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Ron Spomer

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


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Gravity, air drag, air density, wind speed and direction, muzzle velocity, bullet mass and shape — all of this impacts a bullet’s flight, determining where it will land in relation to where you aim it. A ballistic calculator factors all of this stuff into complicated mathematical equations. All you have to do is enter some […]

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Shotguns for Self Defense at Home


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And unlike a centerfire round shot from a rifle, shotgun loads tend to have less velocity limiting the likelihood of pass-through shots in walls in a home. So what should a person look for when considering a shotgun for home defense? While 12-gauge shotguns set the standard for the most popular size chambering today, the […]

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Ron Spomer

300 Winchester Magnum or the 300 Winchester Short Magnum


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Sometimes a few specimens require more dissuasion than the old 30-06 or 308 Winchester typically hand out. While the 308 Win. kicks up about 2,620 fps muzzle velocity and 2,743 foot-pounds muzzle energy with a 180-grain bullet, the 30-06 Springfield jumps out at 2,750 fps with 3,022 f-p energy. The venerable 300 Win. Mag., which […]

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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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…and focus techniques to make their tasks easier and to more closely resemble their practice even in the middle of a potentially stressful moment during a big game or important event. The advantage that these athletes have over a defensive shooter, of course, is that they are just playing a game… and they have full […]

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Rob Pincus

Do Not Mistake Enthusiasm for Training for Motivation to Train


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  You might spend more time on the things you are already good at, possibly chasing a small improvement, instead of working on things you really should be improving. You’ll start rationalizing the deficits of gear that you like, instead of choosing gear that is best suited to your context of need. You’ll start attending […]

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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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