Gun Word of the Day: Dry Fire


Dry Fire [drahy] [fahyuhr] – verb-ish 1. The act of going through the complete sequence of events to fire a gun, but without use of ammunition. Dry fire is a practice technique where the gun is cocked, aimed at a safe practice target and backstop, and trigger pulled. The guns striker or hammer falls on an […]

Insanely Practical Shooting Tips: Dry Firing – It’s Not As Dirty As It Sounds

Dry Fire target idea

Here’s an excerpt from our newest book, releasing June 15, 2013 – The Insanely Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting. Like The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters, now available at, it’s a direct, practical and amusing way to learn. We hope you find a useful tip or two about improving your shooting skills […]

Blackhawk’s AR-15 Offset Safety Selector: Don’t Be All Thumbs

Blackhawk! AR-15 Offset Selector

If you’re right-handed, operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. If you’re left-handed (using a standard AR-15), operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. If you’re either right or left-handed, operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. […]

Buyers Guide: Gargoyles Striker Shield Sunglasses


We reviewed these recently and found the Striker series to be a great pair of crossover glasses. Stylish enough to wear as everyday sunglasses, yet built for ballistic protection. Clarity is excellent and the fit is very close to the face. This helps a lot with peripheral vision. We had unobstructed vision up, down, and […]

Buyers Guide: ESS Crossbow Eyeshields


We did a full review on these a while back and were suitably impressed. In fact, we gave them our 4 Nun rating. Apparently, you can even get shot in the face with while wearing them. Although we wouldn’t recommend that. We like the interchangeable lenses, the lens locking mechanism and the comfort, but most […]

Gargoyles Plan To Form Shooting Team

Gargoyles competition shooting team

According to recent reports from, the Gargoyles intend to form a new competitive shooting team. Traditionally known for their fearsome appearance, Gargoyles have not historically been recognized for their agility and speed. According to industry insiders, that reputation is about to change. “People generally think of rock sculptures as slow and inflexible” comments Don […]