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!).
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.
Do your rifle shooting skills need improvement, or do you need better equipment? Here's how to decide, from rifle marksmanship instructor and Gun Digest author Peter Lessler.
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.
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.
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.
When buying a used handgun, how do you know if it’s a gem, or a problem that someone else dumped on an unsuspecting buyer? Check out these tips for evaluating a used handgun prior to purchase.
Though certainly not complete training in and of itself, shooting competition (IDPA, IPSC, etc.) can be a useful component of firearms training, skill maintenance and skill assessment.
Selecting a handgun is personal—too personal to allow me or anyone else to do it for you. That said, it needs to fit your hand, have a recoil impulse you can control, and be small enough and light enough you might actually carry it and have it with you when you need it. Yes,...