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The most effective way to work a pistol’s action is to grasp the slide over the top, just in front of the rear sight, using all of the fingers of the support hand, and to rack it to the rear. At the end of its rearward travel, simply let it go, and let the slide return to battery under the pistol’s own spring tension.

What’s the Best Slide Serration Technique?

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I was asked recently, “Why don’t you like forward cocking serrations?” Part of it is that I’m a curmudgeon, a… more »

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Real World Training: Parking Lot Robbery

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Eric Poole is put through a simulation where he is confronted by an armed robber in a parking lot.

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Vault: Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill

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Garry James visits the Museum of the American West to explore the story of Annie Oakley.

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Real World Training: Home Intruder in Entryway

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Eric Poole undergoes a home defense scenario where he comes home and finds an intruder in the entryway of his… more »

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Vault: Stripping an AR Blindfolded

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David Fortier demonstrates how to assemble and disassemble an AR while blindfolded.

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Vault: Highlighting a Medal of Honor Recipient

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David Fortier discusses the highest award a member of the military can receive for valor, the Medal of Honor.  And… more »

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Real World Training: Home Invader with Shotgun

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Patrick Sweeney undergoes a real-world exercise involving a home intruder armed with a shotgun.

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Real World Training: Intruder in Kitchen

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Jeff Chudwin runs Eric Poole through a scenario where he has to deal with an intruder in the kitchen.

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Real World Training: Car Jacking

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Jeff Chudwin and Kimberly Heath talk about what to do in a parking lot car jacking situation.

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Get a (Good) Grip

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Most of us grew up shooting a rifle of some sort, whether it was your first Crosman 760 pellet rifle… more »

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Accuracy Testing a Rifle, Part Two

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In the first part of our accuracy-testing column, we covered the importance of building a good shooting position and how… more »

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Using Shooting Gloves

by Kyle Lamb 0

The question often arises: Should I wear shooting gloves? The argument seems to be that if you are a civilian… more »

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Is Having Restrike Capability Worth It?

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Wagner’s opera “Siegfried” opens with the Mime forging a sword, which Siegfried, in testing, shatters. What use is a sword… more »

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Vault: Low Ready, High Ready, Depressed Muzzle

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Tom Beckstrand and Joey Goodloe cover low ready, high ready and depressed muzzle a when it comes to the carbine.

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Real World Training: Walking Path Confrontation

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Kimberly Heath undergoes a real world scenario where she has to defend herself while walking on a trail.

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Real World Training: Theatre Shooting Scenario

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Eric Poole undergoes real world training in a movie theatre shooting situation.

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Sniper Stress Test

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Tom Beckstrand is at Fort Bragg undergoing the Green Berets Sniper Stress Test.

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The SIG Academy’s CAPS Simulator

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Tom Beckstrand tries out a CAPS simulator that’s about as real as it gets.

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Bill Ogelsby’s Trick Shots

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We take a step back in time to watch a trick shooter split cards.

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Pistol v. Revolver: Step Back Drill

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Patrick Sweeney gets his back against the wall as he encounters the “Step Back Drill”.

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Debunking the Myths of Appendix Carry

by Keith Wood 0

There are as many ways to carry a handgun as there are body types and all have their strengths and… more »

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Accuracy Testing a Rifle, Part One

by Tom Beckstrand 0

Every month, Guns & Ammo tests rifles for accuracy. The results are a pretty common source of quantifiable information that… more »

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Real World Training: Parking Lot Encounter

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Patrick Sweeney undergoes real world training in what to do, and what not to do in a parking lot confrontation.

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Setting Up a Go-To AR15

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I get a lot of questions on my opinion of the perfect setup for a “go-to” AR15. Below I’ve listed… more »

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Real World Training: Late Night Intruder at Work

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Patrick Sweeney undergoes real-world training in a situation where an intruder pays a late night visit to his place of… more »

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Real World Training: Stop a Convenience Store Robbery

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We’ve all seen the videos on social media and the Internet. A good samaritan who happens to be in the… more »

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Training with the LaserLyte Score Tyme Target

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Back in the early days of IPSC shooting, there was a wry observation: “You spend your first hundred-thousand rounds learning… more »

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Real World Training: Stopping Home Invasion

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Stopping a home invasion. For most, this is the top personal defense scenario in their minds when considering a firearm… more »

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Tactical Shooting: Get Ahold of That Carbine

by Kyle Lamb 0

To be a successful shooter, you must have a few things going for you: a good sight picture, a smooth… more »

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In The Vault: Guns and Ammo in Iraq

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Guns and Ammo takes a visit to Iraq to experience what our troops endure while deployed. In this 2008 video,… more »

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