How to Protect your Ears and Eyes While Shooting
The human body is an incredible machine. We have a tendency to abuse it pretty well during our youth, and yet it still does what it needs to do to keep us going. When it comes to your vision and hearing, however, I think we all agree that an abundance of caution is wise no matter what your age.Read More
Sportsmen Make the Great Outdoors
Did you know that as active outdoors people and shooting sports participants we all help contribute to making the outdoor world the great place that it is?Read More
Focused on Fundamentals
The awesome thing about the shooting sports is that the basic fundamentals apply to all firearms. The principles for shooting a .300 Winchester are essentially the same as for shooting a .22 Long Rifle.Read More
What Exactly are Firearm Magazines?
Ah, the magazine, the unsung hero of the firearm. These little gems are what make any gun a “repeating” firearm, and their creation single handedly changed the face of modern warfare.Read More
Anyone Can Shoot
When introduced the right way, the shooting sports can be a great hobby. Young or old, big or small, short or tall, male or female, anyone can shoot.Read More
Dry-Fire for Handgun Shooting Success
If I told you there is one technique that, once mastered, will allow you to hit your target every single time, you’d probably write me off as one of those infomercial con guys. But, believe it or not, I speak the truth, and there’s no trick, no gimmick to it.
What is the technique? Perfect trigger press. A bad trigger press is the top reason shots go off target when shooting a handgun. Why? Most handguns require between four and 12 pounds of trigger pressure to fire. Most handguns also weigh less than three pounds; some these days weigh less than one. Now, if I remember my high school physics correctly, when you apply 10 pounds of pressure to a two-pound object, that object is going to move. Therein lies the problem. For you to hit your target every time, you have to press the trigger, with its four to 12 pounds of required pressure, without allowing your handgun to move at all.
Hooray for Hollywood
I grew up with guns, but they were always the two-dimensional type. I still laugh every time I see Bugs Bunny put his finger in the barrel of Elmer Fudd’s shotgun and it blows up in Elmer’s face. Also, I never understood why Sgt. York licked his finger to wet his front sight, but it still made me giggle. From cops and robbers to absurd car chases and unrealistic explosions, I am a fan of it all. I thought Cowboys & Aliens was the best combination since peanut butter and jelly.Read More
Conversations with New Shooters:Lucretia Free
She says she wears a “publisher’s hat.” Meet Lucretia Free, founder and publisher of The American Woman Shooter.
Free isn’t new to the publishing business, having already launched the successful community newspaper in southeast Tucson, The Vail Voice, and its sister paper in northeast Tucson, The Tanque Verde Voice. She is, however, new to the shooting sports.
“Early last year, a friend invited me to the range. I was expecting it to be a very long morning. Instead, I was very surprised to find that I enjoyed shooting,” recalled Free.Read More
Gun Safety Begins With You
Did you know?
- The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe program helps coordinate distribution of firearm safety kits which include a free cable-style gun lock. Since Project ChildSafe’s inception, more than 36 million safety kits have been donated throughout the U.S.
- Firearm-related fatalities in the U.S. have been decreasing consistently since record keeping began in 1903 and dramatically in the last 20 years.
- More than 600 different organizations have signed on to support the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” campaign, designed to help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.