Get A Grip! Guns for Beginners

I’ve seen a lot of firearms training videos. Wilson Combat’s Going Tactical Episode 03 – Mastering The Two-Handed Grip below is about as good as it gets. Gun guru Mike Seeklander offers simple and effective instruction on the deceptively difficult art of holding a handgun. If you learn nothing else from this . . . Heed […]

Scopes For Beginners: Parallax Adjustment

Many talented shooters will never nail a sub-MOA group due not to their skill, but to misunderstanding a scope‘s parallax adjustment and what it’s for. Hint: it ain’t “side focus.” Not really. For scopes with adjustable parallax — which is going to be the majority of them with magnification over, oh, 8x or so — […]

Five Handguns I CAN Live Without

Austin Knudsen submitted a nice piece recently on five handguns he couldn’t live without. Me, I’m more pragmatic. Any handgun that goes bang every time, and shoots to minute-of-bad guy accuracy works for me. Much as I prefer concealable guns with good triggers and higher capacity, any gun that’s carried beats the perfect gun left […]

Preparedness: How Much is ‘Enough’?

Preparedness for contingencies goes a long way to turning chaos into mere inconveniences. Finding one’s self unprepared when life throws you a curveball sucks. Hopefully, like many TTAG readers, you maintain some level of readiness for emergencies. If so, congrats. The question quickly becomes how much is enough though when it comes to ammo, food […]