FBI agents have to pass this course of fire on a regular basis. It involves one-hand, two-hand, and weak-hand shooting from distances between three and 25 yards. It’s a great way to measure and track your skills over time.
New Guide Helps Beginning and Intermediate Handgun Owners Develop Confidence and Skill CHARLESTON, SC, October 30, 2017 – Practical Guides is pleased to announce the release of their newest book. Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation […]
Knowing at what distance a person becomes a threat is important for a good self-defense mindset. Here’s a reality check.
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. I’ve been testing several of the new Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 handguns in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. As polymer-frame service pistols, they’re designed and built for carrying and function, not 50-yard bullseye competitions. As a result, they display “service” accuracy. Stated differently, they’re more accurate than […]
Editors Note: We’d like to welcome (and thank!) Vicki Clain for this article. Vicki is a self-described “blogger, geeker, and freelance writer.” You can keep up with Vicki on Twitter – @VickiLClain. If you’ve only seen kids using airsoft weapons then you’re probably thinking they are toy guns designed only for children. Still, the airsoft […]
One of those myths that will never, ever die in the history of forever is that a handgun will physically “knock someone down.” We’ve heard it all… “A 9mm won’t, but my .45 will knock someone right out of their shoes!” Anyway, we made this video to show some stuff. Mainly that bullets make holes […]
New third edition offers readers valuable advice and perspective on a dozen methods of concealed carry and over 160 different products. Charleston, SC (September 19, 2017) – The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry is now available in print and eBook formats. The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a […]
Here’s a quick video to show how to upgrade pistol sights using tools you probably already have. While the factors sights on this Sig Sauer P320 are perfectly good, we wanted to try out the brand new XS Sights F8 handgun sights. Check it out –>
Using a shot timer can really help you improve your competitive and defensive handgun skills. Without measurement, how to you know if you’re improving? The timer also adds just a tiny bit of pressure, and that helps you learn to operate your gun under a little bit of stress. You’ll be surprised at how quickly […]
Ever wondered how gun suppressors work? You can call them silencers too, even though the aren’t as quiet in real life as in the movies. They were actually patented back in 1908 as a “Maxim Silencer” so you can be sure that terminology is correct too. Here’s a fun look at what goes on in […]