Atlas Defense’s “Nightmare Box” – Training in Real Life Scenarios

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By Liberte Austin When I showed up to take my Atlas Defense responsible defense course Saturday morning, I had no idea what to expect. I assumed I would be engaging…

Review: Defense Training International “Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack”

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by Steve Barsky There are many firearms trainers to be found in the U.S. but I have always gravitated towards those with a law enforcement or military background, with real world…

Guns for Beginners: Too Much Trigger Finger!

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The image above is from the recently released Full Metal Coloring: A Book of Down Range Reflection. While I’m delighted with the concept, the sample image shows poor technique. The shooter’s using…

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Not Your Typical Noob: Teaching a Blind Man to Shoot

Reader Michael E. writes: As a Second Amendment enthusiast and gun owner, I do my best to educate as many people as I can about firearms and everything surrounding them…

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The Truth About 6.5mm Ammo

Ask anyone. Look on internet forums or in print magazines. Strike up a conversation at your local gun store. You’ll hear it everywhere: the 6.5mm family of rounds are like a mystical laser…

CMP Competition Series 4: Building Balance for Better Shooting

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I was a runner in college. I sprinted five miles a day every day cross-country like some sort of Dutch-German T-1000.  I ended-up paying for it in full this year, during months of…

Guns for Beginners: Kristin Meisner Learns to Shoot While Moving [Video Contains F-Bomb]

  Kristin Meisner writes: Robert and Jon took me out on the range to continue my gunucation. The goal of the day: become more comfortable with moving and shooting. I wore…

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Gear Review: MantisX Firearms Training System

While perusing the “NEXT” area at SHOT Show 2016 — the section intended for first-time exhibitors — I came across the MantisX Firearms Training System. It looks like a rail-mounted…

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Training Tip: Practice for All the Situations You Can Think Of. And Some You Can’t

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: It’s early morning in Dallas. I’ve just begun to continue my rounds at one of the posts where I work security. I…

Training Class Review: Bill Wilson Intermediate Pistol Course Pt. 2

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If you’re open to it, you can get a lot of individual attention at Bill and Ryan Wilson’s Intermediate Pistol Course. There were at least two instructors present and watching the…

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Shooting Traps and Targets From Range Systems

Range Systems brought some goods to the NRA show, and while most are geared towards professionals and full-on shooting range and shoot house facilities, they’re making moves into the consumer…

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13 Items Every Rifle Shooter Should Carry in Their Range Bag

By Ryan Cleckner (This is an excerpt from Ryan’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, 25% of the sales of which will benefit military charities.) If you’re not careful, you can…