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Master Craft: Morgan Craft—Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania

Confidence breeds success, and there’s no greater example of that than the rise of skeet shooter Morgan Craft in 2015. In a discipline full of stars, including five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode, it was Craft who shined the brightest in 2015.

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Novice

True Stories of the Wild West

There’s something about the movies of the Old West. Cowboys riding horses and shooting six-shot revolvers that never seemed to run out of ammunition. Traveling for days on horseback and never needing a change of clothes. The best part was always that they seemed to know where they were going, without a map, compass or Siri.

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Intermediate

The Truth Behind Twist Rates

The creation of “rifling” is one of the most significant advances in firearms history. Cut down the length of the interior of the barrel surface in a curving or spiral manner, rifling is comprised of “lands” (the portion of the rifling with the smallest diameter) and “grooves” (the portion of the rifling with the widest diameter).

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Novice

The Ruger No. 1 Single-Shot Rifle

While repeating actions still sit firmly planted at the top of the heap when it comes to rifle popularity, the Ruger No. 1 has a huge following. There is a certain nostalgic appeal to having a rifle that possesses just one shot. It speaks to the marksman who wishes to hone his or her skills so that precision in shot placement takes precedence over firepower.

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Intermediate

Shooter Profile—USA Shooting’s Paralympic Rifle Competitor John Joss

“I am a pretty happy-go-lucky guy, but there’s nothing on earth that has frustrated me more or made me happier than this sport. It demands all of your attention. You can’t blame it on anyone else—it’s an individual sport.”

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Novice

We All Learn Differently

I enjoy listening to other firearms instructors, whether I am taking a class or sitting in on a First Shots event. The basic rules of firearms safety never change, and neither do the basic fundamentals of marksmanship. What is different is how the information is presented.

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Novice

Handgun Sights

No matter which style handgun is your favorite, one simple fact remains: The sights must allow the shooter to properly place the bullet where it is needed. Depending on your situation and your particular handgun, the sights may be a very simple affair or a rather complex system that can be fine-tuned to the way you shoot.

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Advanced

What to Consider about your Firearms Trigger

Did you know that your handgun’s trigger has as much or more to do with accuracy as do the sights? Did you know that most triggers can be adjusted to improve their feel and aid in your accuracy?

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Advanced

Analyze Your Marksmanship Skills with the Baseline Drill

When practicing handgun shooting skills, it is important to know if you are getting better. Establishing a baseline can help show where you may need improvement. This drill will help you test your current skills and provide a guide for future practice.

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