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Competently handling your firearm is only half the equation. The other half is understanding how to react in any given situation. This is where Gun Digest’s how-to section comes into play. Our expert articles, reviews and videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal—knowledge.

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Gunsmithing Tools: Real Avid Smart Drive 90

With more than 80 bits, the Smart Drive 90 covers any D.I.Y gun project that comes across your bench.
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AR-15 Maintenance: Upgrading Your Bolt And Bolt Carrier Group

AR-15 Maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. If you don’t want to break the bank, a quick update to the bolt can breathe new life into your go-to gun.
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RISE Armament Adds RA-140 Flat Super Sporting

Given a new fell to an old favorite, RISE introduces the RA-140 Flat Super Sporting.
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How To Read The Mirage To Control For Wind

While it takes time, coaching and practice, learning to read the mirage will help you own long-range shooting.
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Video: Transferring Your Pistol To Your Support Hand

A primer to moving your pistol from one hand to another quickly, safely and efficiently.
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Easy Rifle Upgrade With Boyd’s Gunstocks

Got an old friend that needs a facelift? Boyd’s Gunstocks builds upgraded replacement stocks for more than 1,200 different firearms.
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5 Tips To Make Your Bolt-Action Rifle More Accurate

Do you have a bolt gun that doesn’t perform like it should? Here are five options to get your groups back in the bullseye.
Tools of the trade on display.

Should You Unplug From Your Ballistic Calculator?

Remember: Your ballistic calculator is designed to complement your shooting, not become a crutch.
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On A Draw, When Exactly Is It Trigger Time?

It stumps some, but figuring out when to place your finger on the trigger is an important element to defensive handgun use.
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Video: Mastering Follow Through For Faster Pistol Shooting

Want to shoot fast and accurately? Work on your follow through.
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Video: Properly Using A Defensive AR-15 From Cover

The defensive AR-15 affords many advantages if you employ the right tactics.
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Video: The Firearms Magic Of Turnbull Restoration

True masters of their trade, the craftsmen at Turnbull Restoration Company take ordinary firearms and make them extraordinary.
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Video: Shooting From Non-Traditional Prone Positions

Beyond running and gunning, shooters must master the prone positions to excel in competitive pistol matches.
In this diagram, the front sight is shown in four different positions. If you fire a single shot with a duty handgun, using each of the four sight pictures shown, you will still have a group of about 10 inches at 5 yards.

Self-Defense: How Much Sight Picture Do You Need?

Given a sight picture varies with range and size of the target, how much is adequate in a self-defense situation?
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Modern Shooter: Training Like A Navy SEAL

Modern Shooter gets a first-hand look at firearms training taken to the next level.
This isn’t the scope the author used to whack steel at 640 yards, but were he to try that again, he’d be more than happy to do so with this optic. The performance of the 6.5 warrants the best glass you can park on top of it.

Performance AR-15: Long-Range 6.5 Grendel

An Alexander Arms AR in 6.5 Grendel bangs steel fast and furious past 600 yards with ease.
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Competently handling your firearm is only half the equation. The other half is understanding how to react in any given situation. This is where Gun Digest’s how-to section comes into play. Our expert articles, reviews and videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal—knowledge.