Guest Post by Richard Douglas
Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer with my local Search and Rescue county and assist with training their tracking dogs.
It was an amazing experience and I am very confident in the skills of both the dogs and their handlers.
While I trust they would be able to find and rescue a person in the forest, I would never want to be in a real situation where I was the one needing rescue.
Guest Post by Josh Montgomery
Firearms are both dangerous and useful. When used correctly, they make amazing outdoor recreational activities. If misused, they can cause harm to not only you but to other people and property around you. Before using your firearm for hunting or any other activity, you should familiarize with these mistakes that could cause death, unnecessary injury and theft.Continue reading
Guest Post by Ross Burgess
If it seems to you there’s less public land available to hunt, you are correct. In many states, 97-98% of the land is privately owned. Don’t take a chance by assuming untended land is open for you to hunt, as you could run into a posted sign or a disgruntled owner.Continue reading
Shooting a handgun/pistol might appear basic to a common person. However, once you get the handgun in your hands, you realize shooting properly and accurately is never easy. There are several fundamentals, tips, exercises, and practices required before one can shoot properly.Continue reading
Guest Post by Dave Artman
Despite the fact that women seem to be more self-defense savvy than ever, the violence against them continues to be a huge societal problem. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the prevalence of violent crimes against women is rising, with about 1.11 percent of women reporting one or more violent acts in the past six months. That means that about 1.5 million women surveyed experienced some violent act in the months prior to being surveyed.Continue reading
You’ve got your gun safe. You’ve spent time organizing your guns inside so it’s just perfect. Maybe you’ve even stashed a few other valuables in there like documents, jewelry or ammo.
So, your guns are being protected from theft, fire and from your kids getting in. But what about the damage that can happen inside the safe? It’s something that’s easily overlooked.
You can’t beat the reliability of a Glock. This is as true as ever with the G26, also known as the “Baby Glock” due to its size.
Since its creation in 1994, it has cemented itself as one of the most useful, reliable and sought after compact and concealed carry pistols.Continue reading
You’ve got your everyday concealed carry pistol.
You’ve got the CCW permit too.
What are you missing? A place to lock the gun up inside your car.Continue reading
Guest Post by Norman Bobby
If you are just starting out as a hunter, you must be confused about gun and bow hunting.
Check out this comparison of the two options and pick one that you think works the best for you:
Aging adults have a unique set of considerations when it comes to hobby selection. Often, they seek activities that are mentally stimulating to keep them sharp, socially-driven to help combat loneliness and low-impact but still good for supporting their physical health. One activity that ticks all of the above boxes, yet is often overlooked by seniors, is sport shooting. Squaring up with a shotgun and taking aim at clay targets is one of few low-impact activities that requires a strong fusion of mental and physical fortitude with little experience needed.
Think you’re too old to shoot? That’s probably not true. While there are certain physical conditions that may bar you from taking a stab at the sport, by and large, if you’re strong enough to hold and balance a shotgun, you can take part in clay shooting. And it will pay off, too. Sport shooting is an excellent test of mental discipline, physical strength and focus, all things that will help you live a happier, healthier life as you age. It’s for these reasons that the activity is becoming increasingly more popular among older adults, with shooters age 55 or older making up over 20 percent of target shooting participants.
If you’re looking to get started in shooting sports, here are some great tips that will help you get ready for the range, even if you’ve never even held a shotgun.
You’re Never Too Old to Try Something New
If you’ve always wanted to try sport shooting but never had the opportunity, we’re here to tell you now’s your time. Not only can shooting help provide you with an array of positive mental and physical health benefits, it’s also a plain-old fun way to pass the time. If you’re concerned at all about your physical abilities, it may be a good idea to ask your physician for the go-ahead. Once you get the thumbs up, head to the range and show them what you can (still) do!