Category Archives: Tactics & Training

Long Range Shooting: Bryan Litz and The Science of Accuracy

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Scoring consistent hits on targets at long distances takes more than chance. Bryan Litz, founder and president of Applied Ballistics LLC., chief ballistician at Berger Bullets and champion rifle shooter, says accuracy at any range is a science. Litz shares how he got his start in long-range shooting and why he’s so passionate about the science of accuracy. For those interested in learning more about the science of long range shooting, Applied Ballistics will hosting several seminars throughout 2016. Enter promo code ABSEM100 during checkout and to save $100.

How to Use MOA and Mils to Become a Better Shooter

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Several Midsouth Shooters Supply customers have asked for explanations of minute of angle and the measurement term “milliradian” (mil) and how to use a mil-dot scope to measure the distance to your target at the range and in the field. In the accompanying two videos, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Ryan Cleckner explains both concepts and how to put them to best use.

Looking for more long range shooting instruction? Cleckner’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, is the complete beginner’s guide to long-range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it’s easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from his years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will help you brush up on the principles and theory of long-range shooting.

Understanding Minute of Angle (MOA) – Long Range Shooting Technique

Understanding Mils (Milliradians) — Long Range Shooting Technique

 

So, which to you prefer to use, and why? You can put your answer in the comments below.

2016 National Matches – HELP WANTED!

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The 2016 NRA National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio are right around the corner, and the NRA needs your help! They’re looking for Range and Pit officers to assist the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. No experience necessary! They’ll train you. Contracted range and pit officers receive free housing. Application deadline to become a volunteer is June 13, 2016. Click Here to fill out your application!

As an added bonus, just send/email a copy of your confirmation as a volunteer from the NRA to us here at Midsouth Shooters, and we’ll send you an ambassador packet containing a Midsouth Shooters Hat, 6 Midsouth Moral Patches (3 PVC, 3 Embroidered), and 10 Midsouth Shooters Decals for you to hand out at the matches to some of your favorite competitors.

2016 NRA National Matches

We appreciate your time, and the NRA is grateful for your consideration!

History of the National Matches:

The National Matches were first held in 1903, moved to Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1907 and continue to take place every summer at Camp Perry. The National Matches have become a huge, national shooting sports festival with well over 6,000 annual participants. School students and competition event shooters range from beginners to many of the world’s best.

Group of Folks at the National Match

More Info on the Matches:

The National Matches include Small Arms Firing Schools that are mandated by law and a series of CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches and CMP Games Events as well as several National Rifle Association national championships that are held in connection with the National Matches. The CMP fulfills its responsibility to conduct the National Matches through a working partnership that includes the Ohio National Guard and the NRA.

The National Matches include the CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches, the Pistol and Rifle Small Arms Firing Schools, CMP Games rifle events and the NRA National Pistol, Smallbore Rifle and Highpower Rifle Championships. The matches are conducted jointly by the CMP, NRA and the Ohio National Guard.

The First Shot Ceremony is the official “opening ceremony” of the National Matches. Each year an invited special guest makes brief remarks to assembled competitors, match officials, volunteers and state and local military and government leaders. Several hundred people attend the ceremony each year. After the First Shot Speaker makes their remarks, the First Shot Speaker has the honor of firing the ceremonial “first shot” of the National Matches.

For more information, or to apply, visit
703-267-1466 | assistnra@nrahq.org | www.assistnra.org

Email a copy of your confirmation to specials@midsouthshooterssupply.com, or mail them to Midousth Shooters, 770 Economy Drive, Clarksville TN, 37043 for your ambassador packet.

Contact info for the NRA

‘John Wick’ Training: Reeves at the Range

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Keanu Reeves showed a lot of choreographed gun-handling skills in the 2014 flick John Wick, and now he’s training for the franchise’s second installment.

Last week, Taran Tactical Innovations, a Simi Valley, California gun store, released videos of the 51-year-old actor practicing his gun-handling skills in a 3 Gun set up. In the 37-second clip, Reeves starts with an AR, firing several rounds right to left, then transitions to a handgun, then he picks up a shotgun. It looks like he smoothly clears one malfunction with the shotgun.

In another clip edited on at the end, he works at contact distances with a handgun, very similar to situations his character encountered in the original John Wick movie.

Reeves also used a lot of gunplay as The Matrix (1999) character “Neo.” Looks like he’s willing to put in the range time to get the gun-handling skills right on the set. Kudos to him for the effort.

2016 Crawfish Cup Website is Live!

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It’s finally here! The Midsouth Shooters 2016 Crawfish Cup website is now fully operational. Visit www.thecrawfishcup.com now to take the tour.

Welcome to thecrawfishcup.com!
Welcome to thecrawfishcup.com!

You’ll be able to get live updates from the shoot, check out tons of pictures and videos of your favorite shooters as they compete for the cup, and more! Want to compete in The Crawfish Cup? Head over to the site and fill out the entry form.

The Crawfish Cup is a rare venue in that it’s a place where amateurs and professionals alike compete along side each other in the chase for the cup. It’s a great competition for those who’re looking to one day compete in the Bianchi Cup, as well.

Would you, or your company like to be a sponsor of the shoot? Join Midsouth Shooters as a sponsor for the 2016 Crawfish Cup by clicking HERE! We’re proud to be the title sponsor, but competitions like this one always use more help toward bettering the event. We all appreciate it!

So swing by www.thecrawfishcup.com and see for yourself just what the Midsouth Shooters 2016 Crawfish Cup NRA Action Pistol Shoot is all about.

Home Defense Tactics from Thunder Ranch — Don’t Fight If You Don’t Have To

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In the accompanying 4-minute video, Clint Smith, president and director of Thunder Ranch Training Center, talks about owning a firearm for the purpose of home security and personal protection.

If someone were to enter your home with the intent to do harm to you or your family, having a gun by the bedside and reacting just won’t cut it — you need good judgment, too. Smith suggests that to stay safe you need a plan and plenty of practice. There are no “do-overs.”

Video courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.