Firearm Training


Match Bullets, Accuracy in a Box

A precision rifle is half the equation when it comes to accuracy. The other half, top-notch ammo. There are a few things, however, that must be kept in mind when loading ammunition that will knock the heart out of the 10 ring.

Greatest Cartridges: A Debate with Plenty of Ammo

There are all sorts of cartridges, with all kinds of applications. But when the rubber hits the road, what makes a great cartridge? Well, dear readers, that is a complicated subject, but not one devoid of an answer.

The Truth Behind Knockdown Power

Energy is definitely a factor in what is called knockdown power, but there are other facets in play determining if a round will floor game. Location of the hit and construction of the bullet/slug are far more important elements.

Gun Training Should Involve a Dose of Nasty Weather

It’s too windy, or it’s cold or raining too hard to go out and practice. The truth of the matter is, whether hunting or competing, long-distance shooters can’t always depend on blue bird skies. To win in nasty conditions, your gun training can't be called for bad weather.

Video: How Many Easter Peeps Does it Take to Stop a Bullet?

Here's a little good clean Easter fun. Kirsten Joy Weiss answers the age-old question: Exactly how many Peeps does it take to stop a bullet?

Gun Apps that Score a Bull’s Eye

Music, banking, games – there's an app for nearly everything. Shooters haven't been left out in the cold. There are plenty of gun apps out there that turn smartphones into nifty shooting, reloading and general gun tools.

Video: Tiger McKee’s Real Fast Pistol Training

Loading, reloading and dealing with malfunctions might seem like basic skills, but they are among the most important fundamentals in handling a semi-automatic pistol competently.

The Practical Mathematics of the .22 Caliber Firearm

Calculating the benefits of the .22 rimfire as the all-around best survival gun.

No Shame in Using Low Recoil Ammo

Stop beating yourself up. New low recoil ammo from Hornady joins other popular offerings from Remington and Federal to make shooting fun. In fact, even lightweights like me can handle it.

6 Handgun Fundamentals You Must Know

Every shot you take, fast or slow, near or far, small or large target, requires the correct handgun fundamentals.
22LR Ammuntion

.22 LR: The Best Survival Ammunition?

Let me make my case for the .22 Long Rifle (.22 LR) as the ultimate survival choice in terms of rifle cartridges. What does the .22 LR have going for it that would make someone even consider it as a survival choice, let alone the best all-round?

Big-Bore Ballistics: Are Muzzle Energy Calculations Useless Information?

In "Big-Bore Revolvers," author Max Prasac looks at terminal ballistics from the perspective of the big-bore revolver, and dispenses some of the myths he says are frequently perpetuated by the hunting/gun magazine industry as a whole.
Ball Ammo

Ball Ammo: The Best Survival Gun Bullets

A lot of careful consideration and planning needs to be done in order to make sure you are ready for surviving a long-term calamity. ...
from Chapter 13, Shotshell Ammunition Reloading

True or Not? Shotshell Reloading Myths Dispelled

Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are "good" or "bad" depends on what you were trying to do. In "ABCs of Reloading," author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can't blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few "false notions and home truths" about shotguns and shooting.

Winchester’s New Load Blindsides Waterfowl

Blind Side is a definite unique alternative to that Same Old Steel Syndrome. Every little bit helps in the duck blind.

Ammo: Long-Term Storage Tips

With the run on ammunition and threats from elsewhere, it pays to store your ammo right.


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