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  1. Training
    Definition Series - Part 14: "Pre-Travel" by Kirk Lawson As should be clear by now, the mechanics of the trigger pull are very important for accurate shooting and shooting comfort. One element of the trigger stroke which is commonly discussed by experts, aficionados, and wannabes is...
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    Definition Series - Part 13: "Trigger Break" by Kirk Lawson Trigger Break is that moment when the trigger transitions from "in the process of being pulled" to "has been pulled." It is that moment in which the movement of the trigger, straight to the rear, disengages the sear mechanism which...
  3. Training
    Definition Series - Part 12: "Hold Control" by Kirk Lawson It is clear that the the most accurate shooting happens when the gun is held perfectly still during the activity of shooting. While it is impossible to hold the gun perfectly still without the use of special rest, Hold Control is the...
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    Definition Series - Part 9: "Fundamentals" by Kirk Lawson The "fundamentals" of any discipline are the most basic of skills, attributes, or understanding of principles required to engages successfully in that discipline. The process of accurate, effective, and safe shooting is no different...
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    Definition Series - Part 7: "Revolver" by Kirk Lawson In our continuing series of definitions for the firearms community we examined the legal definition for "handgun" and saw that it was, basically, a "gun" designed and intended to be fired with one hand. But there are different kinds of...
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    Definition Series - Part 6: "Ammunition" by Kirk Lawson Ammunition is to guns as gasoline is to a car. It is a consumable product that is required for the operation of the machine. There is some slang surrounding the product and we will identify a few of the slang words. We will use the most...
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    Definition Series - Part 3: "Shotgun" by Kirk Lawson In part 3 of our series of "definitions" let's look at what is a "shotgun." As we have already seen the term "shotgun" is something very specific. Under 18 U.S.C. § 921 (a) (5), a "shotgun" is: The term "shotgun'' means a weapon designed...
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    Definition Series - Part 2: "Rifle" by Kirk Lawson To continue in our series of "definitions" let's look at what is a "rifle." As we saw with "gun," a "rifle" is something, legally, very specific. Under 18 U.S.C. § 921 (a) (7), a "rifle" is: The term "rifle'' means a weapon designed or...
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    Definition Series - Part 1: "Gun" by Kirk Lawson Firearms ownership is growing in the U.S. More and more new people are entering the community as lawful owners. While some have grown up with firearms in their family, a great many of these new entrants have limited experience. To their...
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