3 Tips for Beginning Long Distance Shooters

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I recently shot a suppressed Savage precision rifle out to 1000 yards. It was a deeply satisfying experience. The sound of the gun’s report, the delay, the spotter’s call (HIT!) and the…

Shooting Savage MSRs Is Fun! Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

The jihad against “assault rifles” violates the Second Amendment’s prohibition against infringement on Americans’ natural and civil right to keep and bear arms. It does nothing to prevent carnage, whether…

Jeff Gonzales: Dressing For Everyday Carry Success

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There is a lot more to carrying concealed than simply throwing a t-shirt over your rig. You have to change your style and lifestyle to accommodate your everyday carry gun, and…

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Jeff Gonzales: How to Use a Flashlight for Armed Self-Defense Pt. 1

At a recent class at The Range at Austin, a student asked me about using a flashlight for self-defense while carrying concealed. My first response: are you carrying a good handheld light?…

Jeff Gonzales on Proper Trigger Finger Placement: Guns for Beginners

It’s one of the most asked question trainers get from new shooters. And one of most frequent mistakes even experienced shooters make…where and how they pull the trigger on a…

The Worst Self-Defense Advice Ever?

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Between gun stores and the internet, gun owners new and old can learn a lot.  Great information is widely available (including right here at The Truth About Guns!) about gun…

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Do Guns and Ammo Belong in Bug-Out Bags?

Bug-out bags, sometimes known as get-home bags, provide some basics to survive while evacuating from a disaster. While philosophies vary about the bags and their contents, should guns and ammo…

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‘Blended Learning’ No Longer Mandatory for NRA Basic Pistol Courses

The National Rifle Association gave an early Christmas present to their handgun instructors last year, announcing a rollback of “blended learning” NRA Basic Pistol classes. Details of that rollback have…

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How to Focus on Your Front Sight: Guns for Beginners

Understanding the sight/target relationship is one of the most important and elemental goals for accurate shooting. If you can’t master this relationship you stand a good chance of failing to hit the…

Course Review: Rick’s Firearm Academy Michigan CPL Class

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The rain was coming down in buckets that Saturday afternoon. A good thing, given that all of southeast Michigan was in a drought at the time. Still, it curtailed most…

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Chris Bird’s ‘Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage’: Book Review

If you like TTAG’s Defensive Gun Use of the Day stories, Chris Bird’s book, “Thank God I Had A Gun:  True Accounts of Self-Defense” belongs on your bookshelf. Mr. Bird puts…

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Valentine’s Day Tomorrow: Take Your Beloved to the Gun Range!

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation writes: One way to get your partner’s blood pumping this Valentine’s Day or any day is by pulling a trigger at a local shooting…