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How to 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, gun reviews and gun videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal — knowledge. Also check out: Firearm TrainingGunsmithingConcealed CarryGun Collecting


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62 Printable MOA Targets with DOT Drills – Rifle Range in YARDS This impressive target pack from our friends at Storm Tactical contains 62 printable targets for rifle and handgun range use. Target grids and bullseye sizes are in MOA. Ideal for long-range shooting! Get Free Targets


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Working With Ballistic Gelatin at Home

Working with ballistic gelatin is not hard or easy, but it is quite involved.
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Get On Target With The 10 Best Gun Digest Books (2019)

Need a high-velocity page-turner? Check out the top Gun Digest books from the past year.
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7 Steps To Control Fear And Make Sound Decisions Under Stress

A life-or-death situation is no time to freeze up. Here are 7 steps that ensure you won't.
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Gear Review: Real Avid AR15 Armorer’s Master Kit

If you're a carbine D.I.Y.er the Real Avid AR15 Armorer's Master Kit is a must have. This compact kit contains all the tools you need to repair and modify your AR-15.
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The Shot Timer And Defensive Handgun Training

Not simply a tool of competitive shooters, the shot timer is the ideal instrument to sharpen life-saving handgun skills.
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Gun Digest’s 10 Best Shooting Drills And Firearms Training Posts

Get trigger time with these shooting drills and employ the rock-solid training techniques and you’re certain to see your groups shrink and your skills improve.
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What You Need To Know About Gravity And Bullet Trajectory

When it comes to bullet trajectory, flight time is what beats gravity.
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Video: Learning To Shoot Your Steel Target The Right Way

Follow these simple tips and you get the most out of your steel targets, without putting yourself in peril.
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MantisX: Simple And Effective Training

A visual trainer that tracks and measures your movements as you draw and break each shot, the Mantisx Shooting Performance System proves invaluable in dry and live fire
The Heinie Straight-8 sight system uses two dots, one over the other, on each sight front and rear. The system is fast, effective and almost impossible to get wrong.

1911: Customized By Committee

Well-known and ‘unobtainable’ pistolsmiths all start somewhere. It might as well be with your 1911.
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Ruger 10/22: Customizing For Accuracy

Rebuilding and upgrading a Ruger 10/22 introduces improvements far beyond the aesthetic benefits.
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Going Hands-On With Your Long-Range Shooting Development

Grounding your fundamentals and improving your long-range shooting skills isn't an armchair game. Hands-on instruction and competition puts an edge on your marksmanship.
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Video: Challenging Your Handgun Skills With The Shadowland Drill

Richard Mann’s Shadowland Drill sharpens important handgun skills in a single course of fire
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5 Things You Must Know About Concealed Carry Insurance

Simply because you’ve got a pistol you can use and a comfortable rig to carry it in doesn’t mean you’re a prepared armed citizen. You need to consider your concealed carry insurance options.
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Video: Perfecting The Failure Drill For Self-Defense

Developed by Col. Jeff Cooper, the failure drill prepares you for defensive shooting situations where a center mass shot doesn't do the job.
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The Lost Art Of Shooting Cap-And-Ball Revolvers

There’s a major nostalgia factor to blackpowder shooting in general and the cap-and-ball revolver in particular, and an appreciation for just how far things have come.
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Video: The Ins And Outs Of The Concealed Carry Purse

Handy and stylish, the concealed carry purse is a solid method of toting a handgun. But the unorthodox approach takes some special considerations to ensure safety and efficiency.

How to 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, gun reviews and gun videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal — knowledge. Also check out: Firearm TrainingGunsmithingConcealed CarryGun Collecting


44-Targetposters-pack-GD-reduced-300NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Storm Tactical Printable Target Pack

62 Printable MOA Targets with DOT Drills – Rifle Range in YARDS This impressive target pack from our friends at Storm Tactical contains 62 printable targets for rifle and handgun range use. Target grids and bullseye sizes are in MOA. Ideal for long-range shooting! Get Free Targets