About the Blog

Educating fellow Jews about the sporting and defensive use of firearms. Especially Jews in North America, too many of whom are instilled with the belief that guns aren't for nice Jewish boys and girls.

If you know of notable Jewish shooters that should be documented on the blog, even if it is only at the local club level, I am happy to report and profile them. And don't be shy if that person to be documented is you! Please drop me a line at jewishmarksman at gmail dot com. Also follow me on twitter @JMarksmanship.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Garth Ennis' War Stories #4 & #5 feature Jewish Marksmanship

Jewish *Tank* Marksmanship, that is!  Garth Ennis and artist Tomas Aira tell the story of IDF soldiers involved in the Yom Kippur War tank battles in issues #4 & #5 of their War Stories series. Gripping story and art about the brave men who defended Israel from invasion.
You can buy digital versions at Comixology:

You might be able to order print version from the publisher:

Or visit your local comics shop.

I believe an issue #6 will also feature the IDF but it could be some time before its release.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tablet magazine article favors arming European Jews!

Mazal tov to Tablet for publishing this:
From the article:
European Jews with guns can make a difference, though. A well-armed Jewish population might make the jihadists—and their political enablers—think twice. More immediately, they are likely to save their own lives.
I have tablet in my RSS feed reader (I use feedly.com).  While it has never struck as leaning one way or the other politically, I was a bit surprised they ran with this.  I'm glad though!

Shabbat shalom.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Jewish Markswoman Hannah Black Makes US National Team!

Belated Mazal Tov to Hannah Black, who recently competed in qualifications for the National Team:
Shooting at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Black finished ahead of current OTC resident Amy Sowash and Olympian Amanda Furrer. The two-day event saw Black fire a 579, which was good enough to earn her a spot in the finals. She made her mark in on day two as she fired a national record 591 to propel her to the top of the podium. The score was one point off the World Record and topped her personal best by nine points. Her two-day score of 1,181 was two points better than Sowash's mark of 1,179. Her performance has earned her a spot on the squad that will compete at the World Cup in Changwon, Korea.
She was also featured in a recent Virginia news article, with a great quote
“That’s the nice thing about shooting,” she said. “You alone are responsible. You alone are accountable. What you accomplish is a reflection of how hard you’re willing to work and how much time you’re willing to put in. In a lot of respects, you’re always competing against yourself. Your goal for tomorrow is to be a little bit better than you were today.
Go check out the entire article about Hannah!