Firearm Fundamentals Part 2: Before The Shot

We have been imagining Firearm Fundamentals as a tree, and in the last article we began with the roots of the tree; Firearms Safety. Now we climb up the trunk of Marksmanship and into the branches of Before the...

Firearm Fundamentals Part 1: Safety

Although it is a tad cliché, I like to think of Firearm Fundamentals as a tree. Firstly, and most importantly, there are the roots: Firearm Safety. Next comes the trunk: Marksmanship. Then, Marksmanship branche...

FIREARMS FAQ: HOW TO COCK A HAMMER

How should you cock the hammer on a revolver? Assuming that you’re gripping the firearm with two hands, you have a simple choice; either cock the hammer with the thumb of your dominant hand or your support han...
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FIREARM FAQS: IS IT LEGAL TO SHOOT AT NIGHT?

Before we get stuck in, I would like to state that I am not a lawyer and have no legal training or experience. The following is my opinion based on experience, conversations with LEOs/COs/Judges, and my layman’...
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FIREARMS FIRST AID

It’s no secret that firearms can be dangerous. Unfortunately, NDs and ADs do happen, and, just like in any other sport, people can, and do, get hurt while shooting and hunting. Whether or not somebody has the k...

FIREARM FAQ: REVOLVER vs SEMI-AUTO

The debate over which is the better handgun has been, and will continue to be, beaten into the ground. But comparing revolvers to semi-automatic handguns isn’t really fair; it’s much like comparing a car to a m...

Firearm FAQ: SA vs DA vs Striker-Fired

Some firearms have firing pins, some have strikers; what’s the difference? Firing pins and strikers are both responsible for discharging a firearm. They are very similar and some firearms manufacturers use b...