My New Years Shooting Resolutions

NSSF Gunsite

Like most, my life is full of good intentions. This coming year, I’m going to do all sorts of wonderful and productive things like lose weight, get in shape and watch less TV—except for the 27 shows I just have to DVR. Joking aside, and even if the promises to myself I take seriously fall […]

Small Pistols for Small Hands

Mary Katherine takes aim with a Hakim 8mm battle rifle.

Editors Note: We’re pleased to welcome a new ‘riter to the My Gun Culture project – Mary Katherine. I’ve been shooting with Mary Katherine and her family on and off for years. She’ll be offering some women’s perspective on things like guns, gear, concealed carry and more. By the way, she shoots a Beretta PX4, Smith & Wesson […]

Dry-Fire for Handgun Shooting Success

When beginning a dry-fire practice session, check and recheck that your gun is completely empty (including empty magazines for semi-automatic handguns) and that all ammunition has been removed and is far away from your practice area.

If I told you there is one technique that, once mastered, will allow you to hit your target every single time, you’d probably write me off as one of those infomercial con guys. But, believe it or not, I speak the truth, and there’s no trick, no gimmick to it. What is the technique? Perfect […]

Pic of the Day: Gun and Golf Club Grips

Teacup grip golf club

It doesn’t make much sense to use a cup and saucer grip on a golf club. It makes just as little sense to use a that teacup grip on a gun. The “cup” of your support hand really doesn’t accomplish much of anything in either scenario. Want to learn a proper grip? Download our free eBook, […]

Movies and Gun Blunders

thriller on tv

You know what they say: You can’t believe everything you see on TV. That’s knowledge to keep in hand, for while the folks in Hollywood do have a wonderful flair for the dramatic, no one has ever accused them of being realistic. Carrying and shooting guns is serious business. It’s crucial that every gun owner […]

Wanted: Marital Bliss at the Shooting Range

Half-Cocked: Professional Shooting Instruction

“What exactly will it take to make this work for you?” “I’ll be in the truck!” “&%$#*)! !!^&$%@!” I overheard these comments and a few more choice ones, at my regular shooting range the other day. The source was a couple, probably in their 50s, who had settled in at one of the shooting benches […]

AR-15 Hacks: How To Get Max Accuracy From Your Rifle

Will this upgrade make your AR rifle more accurate? Technically speaking no, practically speaking... Yes!

What if I told you that you could get 15, 20 or even 45 percent better accuracy from your existing AR-type rifle? You can. Read on… The key concept here is getting the best possible accuracy from the rifle you already have. While you can certainly improve accuracy by replacing major components like the barrel, […]

OH AR-15 Hacks: Do These 4 Things Or Your Rifle Might Explode

Here's a properly staked AR gas key. Note how the gas key metal is bashed into the two screws so they can't turn loose.

If you think people hyperventilate over hypothetical scenarios in politics, spend some time visiting online gun forums. While fun, and a great way to chit chat with others of like passion, you might leave convinced that your AR rifle has the operational complexity and maintenance requirements of the Trident II D5 ballistic missile. Yes, your […]

AR-15 Hacks: Clean Your Rifle Like A Boss

The most tedious part of AR-15 cleaning is the bolt. Fortunately there are tools to help, like this OTIS B.O.N.E. tool.

While no one really knows for sure, industry sources estimate that there are more than 10 million AR-type modern sporting rifles in the US. That’s a lot of rifles, a lot of ammo and a lot of cleaning! Inspired by the popularity of the modern sporting rifle and its many variants, and the fact that […]

What a Difference a Trigger Makes

Will adding this to an AR rifle improve accuracy?

Gun shop wisdom says a good trigger makes all the difference. It should be obvious that replacing the trigger doesn’t have any physical impact on a rifle’s accuracy. It’s not like it synchronizes barrel harmonics to the tune of “You’re So Vain” or anything. A trigger doesn’t touch the barrel or impact flight path, yet […]