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Learning from Mistakes and Failures

We learn just as much, if not more, from our failures and mistakes than we do when we do everything right.

First Look: Apex Tactical Adds New Models to Failure Resistant Extractors

Now Apex Tactical Specialties is adding to its line of Failure Resistant Extractors with the release of two new extractors, one for the SIG Sauer P320 model pistols in 9 mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG, and one for the slim frame Glock models G43, G43X and G48.

Alternate Sources for Ammo

With ammunition being in extremely short supply these days, I have resorted to sourcing ammo anywhere I can.

Immediate Action: The Easiest Way to Keep Your Gun Operational

Immediate action is an accepted definition for clearing a stoppage or jam and making a gun return to operational order. Richard Mann talks about why this is so important and how to do it effectively.

Skills Check Live Video: The Failure Drill

In the first of what we hope will be many videos, Joe Kurtenbach demonstrates one of our Skills Check drills, the Failure Drill.

Out-of-Battery Discharges: Causes & Effects

Range safety officers at the range/gun shop I frequent were discussing an incident that recently happened involving a customer’s pistol, which they referred to as an out-of-battery discharge.

Shooting High? Here's How to Get On Target.

If you're consistently shooting high at the range, then it's time to get back to basics. Here are a few things to consider about your stance and sight picture.

Skills Check: Failure Drill Speed Reload

Think the Failure Drill is too easy? Here's a variant of the drill with a speed reload thrown into the mix.

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to sharpen your defensive chops? Gunsite Academy's Ed Head runs through his list of favorites.

Skills Check: Single-Action Failure Drill

The failure drill for a single-action revolver is a little different than that for a semi-automatic, but how?

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