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Best Defense Drills to Practice at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on May 28, 2019 | Topics: Shooting Tips

The range is a great place to practice the fundamentals of shooting— everything from your grip to your sight picture and shooting stance. However, when it comes to practicing defensive shooting, some ranges (especially indoor ranges) have strict rules regarding drawing from your holster and shooting rounds down range at a rapid pace. This may seem discouraging, but there are still ways to practice the skills that will keep you safe in a defensive gun use situation.

Check out these examples of defensive drills that won't get you thrown out at the range.

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Training at Home: A Dry-Fire How-To

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2019 | Topics: Shooting Tips

As any firearm enthusiast knows, ammo costs can add up when you're getting in the kind of practice it takes to really dial in your shooting skills. Thankfully, dry-fire practice drills can be an extremely helpful way to train your brain's muscle memory so that the rounds you end up shooting at the range are more than just wasted brass. 

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Range Day Tips: Improve Your Marksmanship

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 4, 2019 | Topics: Shooting Tips

Everyone knows that practice makes perfect, but what if you're practicing your marksmanship and still missing the target? A handgun is an incredibly useful tool, but it's your responsibility to make sure that you can hit your mark when it matters. All too often, gun owners attempt to perfect their aim with incorrect form, which can lead to more problems down the road. 

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Range Day Tips: Eye and Ear Protection

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 28, 2019 | Topics: Shooting Tips

The range is great place to dial-in your skills as a shooter, but it can also be a dangerous place. One of the key elements of range shooting is making sure to protect your eyes and ears properly so you can have some fun without putting your sight or hearing at risk. 

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Range Day Tips: Drills to Practice With Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 21, 2019 | Topics: 1911, Shooting Tips

For gun owners focused on self-defense, operating quickly and efficiently in the heat of the moment can be the difference between life and death. The 5 and 5 Drill aims to train your muscle memory, speed and accuracy when operating your firearm quickly. Check out this video from the USCCA explaining the drill: 

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3 Tips For Taking the Best Shot With Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 2, 2018 | Topics: 1911, Shooting Tips

The 1911 is an incredibly popular platform for shooters everywhere, but are you shooting your best shot? At Rock Island Armory, we want to help you hit your mark every time, so we've got some pointers to make sure you're getting the best out of your 1911 pistol. 

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4 Tips For A Great Range Day Without Breaking The Bank

Posted by Team Armscor on May 29, 2018 | Topics: Shooting Tips

We all know shooting can be spendy. Each bullet you fire is pretty much the equivalent of shooting a quarter, at least! Then you have range fees and the gas you use to get to your range. It all adds up.

However, we have some tips to help you cut down on those range costs.

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4 Shooting Games to Get Competitive at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 7, 2017 | Topics: Competition, Shooting Tips

It's time to mix things up by adding in a little competitive fun during your next range outing. We have four shooting games you can play—three of which were used in our Armscor Family Game Day video series

Here are four games you can play at the range.

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Episode 2 On The Range, Trigger Control

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 28, 2014 | Topics: Shooting Tips

   

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What To Do In A Multi-Threat Scenario

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 29, 2013 | Topics: Shooting Tips, Concealed Carry & Self Defense

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