It is a very obvious statement to say that your rifle’s sights are above your rifle barrel, usually about an inch and a half or so, be it iron sights, red dot, or variable optic. However, it is still common to forget that when shooting over a barrier, like on a vehicle. This can result in bullets going through the barricade and not hitting the target.
The rules of firearm safety exist for a reason. The slight wrong twitch of a finger, the slight failure of a mechanical part, the lack of attention at the wrong moment – all can result in serious injury or death.
Being able to shoot a pistol with both eyes open is critical for accuracy, speed, and target transition – all of which are important for self defense, competition, and casual shooting. Professional competitive shooter Doug Koenig weighs in on shooting with one eye open or both eyes open. Depth perception, target aquisition, wider field of […]
For the most obvious statement of the day, Hollywood has it wrong. Shooting from cover in real life is not the same as it is in the movies. Knowing the difference from real life technique and Hollywood style can mean the difference between life and death in a home defense or self defense situation.
Pistol red dot sights are growing in popularity. While the process of zeroing a pistol red dot is pretty much the same as zeroing a rifle red dot or optic, there are some minor differences.
There’s a decent amount of misinformation running around on the proper pistol grip. It is primarily leftover technique from decades past. In fact, the correct pistol technique used to be holding it one handed. These days we know better.
If you’re active in the firearm’s focused social media scene, you’ve no doubt seen videos of people shooting crazy fast, be it a super fast draw from concealment, fast double tap, or a lightning fast reload. If you’re like me, you want to go to the range and train train train to get those same […]
Stovepipes are a brutal “failure to eject” (FTE) malfunction that put your handgun in a complete inoperable state. A stovepipe is when a spent casing gets caught in the action and the firearm’s action can no longer cycle. Fortunately, these types of jams can be easily cleared through proper technique.
Shooting offhand, kneeling, and prone are critical skills for anyone who wants to go shooting outside of a shooting range with a shooting bench.
Being a good marksman, just like riding a bike, requires great amounts of muscle memory. When shooting a competition stage and your gun jams, you need to rack tap bang your firearm on instinct. If you’re attacked, you need to draw and accurately fire faster than your mind can walk through each step of drawing […]
Firearms are excellent tools and can be downright fun when used safely. However, these tools can also be very dangerous and even fatal. That is why it is very important to not become complacent and to always obey the rules of firearm safety. Failure to abide by these rules can have serious, or even deadly, […]
A collection of articles and videos helping shooters improve their technique for self defense, hunting, shooting competitions, and plinking.