As a firearms owner, gun safety should be your top priority at all times. It does not matter if you own your gun for home defense, use it as an everyday carry (EDC), or only use it to hunt. Being safe is the responsibility of every gun owner. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, especially for those new to the gun world, because certain organizations push three rules while others say there are seven or more. We’re going to fill you in on four golden rules and offer some extra safety tips to further your firearms education.
There are a lot of different firearms platforms and types of guns on the market, so it’s understandable to get confused sometimes. If you’ve ever been curious about the difference between a lever-action and a bolt-action or a rifle and a carbine, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a general lesson in firearms platform terminology.
Many people have questions when they first become interested in the art of self-defense. In this guide, we’ll address some of the most common self-defense questions people have, as well as explore some things that are not always as obvious to someone just starting to research how to take responsibility for their own personal safety.
A “conceal and carry class” is a common term that generally refers to the class required before a person can obtain their license or permit to carry. However, it is important to keep in mind that the requirements for what a conceal and carry class must contain, or whether you even need to take a class to obtain your permit, vary depending on the state in which you live.
Tradition advocates learning to shoot with basic iron sights first. However, it’s more difficult to use iron sights because there are three focal points: both sides of the rear sight and the front sight. All three points need to align with the target before the trigger is pulled. Otherwise, the shooter will probably miss.
Hurricanes have wrought damage throughout the south, causing hundreds of thousands of homes to suffer water incursion from rain and floodwaters. Ain many cases the flooding arose so quickly that most people did not have the opportunity to pack up their household belongings, including all their guns, before being inundated with flood waters.
When gun owners and shooters talk about the 21-foot rule, most are actually referring to the “Tueller Drill,” which was not a rule at all and which now confuses a lot of well-intentioned gun owners. What is the so-called "21-foot rule?" Where did it come from? What does it mean for the civilian gun owner? These questions and more need to be addressed for the safety of concealed carriers everywhere, so here goes:
We asked Team Springfield shooters to assemble some of their go-to tips to benefit Members out there looking for some pro advice. The first topic we threw out to them was the art of the grip. Let’s dive in.
In this NSSF video, Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng shares a simple process that can help shooters of all levels diagnose some common accuracy problems. If you’re an experienced shooter, be sure to share these tips with newcomers to the shooting sports.
Some U.S. LawShield members may have seen the Springfield TRP pistol and wondered what’s it like at the range. Wonder no more: Here’s what happened when I put it through a rigorous shooting trial against three other top-end 1911s earlier this year.