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Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

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In this Guns & Ammo TV segment, Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr discuss the benefits of airsoft training for uniformed professionals and armed citizens alike. Personal Defense

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

Guns & Ammo Staff - August 12, 2020

In this Guns & Ammo TV segment, Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr discuss...

The physical, aural and visual feedback that airsoft training offers is more engaging than dryfire practice. The following list includes the gear and target arrangement that I've been using to practice at home. I've also added a number of drills that I've adapted from live-fire training to build certain skills applicable to personal defense. Personal Defense

Airsoft Pistol Drills

Alfredo Rico

The physical, aural and visual feedback that airsoft training offers is more engaging than...

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While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous to the .45 blowhard, it has its place for inexperienced or recoil-sensitive shooters and/or shooters with compromised strength. Personal Defense

Rimfire for Personal Defense

Richard Nance - July 21, 2020

While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous...

For self-defense training look at CO2 and green gas-powered guns like the Umarex Glock 19X. The gas-powered guns will offer blowback systems which makes the slide cycle and produces a strong recoil force. Personal Defense

Practice to Protect

Alfredo Rico

For self-defense training look at CO2 and green gas-powered guns like the Umarex Glock 19X....

Shoot 101

The Blackhawk A.R.C. (Appendix Reversible Carry) holster provides versatile and comfortable carry options for a variety of pistols. Shoot 101

Blackhawk A.R.C Holster Review

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 18, 2020

The Blackhawk A.R.C. (Appendix Reversible Carry) holster provides versatile and comfortable...

Learn how to choose the best scope reticle for any shooting situation. Shoot 101

Choosing a Scope Reticle

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 18, 2020

Learn how to choose the best scope reticle for any shooting situation.

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The Blackhawk Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster is a hybrid holster constructed of soft, tan leather and injection molded polymer. This holster combines the benefits of three holsters in one, giving you the option of inside-the-pants, tuckable or belt-mounted wear. Shoot 101

Blackhawk Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 17, 2020

The Blackhawk Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster is a hybrid holster constructed of soft, tan...

An aftermarket, replacement stock can turn almost any shotgun into a more effective tool for home defense. Shoot 101

Defensive Shotgun Stock Upgrade

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 11, 2020

An aftermarket, replacement stock can turn almost any shotgun into a more effective tool for...

Survival

Your local gyms are closed and you aren't supposed to hit the running trails anymore, but that doesn't mean you have to retreat to your sofa. In this lesson Hollywood Weapons host and former Green Beret, Terry Schappert will talk about the importance of keeping your body fit and some tips on achieving that goal, even if you don't have the equipment already. Survival

Shelter in Place - Home Gym

Outdoor Channel Public Service Announcement - April 11, 2020

Your local gyms are closed and you aren't supposed to hit the running trails anymore, but that...

When under shelter-in-place orders and not going anywhere, your vehicle should be fueled and ready to go in case things change. In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert shares some tips on how to prepare your car or truck for the next time you might need it. Survival

Shelter in Place - Prepare Your Vehicle

Outdoor Channel Public Service Announcement - April 10, 2020

When under shelter-in-place orders and not going anywhere, your vehicle should be fueled and...

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During a shelter-in-place scenario, information and personal needs change quickly, and you have to be ready to adjust. The CDC is now recommending making and wearing homemade face masks. But where do you start? What materials do you need?  In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert will show you how to get creative for protecting your face when it's necessary to go out in public. Survival

Shelter in Place – How to Make Your Own Face Mask

Outdoor Channel Public Service Announcement - April 09, 2020

During a shelter-in-place scenario, information and personal needs change quickly, and you...

In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert will talk about how to transform your “go bag” of emergency essentials into a “get home bag.” Survival

Shelter in Place – ‘Go Bag' and ‘Get Home Bag' Essentials

Outdoor Channel Public Service Announcement - April 08, 2020

In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert will talk...

How-To

If you are a shooter, the best thing that you can do for the continued existence of our lifestyle is to get new people involved in shooting. How-To

The Lost Art of Mentoring

Jeremy Stafford - July 31, 2020

If you are a shooter, the best thing that you can do for the continued existence of our...

With a few tricks and changes to your shooting position, you should be able to eliminate enough glare to make a successful shot. How-To

How to Eliminate Glare While Shooting

SGM Kyle Lamb [Ret.] - July 14, 2020

With a few tricks and changes to your shooting position, you should be able to eliminate...

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In this “Pros vs. Joes” segment, the “Joe” is Guns & Ammo TV's Darin Narlock who has to face an actual world champion: 16-time Gold Medalist and Taurus Pro-Shooter Jessie Harrison. Together they compete in a .22LR shootout using the Taurus TX22 and a Rossi RS22 semiauto rifle in a steel challenge featuring Revolution Targets Portable Plate Racks and Portable Plates. How-To

Guns & Ammo TV: .22 Rimfire Challenge

Guns & Ammo Staff - June 24, 2020

In this “Pros vs. Joes” segment, the “Joe” is Guns & Ammo TV's Darin Narlock who has to face...

Hardened warriors don't rely on luck; they make their luck. Rely on your training. Don't rely on superstitions or a lucky rabbit's foot. How-To

Good Luck Comes With Good Training

SGM Kyle Lamb [Ret.] - June 22, 2020

Hardened warriors don't rely on luck; they make their luck. Rely on your training. Don't rely...

Historical

No matter how you arrive, a visit to the Center of the West is a must for anyone traveling through northwest Wyoming. Historical

Touring the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Eric R. Poole - October 02, 2019

No matter how you arrive, a visit to the Center of the West is a must for anyone traveling...

From the Historical

[RETRO] .223 and 6mm-223 Load Data for Long-Range Handguns

Bob Milek - September 16, 2019

From the "Guns & Ammo" April 1982 issue: The .223 Remington, a NATO cartridge, and the 6mm-223...

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In memory of Robert Emary, 101st Airborne, 506th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I Company. Historical

About My Father (Now with Audio)

Dave Emary - July 15, 2019

In memory of Robert Emary, 101st Airborne, 506th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I Company.

A look at the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and other guns carried and used during the most pivotal event of World War II: D-Day. Historical

Guns of D-Day: M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and More

Garry James - June 27, 2019

A look at the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and other guns carried and used during the most pivotal...

Reloading

RCBS announced the new Rebel Single Stage Press is now available and shipping to retail partners. Reloading

RCBS Rebel Single Stage Press – First Look

Guns & Ammo Staff - July 24, 2020

RCBS announced the new Rebel Single Stage Press is now available and shipping to retail...

The shape at the tail end of a projectile, whether it's boattail or flat base, can have serious effects on your handloads. Reloading

Boattail vs. Flat Base Projectiles

Dave Emary - April 27, 2020

The shape at the tail end of a projectile, whether it's boattail or flat base, can have...

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Reloading is a great hobby that can enhance your enjoyment of shooting through the making of your own ammunition, and it can save you money. What follows are several techniques and specialized tools that will enable you to load uniform and accurate ammunition. Reloading

Tips for Reloading Metallic Cartridges

Dave Emary - March 23, 2020

Reloading is a great hobby that can enhance your enjoyment of shooting through the making of...

It's pretty hard to find any other handgun cartridge that is as versatile as the good old 45 Colt. If you're into reloading, here's some valuable load data to get you started. Reloading

45 Colt Load Data

John Taffin - December 05, 2019

It's pretty hard to find any other handgun cartridge that is as versatile as the good old 45...

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