sporting Champion 2016

       Team Silver for England Juniors World Championships 2016

       Silver British Sportrap Junior 2016

       Junior Champion Compak UK Championships 2016

       Cambridgeshire Junior Supreme Champion 2016

      2017

       Senior Boys Bronze University Challenge

       Cambridgeshire All Round Champion

       Cambridgeshire All Round Junior Champion

       TSC Bredon Gold 50/50

       TSC Champions of Champions 2017

       English Open Sporting 3rd over all (113/120) highest score

       English Open Sporting Junior Champion

       Benelli Sportrap Junior Champion/ A Class Champion

       Benelli SP Auto Silver Juniors

       Beretta World Junior Silver over 18s

       Clay Shooting Classic Junior Bronze

       Jack Pyke Junior Silver

       Eley Grand Prix Junior Silver

       ICTSF World Sportrap Junior Gold

       ICTSF World Sporting Senior Team Gold

       British Grand Prix Compak Junior Silver

       Cambridgeshire Skeet Doubles Champion

       Cambridgeshire Skeet Doubles Junior Champion

       Cambridgeshire DTL Junior Champion

       British Open Sportrap Junior Gold

       British Open Sporting Junior Silver

       British Open Sporting AA Bronze

       Compak UK Championships Junior Silver

       Making the Senior England Team for the ICTSF World Championships

       Making the Junior GB Team for the World Compak in France
      Taylor was born on the 19th of July 1998 and is based in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

      ​Taylor is sponsored by CPC/ Weshoot/ Laporte, Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy, Jack Pyke High Harthay Shooting Ground,GMK, Eley Hawk and Starkey Headsets

      He shots with a Beretta 692 Black Edition and a Beretta Auto

      ​He started shooting when his Grandad took him shooting just before his 9th Birthday and has been shooting ever since. He was instantly hooked and enjoy every minute that ... See more
      Taylor Hedgecock
    • There are dozens of pros and cons to leasing your retail or range space, just as there are to buying space. How do you sift through the legalese to secure a space that’s right for your business now and in the future? Business expert Robbie Brown has the answer, and he’ll be telling you all about them in the session “Buying Versus Leasing — Everything in Life is Negotiable,” part of the Retailer 101 learning track in the 2018 SHOT Show University.

      In this fast-paced session, Brown will cover the numerous topics and questions on leasing versus buying your storefront, including:

      - After 10 years, is it better to have ownership equity or just a pile of rent receipts?
      - Can you maneuver out of a lease obligation?
      - Cash flow and equity concerns.
      - Monthly payment tax deductions.
      - The roles demographics, the economy, interest rates, time horizons and your plans for additional stores play in your rent versus buy decision.
      - Ability to negotiate a favorable purchase price or lease rents and provisions.
      Robbie Brown

      Robbie Brown has an extensive background in retailing, wholesaling, distribution service industries, and consulting. He has been CEO of numerous companies in the shooting sports industry, including retail chains and distribution companies. He currently consults for businesses of all sizes in both the merchandise and service industries, as well as for a variety of corporations, industry groups and trade associations. Brown is a frequent roundtable moderator and speaker before industry trade shows, conventions and other corporate groups, and he has published more than 300 business-related articles, delivered hundreds of speeches and served as a business advisor to many CEOs both inside and outside of the firearms industry.

      Taking place Monday, January 22, the day before the 2018 SHOT Show opens, SHOT Show University is NSSF’s premier learning experience for retailers and range owners, providing business owners of all experience levels ways to improve their businesses. The forum is comprised of four learning tracks: Range, Compliance, Retailer 101 and the Master’s Class. Though anyone can attend any learning track, those with newly established FFL businesses, those looking to explore firearms retailing or firearms range businesses for the first time and those looking to expand their footprints with additional locations are especially encouraged to participate in the Retailer 101 track.

      Registration for the 2018 SHOT Show is scheduled to open in early October. Buyers and range owners successfully registering to attend the show can then register to participate in SHOT Show University and other events. NSSF Members receive a discount on their registration fee to attend SHOT Show University. For more information and to see the full SHOT Show University agenda and speaker lineup, go to www.SHOTShow.org and click on the “Attendees” heading at the top of the page.

      Sponsorship opportunities are available for SHOT Show University and other SHOT Week events. Contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at ctatulli@nssf.org to learn more about our wide variety of sponsorship options.

      The post Should You Lease or Buy Your Retail Space? 2018 SHOT Show University Provides the Answers appeared first on NSSF SHOT Show 2018.
      There are dozens of pros and cons to leasing your retail or range space, just as there are to buying space. How do you sift through the legalese to secure a space that’s right for your business now and in the future? Business expert Robbie Brown has the answer, and he’ll be telling you all about them in the session “Buying Versus Leasing — Everything in Life is Negotiable,” part of the Retailer 101 learning track in the 2018 SHOT Show University.

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      Should You Lease or Buy Your Retail Space? 2018 SHOT Show University Provides the Answers
    • Emma predominately shoots Sporting and FITASC although will also take part in Sport trap and compak

      Emma currently shoots with a Krieghoff K-80 Parcours 32 inch

      Although she first shot a gun just before her 16th Birthday, sheI did not properly start shooting until she was 17 as she took a 9-month ‘break’ for all of her school academic exams to ensure she achieved the best results possible. Now that her school exams are completed Emma has spent the last two years focusing on her shooting.

      Emma is currently studying at the University of Bath.

      She currently shoots at Churchill, Westfield, Gunsite and Podimore Shooting Grounds. She also has traps at her home where she can also practise.

      Her current goal is to keep earning England caps, and she would love to win ladies at the English/British Open Sporting. In the longer term her goal is to get an individual medal at an International event.

      Emma’s sponsors are(Krieghoff, West Country Guns, Fob cartridges, Vario plugs and Santander (through a Sports Scholarship at the University of Bath)

      Her coach is Shaun Stacey

      The highlight of her shooting career has been winning the UK Ladies FITASC in 2016 and gaining 3 England caps in 2017.

      Achievements:

      County Titles

      Somerset Ladies Sportrap Champion

      Somerset Ladies FITASC Champion

      Somerset Ladies Sporting Champion

      Somerset Junior Sporting Champion

      Somerset Junior FITASC Champion

      Somerset Junior Sportrap Champion

      Regional Team Titles

      Junior and Ladies Team Captain for the last three years.

      South West Ladies Team FITASC Champions

      South West Ladies Team Sporting Champions

      South West Ladies Team All Round Champions

      South West Junior Team Sportrap Champions

      South West Junior Team FITASC Champions

      South West Junior Team Sporting Champions

      South West Junior Team All Round Champions

      South West Senior Team Sporting Champions

      South West Senior FITASC Team Runners-up

      South West Senior All-Round Team Runners-up

      Regional Individual

      South West Ladies Sporting Champion

      South West Ladies FITASC Champion

      South West Ladies Sportrap Champion

      South West Junior Sporting Champion

      South West Junior FITASC Champion

      South West Junior Sportrap Champion

      National

      UK FITASC Ladies Champion

      English Open Junior Lady runner-up

      English Open Junior Lady 3rd

      British Open Junior Lady runner-up

      British Open Junior Lady 3rd

      Perazzi Grand Prix Ladies 2nd Place

      Ranked 1st Lady for FITASC in 2016 end of year rankings

      International

      ICTSF Ladies Team World Champions

      CPSA/NSCA Ladies Team World Sporting 2nd place

      World Junior Lady Sportrap Champion

      ICTSF World Sporting Junior Lady runner-up

      CPSA/NSCA World Sporting Junior Lady 3rd

      Other

      Qualified for England Ladies Team for CPSA/NSCA World Sporting Team 2017

      Qualified for England Ladies Team for ICTSF World Sporting Team 2017

      Qualified for England Ladies Team for Home International Team 2017

      Qualified for British Open Finals in both 2015 and 2016

      Qualified for Royal Berkshire Handicap Challenge Finals

      Highest England Ladies Team Member at ¾ Selection Shoots this year

      Most Promising South West Junior award from the South West CPSA

      University Level

      Santander Sports Scholar at the University of Bath

      University of Bath Dual Career Athlete

      British University and Colleges Ladies Champion
      Emma predominately shoots Sporting and FITASC although will also take part in Sport trap and compak

      Emma currently shoots with a Krieghoff K-80 Parcours 32 inch

      Although she first shot a gun just before her 16th Birthday, sheI did not properly start shooting until she was 17 as she took a 9-month ‘break’ for all of her school academic exams to ensure she achieved the best results possible. Now that her school exams are completed Emma has spent the last two years focusing ... See more
      Emma Stacey
    • Callum shoots with a Miroku MK38

      He shoots English Skeet, English sporting, all round and some trap events

      Callum’s coach for English skeet is David Beardsmore and his coach for English Sporting is Linda Grayson.

      Callum used to go pigeon shooting with his dad at his uncle’s farm in Scotland 10 years ago but he only started clay shooting four and a half years ago. He had his first shooting lesson at Garlands with Steve Bickley.

      He mostly goes to Doveridge Clay Sports Club for his shooting as that is where both of his lessons for skeet and sporting are held.

      The highlight of his shooting career was shooting for England in the junior team at Home Internationals for English Skeet 2017

      His goals for the future are to shoot in the Olympics

      Achievements: 

      Shooting for England in the junior team at the English Skeet home internationals 2017

      Winning new cap high gun at the home internationals 2017

      Runner up junior champion at the home internationals 2017

      Warwickshire county champion at English Skeet 2017

      Warwickshire junior champion for English skeet 2017

      English open English skeet championship runner up in juniors 2017

      World junior champion in All Round 2016

      Warwickshire Junior All round champion 2016

      Junior shooter of the year for Warwickshire runner up 2016

      Warwickshire junior champion in All round 2016
      Callum shoots with a Miroku MK38

      He shoots English Skeet, English sporting, all round and some trap events

      Callum’s coach for English skeet is David Beardsmore and his coach for English Sporting is Linda Grayson.

      Callum used to go pigeon shooting with his dad at his uncle’s farm in Scotland 10 years ago but he only started clay shooting four and a half years ago. He had his first shooting lesson at Garlands with Steve Bickley.

      He mostly goes to Doveridge ... See more
      Callum Jones
    • Les tireurs au fusil et au pistolet des fédérations non-sud-américaines ne participeront qu'aux événements de qualification et le score obtenu dans cette phase déterminera leur position dans un classement spécifique parmi ces participants.

      Un tireur junior peut former des équipes avec des tireurs seniors, mais ne fait que concourir individuellement dans sa catégorie, sinon il perdra le statut de junior et son résultat sera considéré comme celui d'un tireur senior.

      Les participants des équipes doivent être définis jusqu'à 1 heure avant le début de l'événement. Le nombre maximum de démarrages par événement est le nombre d'entrées de tireurs pouvant être acceptées pour chaque événement.

      Championnat du monde de handisport -  Tous les tireurs affiliés aux Comités paralympiques sud-américains peuvent participer. Les entrées seront également ouvertes à tous les tireurs brésiliens, dont les résultats dans la compétition seront vérifiés dans un cadre spécifique classé parmi ces tireurs en fonction du score obtenu dans la phase de qualification, outre les résultats obtenus dans le classement général du concours impliquant la participation de tous les autres tireurs sud-américains.

      Les lanceurs qui équiperont cet événement en Skeet et en Trap seront des lanceurs LAPORTE! 
      Les tireurs au fusil et au pistolet des fédérations non-sud-américaines ne participeront qu'aux événements de qualification et le score obtenu dans cette phase déterminera leur position dans un classement spécifique parmi ces participants.

      Un tireur junior peut former des équipes avec des tireurs seniors, mais ne fait que concourir individuellement dans sa catégorie, sinon il perdra le statut de junior et son résultat sera considéré comme celui d'un tireur ... See more
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      11ème Coupe Sud-Américaine 2017 & Championnat du Monde de Handisport
    • Limited Space Available for Other Exhibits
      Our friends at CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl PR & Advertising have announced that they are extending an invitation to the manufacturers of products such as pepper spray, stun guns and other goods the firearms industry refers to as the category of “less-lethal” products to exhibit in an all-new display area designed just for them and being added to the 2018 Industry Day at the Range. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is the Title Sponsor of Industry Day at the Range, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 22, the day before the opening day of 2018 SHOT Show, at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club.

      According to a recent Industry Day at the Range press release, the new Less-Lethal area will allow a fresh category of manufacturers an opportunity to demonstrate their product to the more than 1,600 media and buyers in attendance at Industry Day. This exhibit opportunity is being offered to the manufacturers of pepper spray, restraints, lighting, protective gear, diversion devices, stun devices, batons and similarly related products at a special rate.

      “The use of these special technologies is a great benefit for law enforcement, corrections, and military professionals,” says Kelsey Puryear, Manager of Industry Day at the Range. “We are excited that we can provide these manufacturers with an opportunity to showcase their products at Industry Day.”

      Exhibiting companies begin to receive media coverage the moment the day starts and continue to receive additional exposure during SHOT Show and throughout the year. Exhibitors get a jump on their competition with early exposure to their most important accounts and a chance to get excellent coverage from print, digital, broadcast and social media outlets. Industry Day at the Range is open to members of the outdoor media and select buyers via invitation only.

      Exhibitors of less-lethal products interested in participating in the 2018 Industry Day at the Range may view pricing and details on what is included in each exhibit here. Tent space for non-shooting companies and areas for on- and off-road vehicles, shotgun clay target, airgun and archery demo space also remain available. Pistol, rifle and full auto shooting positions are now sold out. Industry Day at the Range encourages all exhibitors planning to display at this event to register now to ensure the media and buyers you want in attendance are invited. Registration will close Sept. 29, 2017, unless space sells out sooner. For more information, visit www.SHOTShowRangeDay.com or contact Kelsey Puryear at Kelsey@cmgmarketingandevents.com.

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      Limited Space Available for Other Exhibits
      Our friends at CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl PR & Advertising have announced that they are extending an invitation to the manufacturers of products such as pepper spray, stun guns and other goods the firearms industry refers to as the category of “less-lethal” products to exhibit in an all-new display area designed just for them and being added to the 2018 Industry Day at the Range. The National Shooting Sports Foundation ... See more
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