Doug Koenig Teaches Speed Loading
Changing magazines fast and smoothly is a must-have skill for competitive handgun shooters, but the average shooter who develops this skill gains better coordination and overall gun-handling ability. World Champion Doug Koenig demonstrates several methods for improving your speed load and shows you one- and three-shot drills to further hone your new skill.
A Sling Is Not Just an Accessory
Gunsight Academy instructor Bob Whaley shows why a sling is a key component of a well-outfitted modern sporting rifle and not simply an optional piece of equipment. The video illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of single-point and two-point slings.
Gun Speed and Lead
Shotgun instructor Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains the difference and the relationship between "gun speed" and "target lead" in this video. He also demonstrates the different gun mounts used for quartering birds versus crossing birds, always emphasizing that the goal for every shooter is to mount the gun in "one smooth, effortless motion."
Get Harmonious with Your Hunting Dog
Scott Linden, host of television's Wingshooting USA show, reminds the owners of hunting dogs "to open your ears, eyes and nose" in order to help your canine friend succeed in the field. These tips, which Scott has developed working with Buddy, his German wire-haired pointer, will help build a trusting, less stressful relationship with your dog.
Hunters Helping the Less Fortunate
It's the time of year for giving thanks for good fortune and being charitable toward those less fortunate. It's an ethic that many hunters practice by making donations of venison to those in need, and given these difficult economic times, never have these donations been more important to so many. A new study shows that in 2010 hunters were responsible for providing 11 million meals to food banks and church kitchens through contributions of nearly 2.8 million pounds of game meat. The study, commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, reveals that donations are largest in the Midwest and the South, with the majority, of course, being white-tailed deer.
Getting Your Deer Out of the Woods
So your deer is on the ground and field dressed, now what? In this article, Hovey Smith, author of "Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting Deer to Dinner for Pennies per Pound," reviews options for removing your deer from the woods.
Buckshot: Overkill for the Home Defense Shotgun?
Commander Scott Wagner says, "In interior (not mixed interior/exterior) home defense situations, buckshot and slugs are totally out of the question, unless perhaps you are using them in a .410 shotgun." Surprised?
Forehand & Wadsworth: Collecting 'Those Other Guys'
Largely forgotten nowadays, Forehand & Wadsworth was for a time one of the nation's best-known manufacturers of small, concealable revolvers.