NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Norma Precision is pleased to attend and exhibit at the USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Expo at the Fort Worth Convention Center of Fort Worth, Texas. The Norma team will be located in booth 1042 from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.
NSSF announced that Glock has signed on as a VIP sponsor of the 2023 SHOT Show’s All-Star Jam — a free, private concert for all SHOT Show attendees featuring some of the most notable names in rock and country music.
Norma Precision will attend and exhibit at the 2022 CanCon Gun Show and Range Day this Veterans Day weekend, November 11-13. This range day will take place just south of Savannah, Georgia.

Elite Survival Systems will be attending the USCCA Show in Fort Worth, TX Nov. 11-13th. Stop by Booth #511 to purchase and learn more about their best-selling products.
Mec-Gar will be showcasing their products at the U.S. Concealed Carry Association Concealed Carry Expo in Fort Worth, November 11 -13.
Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) is pleased to announce another successful and rewarding National Family Day, held at the San Antonio Police Training Academy.

The USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Expo takes place this weekend at Fort Worth Convention Center November 11th to the 13th. Come down and see what DeSantis Gunhide can offer you to keep your firearm safely at your side.
Colt’s Manufacturing offers two major options for competitive 1911 handgun shooters, the Competition Series and the Gold Cup Trophy Series. Tested in the heat of competition, these Colt 1911’s offer the avid enthusiast or the full-time competitive shooter the most proven pathway to victory.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Lipsey’s is the newest Master Distributor for the entire Tisas USA line of products.

Buck Knives, Inc. announces that outdoors industry veteran Mark Reasoner has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Reasoner will lead the company’s internal and external sales organization and independent rep groups serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide.
Norma Precision announced the launch of their new dealer portal website. Packed with exclusive features, this portal will provide around the clock dealer direct service to the Norma dealer network – including real time customer support.
Tokarev USA will be on site during the USCCA Expo for 2022, with their line of shotguns for those who aim to protect themselves and others.

Liberty Ammunition is pleased to announce a partnership with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance. The partnership will include financial support for the USA commitment to conservation efforts.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s murder at a Seattle high school, city officials were quick to declare Seattle has a “gun problem,” but the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the real problem is leadership and its failed policies.
B&T USA announced it has released two all-new Limited Series platforms based upon the popular APC9 PRO submachine gun. Available in short-barreled rifle configurations, they feature a newly developed MBT folding and telescoping stock, a fully ambidextrous aluminum lower receiver with a flared magazine well and recontoured M-LOK compatible forends.

Liberty Suppressors announced the release of their latest silencer design, the Agent, a lightweight, QD capable 5.56 silencer. It features a titanium core and tube for light weight, rugged construction.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s murder at a Seattle high school, city officials were quick to declare Seattle has a “gun problem,” but the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the real problem is leadership and its failed policies.
MidwayUSA Foundation Youth Shooting Team Endowments received $289,899 in donations in September. The Foundation’s annual shoot and sweepstakes, Hometown Challenge (HTC), significantly contributed to generating these funds.

X-Vision Optics, maker of outdoor night vision and thermal optics, announced that it is holding its first annual warehouse sale in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Anderson Manufacturing’s team would like to recognize and express their gratitude to our nation’s veterans by offering an additional 25% off all sales to veterans. The sale begins Friday, November 11 and extends through Sunday, November 13, 2022.
The Hatcher Pack – the first ever all-in-one diaper bag backpack carrying system – is now available on, the multi-merchant marketplace for the outdoor recreation community. Now, customers can have a bag that simply and safely carries their child and all the necessary accessories for any adventure.

There’s a big difference between “shooting” and “fighting.” When shooting, you’re attempting to hit the target, applying the fundamentals of marksmanship to get accurate hits. Fighting involves moving, communicating, using cover – shooting if necessary – and thinking, in order to solve the problem. The differences between shooting and fighting are very evident in the stance used. For shooting you can use about any kind of stance, as long as it’s consistent. Fighting with a firearm requires using a fighting stance.

An aggressive fighting stance provides stability. It’s difficult to fight well if you don’t have a stable base. The proper stance helps you maintain balance when you’re pushed, hit or are injured from incoming fire. This stance allows you to move in any direction, and with the proper footwork in a controlled, steady fashion. A “dynamic” stance also assists in recovering efficiently when firing. (Remember, you focus on recovering from recoil as opposed to trying to control the recoil.)

Also, the vast majority of our communication with others is “body-language.” Assuming a fighting stance tells the threat(s) that you know a little bit about what you’re doing. This may create a “psychological stop;” you’ve convinced the attacker(s) you’re not the victim they anticipated. They decide to find an easier target. Plus, we know that the mind controls the body, but the body will also influence how the brain is thinking. The physical act of taking a fighting stance will affect your mental attitude.

The fighting stance starts by placing the feet a shoulder width apart. The support side leg and foot – left side for a right-hand shooter – is slightly ahead of the strong side foot and leg. Lower your center of gravity slightly – not a deep squat - and shift forward so approximately sixty-percent of your weight is on the support leg. The neck and head should be erect. Avoid the desire to drop the head down between the shoulders. If you were to drop a line from your nose it should hit at the toes of the support side foot.

Fights are fluid; everyone is moving. The fighting stance allows you to move in any direction required. With the proper shuffle type footwork, you can move left, right, forward or to the rear and change from one direction to another with balance and control. This reduces the chances of tripping/falling during the fight, which is never cool. With practice you can shoot while moving and make accurate hits. It’s also the same stance and technique for movement that’s used for clearing corners, searching for possible threats or moving to a safer location.

This stance is the same for handgun and rifle. Twist the hips slightly to bring your shoulder in behind the pistol and it works for single hand firing. Same stance for fighting with empty hands, impact weapons or edged weapons. Having one stance for all things simplifies matters, and produces consistency. The key, as always, is practice.

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. or visit Shootrite’s Facebook page for other details.

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