Fast and accurate shooting with a handgun requires a stable shooting stance. The stance must allow for proper sight alignment, mobility, and recoil management. There are a number of stances that can do that, but there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution—or is there?
Like many instructors, I prefer a student with no prior experience. Hopefully they have done their homework and understand how to manipulate the handgun, and load and unload it safely. However, if they have picked up bad habits and continue to exhibit these bad habits, there is some difficulty encountered during the class. I have to avoid terms like getting the student up to speed, because sometimes I have to slow them down.
The weekend began as a scope test—as well as a time to get better at long-range precision marksmanship—but ended up a test of multiple pieces of gear and people. As for the scope, it turned out to be a key element to unexpected long-range success, but not without challenging moments. The Bushnell Elite Tactical long range tactical scope (LRTS) series is just what the name implies. In this case, my optical partner was the LRTSi 3-12x44mm scope for a 3-day long-range shooting class requiring a milliradian reticle.
Marksmanship can make up for power, but the reverse is seldom true. In a gunfight, shot placement is everything. Unfortunately, when choosing a handgun for combat, we risk becoming too interested in absolute accuracy and forget combat accuracy. A fascination with firing small groups on the target, even in combat courses, is counter intuitive to true combat practice.
Sporting clays is quite possibly the ultimate shotgun sport, but also a discipline that a complete beginner can participate in and enjoy as much as the seasoned veteran.
Whether it is old eyes or just plain fun, reactive targets such as Birchwood Casey’s Dirty Bird line of splattering targets increase your shooting experiences. In furtherance of that goal, Birchwood Casey has introduced three new targets.
For many shooters, reloading is a fun, calming, and enjoyable pastime. It can also cause hair loss. I am not sure if there is a more frustrating undertaking than trying to build the perfect load. That being said, and all kidding aside, it does not take a rocket scientist.
After some 45 years of firearms training, begun in a simple setting under the watchful eye of my grandfather, one would think I would be approaching training burnout. But it isn’t so.
Multi-gun competitions are huge right now, and with big events like the ones in the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series,
Earlier this year, ArmaLite announced several new products to be released this year—including two models of competition rifles
STI’s new DVC Limited and Open pistols are an entirely new design based off the 2011 platform and are built specifically for competitive shooting.
A barrel-twist rate is expressed in a chain of numbers that reflects on how far down the barrel a
What better way is there than celebrating the long 4th of July weekend with good eats, good friends and the
When I was first approached to write an article about immediate action drills, I will admit that the first thing
Among the most enjoyable of all calibers to shoot is the .22 Long Rifle. Accurate and devoid of recoil, the .22 is the best fun caliber. The subject of match-grade .22 comes up often, which inevitably leads to the question, “Is it worth it?” In short, it certainly is.