5 Reasons the 2015 Shooting Industry Masters Was the Cat’s Pajamas

Side matches, like this one sponsored by Buffalo Bill Center of the Wild West, raise serious dough for First Shots.

You might think a sockdolager with all the shooting industry Big Cheeses at some hotsy-totsy gin mill might lead to some Chicago typewriter trouble. Heck, some hard boiled heavy might have his torpedos pinch his biggest competitor and take him for a long ride. But no. While there was plenty of giggle water at a […]

Zoot Shooting a Thompson 1927A-1

A couple of modern day Tommy Guns from Auto Ordnance.

What’s more fun than shooting a new Thompson 1927A-1 “Deluxe Semi-Auto”? Not much. I had the chance to try one out at the 2015 Shooting Industry Masters. The folks from Kahr Arms, owners of Thompson gun-maker Auto Ordnance, sponsored a side match at the Masters event. Side matches are more like fun demonstrations than actual competitions. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips for New Concealed Carriers

One of the first steps is to get a proper holster, like this Galco King Tuk.

Maybe you have recently completed the NSSF First Shots program or recently acquired your concealed carry permit. Alternatively, perhaps you are considering getting a carry permit. In any of these cases, there are a few things you need to know in terms of your next steps. 1. Get The Right Holster! The right concealed carry […]

Try Competitions To Become A More Effective Shooter

Competition shooting

There’s a big difference between good and effective. If you are involved in shooting purely for recreation and the joy of punching holes in paper or tin cans, then being a good shooter is, well, good enough. If you intend to use your gun for self or home defense, then you need to think about […]

Meet the Shotgun!

Double barrel shotgun

Let’s take a look at what makes a shotgun a shotgun. If you rely on Hollywood for your information, a shotgun can never miss and is capable of knocking a 1970 Pontiac GTO clear across Hazzard County. In reality, they’re not quite that impressive, but a shotgun is one very versatile gun. Competition, recreation, hunting […]

What’s Better? Revolver or Semi-Auto Pistol?

Which one is best for you?

I feel sorry for new shooters. Back when I was a new shooter, movable type had just been invented and the internet wasn’t even part of Nostradamus’ wildest dreams. Learning about guns and self defense was hard, but easy. It was hard because I couldn’t sit at my computer and browse the opinions of thousands […]

Top 10 Shooting Industry Masters Fun Facts

Tisma Juett is serious about two things: Shooting and NSSF First Shots. Shown here taking aim at the Ruger/Smith & Wesson Rimfire Rodeo event.

Tisma Juett is only serious about two things: shooting and leading the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) First Shots program. When it comes to something as serious as the Ruger/Smith & Wesson Rimfire Rodeo, stand back! I’m pretty sure I felt all the available oxygen being sucked out of the area when Tisma started to focus. […]