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Skeet Shooting Review is the official magazine of the National Skeet Shooting Association and is published monthly. No other magazine dedicated exclusively to Skeet shooting enjoys a larger circulation. SSR is included in the membership of NSSA members and is also available for subscription to non-members. Submit any materials to be considered for publication to ssr@nssa-nsca.com.

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Briley Hosts Annual Blue Goose Shoot Briley Hosts Annual Blue Goose Shoot

One of the most fun skeet shoots of the year is the annual Briley Blue Goose at the Greater Houston Gun Club, and the shooting is only part of the fun. Videographer Gene Stewart reported from the Blue Goose last weekend and created a recap of the event (don’t miss the trick-shooting about halfway through!), along with daily videos of the shoot-offs. “They put on one heck of a shoot,” said Gene. “What a gun club! Everyone... [more...]


Win Kolar Max Skeet in U.S. Open Raffle Win Kolar Max Skeet in U.S. Open Raffle

A $50 investment could win you a Kolar Max Skeet shotgun at the U.S. Open Skeet Championship, if you’re the buyer of the winning raffle ticket. Rochester-Brooks Gun Club is holding the raffle in conjunction with the U.S. Open, which it will host September 10-13. The winner will take home a Kolar Max Skeet Super Standard Grade shotgun with 30-inch barrels, AAA tubes, and an airline-approved case. Tickets cost $50 each or 3 for $125. Only 600... [more...]


Dustan Taylor Wins Armed Forces Shoot Dustan Taylor Wins Armed Forces Shoot

The Armed Forces Skeet Association held its 2015 Championships recently at the Conservation Park of Virginia near Richmond, Virginia, with 143 active duty, veteran, and retired military shooters participating. SPC Dustan Taylor won not only the HOA Championship, but also the 20 Gauge, .410 Bore, and Doubles events. Service teams marching onto the field during opening ceremonies. Photo courtesy Armed Forces Skeet Association The Armed Services Skeet... [more...]


Giambrone Video: Developing a Style Giambrone Video: Developing a Style

While some skeet shooting “rules” seem universal, in reality, if you shoot long enough, you will develop your own style — your stance, the way you hold your shotgun, your hold points, equipment selections, and other characteristics. Paul Giambrone III is known for his distinctive style; in the video below, he explains how he arrived at his style and how you can develop a style of your own. Video by Gene Stewart Paul Giambrone... [more...]


Snyder Video Tip: Gauge Differences Snyder Video Tip: Gauge Differences

Skeet instructor Don Snyder addresses a question that skeet shooters, especially beginners, may wonder about as they prepare for four-gun competition: what should a shooter do differently when shooting a 12 gauge shotgun vs. a smaller bore shotgun, such as a 28 gauge? Video by Gene Stewart Don Snyder is an NSSA Level 4 Certified Instructor and the former NSSA Chief Instructor. He is also the former NSSA-NSCA Executive Director. For information... [more...]


Paillex Registers 350,000th Target Paillex Registers 350,000th Target

Col. Gregg Paillex, USAF(Ret.), a prior Toepperwein Memorial Shoot Champion, smashed his 350,000th target at the 53rd Annual Toepperwein Memorial at the San Antonio Gun Club on April 26, 2015. Pictured with Gregg are his squadmates Mike Fox, Bob Henderson, and Don Snyder. Joining in the celebration is Michael Dowling, NSSA Director. Have you reached a milestone recently or celebrated a momentous occasion at your skeet club? We’d like to hear... [more...]


16 Become Life Members in April 16 Become Life Members in April

Welcome to 16 NSSA members who took the big step of becoming Life Members in April! They have joined the ranks of our most committed members, and we are pleased to recognize their dedication to the sport of skeet and the association. Our newest Life Members include: John Basilone – Garland, TX John C. Hess – Hermitage, TN Chuck Melman – Charlotte, NC Max Kent – Milwaukee, WI Edward F. Kelley – Montoursville, PA Daniel... [more...]


Redeem Your Rewards Points in June Redeem Your Rewards Points in June

It’s almost time to redeem the Shooting for Rewards points you’ve been earning for shooting registered targets! The next redemption period will be during the month of June. All the points you’ve earned since October 1, 2013, minus any you have redeemed, are still in your account and available to spend. Please note that any Shooting for Rewards points earned in 2013, prior to the launch of the rewards program, will expire following... [more...]


WSRC Seeking Management Candidates WSRC Seeking Management Candidates

The World Shooting and Recreational Complex, located in Sparta, Illinois, is accepting resumes for an Executive Director of the facility. In addition, resumes are being sought for three individuals to develop, foster, and oversee the Trap/Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Rifle and Pistol venues. Interested parties should send their resumes to Chris Hespen at Chris.hespen@illinois.gov. Learn more about the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.  Read More →


Shima Video: Skeet and the Eyes Shima Video: Skeet and the Eyes

We asked renowned skeet shooting instructor John Shima to discuss some of his perspectives on the game of skeet and how the eyes work while skeet shooting. Video by Gene Stewart John Shima is a five-time World Skeet Champion and instructor who is known for helping skeet shooters deal with eye dominance and vision issues. You can learn more about John and contact him through his website, www.johnshima.com.  Read More →