Tag: Learning to Shoot

Take a friend to the range!

With the up coming holidays, take a friend, a new shooter, to the range and cover their range fee and ammo. Teach someone that shooting can be fun and entertaining. Shooting can be a great activity for a couple, or a

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 8: Practice, Practice, Practice

Finally, There isn’t a better way to learn how to handle recoil other than practice shooting! Simulators, and Practice pistols help, but they can’t replace going to range and shooting a real gun! Of course, if you are still having

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 7: Use a Ported Gun

Some manufactures offer pistols with “porting” or small holes toward the end of the barrel that allow some of the gas a pressure to escape before it gets to the end of the barrel. This does reduce the recoil; however,

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 6: Use a Heavier Grain Bullet

The grain is the weight of the bullet, I find that the heavier the grain of the bullet, the less recoil is perceived. This is because the bullet isn’t traveling as fast. This might not be an option for some

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 5: Use a lighter Load

This may not be possible for many semi-automatics, but a reduced recoil (less gun powder) cartridge (or round) is a good way to also reduce the recoil. Check your guns manufacture manual before attempting to shoot a reduced recoil round.

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 4: Use a Heavier Frame

While the alloy frames are nice and light for everyday carry, the lighter frame or chassis does mean that it will not absorb as much of the recoil, which in turns means that you do. Choosing a heavy metal frame,

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 3: Wear shooting gloves

Learning how to handle recoil – Step 3: Wear shooting gloves Ladies often love this option because they help protect the hands and sometimes the nails. Warning, glove can also interfere, and can some getting used to.

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 2: Shoot a smaller caliber pistol

Learning how to handle recoil – Step 2: Shoot a smaller caliber pistol For those who want to learn how to shoot a revolver, I have a .22 caliber revolver. The same goes for a semi-automatic. They function slightly different,

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Learning how to handle recoil – Step 1: Practice with a training pistol

When I am helping someone learn to shoot, and handle recoil, the step is: Practice with a training pistol, or a realistic airsoft, BB gun, or pellet gun. Remember, the make sure that the basic gun safety rules are followed

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Learning how to shoot – How to handle, of over come the fear of, RECOIL

Why do people fear guns? Exclude those who have lived through or seen bad people use the tool, remember a gun is just a tool, in a negative manner way and harmed them or a loved one. This is tragic,

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