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Developing Good Shooting Habits: The Pistol Grip

Developing Good Shooting Habits: The Pistol Grip

For handgun shooting, the thumbs forward grip has become the standard for accurate shooting. This grip plays a vital role in developing good habits for shooters. Although it is a standard grip choice by many shooters, others might not understand why they use the thumbs forward grip over other techniques. In today’s blog, we’d like to explore why the thumbs forward grip is so useful for pistol shooting. Stability Several factors make the thumbs forward grip an effective shooting technique. The grip starts at the hands and works all the way through the shoulders. This form helps a shooter stabilize...

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What to Consider When Choosing a Handguard

What to Consider When Choosing a Handguard

Are you building your first AR? Starting a second AR project? Or maybe you're just helping a friend with his project. Either way, the question is what handguard and mounting system is best for this firearm. Mounting Options Since your handguard may be holding your front sight, foregrip, laser, light, bipod or sling mount, you'll want to choose the right one. Picatinny Rail System Also known as pic rail, this system has been around since the 1980's and was the standard for the US Military known as the Mil-STD-1913 designation for many years. The Picatinny system is a solid system...

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