Get a Grip II: Support

Last week I sort of got into the weeds on properly gripping a handgun. When I realized my bloviating had swelled to more than 1,100 words I sort of cut it off at the primary hand. Today I’ll look at the support hand more thoroughly. As we saw last week, the purpose of gripping a handg
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Failure

About a month ago my friend and fellow writer Jim Wilson wrote a piece for AmericanRifleman.org entitled “Failure Drill.” Jim recounted the origins of what is known variously as the Failure or Mozambique Drill. There is no need for me to repeat what Jim wrote; he did a fine job of des
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The Absolute Best Portable Shooting Bench

Royal Stukey is if nothing else, old school. He describes himself as a crippled old cowboy—something I can certainly relate to—just trying to earn a living. He proudly proclaims on his website, “Stubbornly made in the USA for over a decade,” and like a lot of cowboys, there is no room
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Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Were I more disciplined like Jim Wilson or Richard Mann, this little admonition would not be necessary. But I have learned that I am not all that unique, so if I screw up like I’m about to divulge, maybe you do too. Oh hell, let’s just get it out: Sometimes I get a bit lackadaisical w
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The Weaver Stance

Everything old is new again. And, as always, there are those who viciously fight for what is old and new. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that many people just enjoy being contrary, and the anonymity of the Internet makes that unfortunate characteristic even more prevalent tha
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A Good Way to Blow Your Balls…or Tweeter Off

As most of you who read this stuff know, I am an anachronistic old coot. My alma mater is an old school with the motto, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So I find it a bit amusing to see so many new tactical “experts” extolling things like the isosceles stance and appendix carry, as
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Introductions

Say you want to introduce your 7-year-old son to baseball. Would you send him out on the field with a major league pitcher and have him try to connect his first hit on a 93 mph fastball? Maybe you want to teach him to be a real man and have the pitcher throw some more heat as close to
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C’mon Guys…

I truly thought we were over it; that we had matured and gotten past the childish bovine residue. But, alas, like so many other things I’ve learned in life, I was wrong. There are still some idiots who like to get a snoot full of beer and run around shooting road signs. Those of us wi
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Who’s Expendable?

Why is it only hunters (shooters) must wear blaze orange in certain states during certain seasons? What about guides, camp cooks, wood cutters, bird watchers, bird hunters (!) and other backcountry wanderers during the big-game hunting season? Why is it that only the shooter is requir
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