Outdoors Notebook: CMP Talladega 600 Postponed; Sig Sauer Classes in Florida

In the latest outdoor news, the Civilian Marksmanship Program's Talladega 600 is postponed due to hurricane damage and Sig Sauer is offering firearms courses in Florida.

Outdoors Notebook: CMP Talladega 600 Postponed; Sig Sauer Classes in Florida

In the latest outdoor news ...

The Civilian Marksmanship Program will postpone its November Talladega 600 rifle and pistol event due to storm damage to portions of its 500-acre marksmanship park. The annual event, scheduled for Nov.16-22, will likely be rescheduled in January or February 2021, primarily at the discretion of the CMP‘s competitors.

“Unfortunately, our facility suffered damage to portions of our electronic targetry when Hurricane Zeta made landfall in our area,” said Mark Johnson, chief operating officer of the CMP.

“Key components necessary to repair the system ship from Norway and the timing will not allow us to complete repairs by November 16,” he said. “That takes us into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, leaving us no choice but to move the event into next year.”

The CMP Talladega 600 event features a wide variety of service rifle matches, pistol matches and vintage and rimfire rifle games events, education and training opportunities.

“Participants can expect contact from us soon to determine the best time slot to get the competition back on track,” Johnson said. “We recently performed a number of upgrades to our highpower range, so the timing of the damaging storms is unfortunate. We look forward to providing our participants with the best experience possible.”

Sig Sauer Academy Courses in Florida

Sig Sauer Academy will hold multiple courses at the Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Beginning in December 2020 through February 2021 exclusive Sig Sauer Academy course offerings will be taught by the academy instructors onsite at the Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club. The course offerings are as follows:

  • Handgun 102: This is step 2 in the Sig Sauer Academy foundational handgun series. Utilizing the principles of training in Handgun 101, this course takes students through the efficient and safe use of a handgun. Working from the holster, performing reloads, clearing stoppages, and correctly manipulating a trigger to maximize accuracy are all thoroughly taught in a relaxed, hands-on environment.
  • Handgun 103: Handgun 103 builds upon and refines the skill sets previously established in Handgun 102 while also introducing shooters to new drills, cutting edge concepts, and core shooting principles.
  • Mission: Red Dot: Leave the Iron Age behind. Proven on the battlefield and in competition, there is no longer any debate that a red dot makes for faster, more accurate shots over iron sights. Take your shooting to the next level with the course built specifically around this major advancement in firearm technology and learn to shoot and engage targets with a pistol mounted red dot.
  • Bullets and Bandages: This course teaches students how to keep themselves and their team members alive and fighting in critical injury situations. Students will master basic lifesaving emergency medical skills using equipment available under field conditions. Training scenarios presented also include basic weapon manipulation and live fire, while simulating high risk situations. Other topics covered include suppressive fire techniques, evasive action, and preparing wounded team members for evacuation and advanced medical care.
  • Basic Trauma Management: An 8-hour class designed to provide the end-user with the basic knowledge necessary to "Be the difference" in a life-threatening trauma situation. The student will learn basic human anatomy and physiology, injuries to the various systems of the body and how best to treat them as well as medical kit training, mass casualty principles and 911 communication. The day will end with various hands-on practical applications and rapid patient assessment drills. The time chooses you. Will you be ready?”

To register and review in-depth course descriptions and requirements, visit sigsaueracademy.com.

SAF Challenges New Jersey Firearms Laws

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging laws in the state of New Jersey that effectively prevent average, law-abiding citizens from legally carrying loaded sidearms outside of their homes for personal protection.

Joining SAF are the Firearms Policy Coalition, New Jersey Second Amendment Society and two private citizens, Stanley Bennett and Michael Hucker. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys David Jensen of Beacon, NY., Raymond M. DiGuiseppe of Southport, NC and Adam Kraut of Sacramento, CA.

Named as defendants are Clayton Police Chief Andrew Davis, Guttenberg Public Safety Director Robert D. White, Guttenberg Police Officer-in-Charge Juan Barrera, State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. The lawsuit is known as Bennett v. Davis.

The lawsuit challenges the Garden State’s restrictive gun laws relating to carrying loaded handguns outside of the home without a permit, along with the state’s regulatory scheme that makes it difficult for average citizens to apply for and receive a carry permit.

“The right to bear arms must be available to all citizens, not just a privileged few,” said SAF Founder and Executive Vice President, Alan Gottlieb. “Like other rights protected by the Constitution, that right is not limited to the confines of one’s home. Ever since the SAF victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago 10 years ago, the Second Amendment absolutely applies in New Jersey. We will continue to sue whoever we need to as we restore the Second Amendment one lawsuit at a time.”

Bass Pro Shops to Open Angler's Lodge in Missouri

Bass Pro Shops has purchased a La Quinta Inn near its existing Big Cedar Lodge golf courses, and plans to turn it into an Angler’s Lodge.

Bass Pro's Big Cedar Lodge has multiple courses that feature the terrain and scenery in the Ozarks. Included is Payne's Valley course, designed by Tiger Woods. The proposed Angler's Lodge would have 94 rooms and open in March 2021.

“We’re looking forward to offering guests new accommodations to share our genuine Ozarks hospitality and love of the outdoors at a convenient new location,” Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge founder Johnny Morris said in a statement. “Angler’s Lodge makes it easy to connect with the outdoors, including the spectacular Nature Golf.”

The lodge’s rooms, interior and exterior will resemble the Angler’s Lodge in Springfield near the Wonders of Wildlife museum.


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