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Ron Spomer

Easy to Use and Super-Effective – the Winchester Ballistics Calculator


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You may love your rifle and love to hunt with it, but if you’re not a died-in-wool “gun nut”, you probably don’t care about ballistics. So why waste your time with Winchester’s Ballistics Calculator? Because it will make you a better shot. And it could save the day if you’re faced with a puzzling set […]

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Shotguns for Self Defense at Home


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When it comes to choosing an ideal gun for home defense—it’s hard to argue against the benefits of a shotgun. Unlike a handgun, with its short sight plane, a longer shotgun is much easier to aim, particularly by less skilled shooters during a stressful moment. A shotgun also throws a wider pattern than a single […]

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Ron Spomer

300 Winchester Magnum or the 300 Winchester Short Magnum


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Some shooters are confused about Winchester’s 300 magnums. Some are upset because of the confusion, but others are delighted because of the options. Maybe we can clear some confusion if we take a hard look at the old 300 Winchester Magnum and the newer 300 Winchester Short Magnum to gain a clearer understanding of what […]

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Get a Grip for Better Trigger Control


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Grip High When holding the handgun with your dominant hand, the web of the hand should be held high, all the way under the rear grip tang on a semi-automatic pistol to the point where the skin of your hand creases beneath it. On a revolver grasp the grip of the pistol as high as […]

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Rob Pincus

Live Fire Drills That Force You to Think


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The primary difference between practicing to simply “perform” skills and practicing to actually “apply” them is involving the processing of information. In many sports, training includes some aspect of learning to focus exclusively on the task at hand, filtering out distractions. In endeavors such as putting, basketball free-throws, billiards and pitching, athletes practice blocking out […]

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Rob Pincus

Do Not Mistake Enthusiasm for Training for Motivation to Train


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Don’t mistake “enthusiasm for training” for “Motivation to Train”. Training can be fun. Many people attend training classes as a hobby. Some even consider a course a year with their buddies an annual vacation. Don’t be a hobbyist in the area of defensive skill development. It is great if you gain pleasure from knowing that […]

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Ron Spomer

The Problem With Wind


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Contrary to common perception, this isn’t because the wind blows bullets around like balloons or autumn leaves. That’s been proven by timed experiments in which the divergence of a bullet at long range in a given wind, say 10 mph, is compared to the divergence of the same bullet merely dropped in that same wind. […]

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Rob Pincus

Teamwork While Armed – Three Tips


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Get Together. As soon as you can during a defensive event, you should get together with the second armed person. If you are next to one another, you are much less likely to end up posing a threat to one another accidentally. If you spend time with another armed person regularly this should be the […]

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