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Intermediate

First Shots Shooter Profile: McKenna Dahl, Arlington, Washington

McKenna Dahl may not be a shooting name you know quite yet—but you will.

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Novice

Shooting Vocabulary: Long-Action Bolt Rifles versus Short-Action Bolt Rifles

When shopping or reading about centerfire bolt-action rifles, you’ll almost always hear the terms “long-action” or “short-action” used in the firearms’ descriptions. What do these terms mean?

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Novice

A Brief History of the Mauser 98

The 19th century saw many innovative firearms designs, but one of the most important firearms to make its debut in this era was Peter Paul Mauser’s Model 98 bolt-action repeating rifle.

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Novice

A Brief History of the Model 1911 Handgun

Among the numerous handgun designs available today, possibly the most recognizable and endeared pistol is the U.S. Government Model 1911.

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Novice

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.

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Novice

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.

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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

First Shots Shooter Profile—Meet Rimfire Challenge Competitor Cheyenne Dalton

At eight years of age, Cheyenne Dalton took her first shots with a firearm. She admits that she was apprehensive at first, but the nerves quickly gave way to excitement.

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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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