Imagine this, you’ve taken the slack out of the trigger, your sights are picture perfect, so you pull the trigger to fire the gun right NOW! Yet, you miss. Ever happen to you? Happens to me. Fundamental shooting skills are a topic that is not only commonly discussed, it’s even more frequently misunderstood. The single most important aspect of shooting, above literally everything else, is pulling the trigger. If you cannot discharge the gun without moving it because of pulling the trigger, you need to practice only that until you can.
“BUT EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS!” you say? Then why the hell do so many people miss? I can tell you. Where most people fail in their trigger pull cycle is by not practicing active trigger prep. Sure “everybody knows” that you’re supposed to prep the trigger by taking the slack out, but what does really mean? Here’s what I can tell you without a doubt, taking the slack out of the trigger
Like most things that people buy, there's considerable debate about what the best metal is for modern, metallic cartridge cases: Brass? Aluminum? Steel? What the hell does it actually mean to me? What’s the best? Well, while there's a clear winner for most situations, there are times you might want to consider stepping outside the norm!
Without a doubt, brass is the clear winner for the most prolific metal used in metallic cartridges. And just why is that? Well, the overall properties of brass make for one helluva cartridge case. It’s malleable, durable, responds well to heat, and has the elasticity to tolerate multiple firing and reloading cycles. What are the downsides of brass? Well, compared to the other common materials, brass is considerably more expensive. The effect of expense is two-fold. One, ammo is more expensive to begin with. Two, many ranges, especially indoor, will not allow anything except brass cases. Why? Be
It’s no secret, the crappiest part of pretty much every semi-auto pistol is the magazine. Any number of problems can completely derail the entire feeding process, and can even effect ejection of the spent case. Most famous among guns with poor magazines is without a doubt the 1911 platform. The original 7 round magazine was designed to feed 230grain round nose Bullets and it did that... And not much else, hollow points and other bullet profiles need not apply.
Then came the 9mm and other “sub-caliber” 1911s. I use the term since most anything other than 45 Auto is significantly shorter in overall length, which is challenging to deal with at times. This lead to a variety of solutions involving extra parts, different followers, unicorn teams, and summoning demons to get your gun to work. Thankfully, those days are behind us.
I know we've got some reloaders out there. This first post in our reloading section was inspired by a Facebook topic...
First, let’s establish that there are SIGNIFICANT differences in the chemistry of the 2 powders. Comparing Titegroup to N320 is kind of like comparing Hershey’s to a fine Swiss chocolate. Sure, they’re both chocolate, but a direct comparison is really apples to oranges.
TiteGroup is a double-base(nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin), flat ball powder with a pretty high nitroglycerin content. In fact, it has one of the highest NG contents of any most any pistol powder. This is good, since it’s a higher energy content per grain, a
I gave serious thought to writing this post in the 3rd person, from the perspective of someone interviewing me, or writing a biography. But the more I thought about it, the less I liked the idea, and the more it cemented in my own mind, that you, the customer, want to hear things directly from me. So, with that in mind...
Who Is The Man Behind Curtain?
Well, despite how the other story goes, I think it's always important to pay attention to the man (or woman, I'm progressive like that!) behind the curtain. Why? Because in my experience, the owners, and senior staff at a company set the tone for the entire business, good, or bad. So, personally, I think the best way to run a business starts with removing the curtain altogether. So, who am I? Well, fundamentally, I'd like to think that I'm a person who cares about others more than himself. That may sound sappy, feel good, and new-age, but think about it. In every aspect of our daily lives, if you continually
Thankfully, handgun ammo is probably the most straightforward ammo you can buy. There are 2 predominant uses for pistols, range/training, and personal defense. There are some choices for handgun hunting if you’re into epic adventures, but we’ll cover those later.
There are a plethora, a veritable cornucopia if you will, of choices for high quality, low cost practice ammo for handguns. For the most part, you’re going to be looking for FMJ or Round Nose style bullets to get the most cost effective practice rounds. We recommend sticking with copper jacked or plated bullets, as they produce less smoke, are easier to clean up after your range session, and you, as a shooter are exposed to less potentially harmful heavy metals.
Most any FMJ ammo from a well-known manufacturer will perform equally well, but are some of Short Round’s favorites in the most common calibers.
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With over 2,000 different SKUs of ammunition on Short around Supply, figuring out what ammo is right for you may seem a daunting task at first glance. That’s why we created this 3 part ammunition Buyer’s Guide to help you navigate through the different terminology related to rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammo, as well as what types are appropriate for what use.