GETTING STARTED

CONTENT FOR NEW GUN ENTHUSIASTS
Hygenall Wipes and Soap

Under the locking cover protecting the bed of my ’97 4x4 Chevy pickup — my designated shooting vehicle — I try to keep everything I’ll ever need for...
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High-Volume Help

A group of friends and I once ran 10,000 rounds through a single Battle Rifle Company AR in eight hours. We pushed ten 30-round magazines through the gun,...
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Working With What You've Got

With regard to personal protection, we all live somewhere between a box of ammo and a bodyguard. Like most things in life, how well you can protect yourself...
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Fundamentals Still Rule

The process of teaching someone to shoot can get tangled up in egos and past experience, good or bad. Excellent instructional technique, coupled with...
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Buying Your First Handgun

Many times, students who had never fired a handgun came to my class and proudly showed me their “very first gun.” One woman arrived late to class...
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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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Buying Your First Handgun?

Buying a handgun for personal or home defense is generally not the same as buying one for target practice or competition. Don’t go into the gun store...
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Common Sense Personal Defense

This Voltaire quote is such a cliché: “Common sense is not so common.” I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the phrase used.
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Pistol-Packin' Primer

I am a card-carrying gun nerd so the racks of guns, rows of tactical accessories, crates of ammo and familiar, soothing smell of gun oil characteristic of...
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SIG AIR M17 ASP Air Pistol...

Training with an air pistol — one that is an exact duplicate of the “real” gun carried — has the advantage of being less expensive and less dangerous.
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Big Blast Target Caps

There’s a floating island of garbage in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas. Why? Well, where once our drinking water came from a tap, nowadays it comes...
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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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Three Nines to Beat

As basically a .38 Special/.45 ACP guy when it comes to handguns, I’ve always looked on with a bit of fascination — perhaps mixed with primitive metric...
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Hunting Gear
Hunting 101

An even dozen is what we have here. Twelve sure-fire tips to help ensure your adventure in the hunting field ends up happy, instead of … well …...
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Raise ’Em Right

In our last installment we discussed the history of toy guns in America. We talked about the realistic martial playthings of old and waxed nostalgic for the...
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SIG’s C02 1911

I live in rural Mississippi and can shoot off my back porch whenever I want (something for which I’m thankful daily). However, if you reside in a city or...
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The TCR22

Thompson/Center has introduced its second semi-auto rifle, a compact little sporter in .22 Long Rifle. The company promotes the TCR22 as a general-purpose...
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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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Why Airguns? Power!...

You know it’s gonna be a great day when the ring of freedom sounds an awful lot like your front doorbell. The other day when mine rang, I answered the...
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The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
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Gun Garb

I’ve seen gun magazine articles on how to hide a gun titled “Dressed to Kill.” It’s a cute play on words, but not the right words. Law-abiding...
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Make Your Own Indoor...

Where’s a new shooter to go during containment? Laser ammo SureStrike Kits make home practice easy, challenging.
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Give 'Em The 3rd Degree

Mixing shot sizes to fill patterns or deliver more energy down range with a heavier pellet is old hat.
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The Women's Defensive Handgun

Women face several challenges when it comes to concealed carry. The most significant challenge is the simple fact, despite the growing number of women...
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Here's Where To Begin

There’s a lot of books written specifically for women on the “how-to” of shooting. Most are on self-defense. The importance of protecting yourself,...
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Starting Early, Starting Right

Insuring the future of shooting sports by actively recruiting youth into the sport is a national goal of the utmost importance.
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