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Tips For Shooting Practice On A Budget

Shooting is a perishable skill, but it can get a bit spendy with the equipment and consumables that are involved in shooting practice. Granted, you should never feel bad about spending money in the pursuit of the skills that can save your life, but does that mean that those not well-heeled should be priced out?…

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The Necessity of Training Standards

The Necessity of Training Standards

Years ago I first became motivated to contribute to the world of firearms training after experiencing an epiphany of sorts. It was after relocating to a large metropolitan area at which time I began doing most of my shooting at public ranges. The majority of my shooting throughout my life up until that point was…

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Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

So you got The Pistol for defense, because you’re thinking it might be a good idea these days. And, you took The Class and obtained "The Permit" so you can take it with you. Maybe you also sprung for some boxes of ammo, even different kinds, to make sure you can operate The Pistol and…

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5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

Former police chief Joe Saxon is one of the top shooters in Georgia with a handgun and a sought-after instructor. His list of credentials covers pages. We sat down with Joe to find what are the biggest mistakes hand gunners make and how to correct them. Top Shooting Mistakes The No. 1 mistake most people…

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The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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How to Handle a Bad Day at the Range

How to Handle a Bad Day at the Range

Once upon a time some poor nameless individual—whose name totally wasn’t Michael Jenkins—went to the range. And while there, this nameless soul—again, absolutely not named Jenkins—has a really crappy time. The facility was pleasant enough, the day was cloudy and cool but otherwise fine. It wasn’t even that crowded on the firing line. But for…

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Handgun Training on the Cheap

Handgun Training on the Cheap

The need for inexpensive practice and training can arise for many reasons. You may just be getting started and need time to get your gear together. You may be temporarily short on cash. Maybe outside forces have intervened, and ammunition isn’t as cheaply or widely available as you’d like. Regardless, there’s no reason to panic:…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Shot Groups

5 Ways To Improve Your Shot Groups

Precision is just as important as accuracy. Precision is being able to do something reliably and accurately is, of course, doing it right. When it comes to defensive shooting, being able to confidently know your rounds are going on target can be extremely helpful. It's not always just the defender and the assailant in a…

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What Is Holding Back Your Firearm Skills?

What Is Holding Back Your Firearm Skills?

This is an honest question I ask myself and wondered if maybe the gun community thought of it, too. What is the biggest thing holding back your firearms skills? We see defensive gun use scenarios played out in real life nearly every single day on the news. Whether it's a home invasion or a concealed…

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