NOVEMBER 5, 2020

Hornady has received the Guns & Ammo award for Ammunition of the Year for its 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) ammunition.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce that its popular Hellcat 9mm pistol has won the esteemed Guns & Ammo 2020 Handgun of the Year Award.
In light of the announcement on Friday, October 30, 2020 that the 2021 SHOT Show has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, Industry Day at the Range has also made the difficult decision to cancel all planned events on January 18, 2021.

The Benelli pro shooting team dominated the recent 2020 Vortex 3-Gun Match by taking three top spots and a strong second finish.
Bushnell and Hoppe’s congratulate Jessie Harrison on her national title at the USPSA Race Gun Nationals. Harrison shot her way to top honors with her trusted First Strike 2.0, recording her 21st USPSA national championship.
Primary Arms Online and GunsAmerica have partnered with Brand Avalanche Media to offer a grand prize of a $10,000 Shopping Spree to Entry into the giveaway is completely free.

Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm. Based on the popular single-stack pistol, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP is now optics ready.
Some gun owners are choosing to carry a second or “backup” handgun. Ankle holsters can be ideal in this case, and are particularly useful for gun carriers who are seated for much of the day. Galco offers an array of them.
Muddy Outdoors has released a major firmware update for the new Muddy Manifest Cellular Trail Camera. This new update delivers a significant enhancement to image quality.

Walther Arms Law Enforcement is pleased to announce that Berrien County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia has selected the Walther PPQ M2 9mm 4” as their new duty pistol.
PointsNorth's client, a leading international electro-optics company is seeking a Director of Sales -Law Enforcement with responsibilities that will include managing all aspects of LE sales on a nation-wide basis.
Forensics Source, a brand of The Safariland Group, announced that it has added SwabTek products to the Forensics Source product line. The addition of SwabTek’s tests to Forensic Source’s line of NIK field drug testing products gives investigators access to a reliable tool specially designed for rapid surface testing for illegal drugs.

The Second Amendment Foundation announced that the popular “Polite Society Podcast” has joined the SAF family, and the annual Second Amendment media workshop, known as AMM –Con (for Alternative Mass Media Convention), is henceforth a “Project of SAF,” according to Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb.

Last week’s column was on dry practice, and I mentioned DryFireMag’s “Reset” magazines. I hadn’t actually handled one at that point, but today a student – who is also an instructor - showed up for a revolver class, but brought his Glock 19 and one of the Reset mags to show me. And, I have to say, I’m glad he did. This is one of the best practice tools for semi-auto pistols ever.

Learning how to properly manipulate the trigger – both pressing smoothly and resetting the trigger efficiently - is essential to shooting accurately. It takes a lot of repetitions to learn how to work the trigger properly; more repetitions than most of us can get with live-fire training. The best way to get this practice is dry practice. The problem of doing this with a semi auto pistol is what comes after the “press.” To reset the trigger, you have to hold it to the rear, then cycle the slide, then reset the trigger.

My problem with this sequence? Cycling the slide with your finger on the trigger is a bad habit. In real life it leads to firing a negligent shot, or two. You’re reloading the pistol, or clearing a stoppage. Finger is on the trigger. You rack the slide, and at the same time clench your strong hand, which is holding the pistol. Chances are you’re going to fire a round; often times it’s more than one. Having the finger on the trigger while manipulating the weapon is a bad idea.

The Reset mag solves this problem. After ensuring the pistol is unloaded, insert the Reset mag. The first trigger press is going to be a little harder. After that, you’ve got a standard press, and reset. Draw, while moving. On target, press, reset, press, reset, …. To your heart’s content.

“But,” you say, “my pistol has a custom, match trigger.” No worries. Along with your Reset magazine you can get a spring kit. The kit comes with five different color-coded springs – from 2 ½ pounds to 10 pounds - that allow you to tune your Reset mag to match the trigger in your pistol.

Currently DryFireMag offers Reset magazines for a variety of Glocks and Smith & Wesson M&P’s. According to their website there will are more offerings in the works. It also works with the MantisX system, which is an app that works with your cell phone and can record hits and times.

Dry practice is mandatory to learning how to work a firearm safely, and efficiently. Plenty of dry practice with the trigger is essential to firing accurately and efficiently. One of the best tools to improve your trigger work is the Reset magazine. A small investment will provide you with hours of practice. And, if there is a mechanical problem, DryFireMag has a great warranty. And, let’s say you’re one of those shooters who doesn’t need any practice – I’ve never met anyone yet who couldn’t use more practice – the Reset mag is a great way to introduce new shooters to the proper way to manipulate the pistol.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy. 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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