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Intermediate

Hitting a Moving Target — It’s All About Lead!

Hunting and competing with shotguns can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a real challenge. For instance, in the three primary shotgun sports—trap, skeet and sporting clays—you’re firing at a small orange clay disk being hurled through the air.

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Intermediate

What You Need to Know about Mounting a Scope

At the beginning of the 20th century, telescopic sights, or scopes were rarely seen on firearms. Today, scopes are commonly mounted on rifles and even shotguns and handguns. There are many advantages to having a scope on your gun.

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Intermediate

Keith Sanderson’s Theory of Everything (…and Pistol Shooting)

Two-time Olympian Keith Sanderson talks like he shoots: Fast, loud, brash, but with reason.

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Novice

Getting Started in Sporting Clays

Sporting clays is arguably one of modern shotgun history’s most popular sports. It is one that can be extremely challenging, yet it’s also a discipline a complete beginner can participate in and enjoy.

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Intermediate

An Introduction to International Skeet

The world of shotgun sports, including everything from American trap and skeet to International trap, skeet and double trap, is broad but enjoyed by many. Whether you are a competitive shooter or just enjoying any of the disciplines for fun with friends and family, it’s always a great feeling to watch those orange clay birds disintegrate before your eyes.

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Intermediate

Shooter Profile — Theo Ribbs, Dripping Springs, Texas

Wearing Tiger Woods’ iconic red-and-black Sunday colors, Theo Ribbs pursues a similar path in the world of sporting clays. This young, African-American shooter witnessed a great example of breaking down sports barriers via positive attitude and skill from his father, Willie T. Ribbs, the first black driver in the Indianapolis 500 (1991). At 23, son Theo is building his own brand with the help from family and other great athletes before him.

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Intermediate

Shooter Profile—Meet Wyatt Brown, Twin Falls, Idaho

So intent on earning a spot at last year’s World Championships alongside his brother, National Team member Will Brown, 20-year old Wyatt Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho, shot left-handed to train for the USA Shooting National Championships after a fractured wrist left him without any other options. He credits a lot of where he’s at in this sport to Will, a good mentor for sure, but what you’ll find out in reading this Q&A with Wyatt is that he has personality and perspective distinctly all his own.

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Novice

Cowboy Action Shooting — Home of the Single-Action Revolver

As Phil Massaro discussed in his piece on S&W revolvers, “wheelguns” can be divided by the their action types to be classified as either single- or double-action. When it comes to the shooting sports and revolvers, the one where single-actions reign supreme is in the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.

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Novice

Smith & Wesson Revolvers—To The Letter

As much as I like a semi-automatic pistol such as the venerable Colt Model 1911 or the Walther PPK, at heart I am a “wheelgun” man. I thoroughly enjoy the way revolvers handle, the reliability of their design and the cartridges they fire.

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