Speed loading, speed reloading or just plain getting the gun reloaded quickly is an essential skill for both competition and combat.
Some defensive handgunning terms require further explanation. Such is the case with the double tap, hammer and controlled pair.
Back in the dark ages when Jeff Cooper established the American Pistol Institute (API) at Gunsite Ranch, his initial course offering was API 250, a five-and-a-half day pistol class.
Pistol shooters have a shared addiction: shooting quickly on steel targets. There's something about the bang and clang and instant gratification that keeps us hammering away at steel.
Spend some time moving your benchmark and you'll quickly realize you can always improve your shooting skills, no matter how proficient you've become.
Don’t let the winter months get your rifle skills down. Instead, try these quick precision-rifle drills to keep things fresh.
Do you have an appetite for skill development? Load up on steel targets to acquire shooting abilities by the plateful.
Firearm lasers are as thick as shoppers at Walmart on the first of the month.
When faced with multiple threats, the temptation for panicked double-taps is great, but the 2x2x2 drill combines speed with fluidity when seconds count. Photo by Bryce M.Towsley
Practice these steps to become a better shotgunner, whether for self-defense or practical sport.