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If you want to become a better shooter, one thing you can work on is expanding your field of view. Many shooters when they fire their gun get tunnel vision, which will make you miss out on a lot of important information that you need to know about. Whether you’re shooting in competitions or in a self defense situation, you don’t want to be tunnel visioning on one little thing…you want to see what’s going on around you so you can make informed decisions. Training instructor Mark Redl says he sees this all the time in the shooters he trains. That’s why he developed a new training for it that fixes this tunnel vision problem and greatly expands your field of view. The idea behind how it works is surprisingly simple, and you can get the hang of it in a fairly short amount of time with proper practice. Here’s…

Standing at the range and shooting at a target with your gun already out and in position is one way to improve your accuracy, but you have to admit that it’s a little unrealistic. Because in an actual self-defense situation your gun wouldn’t already be out and pointing at your target…it would be tucked into your holster. If you’re faced with that type of situation and you’ve never practiced for it, your safety could be in danger if you can’t do it fast enough or accurate enough. That’s why it makes sense that some people also practice drawing their gun while they’re at the range. Unfortunately, not that many shooting ranges these days allow their users to practice the full motion. They require your gun to already be out and pointing at the target. It’s not so much the range’s fault as it is the liability that comes from our…

Want to be a better shot with your pistol? There’s no shortage of advice out there for shooters who want to improve their aim, but almost no one talks about the one tip that could take your aim to the next level. It’s something called trigger management. Trigger management is a fundamental shooting technique, and is a technique that everyone is capable of learning. Mastering it will give you better overall control over your pistol and better accuracy as well. The whole point of trigger management is that you want to stop your gun from moving around as you pull the trigger. After all, no matter how well you have your target lined up, if you move the gun as you pull it trigger your aim is going to be off. There are two parts to learning trigger management: Becoming completely comfortable with how your gun’s trigger feels and honing…

If you frequently go target shooting, you probably have experience shooting at many different types of targets. However, few are as satisfying as the ringing of a steel target echoing through the air. Considering steel targets also save you the time of walking to your target to see if you hit it, it’s a wonder why steel targets aren’t a popular as they should be. The reason we don’t see more steel targets probably has to do with transporting them. Unlike other target materials, steel is heavy. That makes hauling them to the range and setting them up a much bigger effort than simply sticking some cardboard in the ground and calling it good. Thankfully, a company called CTS Targets has taken on this challenge by creating steel targets that are portable and easy to set up. CTS Targets makes steel that are at least 1/4″ thick for pistols and…

Want an easy way to increase your accuracy without doing any training or drills? You could get these improvements by adjusting your scope a little bit. Having an improper scope setup is very common, even affecting professionals such as military men and law enforcement. And since this even affects professionals whose lives depend on their accuracy, odds are your scope isn’t perfectly customized to suit you. You’re about to see a few tricks you can use to optimize your scope to give a sharper view and make it easier on your eyes. One of the most common issues with scope setups is that the ocular focus is not properly adjusted to your eye. The ocular focus adjusts how you see the reticle, not the target. Having an improperly focused reticle will cause eye fatigue when you look through the scope for too long. Here’s an easy way to adjust the…

There are three types of sights that you can have on your guns: fixed, adjustable, and optical. Both fixed and adjustable sights are called “iron sights” as a broad term. If your fixed sights aren’t as accurate as you’d like them to be, don’t worry. Even though they’re called “fixed” sights, they can still be adjusted…they just take more effort. Unlike adjustable sights, making adjustments to your fixed sights usually involves filing, welding, and using hammers and copper punches in order to adjust them. This can be a bit of a pain, which explains why many gun owners don’t bother fine tuning their guns with fixed sights. When adjusting your sights, you need to account for two directions: vertical movement and horizontal movement. Which ones you move will depend on where your gun is firing. Horizontal movements are made first. Don’t make vertical adjustments until you have your sights aligned…

Using your index finger to pull the trigger is the traditional way to fire a gun, but according to the US Army, using your middle finger to pull the trigger can make you a better shot. According to the US Army, using your middle finger to pull the trigger allows you to rapidly and accurately shoot at a target. Here’s how it works. Anyone can simply point at an object (and be pretty accurate too). However, it’s different when firing a gun because instead of pointing at the object you have to line it up down the iron sights. When you pull the trigger with your middle finger, your index finger is free. That means you can use it to point at your target. Since we’re very accurate when we point at things, this method allows us to quickly point at an object without lining it up through the sights and…

A shot timer is a useful tool for helping you take your shooting to the next level. While target practice will increase your accuracy and precision, a shot timer will help with another important part of shooting, and that’s your speed. If you need to use your gun during a self-defense situation, your attacker won’t let you take your time getting your gun out and line up the perfect shot. You’ll have to go fast, and that’s what a shot timer trains you to do. It’s also useful for training for certain competitions where time plays a factor in scoring. A basic shot timer works like this: When the shot timer starts, it will start counting seconds. It will automatically record the times of your shots when it hears your gunshots. At the end, you’ll have the following data: How long it took you to make your first shot, at…

So, you want to fly with your gun. Well, have fun, because it can be a bit of a hassle. It wasn’t always this way, before 9/11 it was quite a bit easier to fly with a gun. Now, things are a bit more complicated. It doesn’t mean you can’t fly with a gun. It’s just a royal P..T.A. That’s because the TSA has created a tiresome and demeaning process for travelers who wish to travel with a gun. Getting your gun to your final destination is a somewhat frustrating process to be sure. We’re going to help simplify it so if you decide to travel with your weapon you’re set up for success. 6 Things You’ll Want For Traveling With a Gun 1 – Get A Lockable Hard Case For Your Weapon If you’re going to travel with a gun you must travel with a locking hard case per…

Leave it to the guys over at Magpul to come out with something for the Glock you never you needed and now won’t be able to live without. Magpul announced in a hilarious QCV style video that they’ve just released new enhanced Glock frame magazine wells that are compatible with both Glock OE aswell as their newer GL-9 series. Their new enhanced mag wells come in an assortment of variants meant to add to new furniture to a variety of the Glock models, including the 17 the 19 and both the Gen 3 and Gen 4 variants. A lot of people are complaining out the gates that the Gen 5 isn’t being addressed, but when Magpul designed these newly enhanced magwells they likely decided they’d make a new accessory for the largest market…that the newest variant. Why the need for a new magwell in the first place? As some Glock…