Author Archives: Dick Jones

About Dick Jones

Dick Jones is a freelance outdoor writer and author whose interest in guns and shooting has encompassed his lifetime. He’s a Distinguished Rifleman, and former High Master, who captained and coached a High Power rifle team on a national level, winning six Dogs of War medals. His interests in shooting span from classic double shotguns to AR-15s, sniper rifles and competitive pistol shooting. He’s also a shooting instructor and runs Lewis Creek Shooting School in High Point, N.C.

The ability to read the wind in long range is probably more important than shooting ability. At 1,000 yards the slightest change of wind speed or value will put you out of the 10 ring.

Test Your Marksman Skills with Long-Range Shooting

Dick Jones won the North State Regional 1,000 Yard Championship at Camp Butner, N.C., two consecutive years. The competitive shooter relays some of the tricks, tips and considerations of high-performance long-range shooting.

Glock 42 Review.

New Kid on the Glock: Glock 42 Review

Perhaps more than any other handgun introduction in 2014, this one caught the attention of concealed carry fans everywhere. In this Glock 42 review, Dick Jones gives his impression.

Striker-fired pistol challenge.

The Striker-Fired Pistol Challenge

A range test with three popular striker-fired pistols - Glock 17, Smith & Wesson M&P and Springfield XDm - reveals how this design became a winner.

The AR-15 rifle in .223/5.56 is an excellent rifle for woman shooters thanks to its compact size and light recoil. Patrick Hayes Photo

AR-15 Review: Colt LE6920MP USA

With a nod toward the AR’s patriotic parentage as the platform created for the U.S. military, the Colt LE6920MP USA looks as cool as it shoots.

Para Executive Carry review.

Handgun Review: The Para Executive Carry

The lighter and easier-to-conceal compact 1911-style semi-auto has met with considerable success, and for good reason. The Para Executive Carry tested in this handgun review is a top contender in the category.