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There is no Next Episode of Shooting USA planned.
80,000 NRA Members gather in Louisville for the 145th Annual Meeting. It's a huge celebration of the Second Amendment and this time there's major political news. And, a surprising number of new guns being announced. Plus, the story of the "Dick Special", the Colt Detective Special, that's now one of History's Guns. And hundreds of college students spend their Spring Break in Alabama competing in the College Pistol Nationals.
It's a classic pistol competition as Col. Jeff Cooper first created the combat sport. 400 USPSA members compete in Barry, Illinois with single-stack 1911's, in the biggest championship competition of the year. Plus the history of John Browning's 1911 that is clearly of History's most famous Guns. And the little known museum in Alabama with the 8,000 weapons collected by one man who had been an American spy in World War Two.
The GAP Grind Pro-Am opens one of the most intimidating competitions to new shooters. It's long range Precision Rifle competition in Tennessee, with John now considered an experienced Pro, helping a new shooter compete. Plus, Japan's historic, yet unreliable revolver is one of History's Guns. And juniors are breaking a lot of clays at the SCTP Nationals.
This is the year the world's most prestigious handgun championship becomes twice as difficult. To take the cup the top competitors have to shoot the four stages of fire twice, combining their qualifying score with their second round of shooting the plates, the barricades, the practical, and the mover. Julie Golob joins John Scoutten to present the action from Columbia, Missouri. Plus, the High Standard from World War Two, and the movie guns Clint Eastwood ordered for his film, American Sniper.
It's drag racing with guns! Draw and shoot five steel targets for time... and it gets very fast when the top Pro Shooters step into the shooting box. John and Tony have the highlights, with shot-string timing, to the championship.
It's the match limited to the guns people actually carry, 5-shot revolvers and small autoloaders. The defensive scenarios are creative and challenging on the S&W Indoor Ranges in Massachusetts. And it's the best possible practice for a real-life emergency. Plus, the 1873 Single Action Army is one of History's Guns. And Colt relaunches the company and the new guns now focused on serving civilian customers.
Zombies are invading Nebraska! It's Hornady's Pandemic in the Heartland that's become a tradition in five years of competition and weekend fun. Plus, the Model One, the first successful firearm from Smith and Wesson, is now one of History's Guns.