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Doug Koenig demonstrating the proper shooting stance

Competitive Shooting

Shooting 101: Picking a Stance

Fast and accurate shooting with a handgun requires a stable shooting stance. The stance must allow for proper sight alignment, mobility, and recoil management. There are a number of stances that can do that, but there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution—or is there? This article delves into the pros and cons of popular shooting stances and ends with a video of World Champion Pistol Shooter Doug Koenig giving you his take on the best stance for handguns.

Sweeping away the cover garment

Competitive Shooting

Speed and Accuracy: Accurate Aimed Fire Ends Fights

The handgun is the weapon of opportunity carried with us at all times to take charge of a situation that threatens our lives or the safety of loved ones. I think that we have to look to the counter sniper or hunter who takes a single, well-placed shot, and makes a hit by taking his time in a hurry. Of course, personal defense is different and the reactive nature of the problem requires speed. However, speed is worthless without accuracy.

Bushnell LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted on Battle Rifle Company Cutlass rifle

Competitive Shooting

Review: Bushnell 3-12x44mm LTRSi — A Scope to Shine at Long-Range

The Bushnell Elite Tactical long range tactical scope (LRTS) series is just what the name implies. The weekend began as a scope test—as well as a time to get better at long-range precision marksmanship. The scope, was a key element to unexpected long-range success, but not without challenging moments. In this review, my optical partner was the LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted and ready for a 3-day long-range shooting class requiring a milliradian reticle. Read the full story here.

Colt Gold Cup pistol on a bullseye target

Competitive Shooting

Is Your Handgun a Combat Gun or Target Gun?

Marksmanship can make up for power, but the reverse is seldom true. In a gunfight, shot placement is everything. Unfortunately, when choosing a handgun for combat, we risk becoming too interested in absolute accuracy and forget combat accuracy. A fascination with firing small groups on the target, even in combat courses, is counter intuitive to true combat practice. Are you carrying the wrong gun?

Benelli 828 O/U shotgun

Competitive Shooting

Sporting Clays: Getting Started

Sporting clays is quite possibly the ultimate shotgun sport, but also a discipline that a complete beginner can participate in and enjoy as much as the seasoned veteran. Although you can never master sporting clays, it is the pursuit and variation that come from one target to the next or one course to the next that keeps shotgunners hungry for more rounds that is never quite satiated.

Handgun being shot with fire coming from barrel

Competitive Shooting

Training Scars — We All Should Have Them

I have yet to be all I can be. I was never the boxer my father was, the shotgun shot my grandfather was, or the climber my other grandfather was, but I learned survival skills that served me well. There are lessons to be learned from the author’s training scars and those of others.

ArmaLite M-15 3-Gun rifle with KeyMod rail and LUTH-AR stock

Competitive Shooting

ArmaLite’s M-15 3-Gun Rifles Come Out on Top

ArmaLite introduced two new models of AR-15s at SHOT Show 2015. Now in full production, the M-15 3-Gun rifles are taking competition shooters to the winners circle. Find out how these two right-out-of-the-box straight shooters are winning championships in this post.