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LPVO 101

LPVO 101

If you’re running an AR15 or tactical carbine, you’re already utilizing one of the most versatile weapon platforms out there. The .556/.223 and the 7.62/.308 are extremely dynamic calibers optimized for mid to longer ranges.

ADVICE FOR FIRST-TIME HANDGUN BUYERS

ADVICE FOR FIRST-TIME HANDGUN BUYERS

It’s Important to find something that has a long track record of reliability. Modern pistols designed for recreational, defensive, and/or professional duty use generally follow the pattern of being polymer-framed, striker-fired guns, and we recommend sticking to something in that category.

March 21, 2022
Staff Picks - Everyday Carry

Staff Picks - Everyday Carry

We asked some of our staff about their go-to gear. Find out what gear they trust to pack.

Pro Tips - How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

Pro Tips - How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

December 12, 2020 started for me with having to use my brand-new snow blower for the first time since moving up to Wisconsin from North Carolina, a state where the mere threat of snow shut down life as we knew it. That morning, Vortex Edge™ was set to host its first ever USPSA match and after I spent an hour or so blowing snow off my driveway, I made my way in.

Everyday Ready Concealed Carry Considerations

Everyday Ready Concealed Carry Considerations

Don’t think of EDC as weapon’s-only: Carrying the means—and cultivating the skills—to treat wounds in the field can be just as important.

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the all-new Vortex Edge™

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the all-new Vortex Edge™

We’re proud to announce the opening of Vortex Edge, our state-of-the-art firearms training facility!
December 28, 2020
3 Dry Fire Exercises You Can Do at Home to Build Self Defense Skills

3 Dry Fire Exercises You Can Do at Home to Build Self Defense Skills

I’ve often tried to make the distinction between tactical and performance-based, defensive and target shooting. What I have come to realize, especially here in the past couple of years, the application of trigger press and the act of breaking a shot onto a target boils down to basics. Defensive and tactical shooting are the application of those basics in scenarios and situations that require you to defend yourself or others.

December 21, 2020
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part Two

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part Two

If you’re in the market for a red dot to put on your firearm, regardless of type, chances are you’ve seen the term “co-witness” thrown around in your search. If you’re brand new to the term, fear not, even those of us who have heard about it, discussed it, and even used it in practical application still can’t seem to get it straight or even agree on “which type” of co-witness is best.

December 14, 2020
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part One

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part One

If you’re in the market for a red dot to put on your firearm, regardless of type, chances are you’ve seen the term “co-witness” thrown around in your search. If you’re brand new to the term, fear not, even those of us who have heard about it, discussed it, and even used it in practical application still can’t seem to get it straight or even agree on “which type” of co-witness is best.

November 23, 2020
Stop overcleaning your guns

Stop overcleaning your guns

We’re sure you’ve seen it. That buddy, or that guy at the range, who finishes shooting and breaks out a cleaning kit that needs its own range bag it’s so big. He’s got dental picks, blades, scrapers, and—God forbid—a Dremel with dozens of brushes for that deep, deep, oh-God-please-stop clean. Guy pulls on his white gloves, sets up his eight or nine different solvents and oils, and dives in with the zeal of a mad surgeon.