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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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Concealed Carry: Immersive Defensive Firearms Training

Defensive firearms training should go well past range time to realistic situations that prepare you for actual lethal force encounters.
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Which Focal Plane Is Right For You?

Choosing the right riflescope can be challenging. One of the first decisions you must make is deciding between a first or second focal plane scope.
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Modern Shooter: Becoming A Tactical Athlete

The Modern Shooter team checks out the dedication to the craft and work required to take your shooting to the top of its game.
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AR Basics: Home-Defense Carbine Considerations

There are some specific factors in play when choosing an AR for home defense. Here’s what to consider.
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Reloading: Cup-And-Core, The King Of Deer Bullets?

There's no need to overthink deer bullets. Classic cup-and-core bullets still do the job.
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Gear Review: The Blowback Laser Trainer

Finding time to maintain shooting fundamentals can be a challenge, but the Blowback Laser Trainer provides a realistic solution.
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Reloading: Accuracy’s Unsung Hero — Powder

There are a ton of great powders out there for reloaders — and not all of them are new.
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How-To: Improve Accuracy With Minor Scope Adjustments

Improved accuracy can be a simple as a few adjustment to your scope to improve your view and relieve eye strain.
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How-To: Adjust Iron Sights On Fixed-Sight Pistols And Revolvers

Iron sights on handguns remain a durable and cost-effective option. Check out these tips to adjust the iron sights on your fixed-sight pistol or revolver.
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Modern Shooter: Behind The Scenes At Turnbull Restoration

Get a look how Turnbull Restoration and Manufacturing breathes new life into a classic gun.
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How To: Mastering Carbine Basics With A .22 LR AR

Scale down to a .22 LR AR for mastery of the basics and cost-effective training.
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Tales Of Woe: Are You Making These Gunsmithing Mistakes?

Learn from the misfortunes of others to avoid making these gunsmithing mistakes when repairing or maintaining your own firearms.
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Gunsmithing: 5 Ways To Remove Frozen Screws

If you do your own gunsmithing long enough, you will run into screws that refuse to budge. From simple to extreme, try these five techniques to get the job done.
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Modern Shooter: At H&H Precision Rifles’ Shooting School

The Modern Shooter team discovers H&H Precision's shooting school is not summer camp — it's even better.
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How-To: Identify And Clear Pistol Malfunctions

Learn to quickly identify and clear the most common handgun malfunctions and get back in the game with these pistol malfunction drills.
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Handgun Training: 7 Critical Aspects of Pistol Shooting

These seven fundamentals of handgun training apply whether you’re training for self-defense, competing at a match, on the silhouette range or plinking with a .22 pistol.
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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.