Beretta Blog

Self Defense: When Practice Has To Make Perfect

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Matala on Sep 14, 2014 1:13:00 PM

self-defense-practice

We all are all used to hearing everyone tell us over and over again that practice makes perfect. We dry fire, we practice drawing our guns, and we may even practice what we would do if someone broke into our house. What happens when all of this practice HAS to make perfect, because it's no longer practice? This is the case, in moments self defense.

Read More

Topics: Concealed Carry

Convergence: Why Your Zero is Only Correct at Two Distances

Posted by Dick Jones on Sep 12, 2014 4:12:00 PM

zero-your-gun

It’s a common misconception that once a bullet leaves the muzzle of a gun, it rises. When I was a young man I simply couldn’t understand what forces of nature caused this phenomenon to occur, yet the photos in the books always showed the bullet rising up above the line of sight when the parabolic curve of a bullet’s trajectory was illustrated.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Shooting

Clay Shooting Tips: The Straight Away Target - Easy to Hit and Easy to Miss

Posted by Dick Jones on Sep 9, 2014 11:21:00 AM

clay-target-tips-straight-target

We were at the old Tarheel Gun Club, and I was sitting on the porch with Jason, a unique individual and the clay shooting club keeper, who always wore blue denim bib overalls. I was talking about the relative difficulty of the different targets in skeet shooting. The toughest targets for me were stations three, four, and five. All these are crossing targets, one each from the right and left. At that time, I didn’t really have a good handle on shooting crossers and it seemed these targets always kept me from shooting 25 out of 25. “Well,” I bragged, “at least I don’t have trouble with low house, station seven.”

Read More

Topics: Clay Shooting

Shooting The Beretta 1301 Tactical In The Dark (3 Gun)

Posted by Tom McHale on Sep 7, 2014 2:08:00 PM

Beretta-1301-at-night

 

Recently I wrote about my first experiences with the Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun. I love the "shotgun carbine" idea of a short, light and handy defensive shotgun. What I didn't get into before was the idea that if you ever had to use a defensive shotgun, it would probably be in the middle of the night, meaning in the dark. 

Read More

Topics: Competitive Shooting

Getting High: How to Get Ready for Hunting and Competitions at Altitude

Posted by Tracy Barnes on Sep 4, 2014 1:23:00 PM

High-altitude-hunting

It takes 10-14 days for your new red blood cells to mature and your body to fully adjust to altitude.

A lot of people have been asking me recently how to prepare for either a hunt or shooting competition at altitude. It’s never fun getting to altitude and suffering from altitude sickness or missing out on a day of hunting or competition because you aren’t feeling well. We all know that altitude affects even the best of us and it takes some proper planning to be able to perform at your best.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Shooting

Shooting in the Dark: The Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational

Posted by Tom McHale on Sep 3, 2014 1:22:00 PM

Crimson_Trace_M3GI-50

As I write this, I’m coming down off a major high. I’m sitting on an airplane on the way back home from the high desert miles outside of the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon.

I’ve been out there all week at the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational competition. Like last year, the event was held at the COSSA range which is located miles and miles from nowhere. This works out pretty well as neighbors in more populated areas might get a bit upset about hearing gunfire all night long for four straight nights.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Shooting

10 Tips For Taking Your Wife To The Range

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Matala on Aug 22, 2014 9:11:00 AM

tips-for-taking-your-wife-to-the-range

So you want to take your wife to the range. You love her and you love guns, and you want her to love guns so you can have your cake and eat it too. The problem is, you expected her to say no to the range outing, like she always does, but this time, she said yes. Now what?

Read More

Topics: Concealed Carry

No Substitute for Focus in Gun Training

Posted by Dick Jones on Aug 21, 2014 9:10:29 AM

firearms-training-focus

I have a close friend who’s a pretty good clay shooter, but his shooting suffers because of his willingness to pitch in to the gun club. He’s a co-chairman for the shotgun program, so most of his Sunday visits to the club’s five stand involve more administration than pulling the trigger. A couple of Sundays past, he signed up to shoot two rounds of five stand after the busiest part of the afternoon. He shot a perfect 25 on the first round, not the first 25 he’s shot, but a good score for anyone. On the second round, he went to the last station without a single miss.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Shooting

6 Ways to Survive a High Mountain Elk Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Aug 18, 2014 1:07:00 PM

Tips-on-elk-hunting-2There is nothing like chasing bugling bull elk up in the mountains. If you have ever been on a high mountain elk hunt, you know the type of shape you need to be in. If you haven’t been lucky enough to do such a hunt need to know what to be prepared for when you get there.

Read More

Topics: Hunting

Three Steps To Fixing A Broken Hunting Retriever

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Aug 7, 2014 8:48:00 AM

retriever

It was a nightmare scenario for a hunting dog owner. The local festival fireworks display sent cannon-like reports thundering through the small town, loud enough to shake houses and knock picture off walls. It was also loud enough to scare dogs, including a tolling retriever named Kenai  near and dear to my family’s heart.

Read More

Subscribe

Follow Us