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Safely Transporting Firearms and Ammo

While there is no reason to live in fear, there is certainly reason enough for taking precautions toward ensuring personal protection wherever you are. At home or on the road, personal safety is simply a matter of creating and practicing good habits. Repetitively practicing behaviors, tactics and even simple, everyday acts to ensure your personal safety while entering and exiting a vehicle will reduce your chances of becoming a target while also increasing confidence in your own ability to keep yourself, as well as your belongings, safe, secure and protected.

End of Season Firearm Maintenance

If you've ever had a hunt or day at the range end early due to malfunction, jam or obstruction, you know the importance of a well-maintained firearm. At 16, Doreen Garrett had a whitetail-deer hunt end prematurely due to a trip through the mud. With no way to clear the mud from the barrel of her grandfather's rifle, she headed back to camp empty-handed.

Understanding Shooting-Angle Compensation

Sometimes a target ranged at 400 yards isn’t actually 400 yards away. At least as far as a bullet is concerned. The fact is, while measured distance is one component of understanding how much to compensate for bullet drop, there is a second component that is often overlooked: the shooting angle.

For most shooting scenarios less than 200 yards, shooting angle isn’t much of an issue.

Tactical Knives For The Range or Bug-Out Bag

The problem you’re going to have stashing these tools in your range bag or bug-out bag is it will be hard to relegate them to occasional use. (Fear not. I have a solution, which I reveal at the end.)

Any of these, all are made in the U.S.A., would make a good addition to your everyday-carry list. I know because each has had a lengthy audition as my EDC selection.