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Basics of Marksmanship

5 Basics of Accurate Shooting

When shooting a handgun, there are 5 basics of accurate shooting. These simple factors, when focused upon, will dramatically improve shooting accuracy.

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Basics of Marksmanship

Range-Safe Fashion

For many women, the shooting range is a unique blend of femininity, utility, and personal identity. It’s where she can assert control over her body,

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Basics of Marksmanship

Top 3 Tips for Slide Manipulations

Arguably, the most frustrating part of shooting semiautomatic handguns for new shooters is slide manipulations. Feeling as though you can’t safely rack the slide, overcome

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Learn to Shoot

Essentials of a Productive Training Day

New shooters often go to the range with multiple firearms and no plan of action.  Sending hundreds of rounds down range with no measurable way to evaluate their success or failure.  Success is often measured by blowing a hole through the center of target.  This is an expensive and non-productive way to spend the day. To ensure a productive training day at the range, start by organizing your essentials.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required gear at all shooting ranges and A Girl & A Gun events. PPE items are selected to protect the shooting sports participant from the shooting range’s sounds, debris, and an individual’s personal health concerns. From basic eye and hearing protection to medical gear and apparel choices, selecting the right equipment and PPE habits ensures the safety of everyone at the range.

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Basics of Marksmanship

February 2024: Drill of the Month

February’s Shooting Journal theme is Trigger Control. For in-depth articles and dryfire practice exercises corresponding to live fire drills, refer to Month 2 in your journal. Also, please take advantage of our monthly Virtual Girls Night Outs streaming live or in our archived recordings available to active members on the topic of Trigger Control. 

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Identify Your Handgun: Finding the Make and Model

Whether you’ve inherited a family heirloom, received it as a gift, or simply lost track of the details over the years, identifying your handgun is essential for various reasons, including legal compliance, using the correct ammunition, maintenance, and personal safety. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to determine the make and model of your handgun so that you can answer the question, “What model of gun do I have?”

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Concealed Carry

Review: Liberty’s 50gr Carry Ammo

I asked a couple of our favorite instructors and friends to test out Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense and Ultra-Light 9mm +P rounds and give us the down-and-dirty on it. It’s incredibly lightweight, which makes it attractive for EDC, but how does it perform?

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Basics of Marksmanship

Dry Fire Safety

Dry-fire practice is one of the best ways to develop your shooting skills at home on your own time and without the cost of range

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Basics of Marksmanship

Safely Passing the Gun

Becoming ambidextrous is a worthy goal for any serious pistol shooter. Very few people are naturally ambidextrous, meaning they can use both hands equally well.

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Healthy Living

Lead Management Made Easy!

Gun safety is undoubtedly the primary focus of all shooting activities, both on and off the range. However, one element of gun safety that can

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Gun Choices

Red Dot: For the Aging, for the Long-Term, for the Win

Another idea I had to overcome was the idea that students MUST learn to shoot with iron sights first.  But I’ve changed that viewpoint.  I feel it is important to understand how both sighting systems work but if a student wishes to shoot a dot for whatever reason that is their decision.  It is not mine.  Many of my clients are at the point in their life where readers are required and just like me cannot see their front sights.  If a dot makes shooting easier and more enjoyable than I say go for it! As long as they understand that they must still employ proper shooting fundamentals.  For those thinking red dots are a fad; I can say they are here to stay!

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Basics of Marksmanship

Pistol Presentation

We spend a lot of quality time working with newer shooters on the handling and manipulation skills necessary to load, make ready, and shoot safely.

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Learn to Shoot

How to “Press Check”

Treat all guns as if they are loaded. But what if you’re not sure? “Press checks” can confirm or clarify the condition of the firearm

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Basics of Marksmanship

Loading to Capacity

Semiautomatic handguns come in a wide range of single and double-stack magazine capacities. Subcompact single-stack semiautomatics like the GLOCK 43 have a total of 6+1,

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Basics of Marksmanship

Understanding Double Feeds

A malfunction in a semi-automatic handgun can be any stoppage that interrupts the cycle of operation. Stoppages can be caused by operator error, the ammunition

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Let’s Compare: Mantis X10 vs Mantis X

I first tried the MantisX Firearms Training System back in 2017 and very much enjoyed it, and encouraged friends to purchase one as well. So, when I had the opportunity to try the Mantis X10 Elite – Shooting Performance System, I was excited to see the changes. And after all, my friends are waiting to hear if they should upgrade.

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Learn to Shoot

Are You Being Profiled?

After a Girl’s Night Out of shooting, AG & AG member Kara was excited to join her chapter members for dinner at a nearby restaurant.  Although Kara concealed her range bags in her vehicle, parked close to the front in a well-lit high-traffic area of the parking lot, and did everything right to prevent the “random” occurrence of parking lot break ins, it still happened. 

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Your Feedback Matters: Simulators

Virtual simulators can provide an added value for a range or firearms training environment. Similar to a high-end video gaming system, a simulator can also provide an educational experience for some students. Please give us feedback on your experience using these systems.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Documenting Your Firearms

There are many reasons why asking gun owners to draft a comprehensive list of their possessions strikes fear in their hearts. Not only would their

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