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How to Shoot a Gun – First Time at the Shooting Range

How to Shoot a Gun – First Time at the Shooting Range Well, you bought your gun. You’ve done a bunch of dry fire practice and have a good handle on how your gun works. There’s only one thing left to do…off to the gun range Angeles Shooting Range Stations                 Mindset Hold on there, you can’t just walk in and start bustin’ some proverbial “caps” into some paper targets. There are a few things you should know before you head over there. Your very first trip [...]

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Trigger Pull & Follow Through

Shooting Fundamentals Trigger Pull & Follow Through One of the most important fundamentals is the trigger pull.In a perfect world, you would have a rock solid grip and ignite the gunpowder by just thinking. But of course, we have to deal with mechanical inputs and human reactions. As a beginner shooter, you know there’s going to be a loud bang with some recoil. So you will likely press the trigger fast to get everything over with, which adds some movement to the [...]

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Sight Picture & Eye Dominance

Shooting Fundamentals Sight Picture & Eye Dominance Ready to shoot faster and more accurately? We’ll take a look at eye dominance, sight picture, & trigger pull to finish off shooting fundamentals. Eye Dominance Eyes can be dominant just as with hands and legs and an important part of shooting accurately is knowing which eye is dominant. The vast majority of people have dominant eyes that match their dominant hands, but a few (myself included) are cross-dominant. Here is one easy test to see which of your [...]

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Shooting Fundamentals – Shooting Stance & Grip

Shooting Fundamentals Shooting Stances & Grip: Isosceles vs Weaver vs Chapman Don’t laugh, but chances are if someone just gave you a gun, you would end up leaning back like this person. Shooting Leaning Stance               Having a proper shooting stance and grip gives you a strong foundation for all the other shooting fundamentals. But don’t worry, we’ll go over the most popular shooting stances, from Isosceles to Weaver to Chapman (aka modified Weaver), then cover how to have a proper handgun grip that gives [...]

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Bullets: Sizes, Calibres, and Types [Definitive Guide]

Introduction to Guns Bullets: Sizes, Calibres, and Types [Definitive Guide] One of the most daunting things when I first started looking for a gun was…what size bullet to get? Common Bullet Sizes             We’ll be covering purely bullet size…and the benefits/weaknesses of each. Now, there’s A LOT of sizes out there but I want to cover the ones you’re most likely to see and/or use. These are the ones that you can walk into just about any sporting goods store and buy. Then we’ll follow [...]

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Types of Guns: Top 3 You Need to Know

Introduction to Guns Types of Guns: Top 3 You Need to Know There’s tons of types of guns…it really depends how specific you want to get. For us, we consider the three main ones — pistol, rifle, & shotgun. We’ll walk through the main characteristics of each and start to break down sub-categories. 3 Types of Guns             Pistol We will be using “pistol” and “handgun” to mean the same thing.  a Handgun has the following characteristics: Fired from one hand No support from the shoulder Barrel length of [...]

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4 Firearms Safety Rules

Introduction to Guns Part 2 4 Firearms Safety Rules Here at Pew Pew Tactical we want you to stay safe so we’re starting with the four primary gun safety rules. These rules come from Colonel Jeff Cooper, the father of the Modern Technique of handgun shooting. We’ll build on these rules as you become more familiar with firearms and their parts. 1. All guns are always loaded The purpose of this rule is to develop safe habits. Even if you are home and are absolutely [...]

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How Guns Work

Beginner’s Guide to Guns Introduction to Guns How Guns Work A super quick explanation of how guns work. We’ll begin with the easy definition of what is a gun, different components of the bullet cartridge, some gun actions, and loading mechanisms. What a Gun is At its core, guns are things that launch projectiles of some sort at high speed. The first guns were just tubes with explosive and a projectile…think cannons. Modern guns have come a long way. Cartridges What most people think of as “bullets” are [...]

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Fall Bass Fishing: How To Catch Bass On Spoons

Spoon fishing is easy! Its one of the oldest fishing techniques but most anglers don’t have any idea how to fish spoons for bass. The trick to getting bit on a spoon is in the details. From line material to colors, to drop speed, the subtle changes are the difference between catching and wasting time.   As the cool nights set in, the jigging spoon bite is the best it will be all year. Don’t be afraid to head out to [...]

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PRELIMINARY 2018 NATIONAL COMPETITION SCORES POSTED

The preliminary result of the 2018 National NHSA Postal Target Shooting Competition has been posted on the Natshoot website. We received 2,339 individual target entries for this year’s national competition. Go to Postal Shooting on the Natshoot website – click on National Competitions – then click on – GO TO: Preliminary Results: 2018 National NHSA Postal Target Shooting Competition Or copy and paste the following web-address into your browser please – https://natshoot.co.za/postal-shooting/national-competitions/results-2018 – it will also take you to the correct [...]

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