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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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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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Becky Yackley

Stance & Grip for a New Pistol Shooter


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For a new shooter, pistol can be a daunting firearm to learn. While handguns are smaller and lighter than a rifle or shotgun, they require more technique to have a better experience. Two of the biggest areas where you can make the most improvement are in the stance and grip. How you stand and how […]

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Becky Yackley

Picking a Handgun for Competition


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In today’s blog, we’re talking about picking a gun for competition. I have 3 guns in this video: a Ruger LCP, Glock 17, STI 2011. I’m going to talk about them each in relation to competition to help you figure out if the gun YOU have at home is one you could take out and […]

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Nikki Boxler

Social Media in the Outdoors: Is it Positive or Negative?


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Social Media has many pros and cons. I love making lists so to help me decide if social media will be the downfall of hunting and fishing as we know it, I decided to make a list to see if the benefits outweighed the consequences. Positives:  Allows You to Connect with People from All Over […]

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Nikki Boxler

Check out the 6.5 Creedmoor


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The Nitty Gritty  If you are anything like me, you can tell me about numbers and ballistic coefficients. But what I really want to know is how the gun and ammunition actually perform and feel when shooting it.  So here is what I personally experienced and picked up on while using my rifle this hunting […]

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Ron Spomer

A Perfect Christmas Gift for the Plinker in Your Life


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Today much has changed, but there is still Christmas and you are still allowed to present new shooters with gifts of 22 Long Rifle ammo. They can begin their own traditions of shooting squirrels and rabbits. And now they have even better cartridges with which to accomplish this — Winchester Power Points. I don’t know […]

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