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April 2018

Becky Yackley

How to Best Clean a Magazine


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As we cover handgun shooting, we have covered a simple way to clean a pistol. However, what about the gun’s magazine? What do you need to know about them to make sure they are in working order? In this post, I am going to cover a few things you should know about your handgun magazines […]

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Becky Yackley

Dry Fire Exercise to Help You See the Target Faster


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Shooting a handgun “well” requires practice. Practice eludes a lot of people because getting to the range takes time and money. But there are ways to practice that don’t require you to leave home, or spend anything more than your own effort. The question then becomes, home much are you willing to spend in effort? […]

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Becky Yackley

Understanding “Sight Picture” When Shooting a Pistol


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When we teach handgun shooting with iron sights, the basic method of aiming is defined as “to align the front sight blade in the rear sight notch, and match the height of the front sight with the rear sight, while maintaining a focus on the front sight.” This is the basic principle, but while using […]

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Becky Yackley

Best Ways to Grip a Pistol


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The goal of the grip when we are shooting a pistol is to grip the gun firmly enough that it cannot move within our grip. Two posts ago, we talked about having as much of our hand in contact with our pistol as possible.  In this blog, I’m going to show you a few ways […]

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Nikki Boxler

Mistakes to Avoid as a First-TIme Turkey Hunter


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Turkey season has officially arrived in several states and will be here before we know it in most others. When you scroll through social media feeds you may think turkey hunting is easy.  Not the case in the least. On the contrary, turkey hunting is tough and is even tougher if you make common mistakes. […]

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Melissa Bachman

Knowing the Maximum Distance of Your Turkey Gun


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Regardless of whether you’re shooting a shotgun, rifle, or a bow knowing your effective range is essential before you head out into the field to go hunting. As turkey season is quickly approaching, I highly recommend that all turkey hunters hit the range before heading out to the field.  Not only does this help people […]

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Becky Yackley

Determining Your Dominant Eye


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Shooting any gun requires we use our eyes, but some people get farther along in shooting than they ought to without ever knowing which their dominant eye is. Or, understanding why it’s important to know which it is. In this blog, I’ll explain and show you a simple way to determine your dominant eye. Then, […]

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