Category: New shooters guide

Extended long range – ELR

Lets get this straight out there.. I have read and heard a lot of BS regarding extended long range shooting. I think movies and video games probably have a lot to do with it. Because someone has become a pro at sniping from 1000yds+ in Call Of Duty they feel this may somehow extrapolate to……


Sights explained.

If you are new to shooting sports you might be left feeling slightly bewildered by the sheer number of sighting options available to you. In this article I will aim to cover them all briefly in order to give new shooters a better idea of what they might require and and explain some of the……


Turning new guys into competent shots at Orion Firearms Training.

IF you want to try your hand at Target shooting¬† in Britain, you have a variety of different options. One of which is to ask your local NRA affiliated shooting club if they will have you over at a guest day.¬† (This can lead to an invitation to probationary membership). The other of which is……


The AR type rifle – a beginners guide

The AR15, M16, M4.. This rifle has more generic names awarded to it than any other.. That is because it is not one specific rifle anymore but a concept which has evolved into a huge industry. The AR type rifle has come to achieve iconic status. To some it represents freedom, to others violence and……


Shooting in adverse conditions.

Like most sports the majority of recreational participants are “fair weather” shooters. I don’t blame them to be honest! No one enjoys getting wet/cold/blown over.. If you compete at shooting events you will know that you simply have to deal with whatever conditions occur. Bearing that in mind, a group of us decided to head……


How to get into shooting sports in the UK.

The United Kingdom has a long and proud history regarding shooting sports. It also has some of the strictest laws in the world regarding the use or ownership of firearms. I speak regularly with people who would like to give target sports a go but dismiss the idea as they assume it would be impossible…….


Long range shooting for beginners 6. Range time!

It is finally time to shoot. I hope you have read the previous articles on setting up. I would also suggest reading the safety article here and referring to range specific safety and guidelines before you pull the trigger. That is vital.


Long range shooting for beginner’s 5. Ammunition.

The time has come to shoot your newly purchased rifle! By now you should have kitted yourself out with the equipment you will require. Your rifle will have sights mounted (Iron or scope) and you will have sighted in crudely using the bore sighting method discussed in the previous article in this series. Before leaving……


Firearms Safety.

The safety aspect of shooting is very important to me. 1. Because I don’t want to be hurt or killed 2. Because I don’t want to hurt or kill anyone and 3. Because I don’t want to hurt the sport of shooting.


Long range shooting for beginner’s 4. Mounting your scope and bore sighting.

Today I am going to cover scope mounting and bore sighting. At the end of this article you will be ready to select some ammunition and plan your first trip to the range. Being properly prepared for that is vital. The ranges I use have fairly small “danger areas” (dead land behind the targets). If……