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Henry All Weather 45-70

  By Trampas Swanson In today’s shooting industry, it is easy to get caught up in lasers, lights, magazine capacity, tactical rails, etc. and lose sight of what makes shooting sports exciting in the first place. The skill, patience and discipline of using iron sights and making that first shot …

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Nikon BLACK X1000 4-16x50SF Illuminated X-MRAD Review

  By Kip Staton kipstaton.com Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the gun blog landscape for the past few years, you know that long-distance rifle games have never been more popular. From matches like the Mammoth Sniper challenge to the somewhat more “domesticated” Precision Rifle Series and casual …

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SIG Tango 6 Scope Review

  By Trampas Swanson As with most things within the firearms industry, training, equipment, and tactics are always evolving. Optics are not immune to these trends. To financially survive in the industry, traditional companies such as Leupold, Burris, and Nikon have tried to stay on top of these growing trends. …

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Best Rifle Drills – Part 2

  By John M. Buol Jr. Continued from Best Rifle Drills – Part 1. Offhand Position Start with group shooting slow fire from offhand. Note this isn’t the hip-slung, backwards-leaning standing position found in conventional competition. Using High Power as an example, the SR target engaged at 200 yards has …

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Best Rifle Drills – Part 1

  By John M. Buol Jr. Rifles are common and generally useful firearms. They can be learned to be used well enough for most basic purposes easier than handguns, however, any knowledgeable marksman observing typical gun owners realizes most people never get there. The frequent availability and use of the …

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American Military Marksmanship

  An overview of the All Army Small Arms Championships hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning and how it benefits military personnel as well as what civilians can learn from it. by John M. Buol Jr. A wise commander once noted there are two types of troops …

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The Guns of a Federal Agent – Long Guns And Custom Guns

  Continued from The Guns Of A Federal Agent – Pistols. By Seth Nadel Early on, before I worked on the Southern border, Agents carried a lot of different long guns. These included WWII M3 .45 caliber “grease guns” and Thompson Submachine guns, M1 carbines, and early AR15’s. Even personal …

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The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 2

  Continued from The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 1. Lever Action Force Multiplier Heralded as the “Gun that won the west,” the lever action rifle quickly became a military force multiplier during the American Civil War. The U.S. Army previously employed slow to reload rifles such as …

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Scout Rifles Part 3 – Accessories And Training

  By John M. Buol Jr. Continued from Scout Rifles Part 1 and Scout Rifles Part 2 – The Savage Option. Accessory Light The last improvement is the addition to an on-board light. If that seems odd, remember that Scout rifles are general purpose, meaning they can serve any function …