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.
Depending on which survey you read, there are anywhere between 100,000 and 3.6 million defensive gun uses per year in the United States. One thing that almost everyone who studies such things agrees on is that, in a large number of the defensive gun uses that take place each year, no shot is ever fired. So, what separates displaying a firearm lawfully—or even justifiably pointing a firearm at another person—from a criminal charge of “brandishing,” or the unlawful display of a firearm?
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.
Traveling on commercial airlines during the holidays or any time of year can be stressful, especially if you want to make sure that you can protect your family at your ultimate destination and bring your firearm with you. It is important that you know what you can and cannot do when traveling with your firearm.
You finally find a great deal on a handgun you've been eyeing for months. Fast forward a couple of years—you walk out to your car one morning and find that your window has been smashed and things inside your car are strewn about.
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.
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.
If you plan to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend, or relative this season, there are right ways to do that — and some very wrong ways to transfer firearms to loved ones, say U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys.