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How to Point Your Gun In a Safe Direction

Rule #2...Never let your muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to destroy.

Top 4 Tips to Tame Recoil

You can learn to control it and shoot better...even with hard-kicking guns.

10 Ways to Help Teach Safe Gun Handling

Taking a new shooter under your wing is a noble undertaking. Here's how to do...

How to Break In a Gun Barrel

Yes, even the best rifled barrels need a break-in.

How to Carry a Handgun Afield

How to have peace of mind outdoors...without having your piece always on your mind.

Basics of Shooting: Breath Control

Keeping your shots steady can be as natural as breathing...or not.

Video: How to Grip a Pistol

A 12-time NRA Pistol champ explains the "Zins Grip."

Safety First: Basics of Pistol Shooting

To have that lifetime of fun with firearms, you FIRST must ALWAYS follow the NRA’s...

How Gun-Mounted Lasers Can Make You a Better Shooter

Have disappointing accuracy results got you seeing red? Try a gun-mounted laser to improve your...

Avoiding Dangerous Cartridge/Chamber Combinations

The skinny on why it's so important to only use the correct ammunition for your...

Video: Safe Gun Storage

Here are the options available; which one is right for you?

Video: NRA's Guide to Using Your Sights

Understanding your sight picture is a key to accuracy and success.

Video: NRA's Gun Safety Tips for New Shooters

New shooters and experienced shooters alike can benefit from this short video.

5 Public-Range Party Fouls

This NRA-certified instructor has seen it all, and then some. Here's what NOT to do.
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