The Forty-Five Drill is uncomplicated to set up, understand, conduct and score. It’s a great training benchmark for the defensive handgunner.

Forty-Five Drill: Testing Your Defensive Handgun Training

Do you know if your defensive handgun training is up to snuff? The Forty-Five Drill measures your likely reaction if you’re actually attacked.
It’s all about growing the sport: bringing up kids to appreciate and respect firearms.

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Boyds Spike Camp is very likely the best aftermarket rifle stock you can buy for the money. The proof is plain as the clover leaves on the target.
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5 Lost Secrets Of The Combat Handgun

Massad Ayoob gives you five key secrets essential for proper handgun control when faced with a violent attacker. Power stance, high hand, crush grip and front sight, smooth roll. Recover these lost secrets and watch your combat handgun skill increase.
When shooting practical rifle or team events, communication is a key element for success.

Why Mils Are Superior To MOA For Long-Range Precision

Mils? MOA? Europeans have been doing it right for years. We need to step up and join the rest of the world.
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1986 Miami Shootout: The Aftermath

The infamous 1986 Miami Shootout forever changed law enforcement training, equipment and tactics.
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Vastly improving on the old methods to leveling a scope, Real Avid's Level-Right Pro ensures everything is squared up and ready to hit the mark.
It’s important to practice the reload with a handgun or long gun. This can easily be done during dry practice—just make sure you use dummy rounds.

Dry Fire Training To Improve Defensive Handgun Skills

Lack of rang time is no excuse for gather rust. Here's the dry fire training that will keep your defensive handgun skills sharp as a tack.
Manipulation of the trigger without disturbing the lay of the sights sounds easy, but some shooters can put a lot of movement into their shots because the rifle is not properly set up for them.

Trigger Control: Mastering The Mechanics Of A Precision Press

Trigger control, pressing the trigger without upsetting the rifle or sights, is a key fundamental for any marksmanship, but especially in long-range shooting.
When you can’t get close or you have to shoot over or around obstacles, a tripod is the most important tool in your toolbox.

Precision Rifle Training: The Edge You Need For Hunting Season

Precision rifle shooting is the fastest-growing segment of the hunting industry, training should go hand-in-hand with it.
Bipod design matters when it comes to recoil management.

Recoil Management: Accuracy Hinges On Absorbing The Shock

There's more to accuracy than breathe and trigger control. Recoil management is as fundamental as any of the other shooting fundamentals.
This is one of the Colt rifles with the two-headed hydra takedown pin. Leave it alone and build on something else.

AR-15 Lower: Putting The Internals Together

Assembling the AR-15 lower shouldn't cause a brain cramp, but there are a few tricks to make certain it doesn't rattle like a jalopy.
The AR is one rifle that will do almost anything, and that certainly includes hunting. By swapping upper receivers, you can run a variety of calibers through your lower receiver for a variety of pursuits. Or, you can assemble dedicated rifles for specific purposes — and with the proper tools and knowledge you can do it yourself.

Upgrades: Top AR-15 Parts And Accessories (2020)

No need to settle for a stock carbine. We’ve got the AR-15 parts and accessories that will get you rifle humming.
Not only do you need a good wrench, you also need a way to hold the receiver. A clamshell or a reaction rod is just the ticket.

5 Areas Of Concern In The AR-15 Build

Constructing your dream rifle from scratch isn't knockout difficult, but there are some processes of the AR-15 build that get folks tied in knots.
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What Are The Bug-Out Bag Essentials?

A bug-out bag or SHTF kit is key to get you through a disaster. Do you have yours put together? Here are the bug-out bag essentials.
On the top is a Type II malfunction—failure to eject an empty piece of brass. Below is the Type III, or double feed. Using high-quality parts minimizes the likelihood of these problems. But, even then, “Murphy’s Law” kicks in. Be ready to clear a stoppage.

Five Types Of AR Malfunctions And How To Address Them

Whether it's a failure to feed or failure to eject, AR-15 malfunctions are part of life. Here's how to address them and keep you carbine running.
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