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Caleb Giddings

Caleb Giddings is a professional shooter, firearms journalist, and military firearms instructor. He has been published in nearly every major firearms magazine and many online outlets, and also appeared on the first season of Top Shot on History Channel. During his decade plus in the firearms industry, he has also placed in the top five at multiple national level matches. As a member of the USAF, he has deployed in support of the Global War on Terror, and trains other military members in marksmanship and tactics.

Recent Posts

Competitive Shooting, Handguns

The 92 and Me: An Interview with Jessica Hook

Mar 1, 2022 1:36:20 PM / by Caleb Giddings posted in Competitive Shooting, Handguns

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Now that we've discussed some general ideas on how to prepare for a match, we took some time to sit down with one of Beretta's team shooters to find out how she prepares for a match, and pick her brain about her competition gun, the Beretta 92X Performance.

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Competitive Shooting, Handguns

How-To Prepare for a Pistol Match

Feb 9, 2022 5:22:24 PM / by Caleb Giddings posted in Competitive Shooting, Handguns

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Getting ready for your first or your 100th major action shooting match can be a daunting proposition. For first-time and in-experienced shooters, they haven’t yet established a pre-match ritual for performing all their necessary checks of gear, self, and whatever else they might need. This guide will give you a step-by-step plan on what to look for, what to check, and how to get ready for a major action shooting match.

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Competitive Shooting, Handguns, Manurhin

Manurhin MR73 Review for Competition

Jan 4, 2022 3:35:02 PM / by Caleb Giddings posted in Competitive Shooting, Handguns, Manurhin

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170,000 rounds without any issues. That’s how hardcore the original MR73s were tested, and with red-hot European .357 Magnum ammo at that. Until 2021, new manufactured MR73s were extremely rare, and their owners tended to treat them like museum pieces, instead of fighting handguns. When we set out to review the MR73, the goal wasn’t to tell you how accurate it is, or how beautifully it’s put together, but rather to run it hard and see what happens. Shoot fast, reload fast, slam metal into metal chasing sub 0.20 splits.

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Handguns, Manurhin

Making the Manurhin MR73

Jan 4, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Caleb Giddings posted in Handguns, Manurhin

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The Manurhin line of revolvers, and specifically the MR73 have a legendary reputation. Their association with the elite counter-terrorist unit GIGN and incredible durability are the main driving factors for that status; which was enhanced by their relative scarcity in the United States. Now, with new manufactured Manurhin MR73 revolvers available in greater quantities than ever before in the US market, we have the opportunity to explore what goes into Making the Manurhin, and how the materials and manufacturing process combine to create what is widely regarded as the greatest double-action revolver of all time.

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