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Shot Timers And Their Uses

By Guy J. Sagi A basic shot timer measures and records how long it takes to deliver shots—or audibly signal when shooting can begin and must end. The versatile tool offers much more than a yardstick for competitive shooters or SWAT teams, though. The applications are ideal for…
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How to Shoot with Both Eyes Open

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick Learning how to shoot with both eyes open is a lot easier to do when you’re getting started, versus trying to learn it later. This concept applies to shooting any kind of firearm, whether it’s a shotgun, rifle, or pistol. As always, follow the…
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Federal Syntech Ammo Review

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick I had a chance to try out Federal Ammunition Syntech Action Pistol 9mm Luger 150 grain ammo at a recent Glock Sport Shooting Foundation match. It was the right tool for the job at hand. It performed with high marks, as it should, given…
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Guide To Selecting Competition Ammo

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick The ammo you use for shooting competitions is different from the ammo you use for plinking and practicing. For the same reasons you wouldn’t carry full metal jacket ammo for self-defense in your concealed carry pistol: you use different tools for different jobs. With…
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USPSA & IDPA Competition Shooting

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick A Guide To Competition Shooting USPSA is the United States Practical Shooting Association and is part of IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation). IDPA is the International Defensive Pistol Association. Although they both are competition based and require moving and shooting, they differ in many…