Monthly Archives: September 2021

Drive to the Target – Shooting Tips from Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson is at home on the range. The skeet range. He is a Nebraska cattle rancher, a member of Team USA and Team Winchester … and one of the top skeet shooters in the world. Thirty-one-year-old Frank is a two-time Olympian who has also participated in the Pan Am Games and World Championships in […]

Shooting Tips from Kim Rhode

Six-time Olympic trap-and-skeet shooter, Kim Rhode, has competed in three Olympic shotgun events; trap, double trap, and skeet. She has medaled in all six Olympics since her first one in 1996. That’s six different Olympic games where she has taken on the world’s best shooting sports athletes and won. Rhode has three gold medals (Skeet and […]

Enthusiasm Versus Motivation – Finding Proficiency With Your Firearm

There’s a fine, but bright, line between enthusiasm and motivation. Being enthusiastic about learning defensive skill with firearms is part of the program. Shooting is, and ought to be, fun.  If you are serious, though, about owning and carrying a firearm for protection of your family, friends, and yourself, you need more.  You need a […]

The Winchester Model 70 Alaska’s State Rifle

There’s a formidable feeling shouldering a Winchester Model 70 sighted down range with the crafted Monte Carlo walnut stock. The checkered grip gives my hand a familiar feeling; a feeling of confidence. That’s what you want when hunting the great state of Alaska. Big moments can and do occur in the “Last Frontier.” Tailor-made for […]

Best Defense – The 9MM

Dirty Harry’s probably to blame. He made hand-cannon calibers wildly popular, shooting one-handed and dropped running targets at fifty yards or better. If Harry Callahan had been a real law-enforcement officer, though, instead of a movie one, you wonder how often that 44 Magnum might have hung up under his jacket when he tried to […]

A gun buyer has definite options for home defense pistol rifle or shotgun

A gun buyer has definite options for home defense: pistol, rifle, or shotgun? Which makes the most sense? First, there are a couple of clichés to do away with. “Any Gun Will Do.” If faced with a threat in your home, you could absolutely use any functioning firearm to combat it. You could also pick up […]

A gun buyer has definite options for home defense pistol rifle or shotgun

A gun buyer has definite options for home defense: pistol, rifle, or shotgun? Which makes the most sense? First, there are a couple of clichés to do away with. “Any Gun Will Do.” If faced with a threat in your home, you could absolutely use any functioning firearm to combat it. You could also pick up […]

Enough Ammunition – Round & Round

When asked how much ammunition is enough for defensive training and practice, more than one shooter will reply, “All of it!” Regrettably, that answer just isn’t practical. The correct answer, while not “all,” is still, “a lot.”  Becoming a defensive shooter takes three things:  handgun-reliability testing, shooting-skill development, and most essential, practice.  And  all require […]

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