OCTOBER 8, 2020

Fiocchi, a global producer of defensive, target, and hunting ammunition with manufacturing facilities in Lecco, Italy, and Ozark, Missouri, announces the acquisition of premium shotgun ammunition manufacturer Baschieri & Pellagri.
Federal ammunition adds the new Fusion 10mm Auto load to its popular handgun hunting ammunition lineup. It uses a 200-grain bullet and 1200 fps muzzle velocity to take full advantage of the 10mm Auto cartridge for more energy and terminal performance.
Guidefitter, the leading network for outdoor industry professionals, enterprise influencer marketing platform, and marketplace for outdoor brands, today reported company partnerships totaling more than 200 category-leading brands.

Celerant Technology announced that the company contributed approximately half of data in support of SCOPE CLX, a data-sharing program for FFL dealers. As a preferred point of sale vendor for NASGW, firearm retailers can participate in SCOPE CLX through Celerant’s point of sale solution- enabling them to share retail data, and obtain valuable analytics in return.
Action Target Inc. partners with CoverSix, the leading manufacturer of modular structures, to launch ARCAS, a new line of modular shooting ranges.
Everest announced the addition of MidwayUSA Foundation to its philanthropic program, Everest Gives Back. Everest Gives Back is a multi-faceted program that provides charitable contributions to several well-known conservation and veteran non-profit groups.

Under Henry Repeating Arms’ charitable “Guns For Great Causes” banner, company President and owner Anthony Imperato is donating a series of 65 custom “Prayers For Preslie” edition rifles to raise funds for the family of a 3-year-old Michigan girl battling leukemia.
Bangers LP, a leading shooting sports wholesaler, announces the recent distribution partnership with world renowned firearms manufacturer Steyr Arms.
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has issued an advisory opinion in response to a request from Lewis County, Washington Prosecuting Attorney to clarify whether federally licensed manufacturers, importers and retailers or “federally licensed gunsmiths” as that term in used in Washington State law as amened by I-594 ballot initiative requiring so-called universal background checks.

SB Tactical, with the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc. and the NRA, stands with Q, LLC. regarding the recent ATF classification of the Honey Badger pistol as an SBR. This classification is based on a seemingly arbitrary set of criteria and promises to create unnecessary confusion and anxiety amongst millions of legal gun owners and the industry as a whole.
A new Rasmussen poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans who have added a gun in their home since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests started six months ago “feel safer” comes as no surprise, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.
Primary Arms Online introduced Expo Arms, a new brand of US-made AR15 parts and accessories. Expo Arms provides a comprehensive collection of AR15 components, ranging from barrels to handguards, receivers, and more.

Safariland announced its 7TS RDS models, designed to fit handguns with red dot optics and rail-mounted lights, are now available for SIG SAUER handguns. These new fits are offered in duty, tactical and concealment models and are available for the SIG SAUER P320RX, X-Five/Full Size/V-TAC/M17, M18/X-Carry and X-Compact.
Galco introduces the Speed Master 2.0 for the 3.6" S&W M&P Compact/Subcompact. The holster is quick on/off with the included paddle or can be used as a belt holster.
USCCA and Founder President Tim Schmidt recently hosted a discussion with Congressman and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise about the importance of the Second Amendment, actions Americans can take to protect their right to bear arms and record gun sales throughout 2020.

NSSF announced that Magpul Industries Corporation, a firearm accessories manufacturer, has contributed $100,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE voter registration, education and mobilization campaign.
Otis Technology announced that they are hosting a giveaway with a prize package valued at over $5,500. Entrants simply need to order an Otis Elite Cleaning Kit from the company to automatically be entered in the giveaway.
An employee recently demonstrated CMP’s new procedure of sanitizing the firing line, using a a Petra fogger pack. The process is used at Camp Perry for Open Public time slots and matches held on the facility’s Petrarca Range, an outdoor electronic target line, as well as at CMP’s air gun ranges in Ohio (Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center) and Alabama (South Competition Center).
12 Survivors partnered with to offer an elite survival gear package, with free shipping, to Everest Caliber members at nearly a $100 discount.
Primary Arms Government proudly sponsored the ‘Back the Blue’ Idaho Police Rally, held in The Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, ID on October 5th.

Last week we covered the aspects of trigger manipulation required to fire an accurate shot. This week we’re looking at what happens after the shot is fired. And make no mistake, what you do with the trigger after the shot is just as important as the action prior to the shot.

The fundamentals of firing an accurate shot are Aim, Hold, Press and Follow-through. A smooth press is required to hit accurately. Anticipating the recoil, tensing up the muscles in anticipation will jerk the sights off target prior to the bullet exiting the barrel. This anticipation can occur when you’re pressing the trigger smoothly, but is most noticeable when you jerk or slap the trigger, saying to yourself, “I’m going to fire now.”

So, we press the trigger smoothly and the shot breaks. Now, it’s time to follow through. Recover from the recoil, reacquire the sight picture and reset the trigger. You’re preparing to fire again. Remember, the threat decides when the shooting is done. We don’t know how many shots will be required. Follow-through, getting ready to shoot again, must become habit. Resetting the trigger is the key to firing multiple shots accurately and efficiently.

Most shooters, even experienced ones, remove their finger from the trigger as soon as the shot breaks. In order to fire again – pistols rounds usually take multiple hits to stop the threat – the finger has to get back to the trigger, take out any slack and start another press. This wasted movement consumes time. Plus, people get into a rush – “I need to shoot again now!” – so they’ll slap or jerk the trigger and anticipate the shot which is not going to be accurate. By trying to shoot fast you’re actually slower – time is lost – and less accurate.

The shot fires. Keep pressure on the trigger, holding it to the rear. Recover from the recoil and obtain a new sight picture. Now, reset the trigger. Slowly release the trigger, letting it travel forward until you feel the internal components “click” or “reset.” At this point you hold, and ask yourself, “Do I need to fire again?” If yes, you’re ready to begin another controlled press. (Some pistols will require you to remove a small amount of slack even after resetting.

This trigger work is slow, especially in the beginning or when trying to work it into your existing routine. Verbalizing will help. “Front sight, pressss…”. After the shot, keep the trigger held to the rear. Recover from the recoil. “Front sight, reset.” Ask yourself, “Do I need to fire again?” If no, come off the trigger, off target into a low ready position and scan. Eventually, with proper repetition this sequence becomes habit. Until then, verbalizing will help.

Manipulating the trigger before and after the shot is the key to putting multiple shots accurately on target efficiently. Keep in mind, there’s a difference between effective and efficient. Effective gets the job done, but maybe not in a timely fashion. When learning trigger manipulation, both pre- and post- shot, you may have to take a step or two back, slowing down to get it right. Eventually, this will make you more efficient. In other words, you’re better equipped to stop the threat. It’s worth the effort.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. He is the author of The Book of Two Guns, AR-15 Skills and Drills, has a regular column in American Handgunner and makes some cool knives and custom revolvers. Visit Shootrite’s Facebook page for other details.

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