As I have had my pistol permit for about thirty years and have practiced/trained repeatedly with handguns, shotguns and rifles; I want to stress the importance of becoming proficient with your weapons of choice.  For all of the above referenced firearms make sure you know the proper methods of loading, unloading, clearing malfunctions, target aquisition, shot placement, proper stances, proper grip, enabling the safety mechanisms as needed, weapons maintenance, etc.  As much as many of us know about weapons; remember there is always something new to be learned or something you can share with others to improve their target shooting experience.

Above all make sure you know how to use the most common categories and types of weapons that you are likely to encounter and familiarize yourself with their functionalities and what they can and can’t do.  Make sure you are proficient with AR’s, AK’s, SKS and FALS  to name just a few semi auto rifles.  For shotguns if its Mossberg or Remington use them and gain confidence through proficiency.  Handguns practice, practice, practice.  I’ve always been a Smith & Wesson guy and my interchangeable carry guns depending on season are the S&W M&P45 and the S&W M&P9C.

Some additional points about bolt action and semi auto rifles.  It is essential that on any iron sight or scoped rifle you become well versed in zeroing the weapon regardless of whether it is bolt action or semi auto.  Zeroing your rifle properly will assure that your point of aim and your point of impact are one and the same.  Far too many people haven’t the foggiest idea of how to zero their weapons properly and if you watch them on the firing line it becomes readily apparent that they need help. So the next time you are at the range; if you see someone having difficulty with their weapons offer to show them the right way to use their firearm.  They’ll appreciate it; and you’ll have turned someones range time into a much better experience for them. So keep on training and support your second amendment rights.

The following is a list of fiction books I have written.  You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then go ahead and make a purchase.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.   



  1. Brittius says:

    Excellent. Now, reverse. Next thirty days, reverse carry and shooting to the weak-side/off-side. If you are right handed, you will now run as left handed. Use dominant eye, and learn non-dominant eye.
    After that, drill “chicken wing”, hold one arm immobilized positioning, and use the weapon(s) in draw, firing, and reloading, single handed. Even the shotguns. Then a reverse chicken wing of the other arm.

    • rmactsc says:

      Weak side training is important and I must admit I have not placed as much emphasis on it as I apparently should have. I’ll look to remedy that situation soon.

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