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NRA: Trigger Control

NRA Family printed an amazing new article by firearms trainer Larry Quandahl regarding trigger control. The article goes into detail on proper hand and finger placement, dry firing drills, and ways you can improve your own aim. The short read is definitely worth your time if you want to improve your handgun skills. !

Save Money by Reloading Shotgun Shells

Reloading for shotguns is the easiest way to get started in reloading compared to rifle or pistol reloading. It’s faster because there are a few steps that you don’t have to do for shot shells. If you get hooked on any of the clay target games, chances are the cost of ammunition can limit the […]

Switching Calibers in the AR-15

The AR-15 is the Lego of the firearm world. In its original 20″ barrel configuration, the AR-15 was a handy tool for target shooting, predator hunting, small game, and plinking. Shortening the barrel to 16″ created a carbine version that made it more user friendly in tight spaces and reduced weight without sacrificing too much […]

Installing the POF Drop-In Trigger: A Step-by-Step Guide

AR-15s and AR-10s are accurate rifles right out of the box, but many shooters struggle to get the most accuracy because the heavy mil-spec trigger pull using standard grade parts. Normal trigger pull weight is in specification all the way to 8.5 pounds. They can also be rough and vary in pull during the operation. […]

Save Money, Learn a Skill: Gunsmithing

We say that guns are tools, but more accurately, they are machines. Firearms are more akin to a radial saw or tractor than a screwdriver or hammer. And like machines, guns break down over time. Some of the greatest actions will last you decades, maybe even forever with proper maintenance. Some guns you pick up […]

Defender Training Drills – Triple Threat Drill

The Defender Training Academy focuses on training all gun owners from first timers to veteran shooters. The DTA Director of Training, Matt Lillis, also started a new video series of Defender Drills for those outside of North Texas. In this installment of Defender Training Drills, Mr. Lillis shows us his Triple Threat Drill that takes […]

Giving Guns as Gifts: Doing It Right

If you plan to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend, or relative this season, there are right ways to do that — and some very wrong ways to transfer firearms to loved ones, say Texas & U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorneys. Ownership of a firearm has serious legal […]