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Intermediate

Shooting Clays | How to Hit a Moving Target

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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Advanced

An Introduction to International-Style Rifle Shooting

When I first started trying out for my high school sports teams, there was something I found out rather quickly: I was a below-average runner and didn’t have the athletic skills for most of the different teams I tried out for. My junior year however, I shot my first rifle at my local range and became hooked.

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Novice

Your Revolver Can Fire What?

One piece of information new handgun shooters often hear about is that they can fire .38 Special ammunition through their .357 Magnum revolver. This can be confusing, given the emphasis placed in firearms safety training on never using a cartridge in a gun that doesn’t specifically say it can use that cartridge.

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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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Novice

Skeet Shooting

Today, skeet is one of the most popular of all shotgun events. The National Skeet Shooting Association has thousands of members and hundreds of clubs in every state.

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Advanced

One-Hole Accuracy—The Sport of Benchrest Rifle

“Only accurate rifles are interesting.” Perhaps that sentiment is a bit overstated, especially if you’re new to the shooting sports, but the general desire to shoot more accurately and hit the intended target every time you pull the trigger is not, and it is just that desire that spawned the sport of benchrest.

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Advanced

The Grandaddy of Colt 1911 Competition: NRA Bull’s-Eye

There are, as you might suspect, numerous sports one can shoot with a Colt 1911 or one of its many current day variations. But if you want to stay in keeping with the history of the gun itself, look no further than National Rifle Association (NRA) sanctioned bull’s-eye events.

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Intermediate

Shooting Leagues are the Places to Be

If you’re wondering how to get motivated to pack up your gun and gear and head to the range, one of the easiest ways is to join a shooting league. Some of the best advice for starting any new habit is to do it with other people, who in turn come to depend on you to be there to shoot with them.

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