Basic Shooting Skills

Fundamentals of Ballistics

Video: Army Primer on Ballistics

Ballistics can be complex, involving a multitude of variables. This old U.S. Army training film, however, does a solid job of breaking down the subject to its simplest terms.

dry firing

Video: Dry Firing in Field Conditions

When it comes to dry firing with a rifle, the practice should be as much about learning to acclimate to field conditions as it’s learning about a rifle’s idiosyncrasies.

Running your pistol sans ammunition is a good way to develop a steady sight picture and trigger pull. But there might be a way to get more out of your dry fire training.

Thoughts on Dry Fire Practice

Dry fire is an important part of any firearms training, but are shooters getting all they can out of it? Grant Cunningham suggests there is a more productive way to pull the trigger sans ammo.

Learning the basics of shotgun shooting and practicing often translates to more success in the field.

Six Shotgunning Tips for the Field and Range

Getting a shotgun to hit where you point it can be a challenge. But there are a few tricks of the trade that will get you smashing more clays and bagging more birds the next time you break out your smoothbore.

Range Systems' Dura-Steel Targets offer shooters a durable and mobile option in steel targets.

Range Systems Releases Mobile Steel Target

Steel targets are a blast, but without a plot of land can be an impractical option. The Dura-Steel line, however, makes moving around and storing these durable targets a snap.