Shooting in the Outdoors

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Mental Game: Get Back on the Horse and Shoot

I am sure that you have heard the old saying, if you fall off the horse the best thing you can do is get back on. I am not a fan of horses, (never actually ridden one) but I think the same concept applies to all activities, including shooting.

A post by one of my favorite bloggers, Gretchen Rubin, who was quoting Open, by Andre Agassi  talks about how winning changes nothing and how the good of a win is not as big as the bad of a loss. This blog post really spoke to me, as I recently had one of those bad matches that I was having trouble shaking.  So, I had to come up with my own  crash course plan to “Get Back on the Horse and Shoot!”.

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5 Ways to Make Dry Fire Easier

Dry fire practice has done more good for me over the years than any other practice. It is relatively cheap (usually only costing time), very diverse and amazingly easy, well, easy in theory. I am always happier when I dry fire but sometimes I struggle to make myself do it. But never fear, I have come up with some great ways to make it a little easier.

Disclaimer: These tips have worked well for me. They may not work for you but hopefully it will spark some ideas to help you get started.

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Why I Love Working at the NRA Annual Meetings

If you have never had the opportunity to attend the National Rifle Associations Annual Meetings you are missing out on some of the most fun you can have off a shooting range. Literal acres of guns and gear, tens of thousands of people and visiting cities all over the United States make for a weekend of fun!
 While I absolutely love attending the show, I really enjoy working the show as an exhibitor. Work! That is right, I said the four letter word, but I have my reasons.
 Working the show gives me one of the greatest thrills- seeing a ginormous empty room become a veritable city of firearms gear. What starts out as an empty convention center becomes a room full of booths, gear and people in only two days. The process is amazing and even though it is work to set up, it is exciting to see the process from start to finish.

 Working the show also gives me the absolute best opportunity to meet more people! I have attended the NRA Show as just a spectator and all that walking around makes it difficult to connect with anyone. Cell phones never seem to work in convention halls so being at one (or two) places for the whole show gives you the chance to see everybody you already know, and to meet a whole group of new friends.

 While the work may come at the price of sore feet, sometimes it also gives you the bonus of insider information and opportunities. This year I was really lucky that along with signing autographs and answering questions in the Smith and Wesson booth I also got to see and be a part of the live podcast! Really exciting stuff.

While no one ever wants to go to work, I feel very blessed that my work takes me to such unique events and opportunities.

Check out The Rogers Report Women’s Outdoor News!

This year I am so excited because I am getting the chance to accomplish one of the goals I had set for myself. When 2014 started I had the resolution that I wanted to write more; I wanted to do more on my blog and I wanted to find another place to write. Well, I am SO excited because the Women’s Outdoor News has given me the chance to write! Please check out The Rogers Report my new column on the Women’s Outdoor News. For my first month I decided to do a little blast from the past and talk about the gear involved in Cowboy Action Shooting.