Links of Interest
The views expressed in these links are that of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the El Paso Gun Club, Inc.
Civilian Marksmanship Program - An organization that promotes the responsible use of firearms through training and marksmanship competitions.
New Mexico Senior Olympics - An organization devoted to the continuing love of competitive sports, including shooting sports
Project Childsafe - A program provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation that provides resources for safe storage and use practices of firearms around children.
NRA Silhouette Program - Online resources for a competitive shooting sport that's popular in the El Paso Gun Club
Encyclopedia of Bullseye Pistol - An information and resource website dedicated to NRA Precision Pistol Shooting, a sport more commonly known as Bullseye
Shooting Sports USA - An online magazine for competitive shooting, provided free of charge by the NRA
How to: NRA National Records - A brief guide to for entering high scores within NRA-sanctioned competitions
Shooting Tips and Guides
Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette - Although ours is an outdoor range, you will find that most of these safety principles apply to outdoor ranges as well as the indoor range featured in the video.
HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH KIDS ABOUT FIREARM SAFETY - A video from Project Childsafe discussing the importance of discussing firearms safety with your family
Teach Gun Safety, Not Gun Ignorance - A look at the culture of gun safety and education
Confidence and Complacency - A reminder of the importance of safety and discipline, even when having a fun day at the range.
Ear Protection: Save Your Hearing - A video from the NSSF's "Handgun 101" program
How to Protect Your Hearing While Shooting - A good article on proper means of safeguarding your hearing while using firearms.
How to Determine Your Dominant Eye: Aiming a Pistol - Handgun 101 with Top Shot Chris Cheng - A video guide to one of the most important, yet often-overlooked factors in shooting well
Beginner Target Shooting Tip #3: Eye Dominance - Tips on how to obtain a proper sight picture, even in cross-dominant individuals.
A Quick Guide to Shooting Fundamentals - An infographic with quick tips for people new to shooting firearms
Why I Don't Use the Safety on My Rifles - As the title might suggest, safety is a behavior, not a device
Competitive Shooting Tip: Hit the First Target Hints for action pistol shooters
Pistol Shooting Drill to Improve Accuracy - Shooting Tips from SIG SAUER Academy - Get those shots on target quickly and accurately.
How to Stand When Firing a Pistol - Part of the NSSF's Hangun 101 video series with Chris Cheng
How to Properly Grip a Pistol - A video from the NSSF featuring Kay Miculek of the Babes with Bullets Ladies Action Shooting Camps
Pistol Correction Chart - A printable target for right-handed pistol shooting to identify shooting errors.
12 Steps to Long-Range Accuracy - Some pointers on how to really reach out and touch that distant target.
Set up Your Scope for Success - Long-Range Rifle Shooting Technique - Some tips from the National Shooting Sports Foundation for setting up a scope to naturally fit your eye.
How to Zero Your AR15 - Getting your modern sporting rifle on target.
Zeroing the AR-15 Service Rifle - A guide to sighting in an AR-15 with military-styled rifle sights
How to Zero Backup Iron Sights on an AR-15 - How to keep on target when the red dot fails.
Two-Shot Sight-In - How to get your rifle scope adjusted for accuracy with just two shots.
Scope Tracking: Tall Target Test - A video guide to sighting in a rifle for long-distance shooting
Pistol Shooting Drill: Shooting on the Move; Accurately - A video guide from SIG SAUER Academy for firing a pistol while moving
Shooting While Moving: Practical Applications - Another video from SIG SAUER Academy
How to Be Faster on Shotgun Stage Starts - Port Arms - 3-Gun - A video guide for the shotgun stage of a 3-gun competition
Shooting Stance – 7 Key Components Of The Upper Triangle - A guide to a standing pistol shooting position.
Shooting Skills: The Mozambique-Failure Drill - A simple shooting drill to develop defensive shooting skill
Dog Training & Bird Hunting Tip: Lead with the Face - A video with tips for training bird-hunting dogs
Connecting with the Wind Or Surfing F-Class - A Highpower competitor relates his method for shooting 1000yd matches
Zins on Bullseye: Proper Pistol Grip - A brief article on a one-handed pistol hold that helps with recoil management and sight alignment, written by twelve-time NRA National Pistol Champion Brian Zins
Expecting Perfection, One Shot at a Time - An interesting take on shooting competitively from an interview with Lon Pennington, a competitive marksman with experience in a growing list of shooting sports
One Shot Draw Drill - Competitive shooting tips video with Doug Koenig, from the NSSF
[This Accuracy Killer Might Be to Blame for Your Missed Shots]http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/guns/2015/11/accuracy-killer-might-be-blame-your-missed-shots)
Reloading Tips and Guides
[Reloading your own ammunition: Polishing the brass] - The third part of a series on reloading ammunition
Reloading your own ammunition: Depriming - The fourth part of a series on reloading ammunition
Reloading your own ammunition: Dropping gunpowder - The fifth part of a series on reloading ammunition
Guns and Collectables
Meet the Shotgun - An overview of an entire family of firearms
Ruger 10/22 History - A brief history of one of the most popular .22LR chambered rifles.
The .25-06 rifle is an awesome hunting round for game of all sizes - A review of a remarkably versatile caliber of ammunition.
FIRST LOOK: RUGER AMERICAN RIFLE PREDATOR IN 6.5 CREEDMOOR - A review of a hunting rifle designed for cost effectiveness
The USMC M40 Sniper Rifle: At the End of a Useful Life? - A look back at one of the longest-serving rifles in the US Marine Corps
Six Pocket Guns to Avoid Like the Plague - A review of least-liked pistols from a national poll
AR-15 Basics: .223 vs. 5.56×45 NATO - An article that discusses the differences between the .223 Remington cartridge and the military cartridge based on its design
14 Amazing Engraved Guns of Gun Digest 2015 - A photo gallery
Top 10 Predator Calibers of All Time - A review of several effective rifle calibers for hunting wild predators
“Triple Deuce”— The .222 Remington - A look at a rifle caliber designed for hunting varmint animals
Concealed Carry Myths: Double-action Handguns Suck for Self-defense -A discussion of the pros and cons of both double- and single-action pistols for self-defense.
New Ruger Mark IV Gets Competitive and Tactical - A review of the newer models of the Ruger 22/45
AR-18: ArmaLite's Other Black Rifle - A look at a rifle that remains fairly obscure despite its onscreen presence in the 1984 movie The Terminator
10 Things You Didn't Know About Beretta - A look at the world's oldest firearms manufacturer still in operation today
[Yesterday’s Rifle – The 1924 Olympic Smallbore Rifle](The 1924 Olympic Smallbore Rifle) - A look at a rifle designed specifically for the 1924 US Olympics Team
The Rifle That Almost Became the M1 Garand - A look at the Pedersen T1E3 semi-automatic rifle
Licensing and Other Information
Women Become Increasingly Involved in Gun Groups - An article that discusses the increasing numbers of women getting into shooting.
10 Facts about Women in the Shooting Sports - An infographic from OutdoorHub
Handgun Storage - A guide to safe storage practices for handguns and other firearms, provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety
10 Tips for Firearm Safety in Your Home - A brochure from Project Childsafe
Texas handgun licensing - Information and online services for handgun licensing in the State of Texas, provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety
New Mexico handgun licensing - Information about handgun licensing in the State of New Mexico, provided by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Shooter Self-Care: Providing Lifesaving Care - A brief guide to dealing with life-threatening injuries
Federal Premium Ammunition Announces Honorary Company Historian - One man's private collection gets recognition from Federal Premium
Why our home defense plan turned out to be a failure - A false alarm highlights several flaws in the author's home defense plan, which he describes in the hopes that others learn from his mistakes
Long-Range Shooting Ethics: How Far is Too Far? - A concern about hunting game animals from extreme distances
U.S. International Shooting in the 1920s - A look back at the beginning of the USA's international shooting teams
Member Lands In Jail After Middle Finger Mistaken For Firearm - A video from U.S. Law Shield cautioning gun owners against aggressive behaviors.
Sticky Situations - A brief guide to the use of adhesives to hold gun parts in place
4 Ways to Weatherproof Your Rifle - Going on a hunt? This article talks about protecting your gun from the elements.
Light your night right: Picking the perfect tactical torch - A practical guide for flashlights, both on and off a tactical firearm