I took part in an interesting handgun competition – GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation). Usually, I don’t shoot handgun matches but this one is very newbie friendly. The price of participation, handgun rent and ammo was very inexpensive.
Practical Shotgun Shooting (IPSC) for Beginners, Part 1 (Divisions, Ready Conditions, Basic Upgrades)
The 3rd Shotgun World Shoot will be held in France in the year 2018. My friend Norbert Papon from France asked me a lot of questions because interest to shotguns grows in France. They are certainly experienced shooters when it comes to rifles and handguns, but shotguns are something new to them. That is why I decided to write a series of articles about shotguns in IPSC.
First of all, I think that shotgun shooting matches are the most fun and the most spectacular competitions around. Targets on birdshot stages are usually very close, the shots are very powerful and you can see clouds of dust and metal plates traveling long distances through the air. It is fun to shoot such powerful firearms.
Victory on the 1st stage of the Ukraine Practical Shotgun Shooting Cup! The competition was very tough this time. There were a lot of good shooters but I was better :)
There is no question that the gun culture exists heavily in America. Besides people’s love for their Second Amendment rights, they simply love to shoot for fun at their local shooting range. Some people even like to go out into the woods and exercise their right to hunt animals for sport. But there are still advices that people should follow if they are ever going to shoot a gun, whether it is at the range or in the woods. The first piece of advice is to never point a gun at anything that you don’t intend to shoot. It doesn’t even matter if you have a loaded gun or not. Sometimes you might not think there is ammunition in the chamber, but then you pull the trigger for fun and find out that it really was loaded for whatever reason. So never point your gun at anybody as a joke because the results may not be as funny.
There are not too many situations where you will be shooting on the move. Chances are if you are at the shooting range or you go hunting in the woods, you will be in a static standing position when you go to shoot your weapon at the desired target. The only people who will be shooting on the move are police officers, or crooks. But hey, this is not advice for crooks. Police officers or those thinking about becoming police officers need to follow certain advice in order to shoot properly while on the move.
New big article about hearing protection. The noise level of the shotgun shot is more than 150 dB. The threshold of pain is considered to be 140 dB. This means that shooting without hearing protection can cause sudden hearing loss with complications.
I have won Swiss Eye Shooting Sunglasses Ballistic Glasses Black with 3 Lenses on recent shotgun competition.
Small but very useful video with the most common shotgun shooting mistakes…
Shooting Range (Gunshot) First Aid Kit
Safety on a shooting range is very important. But shooting range (gunshot) first aid kit is a must too.
What I recommend to have in your Shooting Range (Gunshot) First Aid Kit:
1. Tactical Tourniquet (SOF or CAT). This tourniquet saves lives. It was tested in Iraq and Afghanistan and used by US Army. It is very simple and effective way to stop bleeding from limbs.
2. Celox Gauze Roll. Celox is effective but it is much easier to use a Celox Gauze. Very simple application, very effective when you need to stop bleeding.
3. I recommend getting 5.11 Tactical Med Kit Medical Pouch. It has pocket for Tactical Tourniquet and also enough space for Celox Gauze Roll. Please note that many people don’t like this pouch and prefer classic medic pouches.
Please note that many guys think that pocket for Tactical Tourniquet is too small on 5.11 Tactical Med Kit Medical Pouch. But it fits ok, you just need to place it properly.
The pouch is compact, tactical tourniquet and Celox gauze roll are very effective when you need to stop bleeding.
Highly recommended for all shooters.
Very interesting story from Jeffrey Lors, one of the readers of the Rem870.com Blog. Make sure to visit his blog here: http://oldironadventure.com/2014/01/26/shooting-skeet-with-your-tactical/
The best shooting earmuffs ever! -This is what I can say about MSA Sordin Supreme Pro :) Now let’s take a closer look at these earmuffs…
These earmuffs are very expensive but surprisingly popular. This was a mystery for me until I got them. Comparing to all other earmuffs which I tested: Brownells Pro Series Hearing Protection, Peltor Tactical 6 Electronic Hearing Protection and Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff they are much more sturdier and solid.