Firearms

3 Key Self Defense Handgun Fundamentals

For several years, a quality handgun has been on the top of my most wanted gear list. With the need for a self-defense style handgun gaining popularity all over the world, I decided it was time to buy a new firearm. I chose one of the most popular calibers in handguns, which is a 9mm.

3 Measurements Every Woman Hunter Should Know for Perfect Shotgun Fit (video)

For many women, their first hunting experience is done with a borrowed firearm. It makes sense for women hunters to give it a try without spending a lot of money. However, if you’ve fallen in love with getting outdoors, building new skills, and enjoying time with friends and family, it’s time to make an investment. A shotgun that fits you and your style of hunting can make a great outdoor experience even better.

Are You Making These 3 Mistakes When Mounting Your Scope?

I recently attended the Thompson Long Range Shooting School in Utah (see my previous blogs). One of the many things that I learned is that proper scope mounting is critical for long range shooting, and that I haven't been doing this exactly right all these years.

Properly Storing (and Cleaning) Your Gun for the Winter

Now that the Polar Vortex has come through (that's the new term for winter), many of you will be storing away your guns for the winter. Sure, a lot of us will be varmint and cougar hunting, but I bet over 85 percent of the hunters are done for the year. Before you put away your guns, though, let's make sure that they're properly cleaned or they'll be rusted up when you pull them out next hunting season.

The Profession of Gunsmithing

I have always heard the old adage, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." I've never regretted the decision I made to become a gunsmith. The only thing regrettable is that more men and women aren't aware of this worthwhile profession.