Posts tagged 'Shooting'

June 22, 2020
What’s the best optic for your AR? Let’s talk LPVO’s.

What’s the best optic for your AR? Let’s talk LPVO’s.

Last week, we dove into the art and science of why you might choose to mount a red dot on your AR, and some of the “how-to.” But what if you think an LPVO is the way to go?

What’s the best optic for your AR? Let’s talk red dots.

What’s the best optic for your AR? Let’s talk red dots.

If you’ve spent so much as five minutes Googling “Optics for my AR-15,” chances are you’re already aware the internet wants you to top it off with either a red dot or an “LPVO.”

How to Build Your Own Gun Range

How to Build Your Own Gun Range

Shooting firearms is a huge part of my life. Back when I lived in suburbia, that meant driving a long way to the range, setting up my targets, practicing, tearing down and driving home after hours and hours away from the family just to throw a few rounds.

Do competition shooting skills translate to self-defense shooting skills? Part Two

Do competition shooting skills translate to self-defense shooting skills? Part Two

It’s an age-old question that has adamant advocates on both sides. As a competitor in the action shooting sports for over 10 years, I tend to fall on the side that is inclined to think the skills do translate.

Do competition shooting skills translate to self-defense shooting skills? Part One

Do competition shooting skills translate to self-defense shooting skills? Part One

Do competition skills translate into self defense skills? Over the years, this has been an often-debated topic and the consensus seems biased toward whether the individual(s) participate in and/or are successful competition shooters.

3 Things to Look for When Buying a Tactical Optic

3 Things to Look for When Buying a Tactical Optic

Precision optics aren’t just for going long. Top your rifle and your pistol with an optic and you instantly make it a more versatile weapon.

What Riflescope Magnification Should You Get?

What Riflescope Magnification Should You Get?

Here’s a short answer: Get the magnification that fits the application for the riflescope 80-90% of the time. If you primarily hunt in the Midwest, where you won't see deer farther than 200 yards—but, maybe you plan to take a trip out west one day where you may see deer at far greater distances—

February 23, 2020
Getting the Most Out of Dry Fire

Getting the Most Out of Dry Fire

Admit it: Half the fun in competing in shooting events is getting to pull that trigger and hear your gun go bang. For rookies and pros alike, there’s just nothing like ringing steel and the rush that comes with managing recoil and adrenaline.

February 2, 2020
Do You Even Need a First Focal Plane Optic?

Do You Even Need a First Focal Plane Optic?

FFP can get you a huge edge in competition, on some hunts, and on the field of battle. It can make you faster at longer distances and give you the ability to transition between targets of varying distance with speed and precision. FFP is freaking awesome. But it's not always better.

January 26, 2020
What Rings and Mounts Do I Need?

What Rings and Mounts Do I Need?

There are a bazillion different kinds of guns out there, many of them tricked out to meet the owner’s exacting demands, so it's impossible to lay out what rings and bases are needed for every single setup, but we'll go over a few of the classics we see all the time.