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Gift Guide For Shooters

I saw a great meme the other day: It said, "Quit saying I'm hard to buy for – you know where the gun store is!". Made me laugh and also made me realize that gift-giving season is almost upon us. If...

 
 By John Anderson    Hunting    October 1, 2019 

Arizona Hunting Season

Arizona is blessed by an abundance of gorgeous hunting country, but that also means that hunters have a lot of ground to cover while hunting. Optics are crucial in most western hunts, but...

 
 By John Anderson    Hunting    July 1, 2019

Gun Talk

There isn't much hunting going on this month, and it's a bit warm to go out shooting (unless you pay for an indoor range), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be training. This is a great time for...

 

Non-Lethal Weapons

There are many situations that probably don't require a lethal response. A dog attacking your dog as you walk, for instance, or some guy with road rage who isn't armed but is still intent on punching...

 

Back-Up / Secondary Weapons

If you have a concealed carry permit and carry a weapon regularly, have you ever considered carrying a back-up weapon? Not just a knife or a tactical pen or a monkey fist, but a secondary firearm?...

 

Non-Lead Ammo

For quite a while now, waterfowl hunters have been required to use shotgun shells that do not contain lead. Seems the lead pellets in the water get ingested accidentally by waterfowl and it is toxic...

 

Desert Shooting

When I was a kid, you could drive out Cave Creek Road to Jomax Road and be in the boonies. We'd go out there as a family, often with another family or a few aunts and uncles. While the ladies made...

 

Step Up Your Shooting Game

Even if you bought a pistol purely for self-defense purposes, you need to practice with it often. For one thing, you need to develop muscle memory. Muscle memory comes after you've done a movement so...

 

Anderson Report Backpacks

I'm not as young as I used to be. Last deer season, Margie and I lugged our heavy AR's all over the mountains in very rough and rocky terrain, and it was no fun. By the time you figure your backpack,...

 

Five Reasons Why You Need A Concealed-Carry Permit

Arizona allows all of its citizens to legally carry a concealed weapon, but a CCW Permit is still a great idea for a lot of reasons. First and foremost is the training you receive when you attend a CC...

 

Father's Day Gifts For Shooters

Father's Day is coming up sooner than you think, and sometimes dads can be super hard to buy for. If dad is a shooter, we've got you covered – here are some ideas for gifts any shooting dad would...

 

Guns And Gear For OHVs

Four-wheeling is a blast – there are so many places to explore in this beautiful state, and many of them are hidden treasures that you can only get to on extremely rough roads. I've always had a 4WD...

 

McMillan Stocks - Here Is Perfection For Your Rifle

Why would you want to pay for a custom gun stock? First of all, for the way it looks and feels -- McMillan offers a variety of colors and combinations so you can make your rifle one of a kind. More im...

 

Concealed Carry Options For Women

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed carry permits in the U.S. is surging, and that increase is led by women and blacks. Over 6 percent of the adults in America...

 

Ruger Security 9 - Sig Sauer P365 - Glock 19X - Smith & Wesson M&P M2.O

Check Out These Four Great New Pistols It's January as I write this article , and that means it's time for the S.H.O.T. Show in Vegas. The Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trades Show is a huge deal that...

 

Stocking Stuffers For Shooters

Whether the shooter in your life is a tactical shooter, recreational shooter, hunter, competitor, pistol, or shotgun shooter, he or she will definitely appreciate a shooting-related stocking stuffer t...

 

Improve Your Accuracy

We shooters are all alike: No matter how close our groups are, we wish they were closer. We wish we shot better at long range, or on the move, or in low light, or from a different position, or with...

 

ScotteVest Offers Clothing

In an earlier article I discussed the pros and cons of wearing clothing that is obviously tactical in nature - the olive green or camo BDU pants, combat boots, etc. Those send a signal to even a...

 

Concealed Carriers, Consider These

What is the purpose of carrying a concealed weapon? For me, it's the ability to defend myself or my loved ones if we are violently attacked. The key is concealment. If you really want to fly under...

 

Gift Ideas For Dads Who Shoot

Fathers' Day is just around the corner, and men can be so hard to buy for. Seems like if we want it, we just go buy it, and if we don't, it's because it's too expensive. So here are a few gift ideas...

 

Mothers' Day Gifts For Shooters

Mothers' Day is the perfect opportunity to show mom (or your wife) how much you love her by getting her a gift that she'll enjoy all year long. There are lots of cool things for moms who shoot, or...

 

Keep Your Shooting Skills Sharp - With Or Without Going To The Range

There is no denying that the best way to keep your skills sharp is practicing. Shooting is no different. If you want to be good at it, you have to practice. Going to the range is good practice for...

 

Self-Defense Insurance

I'm assuming that if you have a Concealed Carry Permit it's because you actually carry a weapon and would be willing to use it to defend yourself or your loved ones if your lives were being...

 

There Are Many Things To Consider

Once you get your concealed carry permit, you have to decide how you're going to carry. There are lots of options, and the bad news is that you really won't know which one you like best until you've...

 
 By John Anderson    Events   

SHOT Show - Day One

The SHOT Show has officially started and the entire event is packed to the gills. It's spread over several floors and many areas of the Sands Convention Center, and we can already tell it's going to...

 

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