Shooters Glossary

How To Use Ballistic Reticles
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How To Use Ballistic Reticles

Shooting at long distance has become very popular. Aside from very expensive electronically assisted optics, there are several ways to do this with precision. A BDC reticle is one of them. Essentially, the additional aiming points on a BDC style reticle are just guides – quick reference marks – to get you close. With a little fine tuning, they’ll generally work very well out to 400 and sometimes even 500 yards for big game hunting, or even for shooting 10- or 12-inch steel plates at the same distances.

Best Precision Rifle Cartridges
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Best Precision Rifle Cartridges

There is no shortage of rifle competitions these days with the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and National Rifle League (NRL) doing most of the heavy lifting. One of the most asked questions when someone is considering shooting in a competition is: “Which cartridge is best?” Let’s take a look at the front-runners and dissect where and when each is the best choice.

An Overview of Changes to Gun Laws and the Latest Gun News From Q3 of 2021
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An Overview of Changes to Gun Laws and the Latest Gun News From Q3 of 2021

A lot has transpired in the firearms industry from July to September of 2021, and it can get a bit overwhelming to keep up with all the news and updates. To keep you informed, we have rounded up all the relevant updates around gun regulations, plus any other gun news that might interest you from the last quarter. Read on to learn more.

The Contents of a Good Concealed Carry Course
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The Contents of a Good Concealed Carry Course

Starting your concealed carry journey involves making some important decisions and studying up on the related subjects. Understanding the difference between concealed and open carry is a good place to start. Knowing what to expect when applying for your concealed carry permit is next.

What You Should Know About the Different Shotgun Types
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What You Should Know About the Different Shotgun Types

A shotgun, also referred to as a scattergun, is a long-barreled firearm that shoots a shotshell. Over the years, shotguns have become quite popular in sporting tournaments, hunting, and a reliable firearm for home defense. Some shotgun shells only contain a slug (a single large projectile) whereas others carry numerous spherical pellets of “shot.” 

Buying a New Sidearm? Don't Finalize a Gun Until You Read This Guide!
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Buying a New Sidearm? Don't Finalize a Gun Until You Read This Guide!

The whole purpose of a sidearm is to serve as a reliable backup weapon when your primary weapon malfunctions, is out of range, or is out of rounds. Selecting a sidearm is no joke; every gun owner needs to invest enough time to research a quality sidearm. Is a revolver more effective, or does a pistol make more sense? You need to take a good look at what matters to you most. 

What You Should Know About the Top Rifle Types on the Market
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What You Should Know About the Top Rifle Types on the Market

Rifles have become the most reliable weapon since their inception in the early 1700s. Over the years, rifles have become a favorite amongst gun enthusiasts. However, when it comes to rifle types, there's a lot of information out there, and honestly, it can be a bit overwhelming browsing through all that data. Some rifle types that get a lot of attention, like automatic rifles, aren’t generally legal on the US market and won’t be part of your buying consideration. 

How Your Concealed Carry License Fares in Other States
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How Your Concealed Carry License Fares in Other States

While The United States as a whole allows guns, individual states have their own rules when it comes to concealed carry, who can do it, and when and where it’s permitted. This is the essence of concealed carry “reciprocity”how your home state’s gun rules translate over into other states willing to acknowledge your firearms training and carrying credentials.

Spotlight on the Second Amendment
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Spotlight on the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment (known simply as “2A” in many firearm circles) is an amendment of the United States Constitution that was added as part of The Bill of Rights. It guarantees the right of the people to bear arms. Many feel it bestows essential rights in personal defense and home defense. Some call it an anachronism that does more harm than good. This article will explore how the Second Amendment is perceived, how it has fared legally, and what may lie ahead for it.

The 12 Best Firearm Blogs for Women Who Like to Shoot
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The 12 Best Firearm Blogs for Women Who Like to Shoot

The female gun culture is hotter than ever. From social media to blogs to sports, women have more places to enjoy firearm culture, get tips, and share their ideas than ever before. If you're a shooting enthusiast, you may enjoy reading blogs written for women gun owners by women gun owners.