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Author: Kenzie Fitzpatrick
Kenzie is a competitive shooter from the sunny state of Florida who enjoys participating in USPSA, Steel challenges, GSSF Matches, 3gun, and cowboy action programs.
NRL22

NRL22 Competition Guide

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick One of the newest action sports out there is the National Rifle League .22 competition or NRL22. The National Rifle League is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of long-range precision shooting. Whether this sounds fun to you or you want to dip your toe in the water […]

shooting a tire

Mythbusting: Shooting A Tire

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick We’ve all seen Hollywood movies where cops or bad guys are shooting tires to end a high-speed chase. Realistic or not, we’ve frequently seen tires shot from the windows of moving cars. Or other unlikely scenarios, like the hero standing in the middle of the road to shoot the tires of […]

shooting a lock

Mythbusting: Does Shooting A Lock Work?

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick Have you ever wondered how much of the action in a Hollywood film is real, and how much is fake? We were curious ourselves, so we set out to prove or bust the myth that shooting a padlock will cause the lock to fail. We hypothesized that most padlocks wouldn’t fly […]

how often should you clean your gun

Cleaning Guns: Why and How Often Should You?

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick You’re either someone who loves the process of cleaning guns or you’re the type of person who loathes getting home from the range only to have to clean guns. There’s really no middle ground. When you own expensive tools, the longevity of them depends on you taking care of them. However, […]

choosing a competition pistol

Choosing A Competition Pistol

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick Choosing a pistol for competition shooting is an adventure. It takes time to find out which division you enjoy shooting in. You’ll also need to pick a gun set up to be competitive in it. The journey of choosing a pistol is a process you want to be patient in. As […]