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Conversion Issues: Going From .40 S&W to 9mm

Conversion Issues: Going From .40 S&W to 9mm

With the recent move away from the .40 S&W to the 9 mm within the...
Under Pressure: Tips for Improving Range Performance

Under Pressure: Tips for Improving Range Performance

Ever felt like you're under pressure to perform well at the range or competition? Does...
The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

Barrel twist rates are critical for imparting a stabilizing spin on a bullet in flight,...
DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

While many modern defensive guns have gone for lighter, crisper trigger pulls, there are still...
The Trigger Job: Tips & Tactics to Improve Trigger Pull

The Trigger Job: Tips & Tactics to Improve Trigger Pull

I’m new to shooting and just bought my first pistol. During my first trip to...
Maximize Your CCW Loadout: Carry A Round in the Chamber

Maximize Your CCW Loadout: Carry A Round in the Chamber

Make sure you're maximizing your self-defense loadout by racking a round in your carry gun....
Tightening Grip Screws: Tips & Tricks

Tightening Grip Screws: Tips & Tricks

Always tightening up the screws on your grips, holsters and other accessories? Here are a...
Shooting With One Eye or Two Eyes Open: Which is Correct?

Shooting With One Eye or Two Eyes Open: Which is Correct?

Lots of trainers talk about the importance of shooting with both eyes open. What if...
Magazine Maintenance Tips: Cleaning, Inspection & Function-Testing

Magazine Maintenance Tips: Cleaning, Inspection & Function-Testing

Regular inspection and maintenance of your pistol magazines will greatly prolong the service life of...
Backup Iron Sights: Selection & Setup Tips

Backup Iron Sights: Selection & Setup Tips

If the optic on your AR-15 suddenly goes down, what kind of backup iron sights...
OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

You are taking a personal-defense class and your instructor keeps referring to something called the...
Handgun Rifling: Bullet Weights & Barrel Twists

Handgun Rifling: Bullet Weights & Barrel Twists

Does the rifling-twist rate in your handgun impact accuracy when used with different-weight bullets? Is...
Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a...
Off-Hand Practice: An Easy Way to Improve Your Shooting

Off-Hand Practice: An Easy Way to Improve Your Shooting

Want to shoot better? Build your handgun-shooting skills by training with your support hand.
Half-Cock Notch: Safe or Not?

Half-Cock Notch: Safe or Not?

Half-cock notches are found on shotguns, rifles, revolvers and pistols from a variety of manufacturers....
Rough-Bore Revival: Sentry Smooth-Kote Review

Rough-Bore Revival: Sentry Smooth-Kote Review

Recently, a Shooting Illustrated reader wrote in about how to deal with a rough bore...
Defining Trigger Movement: Pull vs. Press vs. Squeeze

Defining Trigger Movement: Pull vs. Press vs. Squeeze

In early stages of firearm training, instructors use all kinds of words to define trigger...
Choosing the Right Suppressor for Shooting & Security

Choosing the Right Suppressor for Shooting & Security

When shopping for a sound suppressor, there are many choices and perhaps compromises to be...
Trigger-Control Tips: Slapping vs. Resetting

Trigger-Control Tips: Slapping vs. Resetting

The forward movement of the trigger is just as important as the rearward movement. Here...
Gun Lube: How Much Is Too Much?

Gun Lube: How Much Is Too Much?

A book could be written about firearms lubrication with all of the facts and fiction...
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