Monthly Archives: July 2015

TRUGLO® TFX™ Sights
by Rich Grassi

I often get asked to take a look at new products for the self-defense/law enforcement market. Sometimes the results are good and sometimes they’re not so good. As a police Physical Skills Trainer, Developer of the Premier Handgun/Long Gun Retention and Disarming System and Founder of the National Law Enforcement Training Center, Jim Lindell is often known to say, “Just because something’s possible doesn’t make it a good idea.”

Now, Jim is old school. And with my gray hair, one can tell I’m rapidly obsolescing – and that includes my vision. I’ve been searching for highly visible sights for defense handguns and that search has taken me in many directions over the years. Colleague Dave Spaulding pulled me in the direction of contrasting colors while Ashley Emerson pushed me toward dangerous game sights.

Currently the typical set-up is the high, fixed sight with a white dot up front and a pair of white dots on the rear – one on either side of the rear sight notch. That’s not always a good idea, but it certainly beats what we used to have.  I witnessed, during coverage of the Shooting Industry Masters side matches this year, military-standard 1911A1 sights on currently made copies of those guns…and people are shocked that anyone could have used the miserable – old – tiny sights from the WWII (and earlier) era.

TRUGLO®, innovative maker of sights for firearms, air guns, crossbows and archery, as well as optics, has been making use of fiber-optic technology for more than twenty years now. Fiber-optic sights are great, if you have light to use them. Some folks have told me that night sights are useless…

“If you can’t see the sights, you can’t identify your target.”

That’s nonsense! One of the latest of my escapades to prove said ‘nonsense’ was the inaugural Smith and Wesson IDPA Backup Gun National matches. On several stages, the targets were brightly lit, but the shooter operated in the shadows. People with night sights cleaned up on those stages. I had a loaner S&W M&P Shield with stock sights so I was shooting like I was reading Braille – couldn’t see a thing. And, you can’t see the glowing tritium of night sights in broad daylight.

 

The fiber-optic tubes are well protected. The rear sight has black “rear retention rings” around the display windows – to minimize them visually as the shooter’s focus should be on the front sight.

The fiber-optic tubes are well protected. The rear sight has black “rear retention rings” around the display windows – to minimize them visually as the shooter’s focus should be on the front sight.

TRUGLO® decided to combine the best of both worlds – tritium and fiber-optic technology. While they were doing so, they sought to make the sights duty-gear rugged in design and finish. They elected to use tritium and fiber-optic rods in both the front and rear sight. The outcome are the patented Tritium-Fiber Optic (TFO™) enabled TFX™ sights.

I was of the camp that the glowing sight should be upfront. Why complicate things? Well, have you ever reached for a gun in conditions of darkness? I’ve looked, just to ensure a gun was in its hiding place when I’m sleeping so I can have quick firearms access. The glowing dots on rear sight give me a visual confirmation of the gun’s location and orientation.

Still, how do we avoid losing the front sight dot between a pair of dots glowing closer to your eyes?  TRUGLO® solved that little problem with a pair of answers. The front TFX™ sight has the TFO™ element surrounded by a white ring – a “Focus Lock” ring. This draws the eye up front where the visual focus belongs and black “Rear Retention” rings surround the rear sight elements. This means that now you can transition from light to dark conditions or vice-versa and still see your sighs at all times because of the use of fiber-optic in light and tritium in decreased light.

2. The front sight has a “Focus Lock” white ring around the display window. This draws the shooter’s eye.

1. TRUGLO TFX sights are long – fiber-optic rods take up space – but aren’t ungainly and give the pistol a sleek look.

The hermetically sealed TFX™ capsules encase the tritium and fiber-optic elements from cleaning products including ultra-sonic cleaning processes and environmental variables, keeping your firearm easy to clean and care for.   These sights are not purely ‘sporting use’ sights but are truly ‘depend on [for] your life’ sights. Their “Fortress Finish” and 12-year limited warranty seal the deal – there is no reason to look for another sight.

 

The sight picture: The front sight is in sharp focus, nearly centered in the rear sight notch. The front sight is a little low in this shot but it’s still a “hit.”

A number of law enforcement agencies have approved the TRUGLO® TFX™ sights.  I have a set on my second-hand GLOCK 21 SF. It had night sights that were dimming and the gun needed a set of ‘eyes.’ When the armorer did the installation, he said it appeared that someone had removed material from the slide dovetail instead of the bottom of the night sight – making the TFX™ a loose fit. He did a “factory adjustment” to ensure stability. He then gave the TFX™ sights his greatest accolade. “Even I could see them!”

For TFX™ model availability for your self-defense handgun, check the TRUGLO® website.

Rich Grassi, founder and editor of The Tactical Wire and Ready for Anything Wire —both free-subscription email news wires, has been an outdoors writer for over 21 years. Retired from a career in local law enforcement, his experience includes law enforcement firearms instruction and as a university adjunct instructor in criminal justice.

Single-Pin vs. Multi-Pin Bow Sights
By Rob Reaser

Forget the arguments. Bow sight selection comes down to personal hunting style.

We all like a good controversy, especially when it helps to pass a long evening in hunting camp or a rainout at the 3D range.

Today, one of bowhunting’s hottest “issues of passion” involves bow sights; specifically, whether single-pin “slider” sights or conventional multi-pin sights are best for bowhunting.

The truth is, both single-pin (or single-dot) sights and multi-pin sights are ideal for bowhunting, so don’t get drawn into the argument of which is best. Both will help you put an arrow in the kill zone. The real question is, “Which one is best for you and your style of bowhunting?”

Since you can’t take a new sight out for a thorough test drive, we want to discuss both sight designs, explain the advantages and caveats of each, and explore the hunting applications they are most suited for. With this information, you can make an informed bowhunting sight purchase for the upcoming season.

The Basics

Rob Reaser Carbon HybridMulti-pin sights have been around since the resurgence of modern archery. Although the current crop of sights, with their lightweight bodies and advanced fiber-optics, are light years ahead of the old-school designs, they still work on the same principle of multiple pins providing point-of-impact aiming for established distances. A typical multi-pin sight will have four to six adjustable pins enclosed in a circular housing. The shooter sets each pin to a specific distance. Most bowhunters set the top pin for 20 yards, the second pin for 30 yards, and so on. You can adjust windage (left and right) by moving the sight housing left or right, or adjust elevation by moving the individual pins up or down. Simple stuff.

 

rob reaser TG700_LSingle-pin sights are as the name implies. There is only one aiming reference, yet this reference provides point-of-impact sighting throughout a bowhunter’s effective lethal range—from close up to around 100 yards. Setup can vary between models, but generally you sight the bow in for 20 yards and 40 yards and mark the sight bracket accordingly. Next, select a pre-calculated yardage tape where the selected 20- and 40-yard ticks line up with the 20- and 40-yard sight-in marks on the bracket. Because the yardage tape matches arrow drop at two points-of-impact (20 and 40 yards), you can move the yardage adjustment mechanism to any yardage point on the tape and be sure of your point-of-impact.

 

Advantages

Single-pin sights have become increasingly popular in recent years for several reasons, most notably for their ability to provide precise point-of-impact at variable distances. If you range a deer at 46 yards, simply adjust the sight to the 46-yard mark and you’re on target. Another big advantage to single-pin sights is the reduced sight picture clutter. There is only one pin or dot within the sight housing, giving you a clear view of your target and any obstructions that might be in the way, such as tree limbs or brush.

With multi-pin sights, all of the pins will be visible in the sight picture, and you must be careful to select the correct pin for the distance you are shooting. The advantage of the multi-pin sight is that no adjustments to the sight are required prior to taking the shot. In a fast-changing hunting situation where your target is moving, target acquisition is quicker with a multi-pin sight than it is with a single-pin sight.

 

Caveats

Of course, the quicker target acquisition of multi-pin sights comes at a slight cost. Each pin is zeroed for a specific yardage, and that means shooting at a target between the sight-in yardages requires some practiced “guesstimating.” We call this “pin-gap sighting.” Taking our hypothetical deer at 47 yards, you’ll shoot slightly high if you aim with your 50-yard pin, and shoot a good bit low if you use your 40-yard pin. Through practice, you’ll learn how much over or under to hold at these in-between distances when using multi-pin sights. In this case, you would want to use your 50-yard pin and hold slightly under your intended point-of-impact.

rob reaser TG6401GB_LThe single-point sight, on the other hand, eliminates this challenge. Simply adjust your sight to the 47-yard mark on the bracket and you will be spot-on. The caveat is that you have to take time to adjust your sight pin. That’s fine if the deer is standing still and not looking at you; however, if the deer is moving about and changing its distance from you, you’ll need to readjust the pin as the situation demands. Fortunately, single-pin or single-dot sights, such as TRUGLO’s ARCHER’S CHOICE® RANGE•ROVER™ or RANGE•ROVER™ PRO, have an easy-to-use yardage adjustment wheel. This wheel lets you dial-in your sight quickly with just one hand and with minimal body movement.

 

Hunting Applications

While bowhunters use both single-pin and multi-pin sights for all hunting conditions, as we mentioned earlier, which style is best for you depends on your hunting style and the environment you typically hunt in.

Many bowhunters find the single-pin sight to be optimal for treestand or ground blind hunting when the targeting opportunities are controlled or predictable. An example would be when you know that deer approaching from direction X will present a shot opportunity at distance Y. Treestand and blind hunting also usually give the bowhunter more time and cover to make adjustments if the deer are moving.

One tactic single-pin enthusiasts sometimes use when hunting from treestands or ground blinds is pre-setting their pin for the average distance deer are likely to be. For example, by setting their pin for 25 yards and understanding (through practice) the arrow’s point-of-impact at 15 through 35 yards when using that 25-yard setting, they can adjust their hold-over or hold-under accordingly and not have to adjust the sight pin if the deer is within that range. Essentially, this is a spin-off of pin-gapping.

The other hunting application where the single-pin sight really shines is when the target tends to be at longer distances. Not only does a single-pin sight allow you to shoot from short to long distances without cluttering up your sight picture, you typically have more time to adjust your sight if an animal is at 70 or 80 yards. There is also less chance of spooking a game animal when you make the adjustment.

Although single-pin sights are quickly gaining popularity among experienced bowhunters, multi-pin sights continue to dominate the sport, and for good reason. Bowhunting is an unpredictable pursuit, as game animals rarely do exactly what you think or want them to do. While single-pin sights can provide that pinpoint, no-guess accuracy, many bowhunters feel more confident using multi-pin sights in close-quarters (under 40 yards), where there may not be time to make manual sight adjustments. Furthermore, a bit of gap-shooting practice will ensure that you know where your point-of-impact will be at those in-between yardages.

 

To Each His or Her Own

As you can see, there is no “better” or “best” when it comes to bowhunting sight selection. The right choice for you depends on your hunting style and the typical conditions in which you hunt. If you hunt in an environment where your target distance can change quickly and you have no trouble with pin-gap sighting, a multi-pin sight may be the perfect sight for you. If you are capable of shooting longer distances (such as when hunting elk or mule deer), or your hunting conditions allow you the time and cover to make the necessary manual adjustments, a single-pin “slider” sight could be your ticket.

 

And One More Thing…

While we’re on the subject of variable point-of-impact sights, you may want to consider a pendulum sight if you hunt exclusively from a treestand. Pendulum sights, such as the TRUGLO® Pendulum, automatically compensate for changes in distance when shooting from an elevated stand. This eliminates any holdover or holdunder guesswork that must be taken into account when shooting from an elevated platform with either a conventional single-pin or a multi-pin sight. Although the TRUGLO® Pendulum is made for shooting from a treestand (out to 35 yards), the pendulum can be locked in place and the sight used on the ground as a single-pin slider sight. In short, you get two sights in one (adjustable single-pin and pendulum).

 

TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid MicroTRUGLO® CARBON HYBRID™

State-of-the-art multi-pin sights, such as TRUGLO’s new CARBON HYBRID™, continue to be the sight of choice for bowhunters who are comfortable with pin-gap sighting and expect unpredictable hunting conditions. With its aluminum-carbon hybrid construction, durable metal pins, and bright light-gathering fibers, the CARBON HYBRID™ is the high-tech workhorse of the multi-pin sight world.

 

TRUGLO Range Rover ProTRUGLO® ARCHER’S CHOICE® RANGE•ROVER™ PRO

Whether you’re shooting 20 yards, 100 yards, or any distance in-between, a single-dot “slider” sight like the TRUGLO® ARCHER’S CHOICE® RANGE•ROVER™ Pro, will deliver true point-of-impact sighting. Simply range your target, adjust the sight to the distance marked on the sight bracket, and aim with confidence.

 

TRUGLO PENDULUMTRUGLO® PENDULUM

When shooting from an elevated stand, the TRUGLO® Pendulum automatically compensates for elevation angles out to 35 yards. Get on the ground and the pendulum can be locked into place, allowing you to use the sight as a conventional single-pin “slider” sight. You get the best of both worlds!

Choosing the Right Pin Size for Your Bow Sight 
By Brad Fenson

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TRUGLO Rival Hunter Bow Sight

I can vividly remember my first bow and the sight that it came with. It was awkward compared to today’s standards, with brass pins fastened to the housing, the end of each pin tapered to a small ball which were painted different colors. The sight worked great and allowed me to harvest several animals early in my archery career and stressed just how advantageous the right sight pins can be.

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BRITE•SITE XTREME by TRUGLO

You would be hard pressed to find a sight nowadays without some type of fiber-optic to gather and transmit light back to your eye. It allows for quick target acquisitions and more importantly makes the sight much more usable in low light conditions. The big question for most archers is what diameter of sight pins to choose. Sight pins usually come in three sizes .029, .019, and .010 inches. Obviously the easiest pin to focus and get on target would be the largest option. A good example of a sight with these larger diameter pins is the TRUGLO® BRITE•SITE™ XTREME, with 0.29 inch pins. It has been a favorite for tree stand deer hunters who are usually shooting shorter distances and looking for quick target acquisition. The larger pin diameter can also be advantageous for older eyes and people that are farsighted, that is, your quarry at any distance is easy to see, but the pin close up is hard to find and focus, making the larger the best option. The downside is that it often covers a larger area of your target, making it harder to fine tune arrow delivery.

 

 

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TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid Micro

People that like hunting open country, or spot-and-stalk style of hunts, the medium-sized pin can be advantageous, as it provides a blend of quick target acquisitions with fine-tuned arrow placement. It is also easier to stack multiple pins in a sight. This is the most popular choice for hunters and when you look at quality sights, like the TRUGLO® CARBON HYBRID™ series, it comes preloaded with 0.19 inch pins in all four of its models.

The smallest diameter pins allow for precision arrow placement as you can often see your bull’s eye behind the pin. The downfall is they can be very jumpy as the sight pin moves with the slightest motion from the shooter. I feel the small diameter pins are for a more disciplined shooter with good style and form.

 

Most hunters and shooters have experience with a specific diameter pin and perhaps haven’t considered the options to make them more successful. If you have never looked at all three sizes at the same time, I’d strongly recommend you go into an archery shop and pick up TRUGLO’s RIVAL HUNTER, which is a sight that incorporates DDP (Decreasing Diameter Pin) Technology.  With TRUGLO’s patented DDP™ Technology, you get smaller pin sizes for longer distances as well as the larger pin sizes for close shots, providing the perfect solution for all hunting scenarios.  Another advantage of RIVAL HUNTER with DDP™ Technology is if you are farsighted, you may be able to reduce your frustrations of focusing on a pin while a big buck is coming down the trail.  The pin placement on a shot flows naturally with this technology.

Pick up some of the bows with mounted sights and see how quickly your eye focuses and picks up on the different pin sizes and styles

 

Think Deer in the Summer Time

by Craig Lamb

Archery hunting catalogs starting to show up in the mailbox is motivation for many bow hunters to begin annual pre-season training. For some that’s okay, since the catalogs seem to arrive sooner each season.

But it’s a better plan to spread out the preparation over summer to ensure that the process isn’t rushed. Hunters won’t miss any of the details when it’s time to draw on the first buck of the season.

Making a pre-season checklist is a good idea; keep the basics in mind as you create your own calendar for tuning up to the season ahead.

 

Equipment Overhaul

TRUGLO Archery Sights

TRUGLO Archery Sights

While your bow was collecting dust during off-season, there was a lot going on in the dead of winter. The Archery Trade Association and SHOT Show are two annual trade shows occurring in January. Manufacturers debut the latest innovations and products that go to market later in the year.

Now is a good time to inventory your archery gear and come up with a detailed list. If you need an upgrade, it’s always wise to stay brand-consistent with accessories. All the moving parts work together for the same end result.

If harmony is key to success, then a logical choice is choosing from the wide variety of archery accessories available from TRUGLO. Cross-reference your gear with the sights, quivers, stabilizers, arrow rests, releases and other accessories. With products from TRUGLO you’ll find everything you need to keep up with the latest technology for bow hunting success.

 

Tune Up

Today’s high-tech bows require precision tuning to get the most from the various moving parts. That makes sighting in your deer rifle much less complicated a process than doing the same with your bow.

Take your bow to the archery department of a sporting goods store or an independent retailer with a bow shop. Make sure to have the strings and cables checked for wear and stretch. Although they’ll show wear on the outside, remember that strings and cables deteriorate more quickly from the inside out.

 

Shape Up

You are ahead of the game if physical fitness is part of your active lifestyle. Stamina and endurance are key to staying mentally sharp in the woods. A fine-tuned body is just as important as a well-tuned bow.

Depending on your physical condition, there are two important exercises to consider. Walking is a given and it’s a proven aerobic conditioner for getting the heart in shape. Another exercise that is equally important is resistance training. Heavy lifting of barbells at the gym is overkill. Instead, go light with weights that tune the very muscle groups you’ll use for drawing the bow.

Above all else, the physical training provides an edge for hunting in warmer climates.

 

Target Form

Establishing consistent form is the best place to start with target practice. Do that by using a blank target during several sessions each week. Shoot arrows at the practice target, but don’t focus on a specific point. Your goal is concentrating on shot execution. Be mentally aware of how you draw the bow in sequence, while staying focused on shot mechanics.

Establishing good rhythm and shot execution lays the foundation for switching to perfecting your aim. Many hunters tune up in the backyard by standing on the ground and spending countless hours shooting at a 3D target. The question to ask is how many times will you shoot a deer from the ground? The answer is probably never.

After you have perfected your form and aim on the ground, take it to another level. That means shooting from the same tree stand and general height you will hunt from during the season.

Practicing from an elevated position will help tune your body to real-time hunting conditions. The archer must bend at the waist in order to utilize the same form that was mastered on the ground.

 

Test Your Limits

Athletes spend hours of repetitive motion and form for just one moment in a game or sporting event. There’s a reason for the repetition. Practice makes perfect. The hours spent honing shooting form, aim and body position might seem redundant, but you will be more prepared when it’s time to take the first shot of the season.

TRUGLO is the world’s leading company in fiber-optic technology for the shooting sports industry. Born from innovation, TRUGLO continues year after year to enhance the marketplace with technologically advanced and innovative ideas for the outdoor shooting enthusiast.  Based in Richardson, Texas, TRUGLO is a worldwide recognized brand, celebrating over 20 years of providing only the very best to shooters and hunters around the world. Giving back to an industry it loves, TRUGLO is involved in many conservation groups, youth programs and organizations that promote the values that it believes are necessary to guarantee the industry’s future. Visit www.truglo.com.  TRUGLO – When Brightness Counts!

 

Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Point of Aim: Size Matters
By: Joe Byers

Scott Ellis w 147 Illinois whitetail

Scott Ellis takes his hunting adventures seriously and being on target spells the difference between success and failure. Ellis states, “When hunting turkeys and whitetail deer, having a definitive aiming point is critical,” and as a Prostaff member, he puts TRUGLO’s sighting systems to the test on the ground and from a tree.

A two time Grand National turkey calling champion, he completed his first single season Grand Slam and cumulative third Grand Slam of wild turkeys and several TRUGLO® products played a significant role in his success.   As the Prostaff Manager for WoodHaven Custom Calls and a member of Mossy Oak’s National Prostaff, you’d expect that he “talks turkey” with the best of them, yet he states “just because a gobbler is in range, doesn’t mean it can’t be missed.”

“I shoot the TRITON™ 28MM TRI•COLOR RED•DOT and love it,” he says.  “I’m one of those guys that believes ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and not someone who tries every new gadget that comes along.”  “However, the tri-color dot optics have proven themselves time and time again, proving to be invaluable in my quest of the single season Grand Slam.  Also, at 30 yards the sight is parallax free, so wherever the dot shows in the sight, the pattern finds its mark.”

He began in Florida with an Osceola in mid-March at Florida Outdoor Experience in Chiefland, where mornings were really dark in the dense canopied oak hammocks of central Florida. The red dot shows up extremely well in those low light conditions.   He scored in Georgia with an Eastern and then moved on to Nebraska and Texas for the Merriam’s and Rio, respectively. The green dot provided a stark contrast with the neutral, beige dominate backdrops in the open terrain of the mid-west. Additionally, Ellis is a big fan of the 2.5 MOA dot, a feature found on the TRITON™.  The fine sight picture acquired with the smaller reticle allows for a larger margin of error, even if your aim is not perfect.

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When hunting the wide-open spaces of Texas and Nebraska, he also commented on the performance of the TRU•BRITE™ OPEN-BRIDGE BINOCULARS that are as crisp and clear as any he’s used.  Once on a hunt many years ago, he spotted a flock of turkeys half a mile in the distance and finally worked himself within range only to identify that the flock was all hens.   “I learned that day the importance of quality optics and love the TRU•BRITE™ binos for clarity, size, and weight. Identifying game from long distances can save you valuable time on your hunt.”

Ellis, an avid archery whitetail hunter, also chooses TRUGLO® bow sights to aid his success.   “Never knowing when a longer shot will present itself, I practice out to 60-70 yards.  At those distances, pin size is very important.  I love the RIVAL™ HUNTER with the DDP™ (Decreasing Diameter Pin) Technology. This feature enables longer range pins to decrease in diameter, again creating a finer sight picture”   “Just as with the brightness control on the reticle of my TRITON™ turkey scope, the rheostat on my RIVAL™ HUNTER bow sight will seal the deal in low light conditions.  With any normal lighted bow sight, the uncontrolled brightness can blow out the sight picture, thus hindering the ability to make a good shot on your quarry. The rheostat controlled light on the RIVAL™ HUNTER allows me to regulate the illumination of the pin for optimal sighting. Low light conditions demand a very delicate balance of pin brightness versus ambient lighting.  Size matters at point of aim and smaller is better.


TRUGLO® is the world’s leading brand of fiber-optic and patented TFO (Tritium/Fiber-Optic) technology for the shooting sports industry. Born through innovation, TRUGLO® continually enhances the marketplace with advanced and revolutionary technology for shooters of all types. Based in Richardson, Texas, TRUGLO® celebrates over 20 years of offering cutting-edge accessories to shooters who are passionate about quality and clarity.

Giving back to an industry they love, TRUGLO® supports many conservation groups, youth programs, and organizations that promote the values they believe are necessary to guarantee the industry’s future.   TRUGLO®—When Brightness Counts!

“The Heat is On” with TRUGLO® Scopes & Turkey Chokes
By Clark Bush, All About Shooting

“The Heat is On” was more than just the name of a shooting event in Georgetown, South Carolina this past Friday and Saturday. Temperatures ranged from the high 90°s to over 100° and with the humidity level above 95% both days. With no breeze to speak of, the heat really was on for shooters at the Backwoods Quail Club Shooting Range.

Doris and Clark Bush traveled to Georgetown to compete in the still target shooting event and to earn seats (positions) that would place them in contention at the World Championship later this year. They travel the shooting circuit each year in preparation for that big event.

The shooting on Friday started early as organizers tried to get in a few squads before the real heat of the day began. So, with temperatures only in the low 80°s, the shoot began with the 20 gauge class.

Friday turned out to be Clark’s day as he shot excellent scores in each squad and was able to better the competition in the finals to win the 20 Gauge Open Class.

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Doris swept the 20 Gauge Ladies Class and was also in contention all day in the 20 Gauge Open Class as well. She and Clark had a shoot-off in one squad to determine the winner.

Saturday, with temperatures even higher as was the humidity level, it was hard to keep guns dry and impossible for competitors to stay dry. Shooters would go to the line to shoot and then seek shelter from the sun any place they could find.

Doris again easily took the 20 Gauge Ladies Class and at the end of the day, it became largely a Doris and Clark competition for the championship of the 20 Gauge Open Class. After eliminating the other competition, it again took a shoot-off to determine the championship and this time Doris took the prize with Clark taking second position.

Clark also had the distinction of shooting the highest 20 gauge score of the 2-day event on Saturday.

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Traveling and competing in different environments, like the one at Georgetown, allows Clark and Doris to sharpen their skills and evaluate the competition. “We normally travel from March until the World Championship in October. We also spend a good bit of time at the range but there’s really no substitute for shooting in competition to keep you sharp. Shooting in competition also helps you to evaluate your equipment. We use TRUGLO sights and chokes because they work and have never let us down.” said Clark.

On Saturday, temperatures reached 102° and the humidity was 98% by the early afternoon. Firing one full-power 3” turkey shotshell after another can take a toll on the shooter. Conditioning and experience are important for the shooter and knowing that his equipment will continue to perform is vital.

“Early in the morning when I take my gun from our vehicle and remove it from its case, the difference in temperature makes it sweat. Later in the day, the receiver and the barrel get so hot you can’t touch them. Those temperature differences and the pounding from the high-power shells can cause a scope to lose its zero but I’ve never had a problem with TRUGLO scopes”, stated Doris. “That gives me the confidence that I need to win.”


TRUGLO® is the world’s leading brand of fiber-optic and patented TFO (Tritium/Fiber-Optic) technology for the shooting sports industry. Born through innovation, TRUGLO® continually enhances the marketplace with advanced and revolutionary technology for shooters of all types. Based in Richardson, Texas, TRUGLO® celebrates over 20 years of offering cutting-edge accessories to shooters who are passionate about quality and clarity.

Giving back to an industry they love, TRUGLO® supports many conservation groups, youth programs, and organizations that promote the values they believe are necessary to guarantee the industry’s future.   TRUGLO®—When Brightness Counts!