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.
Hollywood and video games have really skewed what suppressors are really like. Suppressors don’t make any gun as quiet as butterfly fart. Primarily, suppressors quiet down a firearm to reduce hearing damage.
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.
The farthest I’ve shot a .22lr is 100 yards. While I have gotten <2" groups at 100 yards, that does not compare in the slightest to taking shots at 720 yards with a .22lr, that is pushing that rimfire round way beyond its limits.
Giving your hunting rifle a good checkup before verifying zero and maintaining the rifle throughout the season is important for accuracy and safety.
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 […]
This 6 year old boy hit a milk jug at 1,000 yards. What’s the farthest shot you’ve taken?
Officer Alan Horujko On the morning of November 28, 2016, a little before 10am, an Ohio State student rammed pedestrians with his vehicle before jumping out and slashing students with a butcher knife. Within one minute an Ohio State University Police Officer, Alan Horujko, shot and killed the attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. […]
Yes, you read that right. This is a rifle range that has the shooting positions on one side of the highway, and the rifle targets on the other side of the highway. Yes, bullets are flying over cars traveling on the highway.
When carrying a firearm for self defense in low light, a flashlight or weapon mounted light is important for identifying a potential threat and blinding the attacker. But how many lumens should you have in a self defense flashlight?
A basic first aid kit is a very useful item to keep in your range bag, vehicle, home, or EDC bag. I bought an assortment of small first aid bags and have them stashed in all of those places. Just like a conceal carry pistol, it’s better to have a first aid kit and not need it, than need it and not have it.
Handheld miniguns are common in movies and video games – even though they are impractical and pretty much infeasable. There’s a reason why miniguns and other heavy machine guns are fired from a mounted position. However, there are a few real handheld miniguns out there.
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.
All firearms need to be maintained for reliable function, accuracy, and avoiding complete failure of the firearm. Here’s some quick tips on how to quickly lubricate a 1911, which is also applicable to other firearms. You don’t even need to disassemble the firearm!
Shooting sports, of any format, are a way to get out to the range, shoot your firearms in ways you can’t normally shoot them, hangout with likeminded individuals, improve your skills, and have lots of fun. Everyone who is interested in shooting should give a shooting sport a try.
Firearms are ranged weapons. Staying away from the attacker is the best thing you can do when defending yourself with a firearm. Why get into a position where the criminal can take your weapon when you can simply stay at a distance?
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.
On October 25th, the Rhode Island state Supreme Court threw out police chief Parella’s denial of a CCW license to three applicants. The court reprimanded the police chief and required a new ruling within 90 days. This is the second time in a little over a year the Supreme Court has issued an admonishment. Unfortunately, citizens all over Rhode Island are facing these refusals.
Here’s an awesome video of a 1911 being fired in ultra slow motion after being cooled to a temperature of -65°F, or about -54°C.
Paper targets get old after a while – they don’t make any noise or react at all. What’s better than a paper target? A steel target. What’s better than a steel target? An exploding target!