Monday, February 21, 2011

Free shooting lessons from experts

Here are manuals from the U.S. Marine Corps on how to shoot the rifle and the pistol. The Marines have been thinking carefully about practical shooting since 1775, and have developed some rather definite opinions on how it should be done. The manuals linked here assume use of the M16A2 rifle and the M9 pistol, but the how-to information is adaptable to any rifle or pistol.

The lessons are also adaptable to any use of the rifle or pistol afield, not necessarily in warfare. Being quick, accurate, using a steady position and so on won't hurt your chances if you're just after rabbits with a .22.

The links go to sizable PDF files and may take a while to load.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Random Press Items

Since D.C.'s handgun ban ended, well-heeled residents have become well armed

This Washington Post story gives some good insights on gun ownership in D.C., but cannot avoid a bit of liberal whine tasting: Well heeled residents register more guns than the poor. (I wonder if WaPo intended the pun: Well heeled, get it?)


From the other end of the country: Hawaiian Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Toy Guns To Children.

Maybe the idea is, when they grow up they'll be used to the idea. Guns = bad, m'kay?