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Get Ready for Shooting Competition Season

Get Ready for Shooting Competition Season

Whether winning means climbing the podium or just having a great time, competition season is a sure way to get your blood pumping. If you want to make sure you’re ready when you hear “shooter ready?” we’ve got the tips, tricks, and advice to get in shooting shape this season.

How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

December 12, 2020 started for me with having to use my brand-new snow blower for the first time since moving up to Wisconsin from North Carolina, a state where the mere threat of snow shut down life as we knew it. That morning, Vortex Edge™ was set to host its first ever USPSA match and after I spent an hour or so blowing snow off my driveway, I made my way in.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part Two

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part Two

If you’re in the market for a red dot to put on your firearm, regardless of type, chances are you’ve seen the term “co-witness” thrown around in your search. If you’re brand new to the term, fear not, even those of us who have heard about it, discussed it, and even used it in practical application still can’t seem to get it straight or even agree on “which type” of co-witness is best.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part One

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Co-Witnessing Part One

If you’re in the market for a red dot to put on your firearm, regardless of type, chances are you’ve seen the term “co-witness” thrown around in your search. If you’re brand new to the term, fear not, even those of us who have heard about it, discussed it, and even used it in practical application still can’t seem to get it straight or even agree on “which type” of co-witness is best.

November 20, 2020
Stop overcleaning your guns

Stop overcleaning your guns

We’re sure you’ve seen it. That buddy, or that guy at the range, who finishes shooting and breaks out a cleaning kit that needs its own range bag it’s so big. He’s got dental picks, blades, scrapers, and—God forbid—a Dremel with dozens of brushes for that deep, deep, oh-God-please-stop clean. Guy pulls on his white gloves, sets up his eight or nine different solvents and oils, and dives in with the zeal of a mad surgeon.

Getting the Most Out of Competition Guns

Getting the Most Out of Competition Guns

No doubt about it, getting into competition shooting can be a big investment. The right gear for the job often comes at a price, but what I have found is if I go with equipment that can pull double duty for me, and work for more than just my competitive events, the expense is far more tolerable.

Why you missed that shot

Why you missed that shot

You’re at the range or in the field. Shooting a gun, optic, and load you know. You squeeze the trigger, break what feels like a decent shot, and then … nothing. No ringing steel, no hole in the paper, or, even worse, a spooked animal running to safety as fast as the echo of your missed shot. You hang your head and wonder, “How the heck did I miss?”

Part One of Intro to the Shooting Sports: Getting started in the shooting sports

Part One of Intro to the Shooting Sports: Getting started in the shooting sports

Maybe you recently bought a pistol or rifle, and you’re hoping to become a more proficient shooter. Maybe you have a hunting rifle and you’ve always wanted to know how far you can stretch your effective range. Or, maybe you’re looking for a new way to compete against other like-minded people in a fun, dynamic environment.

Part Two of Intro to the Shooting Sports: Gear Up and Gun on a Budget

Part Two of Intro to the Shooting Sports: Gear Up and Gun on a Budget

By now, we’ve convinced you the shooting sports are a phenomenal way to spend your free time and you’re chomping at the bit to get going, right? We’ve also probably got you looking online at the slew of potential products to choose from, watching the dollar signs go up and up in your mind’s eye!

How to Build Your Own Gun Range

How to Build Your Own Gun Range

Shooting firearms is a huge part of my life. Back when I lived in suburbia, that meant driving a long way to the range, setting up my targets, practicing, tearing down and driving home after hours and hours away from the family just to throw a few rounds.