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Are Texans ready for the passage of open carry?
By Ken Jolly
Texas stands on the cusp of passing full open carry legislation. In fact, if it goes as scheduled, we should know soon. The bill, which would allow open carry for handguns, has passed the Senate and is now being reviewed by the House. I like the concept of open carry and will on occasion do it myself if the law passes. And I'm hoping it does pass, but I find myself straddling the line between the two opposing camps.
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Surge in collegiate shooting programs
American Rifleman
More and more college students are ditching the Xbox One and PS4 for a different kind of trigger time. Instead of shooting pixels, they are going to the range, shooting real firearms and real ammunition in a safe, structured environment. Some are long-time shooters, while others receive their first exposure to firearms while attending college. Regardless, students are finding that putting rounds downrange can have serious benefits in the classroom, too.
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Henry donating rifles to support NRA and EMT Memorial funds
Guns.com
The Henry Repeating Arms Company is getting busy this year with several new products now shipping, but they're also hard at their charity work, contributing to the National Rifle Association and the National EMS Memorial Service, or NEMSMS. Henry's auctioning off their New Iron Framed Original Henry Rifle, serial number BTHIF00001, a new case-hardened, steel-framed modern reproduction rifle chambered for .44-40 Winchester, with proceeds benefiting the NRA. Original iron-framed rifles are some of the rarest Henry rifles ever made and these New Iron rifles are a fine tribute to the original 200.
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3 great takedown survival guns
Rifle Shooter (Opinion)
David Fortier writes: In my opinion, there is no "perfect" survival gun, but most people would agree that some form of .22 LR rifle would be highly useful. Light, easy to carry and economical, they excel at harvesting small game and can get the job done on larger stuff if you know what you're doing. So, when I decided to review three different rifles chambered in .22 LR and geared toward survival use, I was interested to see not only how they would perform, but also how they would stack up against each other.
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Turkey shooting: 3 tips for finding your maximum range
Field & Stream
The longest yards in turkey hunting are the very few between "in range" and "out of range." Even with the newest loads, there is a line before which your pattern consistently kills a turkey, and after which you can't ethically shoot. Where you draw your line depends on both the distance at which your pattern is consistently deadly, and the distance at which you can place it accurately. The closer of the two is your maximum range.
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Shooting tips: Clues to help you read the wind
Outdoor Life
If there is an art to long-range shooting, it's reading the wind. There are some helpful rules of thumb to use when observing the effect of wind on the environment around us. By looking at how much surrounding vegetation is being moved, we can make an educated guess about the speed and, under many circumstances, the direction of the wind.
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Finding the ideal 5.45x39mm SBR
Shotgun News
The 5.45x39mm Soviet cartridge was a relative stranger to the mainstream American firearms market until recent years. About a decade ago, this cartridge — once only seen in the AK-74 family of rifles — started taking a foothold in the AR world. Companies like Smith & Wesson and Spike’s Tactical were among the first to offer AR platform rifles chambered for the 5.45x39mm.
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5 game-changing Glocks
Gun Digest
The development of the first Glock forever changed the handgun market as we know it. Here are five of the company's most iconic models.
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The right way to swing a shotgun
By Irwin Greenstein
Ask someone about the best way to swing a shotgun, and you'll probably hear about the three popular methods: swing through, maintained lead and pull away. You certainly need to know about them and the best way to utilize each one on different clays presentations or in the field on birds. We'll touch on them for a moment, but when it comes to actual shooting there are basics that need to be understood beforehand or you'll never master any of those methods.
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