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Athlon Adds Price as Editor of Real World Survivor

Athlon Outdoors is happy to announce the full-time hire of Ryan Lee Price. He’ll be editor for Real World Survivor, its quarterly publication Survivor's Edge, and a pair of specialty publications.

Night Fision to Exhibit at IWA 2018

Night Fision announced that they will have their products on display for the European market to see at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg, Germany in the Rainier Arms booth.

SIG SAUER Introduces New Varmint & Predator Ammunition

– SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition.   This new V&P line of ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed for explosive expansion and match-grade accuracy.  

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Creedmoor Sports Announces Release of Reloading Catalog

Creedmoor Sports announced the release of their first catalog dedicated to reloading equipment and components. Creedmoor has been working to add top line reloading equipment and components to satisfy the ever-growing demand. 

Ala Conservation Dept Honors Fallen Officers

For 110 years, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been protecting the state’s natural resources. Gov. Kay Ivey and department officials celebrated that service and dedicated a memorial to 12 Conservation Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Streamlight Launches Streamlight Jr. F-STOP Flashlight

Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, launched the Streamlight® Jr. F-STOPTM, an ultra-compact 2AA alkaline penlight that allows users to smoothly transition between spot and flood beams to meet both close-up and area lighting needs.

Springfield Armory Auctions an EDC Package for C.O.P.S.

Springfield Armory is offering an exclusive, comprehensive every day carry package for auction with all proceeds benefitting the Concerns of Police Survivors.  The package features the new Springfield Armory 911 .380 and other products valued at more than $1,500. 

Shoot Like A Girl Announces Partnership with Lyman

Shoot Like A Girl announced that A-Zoom, a division of Lyman, has signed on as a corporate parter. Lyman, founded in 1878, leads the shooting sports industry in creating products to aid in the training and precision of both long and short gun shooters at any level.  

Ruger Donates P90 Pistol to Benefit SASP

Ruger Firearms has generously donated a blued manual safety model, .45 ACP, P90 pistol to benefit the Scholastic Action Shooting Program. The pistol is to be auctioned now through February 28.

ASP Shipping Six New Advanced Tactical Flashlights

Armament Systems and Procedures is now shipping more than a half-dozen new additions to its line of high-performance tactical lighting solutions. The products were first unveiled at the SHOT Show. 

Springfield Armory Teams with Viridian for EDC Giveaway

Springfield Armory is providing 100 lucky winners an opportunity to win the ultimate every day carry package. Springfield Armory has partnered with Viridian Weapon Technologies who is providing Viridian’s first Grip Laser in this sweepstakes.

AMMO, Inc. Announces Night OPS Line

AMMO, Inc. has completed research and development of the Night OPS line of ammunition and will begin production and distribution in late Q2.

Wilson Combat Ranger AR Rifle Series

The Ranger series of rifles by Wilson Combat combines a lightweight billet receiver set and our Ranger profile match-grade, heavily tapered barrel to create a fast-handling precision AR carbine that is an ideal tactical, defense or hunting gun where light weight is a prerequisite.

Team Beretta Shooters Compete At 2018 Gator Cup

Members of Team Beretta recently competed in the 2018 Gator Cup at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, FL. Team members achieved a total of 10 podium finishes between the preliminary and main events. 

Federal Ammunition Part of Springfield Armory Giveaway

100 lucky winners will take home the ultimate every day carry package, courtesy of Springfield Armory, Federal Ammunition, and six other brands. Federal Ammunition will be gifting winners with 100 rounds of Personal Defense HST ammunition, and 250 rounds of American Eagle in .380ACP.

Savage 110 Storm Extends Hunters’ Range and Conquers Extreme Weather

Savage’s new Model 110 Storm allows hunters to conquer hunting’s most punishing weather while extending their effective range. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

Ruger Sales, Earnings Confirm 2017 Slowdown

With Ruger’s announcement of a drop in net sales of twenty one percent and a thirty seven percent reduction in annual earnings yesterday, the still-profitable gunmaker confirmed the industry slowdown.

CrossBreed Hires Ecommerce Director

CrossBreed Holsters named Jake McAlister new Ecommerce Director.   McAlister is an avid shooter and firearms advocate. 

First Shipment of the FK Brno 7.5 Field Pistol Has Landed in the United States

Luxury Firearms announces that the first shipment of the FB Brno 7.5 Field Pistol has landed in the United States.

Skill Set: Get It Right

A mistake with firearms is embarrassing at best, but often times tragic.  As owner of a firearm it’s your responsibility to ensure every action you perform is done safely.  Safety is the result of always using proper technique and when a problem is discovered, correcting it immediately.

In the beginning, when these actions may be new, you should think about how to do something before ever starting.  Go over in your mind what you need to do, visualizing yourself performing the necessary actions.  Before touching the weapon decide where is a safe direction in which to keep the muzzle directed. 

“If I did have a negligent discharge what will stop or trap the bullet,” you ask, preventing it from causing any injury.  Look around, taking note where other people are so you don’t muzzle them.  Most rounds will easily punch through interior walls, so this includes people that might be in the same structure as you but not in the same room.  Once you’ve decided what you need to do and calculated how to perform those actions, visualizing them, then you act.

While working with the firearm don’t get into a hurry or be distracted.  Fast will get you into trouble with the opposite gender, motorcycles and guns.  Going slow decreases the chances you’ll make a mistake.  Avoid letting your mind become involved in anything else.  When that firearm is in hand, your sole purpose in life is safety.  If there is something else that needs to be done, secure the weapon first.

When you do make a mistake, stop and make a correction.  Not correcting a mistake immediately increases the chances you’ll do it again.  We tend to get locked into behavior patterns.  It becomes “O.K,” and eventually forms a habit.  You cannot afford bad habits with firearms.  Applying an immediate correction – to yourself or someone else – disrupts the action, both physically and mentally.

When I make a mistake not only is it corrected immediately, but I’ll also perform the corrected action several times – right then and there.  Otherwise it gets planted into my miniature brain as a right or acceptable action.  Don’t let a wrong thought or action go uncorrected, and the best time to correct it is right then and there.

Finally, every time there are firearms present – whether it’s you or someone else handling them – stay serious.  This is not the time to be joking around.  You make sure everyone maintains the proper attitude.  If there is a problem you can’t correct, you should leave, moving to a safe area.  Firearms are lethal weapons, and must be treated accordingly.

The ability to handle a firearm properly is a skill.  It’s developed over time, always using correct techniques, which ensures safety.  Get instruction in how to operate your firearm safely.  Always stay focused, never allowing yourself to become distracted.  Watch yourself, and keep an eye on others. When a mistake is identified correct the problem immediately.  And when you get it right, always congratulate yourself, creating confidence and a positive self-image.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama.  He is the author of “The Book of Two Guns” - writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk’s DVD, “Fighting With The 1911 -  McKee’s new book, AR-15 Skills and Drills, is available off Shootrite’s website:


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