Achieving a good score on the fast-paced Action Pistol stage is tough enough with a two-handed firing grip. Unfortunately, shooters don’t always have that option. The major Action Pistol groups—USPSA, ICORE, IDPA—often require shooters to fire with only one hand during matches. Sometimes it will be with the dominant (strong) hand and sometimes with the non-dominant (weak) hand. Those who fail to master these skills will see their scores suffer. But becoming proficient in one-handed shooting out to 15 yards is simply a matter of proper technique and practice.
This new knife from Buck is being marketed as 'tactical' but it could just as easily find its home in a hunter's pack. It has an aluminum handle and a blade of 154CM steel. The most interesting feature on this new knife is the locking system. This system makes the knife very strong and allows it open quickly. It will retail for about $125.
This 4-inch, drop-point knife from SOG was one of the most innovative products of SHOT Show. It has a stainless steel blade and and an injection-molded handle. But the most intriguing feature is the 6 LED lights that give you 90 minutes of burn time. If you've ever found your deer after dark just as your headlamp batteries were dying, you'll fully appreciate the intelligent design of the SOG Bladelight Hunt.
It's not a switch blade, but you can definitely open the new SOG Zoom with one hand. The 4-inch, drop-point blade is made of AUS steel and the handle is made of aluminum. The safety is designed to keep the knife from opening in your pocket. It will retail for about $100.
#1 - Break a True Pair Take the rear target first and continue your swing to get out in front of the lead clay. For going-away birds, take the clay that’s more of a straightaway and then swing on the target that’s angling away.
#2 - Get Steady Off-Hand During dry-fire practice, pick a small target to focus on, and with the rifle held low, bring it up in a smooth motion. As soon as the target comes into view with the reticle centered on it, break the trigger.
Two of my favorite introductions at this year’s SHOT Show were the .22 LR 1911s from Browning and Sig Sauer. I have one of the Brownings on order and should have it in hand any day now but it also looks like Sig is ready to ship its rimfire 1911s too.
Here’s a look at the two Sig models, one in tan (aka “flat dark earth”), the other in OD green. I like how both schemes look, but the most eye catching thing about these pistols is the $420 MSRP, which I’m guessing will translate into a $399 or so street price.
Is there momentum in Congress for a new automatic weapons ban? Certainly, in the wake of the Tucson shootings, some anti-gun legislators vowed to restore the 10-year ban on select semiautomatic firearms and "high-ammo clips" that expired in 2004.
The first knee-jerk reactions surfaced immediately in the aftermath of the Jan. 8 shootings. Since then, the impetus appears to have waned.
Perhaps Sen. Richard Lugar's experience is the most illustrative. On Jan. 14, Lugar told Bloomberg Television’s Al Hunt that the AWB ban should be restored. The next day, the Indiana Republican said that's not what he said. Or, at least, he might have said what he said, but what he said was not what he meant.
A couple weeks back I flew down to Colorado to get a look at Weatherby’s lineup of new products for 2011. Included in the mix is the SA-459 in 20 ga. This shotgun is in Weatherby’s “Threat Response” family of guns — apparently if they use the word “tactical” in California Nancy Pelosi will emerge from her crypt and eat the soul of a child — and is geared toward the personal defense crowd.
I’m a big fan of personal defense shotguns. I have an 870 that I’ve modified with an extended mag tube, collapsible buttstock, 18-inch barrel and a Surefire weapon light forend for my home.