Training Tips

The DIY Instructor | GMP #88

While professional firearms training is always preferable, most new shooters start their learning journey under the auspices of a friend or family...
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Understudy Guns

My predecessor as Handgun Editor here at GUNS was Jan Stevenson, who the late George Nonte called the most articulate of gun writers. I think George was...
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Palma Rifle Competition

The jaws immediately drop. “You shoot 1,000 yards? With iron sights?” It’s amazing how many people think it’s impossible.
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Longshot Camera
Longshot 2-Mile Target Camera

Longshot's innovative target camera makes sighting in, training, and plinking more fun, allowing you to record videos and see shots without walking downrange.
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Self-Defense For The...

I’m a serious gun toter who has in recent years become a mobility-impaired person.
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Realistic Air Gun Training

Air guns have come a long way. Daisy, Crosman and Beeman are brands I’ve known forever and they have been joined by several other companies
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Gun Training For Women

Training for personal defense incidents is a priority now more than ever. Attacks on private citizens have increased.
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The “Play Like You ...

It’s axiomatic — we “play like we practice,” and therefore should be “building our repetitions” with the same gear, even the same clothing, and...
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"Top Secret" Handgun Tips...

Whether you’re a first-time gun owner or range regular, becoming a better shooter is simple, but not easy, so the Gun Cranks share their most helpful...
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Top Secret Training Tips

Wanna know the "insider" tricks to becoming a better pistol shooter? The Gun Cranks crew share some of their favorite training tips gleaned from decades of...
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Become A Gunfighter in 3...

Spoiler Alert: Not really! The three easy steps talked about are "training, training, training."
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Fighting Frustration

Sometimes, we all have bad days at the range — we get frustrated. Rather than waste our time (and money), here are a few tips for how to end things on a...
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Self-defense Advice From A...

A self-protection expert who served on Donald Trump's pre-election protection detail, Steve Tarani shares tips on how to keep your most "precious cargo"...
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Quartermaster Trigger...

American Handgunner's Roy Huntington reveals his secret to his steady hand when pistol shooting.
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Sub-caliber Trainers

Like most of us, my introduction to shooting was with a .22 rifle. Mine was a single shot Winchester Model 60A my grandfather gave to my father, who gave it...
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Mantis X10 Training System

“I can help 94 percent of shooters improve in 20 minutes.” Sounds pretty presumptuous and smacks of those Get-Rich-Quick or Lose-50-pounds-in-two-weeks...
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More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
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Behind the Scenes at...

Editors tend to spend a fair amount of time at a desk, hovering over a keyboard, wrangling text, photos, and videos. But every now and again we get out to...
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Gabe White Pistol ...

When Gabe White first trained with me in the early 2000s, he was already well along the way to mastering the handgun. Gathering much training in a broad...
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Training For The Real Deal?

My introduction to shooting was through the shotgun sports — trap and skeet specifically. It was through my own initiative. My dad didn’t shoot...
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LONE STAR SUMMIT

I’m writing this shortly after returning from the Texas Firearms Law Seminar hosted annually by the State Bar of Texas. It’s a CLE (Continuing Legal...
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"Air Defense Understudies"

The mere mention of “BB gun” inevitably conjures up the Daisy Red Rider. But let me tell you, BB guns have evolved well past this stage. Thanks to my...
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5 Tips To Better Shooting

How to shoot accurately is simple to explain. In reality there are only two things necessary: (1) Stabilize the muzzle in the proper perspective to the...
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Short And Serious

I spent 25 years in captivity. No, not in North Vietnam or North Korea, but in a desperate day-to-day fight for survival in the pit of weekday despair known...
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Airsoft — The Ultimate...

The last few years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the rise of airguns in the role of firearm trainers. At the forefront of this training wave are...
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.22 Caliber Cross-Training

When the Summer Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro the entire world focused on the myriad of sporting events on display. One of the techniques many of...
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The 3 “P’s” of Training

There are a lot of obstacles to competing: The travel, the equipment, the guns, the ammunition, learning and mastering the game. But, I find, the obstacles...
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