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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Holster Options

  By David Link Now that we’ve examined state regulations for conceal and carry and proper handgun selection, it’s time to move on to another vital part of carrying a concealed weapon: your chosen carry or holster method. Selecting the right holster can make all the difference in terms of …

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Overview of Shotgun Ammo: Gauges, Loads, Shots, Slugs and More

  By Luke Brandenburg Shotguns are some of the oldest shoulder-fire weapons still used today. They are extremely versatile and meet the needs of hunting, home defense, tactical and other applications. With that versatility comes an abundance of features and options that can make purchasing these weapons and their ammunition …

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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Pistol Selection

  By David Link Now that we’ve touched on many of the regulations that are important for those new to conceal and carry, it is time to turn to the important task of self-defense pistol selection. In this second part, we’ll approach conceal and carry from the viewpoint of a …

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Target Angle For Hunters

  By John Buol Shot placement trumps all concerns about equipment. This begins with marksmanship skill and continues with anatomy knowledge. To be effective in the field, hunters must remember the vital zone of their quarry is a three-dimensional mass of internal organs located inside the chest cavity. The hunter …

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Get To Know Concealed Carry: The Regulations

  By David Link So you’ve decided to investigate concealed carry options in your state. Just searching “concealed carry” on the web can lead to a myriad of different sites, some good and some that will throw you off track. What if you just want the story of concealed carry …

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How Do I Choose the Right Shotgun for Me?

  By Luke Brandenburg Although the world of modern firearms offers thousands of different options, very few guns can stand toe-to-toe with the raw power, extreme versatility and true effectiveness of the shotgun. However, due to a wide array of available options, choosing the right shotgun for you can be …

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Twenty-Two Training

  By John Buol Although commonly viewed as just a plinker, shooting .22s can make for serious marksmanship training. “The game of of the small-bore consists in shooting at ranges from 50 feet to 200 yards with .22-caliber rifles… It is the nearest possible approach to bringing rifle shooting to …

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Late Goose Season – Frozen, Fast, and Furious

  By Jason Herbert The fact that we were liberally sipping coffee and hot coco helped take the stinging winter chill off our minds. Most normal people at this time of year are still in bed, sleeping off their holiday meals- but not us! We’re goose hunters and this late …

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Predator Hunting Basics

  By Pete Rogers My distressed cottontail mouth call carried in the predawn morning. Frost covered the winter grazing grounds that stretched out before me. After a few minutes of calling, I settled in to watch and look for movement. At a little over two hundred yards the red fox …