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    Firearms and Shooting Tactics, Tips, and Expert Advice

    As Col. Townsend Whelen once said, “Only accurate guns are interesting.” Arguments can be made to the contrary, but at the end of the day we all want our firearms to do two things: go BOOM! and hit the target. That means the right gun, with the best ammunition, and learning the techniques so you know how to shoot your best shots with each pull of the trigger. Here are some of K-Var.com’s best articles to improve your grip, fire double taps accurately, how to mount a riflescope or optic, concealed carry and so much more.

    Skill Set: Flying With Firearms
    During firearm training classes, the question of flying with firearms comes up a lot. People have a fear of flying with firearms, but it’s just a lack of knowledge about the process. As long as you know how to proceed it’s not a big deal. (This... read more...
    Clearing Jams and Malfunctions
    If it moves, it can jam. Jams and malfunctions are, unfortunately, a fact of life with semi-automatics. In the event of a problem, it is imperative to understand what caused the jam, because that will directly affect what type of correction... read more...
    Hits Count — Stabilize Your Rifle
    When it comes to rifle shooting, fast hits are what counts in hunting and personal defense scenarios. When sighting in the rifle from the benchrest, we have all of the time in the world. Recently, I sighted my personal M1A1 with Leatherwood... read more...
    Art of Defense: Effectively Using a Subcompact
    Tactics and technique vary depending on the available equipment. Extended magazines account for more rounds of ammunition. A long gun offers increased velocity and accuracy potential. While subcompact handguns offer better concealment, they... read more...
    4 Steps to Break in a New Pistol
    Imagine being the victim of a burglary five times in a six-year period. Not only would you be losing personal valuables during each burglary, undoubtedly the ongoing victimization would take a toll on your life in other ways. Unfortunately,... read more...
    The Science Behind Hearing Protection
    It’s right there in the rules posted at any shooting range: All shooters and spectators must wear hearing and eye protection. Most shooters are equipped for compliance, quickly donning whatever earmuffs are inside their range bag. Those who... read more...
    Tree Stand Safety Tips
    Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience:... read more...
    Art of Defense: Improving Your Draw
    In Art of Defense Episode 3, Beau Doboszenski of Defensive Mindset Training goes over three things you need to stop doing in order to achieve a faster draw. Get a solid, more accurate draw when it counts. In the Spotlight: X5L Gen 3 The newest... read more...
    Mil-Dot and Mils: Understanding Minute of Angle
    Several readers have asked for explanations of minute of angle and the measurement term “milliradian” (mil) and how to use a mil-dot scope to measure the distance to the target, at the range and in the field. In the accompanying two videos,... read more...
    The Importance of One-Hand Shooting Training
    It is interesting how handgun training has so many variables. As an example, most modern shooters regard two-hand fire as the default skill, so they practice two-hand fire less. In the past it was one-hand fire, and two-hand fire was used only... read more...