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Firearms

Tactical Talk: The 20 Gauge for Defense

If you do not have a problem using the 12 gauge, by all means, feel free to do so. After all with the proper technique, most folks can handle the 12 gauge. However, no matter how good you are, the 12 gauge shotgun kicks and kicks hard with some loads. The question is not whether the 12 gauge is viable for self-defense, but instead an examination of why the 20 gauge may outperform the 12 gauge is a self-defense scenario.

youth wearing orange safety vest and shotgun

Firearms

The Youth Shotgun

In many households across the country, there will be a new hunter ready to go afield this season. Before that happens, your youngster will need his or her own shotgun that has been selected and properly fit to ensure their best chances for success. Here is your how to guide of tips and tops picks.

Savage Axis rifle topped with a Riton Optics scope

Firearms

.243 Rifles — Sorry Honey, I Have a New Love

You would think, being an avid hunter and given the number kids as I’ve introduced to hunting and shooting, I would have discovered the .243 Winchester a lot sooner than I did. My path was rather long and circuitous. I was close a couple of times, but never realized what I was missing until a change in the hunting regulations forced me to shoot the .243.

Eddie Eagle with a group of young students

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What the NRA Does for You: Programs Instruct and Protect Youth

This recent upsurge in the gun control debate has revolved around the protection and safety of our nation’s children. When introducing his 23 Presidential Orders, President Obama shared the stage with some of the children that had written the president with pleas of stricter gun laws. However, the NRA has had multiple programs in place to educate and instruct children of all ages on firearm safety as well as programs to increase school security.