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New Gun Owner Guide: Finding Firearm Training

Have a new gun and not sure where to get training? Here are a few...

Updated Pistol Course is Live!

NRA Debut’s Revised Pistol Shooting Course - More on the way

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...

Back to Basics: Choosing the Best Buttstock

In order to accurately deliver a shot from a rifle that the buttstock fit the...

Back to Basics: Keeping Your Rimfire Running

Whether you are a plinker, a small-game hunter or sophisticated target shooter, keeping your firearm...

Back to Basics: Shooting Support

Today we have dozens of aftermarket devices designed purportedly to help a shooter hold his...

Back to Basics: 10 Handloading No-Nos

Avoid these bad practices and your handloads will be more accurate, more reliable and a...

Back to Basics: Get a Grip … On Your Handgun

Rifle and shotgun fit are talked about a lot, but handgun fit is largely ignored.

Back to Basics: Rifle Triggers

Having a clear definition of a trigger is critical in the understanding of how it...

Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cartridge Case 6+1 Challenge

This two-piece mixed materials pistol cartridge case is lighter, stronger and less expensive than brass.

Back to Basics: Primers

It may be small, but without the little bang of the primer, there is no...

The American Riflewoman's First Holiday Gift Guide

The world's oldest and largest firearm authority has expanded to give the American Riflewoman her...

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...

Back to Basics: Gunpowder

Gunpowder is so fundamental to firearms, it’s amazing that so few know much about it...

NRA Introduces Improved Basics Of Pistol Shooting Program

Engineered to meet the demands of NRA Certified Instructors and students alike, the improved Basics...

Back to Basics: Rifle Stocks—Part 1

This first in a two-part series on rifle stocks focuses on the primary stock components...

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Pistol-Mounted Red-Dot Optics

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach introduces the basics of shooting with pistol-mounted red-dot optics.

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...

Introducing Seniors to Shooting

Everyone has a right to learn self-defense techniques no matter his or her age.
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