Beretta Blog

In defense of the trigger reset (yes: it's important)

Posted by Chappy on Apr 20, 2015 3:26:00 PM

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In my 20 years of travels around the world learning, teaching and engaging in the martial art of gunfighting, I see and hear many theories about shooting.  Some of these are valid and have been proven over and over in lethal encounters.  A great many teaching points and drills I see, however, are mere shadows of the real purpose of whatever skill was originally intended to be taught, or are based on the purely academic knowledge base of an instructor.

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Topics: Dynamic Shooting

A Tactical Shooting Revelation

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Apr 15, 2015 2:45:00 PM

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I was very fortunate to be invited to participate in Beretta’s 1st Tactical Summit held at the elite Academi training facility in Moyock NC. Top gun industry writers from all over the country attended to get hands on training with the full line of Beretta tactical firearms. Just getting the chance to learn about these combat guns from the team from Beretta would have been amazing in itself, but in an effort to make this a fully experiential opportunity, Beretta brought in an exceptional team of top tactical instructors from all over the country to put us, and the equipment through the paces.  The result? An over the top, in depth, hands on full immersion into the nooks and crannies of these guns, the depths of real tactical training and the core of Beretta’s mission and values.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Concealed Carry, Dynamic Shooting

Trigger Reset: Don't Waste Your Time

Posted by William Starnes on Mar 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

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As a firearms instructor, I wonder about some of the things that are taught on the range; trigger reset is one of them. 

While going through Firearms Instructor school and the related armorer’s class, I was introduced to trigger reset. (It’s amazing how many years I had been shooting without knowing this bit of information). For those who are not familiar, trigger reset refers to releasing the trigger just enough after a shot has been fired for the sear to re-engage with the hammer or striker. At this point, the shooter can press the trigger again for a follow-up shot. In the class, we were instructed to fire a shot and to hold the trigger all the way to the rear afterwards. We were then told to slowly release the trigger until such time as we heard the “click” and felt it in our trigger finger. When that happened, we knew that the sear had reset, and another shot could be fired by pulling the trigger to the rear again. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Handgun Laser Myths... Busted!

Posted by Tom McHale on Mar 27, 2015 2:30:00 PM

 

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Years ago, I had a feeling that lasers were a good thing for a self or home-defense gun. I’d only used them on the range for practice, and at home dry firing, but it just seemed so sensible to me. All of the “marketing messages” sounded pretty rational. 

“You can focus on the threat and still aim accurately.”

“They help you aim in low light conditions, when most self-defense encounters occur.”

“Lasers allow you to shoot accurately from unconventional positions.”

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot

Posted by Dick Jones on Mar 26, 2015 5:23:00 PM

 

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Those who’ve never seen the sun rise over the winter desert have missed one of God’s most spectacular creations. First, there is a narrow strip of tequila sunrise color sharply contrasted by the jagged black skyline. The gradual warming of the cold eastern sky illuminates the highest hills behind you first, turning them into a warm pink color while the desert floor stays dark. The shapes of the washes and ridges bristle with prickly pear and manzanilla bushes. Gradually, almost imperceptibly, it becomes daylight. On this morning, a thin veil of clouds covered the sky for the YMCA’s High Desert Youth Pheasant Hunt promising to keep the dogs from overheating, even if the kids were a little cold.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Real Gun Control

Posted by William Starnes on Mar 25, 2015 5:23:37 PM

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"We need common-sense gun control!"

If you’re like me, you probably get a knot in your stomach and a grimace on your face when you hear these words. We’ve heard them so many times, and they always mean the same thing - someone wants to take our guns away from us. More recently, this has taken the shape of attempts to take our ammo away from us. Whatever tactic they choose to employ, the common denominator is that some people wish that we didn’t have firearms. We can get into debates over what their true intentions or motivations are, but that’s another article. Today, I want to talk about how we, as gun-loving, law-abiding people can take away their thunder and regain control of our own destiny.

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Topics: Gun Rights

Two Factors in Handgun Accuracy

Posted by William Starnes on Mar 23, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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I have had the opportunity to teach a lot of people to shoot. They have varied from newly-hired police officers to domestic abuse victims. Through the years, I’ve come up with my own ways of describing the process and breaking it down into its most basic steps. It is these basic steps that I want to cover in this article because they are just as applicable to the experienced shooter as they are the novice. 
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Topics: New Shooters

10-Year-Old Shyanne Roberts is Rocking the 3-Gun World with Her Beretta 1301 Comp Shotgun

Posted by Jaci Janes on Mar 21, 2015 3:28:00 PM

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Shyanne Roberts is a normal 10-year-old girl, but she is anything but average.  This New Jersey native started compteting with firearms at the age of 7, and she is now a sensation in 3-Gun competition.  Shyanne has chosen the Beretta 1301 Comp as her competition shotgun, and I recently got the chance to ask her why she chose the 1301, how she got started in competitve shooting and what's in store for her in 2015.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting

College Students Shooting the Clay...

Posted by Tom McHale on Mar 20, 2015 3:29:01 PM

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If you want to see the next generation of competitive clays shooters, look no further than the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). This non-profit organization is much broader than clays shooting or even sports as a whole. Its purpose is to bring together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools across the globe.

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Topics: Clay Shooting, Competitive Shooting

What's a Beretta Trident Lodge? Try Joshua Creek!

Posted by Dick Jones on Mar 13, 2015 2:00:00 PM

upland-hunting-joshua-creek-lodge As often happens, this quail had no desire to conform to the well planned flush we’d set up. Instead of flying away from us and across the field, he popped up and flew right between our guide, Ryan Trovato, and my wife, Cherie. I realized Cherie’s view of the bird was obstructed by a tree so I took the shot. The bird fell in a little copse of oaks. “No problem,” Ryan said, “we were going to go that way next, anyway.”

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland

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