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How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

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.

October 30, 2020
How to Properly Mount a Riflescope

How to Properly Mount a Riflescope

Mounting a riflescope may seem like a daunting and overly technical task, not to mention how integral a proper mount is to shooting accurate and ethical shots in the field. But with the right tools and a little patience, you can ensure your optic is mounted properly, right at home, providing season-after-season of performance.

Getting the Most Out of Competition Guns

Getting the Most Out of Competition Guns

No doubt about it, getting into competition shooting can be a big investment. The right gear for the job often comes at a price, but what I have found is if I go with equipment that can pull double duty for me, and work for more than just my competitive events, the expense is far more tolerable.

5 Questions with Pro Tucker Schmidt

5 Questions with Pro Tucker Schmidt

If you shoot competitively and you haven’t heard of Tucker Schmidt, you will soon. Besides taking a very unconventional path into the shooting sports, Schmidt has made the jump from 3-Gun to PRS competitions, and he’s already becoming a force at long-range. Check out his story for tips on improving, and to learn how one style of competitive shooting can get you ready for the next.