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COMPETITORS' CORNER
I am very sad to announce that the shooting sports have lost one of their best. In
August, Paul Nordquist, noted smallbore competitor and Shooting Sports USA author,
passed away. While his shooting accomplishments are worthy of note, Nordquist's
true legacy will be the numerous articles he authored about the history of the
shooting sports. His writing filled pages of Precision Shooting magazine, and the book
The National Matches 1903-2003 The First 100 Years. His passion for the history of
competition will enrich future generations of shooters. Read Hap Rocketto's touching
tribute to Paul on page 8.
On another note, this month's feature article covers the very first NRA High Power
Rifle Championships conducted at the tournament's new home-Indiana's Camp
Atterbury. Located about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, this active National Guard base
boasts over 60 ranges, making it the ideal new home for NRA High Power. Read our
coverage beginning on page 24.
Why dry fire? Author Jim Shults has written a two-part series that not only shares
tips, but also why a serious competitor should dry fire-muscle memory, draw speed,
sight alignment, trigger function, etc. Shooters who consistently win dry fire. Read part
one of Shults' advice on page 32.
Military surplus sales have been the lifeblood of the CMP for decades. But, the days of
these sales may be coming to an end because their supply of M1 rifles is just about gone.
Read how the CMP is exploring alternative sources of revenue starting on page 38.
SSUSA first reported on the Australian built and developed HEX Electronic Targets
last December, when they were installed at the Reade Rifle Range in Fallen Timber, PA.
What makes HEX different from others is the fact that it incorporates eight acoustic
sensors for additional precision in recording hits. This summer, the Bridgeville Rifle and
Pistol Club in Bridgeville, DE, installed the new HEX E-Target System making it the third
club in the U.S. to install HEX E-Targets. Read what high power shooters had to say
about their debut on page 42.
A final note: I am elated to announce the promotion of two key SSUSA contributors
to Field Editor-Art Merrill and Chris Christian. Art has been a contributor to the
magazine for over 10 years and is a former Navy shooter. He is a Vintage Military Rifle
expert among many other competitive talents, and one of the best in the business at
breaking down complex subjects. A veteran newsman with a keen photographic eye,
Art has penned some of the most popular articles we have featured over the last few
years, including "Goodbye, Brass"-featured on the cover of the February 2017 issue.
Chris Christian joined our writing team a few months after I took the wheel in early
2015. Since then, he has proven to be one of the most knowledgeable writers on
action shooting in the United States-focusing on IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge
competition. A skilled competitive shooter, you can tell his enthusiasm for these sports
in his writing, especially his informative product reviews. But don't take my word for
it-see for yourself by reading his article on the STI DVC Steel handgun in this month's
Product Focus on page 14.
Partner's Corner will return next month.

John Parker
Managing Editor, Shooting Sports USA

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