Beretta Blog

Shooting the Beretta ARX100

Posted by Tom McHale on Nov 16, 2014 8:26:00 AM

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Shooting the Beretta ARX100 Recently I covered a “walking” tour of the Beretta ARX100. This time, let’s take a look at how it runs when you give it some gas.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Dynamic Shooting

A Quick Tour of the Beretta ARX100

Posted by Tom McHale on Oct 9, 2014 11:43:00 AM

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I've never watched the Transformers movies, but if my understanding is correct, those flicks were about 1974 AMC Gremlins morphing into deep fried banana splits, thereby earning free admission to the Texas State Fair. Or something along those lines.

Even if I'm a bit off in my understanding of the Transformers plot, you have to admit the idea of effortless transformation on demand is a pretty cool thing. Politicians do it all the time based on poll numbers and density of cameras within 25 yards, so why shouldn’t rifles be able to perform the same feat?

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Dynamic Shooting

Impressions On The Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine

Posted by William Starnes on Sep 30, 2014 3:02:00 PM

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I have wanted a Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine since they were first announced years ago. As a Beretta fan and owner of a 96 Elite II, it just made sense to me that I should buy one. I was intrigued by the thought of having a carbine that used the same magazines and ammo as the pistol I carried. As a police officer, I also considered the possibilities of using one as a patrol rifle in place of the standard 12GA shotgun.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Dynamic Shooting

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

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

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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. 

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Dynamic Shooting

Effective Gun Training

Posted by William Starnes on Jul 21, 2014 8:59:00 AM

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I approached the scene with extreme caution. The dispatcher had relayed the complaint of a man who had been drinking all day long and was now discharging his firearm inside his home. No other information was given, and the complainant wasn’t available. I stopped a block away and asked how long before backup would be on-scene and for more information. As the dispatcher verified that no more information was available, I noticed the second unit pull in behind my car. I motioned, and we both pulled up about five houses from the suspect home.

Neither of us had long guns available, and no more units were on the way. The sounds of gunfire erupted and we could hear yelling.

“Call in the choppers! I’ve been hit! I’ve been hit!”

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Dynamic Shooting

How to Find A Gun Expert for Real Handgun Training

Posted by William Starnes on Jul 7, 2014 11:39:00 AM

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Critical self-defense skills used to be taught from master to student, and students were chosen with great care. A typical student might spend years on just the basics before receiving his master’s approval. Today we live in a world of fake credentials, instant masters, and impatient students who want to be considered proficient after watching a few videos.
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

A Beretta 92 and the Sound of Silence

Posted by Tom McHale on May 13, 2014 9:37:00 AM

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According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are just under 600,000 silencers registered in the U.S. as required by the National Firearms Act. With the current backlog of 74,000 applications for NFA classified guns, that number is rapidly growing.

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Topics: Other, Dynamic Shooting

8 Reasons You Need Real Firearms Training

Posted by Tom McHale on Mar 7, 2014 12:13:00 PM

youneedhelpthumbThere are words and ideas that pass right through our brains like truthful reporting zips past the network news. In the shooting world, one of those words is “training.” Lots of respectable people talk about the importance of training. In response, we nod our heads and think “Yes! I need to get some professional training! I’ll get right on that!” But the moment passes, we go back to our daily life, and the next thing you know, we’re back to the normal routine - visiting the range once a month and perforating paper targets with great enthusiasm and vigor.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

The Truth About Self Defense Against an Active Shooter

Posted by Jason Hanson on Feb 17, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Tactical-team-stack-picture-thumbBack in January, another active shooter incident occurred at a mall in Columbia, MD. The shooter was a 19-year old male who killed two others and then turned the gun on himself. He used a shotgun for the killings and police found two homemade bombs in a backpack that he left behind.

I’ve been to this particular mall several times.  It’s not too far from where I grew up. It’s in a nice area of town.  When people were interviewed after the shooting, many commented along the lines of, “this is such a nice and safe place, I can’t believe something like this could happen here.”

The first part of preparing for self defense against an active shooter is to realize that an active shooting can occur

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

Should I Shoot One-Eyed or Two? - Shooting Tips

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Jul 31, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Should I shoot with one eye or two eyes?When responding to a stimulus, 80% of sensory input derives from the visual sense. This process requires the use of both sides of the brain in order function. Both the left and right hemispheres of the brain share the information acquired through visual input.

When shooting one-eyed, shooters don’t get the full picture. As a matter of fact, without the use of both eyes, many visual functions are limited. 

Many shooters initially learn to shoot with one eye and it is a habit that is hard to break. The benefits of shooting two-eyed, however, make learning this skill worthwhile.

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Topics: New Shooters, Competitive Shooting, Dynamic Shooting