How to Survive Your First Gun Store Visit

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I remember the first time I walked into a Wild Birds Unlimited store. I was just like those characters on the TV show “Naked and Afraid,” although I was slightly less naked and much more afraid. Realizing that I might be exposed as a poseur who didn’t even know the difference between a pied-billed grebe […]

Getting Started with Guns – A Beretta SHOT Show Webcast

Getting Started with Guns hosted by Beretta USA.

I had the distinct pleasure of participating with femme fatale Barbara Baird from Women’s Outdoor News in a roundtable webcast at SHOT Show. Hosted by the good folks at Beretta USA, we chatted about how to help new folks get started with shooting. We had a great time and topics covered included interpretive dance, shooting […]

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 […]

Top 8 Reasons National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day Won’t Work Here

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This Saturday, June 9, is National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day. This first annual event aims to encourage Moms and Dads to get their daughters to the range to learn how to shoot safely. Herein lies the problem in our household. You see, our daughter is ever-so-slightly tactical. You know, the kind of […]

Gun Word of the Day: Pill

Gun Word Of The Day

Pill [pil] – noun 1. A small globular or rounded mass of medicinal substance, usually covered with a hard coating, that is swallowed whole. 2. Term used in place of ‘projectile’ or ‘bullet’ by some gun writers who have either written too many similar articles and run out of unique ways to express themselves, and/or aging males […]