Being prepared to defend yourself, your family and others in a life-or-death situation is discussed in this post about what you MUST do to live.
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Safety is THE number 1 focus when using any firearm. There are way too many preventable accidents and deaths from people who don’t go to the range to practice or mishandle their weapons at home. Make sure you, and your loved ones, are trained and understand the safety rules in this post.
Joining your local shooting range or gun club of your choosing shows your support for the Second Amendment as well as for the shooting sports. Read this post to learn more about the benefits of getting involved at the gun range, shooting club or participating in one of the many shooting activities available today.
Training and practice are the essential tasks for shooting accurately and well. The pistol you choose, although important, is not nearly as vital as understanding the basic principles involved in shooting, shooting accurately and knowing what to do when confronted with an adversary. Read this post to learn exactly what is the essentials of safe shooting.
Criminals are ready, and willing, to do anything necessary to get what they want. Are you? Read this post to learn how to stay alive, even if you don’t have a weapon.
Experts and professionals agree—shooters should regularly train to keep proficient. Cost and availability of ammunition can be prohibitive to lay people and many may not make it to the range as often as they would like. You can still train at home with dry fire, which helps with drawing for a holster, speed and muscle memory, but never tells much for your accuracy. If you aren’t accurate, then what’s your piece worth? A few pounds of metal? LaserLyte has a solution.
A proven resource in creating a marksman is the use of inexpensive .22 caliber ammunition and .22 caliber firearms.
The higher the physical demands of your hunt the harder you need to train for it. By “harder,” I mean how dedicated to your training you must be. Slacking off in your training will show up on the hunt. If you have not prepped for the hunt, it will not end with good memories and you will not want to do it again. Just a little pre-hunt planning, training and conditioning will give you the hunt of a lifetime. Read this article for a few suggestions that may make your dream hunt have pleasant memories worth telling.
Being a female shooter can be tough. Being a female shooter who works in the firearms industry is even tougher. Every day I read about people who shoot better than me. All day I’m surrounded by guys who know more than me. And it gets discouraging. Nothing is more discouraging than a bad day at the range. But a bad day compared to what? When I feel like throwing in the towel, I remind myself why I shoot. Most importantly, I go to stay proficient with my personal guns. When I review my targets, I have to ask, “would that have stopped a threat?” “Did I have a good time?” If the answer is “yes,” than by all means—that was a successful range trip!