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Raising Recoil Lovers

Like most parents who enjoy hunting or shooting I started my kids off with a simple .22 rifle for their first shooting experience. The next step is to step your kid up to something a little bigger and see how they handle it. There is two primary schools of thought on getting your kids graduated into higher calibers; One school ...

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New Range Box

Have you ever desired a quicker and better way to get your gear from your truck to the firing line? The old stand by G.I. ammo can has been a staple of shooters for decades. As reliable as they are their size limits the capacity and multiplies the number of trips to get all of your supplies. For quite some ...

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Before Buying Your First Handgun

The decision to acquire a handgun for first time should not be taken lightly, but once the decision has been made several important factors enter into determining what type of handgun to purchase; the two choices being either a revolver or a semiauto.  To the untrained and/or the uneducated, the movies and TV play a large part on what the ...

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New vs. Used

When buying a gun do you prefer new or used? Through the years I have known loyalists to both camps. Buying a gun like any purchase has factors that can sometime limit our buying power. Funds Available funds (or the lack there of) is normally the top factor, especially for first time gun buyers. Buying a new gun is like ...

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Range Date with Daddy

Many of us who enjoy shooting and have kids know that most of the time our boys are itching to go to the range before they can reach the trigger. Daughters on the other hand (in many cases) require some prodding to get them to the range, the first time. Sometimes it’s dad who is reluctant to teach his daughter ...

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Gun Stuffed Stockings

For some of us getting or giving a gun at Christmas is nothing new. According to FBI findings, this past Christmas Santa’s sleigh was well armed. In December of 2011 the FBI processed at least 1.5 million background checks for firearm purchases. Not only did they see more guns being purchased but more women are buying guns than ever before. ...

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Romney On Guns: Like Father, Like Son

Mitt Romney says he “supports the Second Amendment”. And, based on a casual glance at his record, you could almost believe him. As governor of Massachusetts, he signed some laws to protect hunters and clarified some language in the state’s gun laws. On the other hand, he signed an “assault weapons” ban. As Mitt has said, he was a Republican ...

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Spare Time

I know that most of us have very little spare time. Between work, sports, and other various things, time is spent just as fast as our paychecks. You might be asking yourself why the subject of time is being brought up on Typical Shooter. The answer is actually a couple questions. Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge of ...

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Getting Kids on Target

Sometimes it is hard to gauge when a kid is ready to take that big step from their air-soft or BB gun to an actual firearm.  Recently one of my kids came to that crossroads. The most powerful thing he had shot was my old .22 rifle on several occasions. I was headed to the range with my brother-in-law to ...

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Sig P226 [Review]

The Sig Saur P226 has been around for several years now but has proven to be quite the weapon. The P226 was designed as Sig’s entrance to the military trials to replace the ever famous 1911. The P226 is used by such fine people as the U.S. Navy Seals, Texas Rangers and many other military and law enforcement agencies. I ...

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