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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...
Red-Dot Sight Evaluation: Testing & Troubleshooting Tips

Red-Dot Sight Evaluation: Testing & Troubleshooting Tips

How well-built is your red-dot sight? Here are a few tips to test your personal...
Striker-Spring Fatigue: Is It a Problem?

Striker-Spring Fatigue: Is It a Problem?

With the explosion in striker-fired concealed-carry guns, many citizens are armed with guns that place...
Shooting Left of Center: Training Tips to Get on Target

Shooting Left of Center: Training Tips to Get on Target

Are your groups consistently hitting left of the bullseye? See these training tips to move...
Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of...
The Semi-Automatic Disconnector: How Does It Work?

The Semi-Automatic Disconnector: How Does It Work?

After much discussion about mechanical safeties in pistols, my Wednesday night defensive-pistol group has come...
Fix Your Flinch: Tips for Curing Anticipation When Shooting

Fix Your Flinch: Tips for Curing Anticipation When Shooting

You are an experienced shooter, having moved up the ranks to mid- to upper-level classifications...
Revolver Malfunctions: Tips & Troubleshooting

Revolver Malfunctions: Tips & Troubleshooting

What can make a revolver malfunction? Revolvers, like any other machine, are susceptible to a...
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