GETTING STARTED

CONTENT FOR NEW GUN ENTHUSIASTS
Rifle Gear 101

After weeks of research, you bought your first rifle. Along with scope, bases and rings and ammunition, it took a fairly serious financial outlay but...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
The Magnification X-Factor

The hole looked the same after the second shot as after the first. Identical after a third. How could this be? At 24X, the crosswire had gyrated like a fly...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Five Fun Things To Do With...

Twenty-nine percent of my firearms are .22s. I’m not sure what caused me to count them recently, but when I did, I wondered why so many? I spent a lazy...
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A Beginner's Guide To...

“Hey, bud,” began the email from a good friend. “My wife and I have to manage some sketchy places for our jobs, and we are both thinking about getting...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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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High-Tech Airgun Training

“You can train at home with airguns” is one of those pithy comments passed along like the eggplant soufflé at a family reunion dinner but it’s true....
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
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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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. However, when it...
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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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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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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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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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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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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,...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
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. We are reminded as...
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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...
Read Full Article Mike Cumpston