The main reason to store guns in a safe is to keep your firearms from getting into unauthorized hands - people without training or those with ill intent. However, when you put the guns into the vault they can become damaged or corroded. We've put together some important tips to keep your guns in good condition and protect them should the worst happen.
By David Rearick
In the not so distant past, using most commercial hunting optics, shooting at distances beyond 200 yards required the operator to place the center of the crosshair at different locations of an animal’s body to adjust for longer ranges.
Sure, there were mil-dot systems and other types of hashed reticles, and while they certainly work, they also require a tad bit of guessing and approximation since they are fixed locations and not adjustable to each individual bullet/load combination.
By Mat Brost
Unlocking the door to the first house you bought. Starting the engine of the first truck you fixed. Pulling the trigger to fire the first cartridge you loaded – what a feeling.
Of all the reasons to reload, none is more satisfying than the pinpoint, round-after-round accuracy of shooting your own custom-tuned ammunition. Consistent, tight groups are something to be proud of and can be easily achieved with the proper tools and equipment. Experimenting with various reloading powders and bullet types/weights allows you to find the most accurate combination for your firearm and application.
More and more people are seeing the value of weapon lights like the Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro Universal Laser Sight with Tactical Light and laser sights for their firearms. Laser sight-equipped pistols certainly make sense for personal protection and offer advantages that you simply can’t get with traditional iron sights.
With recent advancements in technology, decking out firearms with the latest and coolest gadgets is quickly becoming a favorite pastime for gun owners. For turkey hunters, plinkers or tactical shooters, electronic sights are a fun way to make your firearm look great, while adding exceptional low-light functionality.
Plinking, named for the sound a bullet makes when hitting metal, has been popular since the invention of the gun. It's a good bet most of us got our start shooting a BB or pellet gun at a row of cans and bottles with the ever-present "Don't shoot your eye out" ringing in our ears. From there, we likely moved up to a .22 LR with its relatively inexpensive rounds and low recoil.
Countless books, articles, video series and even classes have been devoted to the subject of long-range shooting and the factory- or hand-loaded ammunition that's needed to achieve success. Many shooters can't agree on what distance constitutes ''long range,'' much less the specific steps and equipment needed for that first-shot hit or holding a tight group. While 600 yds. is considered long range by many, others consider it midrange. By disregarding shooter ability or rifle accuracy, and focusing on ammunition specifically, we can easily consider 500 yds., 600 yds.