Shooting Sports USA - March 2018 - 4
This month's cover feature highlights a shooter who needs little introduction-
Julie Golob. The Captain of Smith & Wesson's shooting team, she's well known as
a three-time NRA Bianchi Cup Women's Champion, and also for winning countless
other national and international championships. What's more important, however, is
the story of how Golob has inspired the next generation of competitive shooters-
especially women. Read our cover story on page 22.
Takedowns date back to the muzzleloader era, and they have been experiencing a
renaissance of sorts over the past few years. Field Editor Art Merrill puts the Takedown
X22 Backpacker through its paces in this month's Product Focus. Read his review
starting on page 16.
There's always a bevy of new products at the SHOT Show each year. Art Merrill was on
the show floor this past January, and he rounded up some of the best new competitive
shooting gear from some of your favorite companies. Read his report on page 28.
Six-time Olympic medalist and NRA Board Member Kim Rhode had another stellar
shooting season in 2017, with multiple international victories. You can learn more
about how Rhode won the prestigious International Shooting Sports Federation
Female Shooter of the Year award on page 32.
Among many other accomplishments last year, Max Michel wowed the competitive
shooting world when he set a Guinness World Record for action pistol. Learn more
about Michel's record-breaking year on page 36.
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