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Ammunition|Firearms

What Causes Gun Malfunctions (and How to Fix Them)

What happens when your gun does not go bang? Malfunctions, such as squibs, stovepipes, failures to feed or eject, misfires, hangfires, slamfires, double feeds, and short strokes, will happen. Your first fix for most malfunctions is tap-rack-bang! Learn more about how to identify them and fix them on The Shooter’s Log at CheaperThanDirt.com.

Gun Gear

Video: How to Mount a Rifle Scope

There is a difference between properly mounting a rifle scope to your long gun and properly mounting a scope for the shooter. While one ensures the optic is secure, the other adds the additional factor of ensuring the shooter may obtain a comfortable, repeatable mount for increased accuracy. Few of us shoot to miss, so let’s look at how to do it right the first time without the frustration and wasted ammunition when we sight it in.

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How To

Scope Eye — Optical v. Functional Eye Relief

Be aware that many, if not most, variable power scopes lose ER as power increases. Watch out for this when buying. Be aware that some manufacturers fudge their ER numbers. You can double check them with a flashlight and sheet of paper.

SIG Romeo 7 red dot sight left profile

How To

SIG Romeo 7 Red Dot — Sighting in the Red Dot

With an optic budget topping out at $400 for a red dot sight, the SIG Romeo 7 not only fills the need, it surpasses optics costing hundreds more. The Romeo 7’s 30mm red dot is optimal for most, and the controls are easy to use. Just a few of the benefits include easy sight in, simple to mount, included low-mount option, and, best of all, SIG quality.

Doug Koenig demonstrating the proper shooting stance

Competitive Shooting

Shooting 101: Picking a Stance

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? This article delves into the pros and cons of popular shooting stances and ends with a video of World Champion Pistol Shooter Doug Koenig giving you his take on the best stance for handguns.

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Competitive Shooting

Speed and Accuracy: Accurate Aimed Fire Ends Fights

The handgun is the weapon of opportunity carried with us at all times to take charge of a situation that threatens our lives or the safety of loved ones. I think that we have to look to the counter sniper or hunter who takes a single, well-placed shot, and makes a hit by taking his time in a hurry. Of course, personal defense is different and the reactive nature of the problem requires speed. However, speed is worthless without accuracy.

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How To

4 Scenarios to Get the Tactical Advantage

Depending on the state you live in, you may have a CCW permit. However, simply carrying a firearm does not equate to good self-defense plan. You’ll need situational awareness, quick reactions, solid weapons handling skills, and a good outcome in the event of a violent attack. Planning for and training yourself to respond effectively to a threat in several common scenarios can vastly improve your chances of surviving and eliminating the threat.

There is no hard and fast rule to when you should clean your guns.

How To

What Will Happen if I Don’t Clean My Gun?

Every time you fire your gun, carbon, lead, copper and plastic—if shooting shotgun—residue are left in the barrel, chamber and action. Fouling built up over time can impact a gun’s reliability. A gunsmith told me his gun cleaning routine depends on the gun. After every use, he cleans his precision rifle. However, he rarely cleans his .22s. Copper build up inside a gun’s barrel can effect the bullets velocity by slowing it down. Further, barrel fouling also affects the barrel’s rifling. Shooting a dirty precision rifle can greatly effect the gun’s accuracy.

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General

The Hunting Plot That Keeps on Giving: Evolved Harvest Shot Plot

Hunters who have planted or hunted over brassicas know how effective these sweet, late-season forage cultivars are at attracting deer. A fast-growing, high-yield blend of turnips and rapes will attract deer for hunting while providing the critical nutrition they need during late fall and winter. It will also provide you with plenty of action by concentrating deer near your stand.