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Instruction before concealed carry class helps new shooter.

Handgun Training Class: A Bit of Reading Beforehand Helped

The announcement said “Learn to Shoot Pistols!” With a Combat Focus Shooting clinic on my schedule for June, I thought this local basic handgun training class would be a good way to avoid showing up at the clinic completely unprepared.

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AR Testfire: The AAC Blackout .300

The Advanced Armament Company has been making suppressors for some time now. So when it came time to design a cartridge and build an upper to house it, they knew a thing or two about the job. The result? The .300 AAC Blackout.

First group ever with a pistol. Corey’s instruction using Massad’s principles seems to work well. A half hour of basic instruction in the fundamentals can get you up and running with good technique. Don’t spend years developing bad habits or think you can learn to shoot a handgun by watching others (and certainly not from what you see on television or in movies!).

Shooting a Pistol: Instruction is Key to Success

A half hour of basic instruction in the fundamentals of shooting a pistol can get you up and running with good technique. Don’t spend years developing bad habits or think you can learn to shoot a handgun by watching others (and certainly not from what you see on television or in movies!).

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Choosing a Handgun: Hand Size & Strength Matters

Whether you’re interested in hunting, competition, concealed carry or self defense, you can find a handgun that fits. When deciding between a revolver and an autoloader, the size and strength of your hands is an important consideration.

The Sentinal series was always a good value, and has become extraordinarily so in recent years. Massad bought this one for $75 in 2003.

Gun Review: The Sentinel .22 Revolver

Introduced as an inexpensive plinker, the High Standard Sentinal .22 revolver was ahead of its time with landmark revolver design features. Unfairly tarnished with a “junk gun” image, it may be the best buy in a used handgun available today.

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Mounting a Rifle Scope: Is Yours Too Far Back?

If you have to pull your head back to see a full field or prevent the ocular ring from dinging your brow, your rifle scope is mounted too far back. Check out these tips on how to scope a rifle.

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Cartridge Identification: Start With the Headstamp

Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it's reloading or collecting. While it isn't foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.