Great Benefits of Shooting Sports Await You

A shooting range in Utah discusses the benefits of shooting sports. One of the owners says that it is a Fun sport. He also added that whether firing indoor by BB or pellet gun or outdoor shooting at cans, target firing, or cowboy act shooting, it is indeed a great, fun and satisfying experience. No extravagant reasons or justification here, the shooting sports are just basically for fun people. Though, as significant as words are to worthy communication, this amusing component of the shooting sports cannot be fully defined. Shooting authorities propose that it must be appropriate and practiced! So folks, why not grab a colleague, workmate or a best friend and go to the closest Shooting range in Utah. Have a taste of it and see it for yourself folks.

Aside from being a fun sport, it is also safe sport. Admittedly the tools of this sport can be unsafe, but in truth in when associated to other single or team sporting activities like tennis, swimming, football, driving, basketball, biking and more, the shooting activity or as a sport is a safe sporting endeavour.

A study conducted by the National Safety Council on Injury Facts and by the Harvard Medical Practice Study athletes are recorded to be 100 times more likely to be at risk or to be injured while doing swimming pool activities over the participant in a shooting sports or someone holding a gun in the name of sports. Further in the study revealed that 31 times that an athlete is more likely to be injured while riding a sports car rather than an athlete using a gun in shooting sports. And lastly according to the mentioned study above, that is 1,900 times likely to be hurt or suffer from painful scenario by an iatrogenic mistake than a gun.

With the notable growth of Gun Shops in Utah and number of gun safety and training programs, the sum of reported injuries are decreasing and at the present time is getting low. This is in contrary to the fact the number of handgun owners in the United States of America as a reported complete fact, is on the rise. Gun dealers in Salt Lake City Utah says that, the bottom line is, even if number of gun owners increases in numbers  if proper training such as concealed carry classes in Utah and Indoor shooting range in Utah promotes responsible gun ownership, public safety will never be at stake.

In addition to the benefits discussed, shooting sports is also a family sport because almost every family member can appreciate, love and enjoy together this fun sport. This is a good bonding for responsibility discussion between father and daughter, granddad and grandson and husband and wife. It also helps in creating family memories to last a lifetime. So why not start doing a great and fun experience of your own?!

The Death of Smartphones

phone gun

One of the latest hear in the American society is the man who invented the most awaited invention in a country where a super wonder hand gun is available in October not only in Minnesota where Kirk Kjellberg came from but also in gun shops in Utah to satiate public demand for this smartphone turned hand gun – the ideal Conceal, a .38 caliber hand gun that folds up to look exactly like an iPhone-sized smartphone.

Yes, unveiling and unboxing this new gadget that lavishing the limelight because it fires two shots before needing to be reloaded and will cost you S395 (L275). Gadgetry-minded people who are in search of incredible innovations are making advance orders and it is really flooding now.

It all started when the inventor Kirk Kjellberg was in a possession of a “concealed cary” permit and his weapon was just visible. While walking near a restaurant a little child said to the mom that he saw Kjellberg’s hand gun and from there on, the inventor thought to himself that there should be another way to carry without bothering other people.
This is indeed a great anecdote that paved way to the introduction of the phone that unfolds into a gun.

In a recent survey and presentation of its features more than 4,000 people have expressed their interest in purchasing the gun,Kjellberg released un Minnesotta to KARE an NBC affiliate.

Communities around the world, however, may worry about the safety of a weapon disguised to look like something else.

In America, we have lots of children in contact with pistols already,” Kjellberg explained to NBC News. “For me, it’s not the gun. It’s the people. So if you have a pistol and you have children anywhere near you, it’s your responsibility to lock that stuff up and keep it away from children.” Salt Lake City Gun Stores are now on exciting testing with regard to the newly presented smart phone hand gun so they can include it in the array of products they will introduce in open or concealed carry classes in Utah.
Perhaps to his point, in a social experiment conducted in Iowa, of eight children who were put into a room full of toys and an unloaded pistol, only the children whose parents were gun owners did not touch the weapon.

Essential Facts about Reactive Rifle Target for Long-Range Rifles

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Man does not live by paper alone and reactive rifle target is ideal for ringing a gong at 1000 yards or sending a silhouette flying off a rail at 600. This type of target can also give shooters “instant gratification”, a fast confirmation of a hit. These certainly result to a more fulfilling shooting experience, especially if you are new to shooting. This type is most suitable to use for military and tactical training. This article will educate you about important facts that you need to know about steel targets.


The Hardness of Steel

Metal targets for pistol shooting that should be used for a long range should have high-velocity rifles and use special steel. You may request for a specific hardness tests for a plate material.

Laser vs. Plasma (or Torch) Cutting: Which is Better?

Laser-cut steel target plates are usually stronger and longer-lasting compared to plates that are cut through the use of gas torch or plasma. The reason behind this is that heat softens steel while in the case of laser cutting, the heat penetrates just 1/16″ into the surrounding steel. With a torch or plasma cutter, the heat can penetrate up to 1/2″ into the steel from the edge of the cut.

Bolts vs. Welds

Bolt-on target plates are usually better than plates with joined attachments. The following are reasons they do.

  • The heat from the wed penetrates the steel so the surface hardness is reduced.
  • It is much easier to detach and reverse the target plate with a bolted attachment, prolonging its life. Similarly, bolted fixtures allow you to effortlessly swap plate designs or switch a worn-out target.

Spring Reset vs. Gravity Reset

Springs tend to wear out and if they are repaired in place, the welds are a weak point. Gravity-actuated swingers typically need less maintenance but for best performance, you should select a target calibrated for the impact force of the specific round you are shooting.

The Gong

A medium-sized swinging gong is one of the most valuable and multipurpose long-range reactive target. It has a surface area that is big enough to allow a hit. The audible clang alerts iron sights shooter to a hit even if they don’t have a spotting scope which makes a sweet sound of success.

There are several local fabricators that offer a round steel plate but bear in mind that you only need to pick a proper gong. It should have the right diameter and thickness.

Homemade Rifle Targets

Target shooting is an efficient way to practice shooting and it is usually used by hunters and law enforcement officials to improve their skills and sighting accuracy. You may consider doing a homemade bulls eye target. Use proper safety precautions and gear during practice-shooting. Do not set up a target where there are buildings or people. Determine the size of the target and determine how wide you want the individual circles to be and then fill the bulls eye and the third circle out with a red ink to specify the prime target zone.

This article is courtesy of Doug’s Shoot N Sports.


Important Information for First Time Gun Owners

Purchasing your first gun ever? Are you familiar with the responsibility that goes with owning one? Well look no further, you’ve come to the right place. This article will equip you with the right information regarding what you need to know about owning a firearm.


When purchasing a gun, you have a lot of options where to buy it. There are the traditional over the counter gun shops, there’s probably one near your locale. These are the trusted stores since they have a physical store where you can check their permits and see if their business is registered. They can be around for as early 5 years or for as long as 50 years; it is worth to check them out. Another good thing about these kinds of shops is that you can instantly check for the weapon you like in person. You can check out the design, functionality and actual weight of a gun you are searching if you wish. That is their main advantage.

Another place where you can find guns is via the internet. From the year 2000, there have been thousands of registered online gun stores on the web. Every state has at least a hundred of these online gun shops. Their major advantage is convenience. You don’t have to go to the store to see if the gun of your dreams is available or not. Plus the selection of guns can easily be accessed through their gun list. You simply have to browse for the gun you like. This has been the choice of people who want to own a gun for quite some time now, not just because it’s convenient but it’s also very easy.

Once you decide where to buy your gun, the transaction comes next. Depending on the policy of the shop, you either have to pay for it online, or upon delivery. This is totally up to you.

So you’ve picked up the gun of your choice. What’s the next step? Safety – after purchasing your gun, you have to undergo a gun safety course because nothing is more important than the gun bearer’s safety and everyone around him. There are lots of gun stores in Utah offering gun safety courses for everyone who wants to handle their firearm correctly, especially beginners.

So that’s the quick lowdown for first time gun owners! Just remember to always be responsible about safety as it may lead to life or death if one is not careful enough. Respect the gun and its power.

Have Fun with Cheap Shooting Targets and Better Your Aim

You can hone your gun showmanship skills by not spending too much money. Just get cheap shooting targets and you can now start shooting. It’s not the looks that matters. It’s how they can upgrade your shooting abilities. In fact, even professional owners of shooting ranges widely use cheap targets for their customers.

Often what you see on TV and the Internet are placard-sized target boards. They are made of carbon or paper-like materials. Papers are cheap, easy to use and readily disposable. Although these materials don’t last very long, they are still preferred by many gun wielding enthusiasts. After all, after you’ve sprayed bullets on the target, you need to throw it away to make room for a new one, isn’t it?

Photo Credit: Anuj Biyani

Photo Credit: Anuj Biyani

Some gun shops provide these paper targets on sale in their accessories section. The boards have human-figure drawings on them along with target points positioned at the “fatal” areas of human anatomy.

You can also make your own targets. You don’t need to be a great artist to draw a human silhouette and the target points. In fact, you don’t need to copy what you see on gun shooting ranges. A square-shaped board with a bulls-eye is enough. Attach it with a stick and plant on the soil. Simple as that!

If you want to make a life-like human target, that could take time and more money. It can take an artistic attention to detail to make it. But, again, it doesn’t have to be the exact replica of humanity. A scarecrow figure still warrants for good target practice.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of effort and time on it, try to find one in your local gun store. Humanoid targets are likely to be priced higher than their paper board counterparts. Still, if you can afford them, why not. You have the chance to practice shooting something that is near likeness of human anatomy.

The main purpose of target shooting is to help you better your aim. Each session makes you rethink on how to handle your gun properly next time. You can have fun with your gun-owning friends to show off your skills.

In What Way Can Laws Affect Utah Gun Stores

gun lawsEvery US state varies in its gun laws, but there are similarities that apply in the whole country. Whatever, all weapons sellers have to abide the rules of their location. This is crucial for Utah gun stores since weapon ownership is popular in that State. It is also equally important for buyers.

Most gun buyers just buy their favorite “toys” without knowing much about the rules in owning them. Guns, with their capacity to kill people and damage properties, are subject to intense governmental scrutiny. In America, the Constitution gives the right for its citizens to bear arms; either for protection or sport.

If the owner use his weapon for inappropriate actions like murder, shooting under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. are enough to disqualify him for future gun ownership. Owning a weapon without permits also revokes his rights to bear arms again.

Despite the consistent furor of anti-gun ownership groups, Utah gun sales still show signs of profitability. Although that may change if the present administration is going to implement laws that may increase gun ownership restrictions. Nevertheless, guns will still find its popular usage in other areas, like sports.

An increasing number of gun sporting events have sprung up, not only in Utah, but also in other states. Unlike for security purposes wherein users may potentially kill a live target, sporting arenas provide non-living targets for practice. Real guns may not be used here. What matters is that the thrill of a real gunfire experience.

State laws are usually relaxed for gun sporting events, since the situation is under controlled, except if someone makes a felony there. Places like these are perfect for those who want to try their collections without fearing the consequences. However, there are still rules to follow in these places since everything must be organized and monitored.

Weapons existed since the dawn of history. Man used it for protection, hunting or collecting for his amusement. Today, gun stores have provided owners the variety to suit their tastes. Despite the increasing price tags of weapons, the appeal of gun ownership never wanes. This is a tell-tale sign that guns won’t be gone any time soon.

What You Should Expect in Gun Shops

It’s fun to shop for guns. Whether you do it for collecting or protection, finding the weapon you like is a satisfying experience. And gun shops are the best places to find the stuff you loved. However, not all stores are equal. Hence, it’s important what to expect from each store you are about to shop.

A true gun store is not about displaying and selling the merchandise. It must be very familiar with the weapons themselves. Each gun has its own specialties. A pistol is very portable, easy to conceal and perfect for tight, close spaces. But it has little ammo and is short-medium ranged at maximum. If you want long-ranged and with many bullets, then a rifle is a must-have. For tight indoors, it may not be effective.

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The store’s representative must know the details, the pros and cons of each gun. Many gun owners have the little understanding of their weapons as well as having non-realistic expectations. So, a very knowledgeable seller is a relief.

Guns are mechanical. They are composed of functional parts that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the weapon. Majority of guns today are metallic. The strength, durability and malleability of metal made it a perfect material of modern day guns. They are still a few guns with wooden parts. They are also a growing number of weapons with special materials produce better results than metals.

For both collectors and users, durability and reliability matters most. Almost all gun owners want a weapon they can use for years yet still perform great. The expensive cost and strict gun ownership laws played a major part in the gun owners’ attitudes.

Thoughtful gun dealers know exactly how to address these issues. They can see that owning a gun is not easy. Expert sellers offer tips to their customers on how to maintain the weapon quality and proper usage in public. Usually, high powered weapons are discouraged in public use, except for law enforcement authorities and security personnel. Low powered types like pistols require owners to conceal them when venturing outside.

By being familiar with these precautions, gun owners can enjoy relishing their collection for a long time.

Guide for Buying Your First Personal Gun

Having options can be great, but oftentimes it can bring you burden. Think of a menu full of delectable dishes (you’ll get hot-tempered thinking of what to eat). Time consuming and irritating — until a waiter hand a help to you and suggest a course. Same with guns, with tons of choices there is a very little chance of not getting confused. And this article is going to assist you with your concerns.

Photo Credit: Michael Saechang via cc license

Photo Credit: Michael Saechang via cc license

Here is a draft on How To Buy a Gun (for first timers)

What is your purpose of buying a gun?

Define what is going to be the precise role of the gun you are going to buy. Decide if you are about to use this for defense, range equipment for training, or both.

Your very first firearm should be purposely used and goal-oriented. It should fit your wants and needs accordingly. Cultivate mastery on your first gun and set this weapon as your area of expertise. Comfort while dealing with the gun is a good sign. Don’t take action into owning something that feels odd. Try the fit of a gun with your hands. If you can’t shoot accurately then change the weapon. Do a trial and error method ‘till you find your best match.

Where to buy?

Gun stores are relatively doing average on the general market. It is not hard to come into the presence of a gun shop just as it is not easy to find one. You can opt for gun dealers too. There are abundant gun dealers in Salt Lake City, Utah. The best deals come to those who search hard.

Do you really have to have a gun?

Conceding the fact that shooter guns are needed for a founded self defense, it is still not as necessary as food, water, clothing or shelter.

Are you ready? Can you fire well? If you can’t, don’t invest in a gun yet. Go for tactical trainings at the nearest range to you. As soon you get three stars from your trainer, only then can you start buying your personal gun. Having a gun is a fun thing. You must be mature enough to face the consequences of owning one.

Shoot a Target Like a Pro (Using Handgun)

Handgun is the definition of what irony is. It has the plainest look yet has the most difficult navigation. It’s a fact that this small weapon is the hardest firearm used to shoot. Compared to a rifle, handgun can cause bigger unexpected human error. The shorter measurement of the radius shared by the front and rear view cause those falsifications.

Photo Credit: Michael Patterson via cc license

Photo Credit: Michael Patterson via cc license

Error occurrence can be baffled by tweaks on your techniques of shooting. Simple is far different from easy. Shooting is simple but not easy at all. You will just have to aim at the shooting target, pull the trigger and release (without causing motion on the gun). Pretty basic. What’s complicated is the act of keeping it simple. Over thinking of what you do obstructs you from shooting accurately.

 Useful Tweaks to Shoot Targets the Pro Way

  • STANCE AND POSTURE – The way you stand greatly affects your shooting ability. In a shooting range, novices usually get this wrong. This is the first thing that every trainer will most likely indoctrinate you. A poised stance is not enough. It has to be strong and powerful. Remember your Physics class lessons. Finding your center of gravity is important in standing the way pro shooters would. The general rule of thumb is to maintain a triangular body base.
  • HAND GRIP – The higher the hand, the better. As the grasp goes higher, the axis of the gun goes lower. This results into greater control since rebound tends to show less motion. The pressure of grip must be tough but not too hard. Ever held a bird? How would you hold a live bird? Strong not to let it go but not too strong to kill it.
  • ACCURATE VISION – One of the most popular fundamentals. How can you be able to hit a target (i.e. metal shooting target) without owning eyes of a bull? Proper focus is all that needed. Might take practice but in no time, you can possible hit sharp shots.
  • RELAX WHEN PULLING THE TRIGGER – The pressure applied when pulling the trigger should be mild, consistent and balanced out. Be ready for a discharge as this might cause a surprise and move the gun’s position suddenly changing the angular disposition of the gun.

How to Build Your Own Shooting Range at Home

photo credit: Bob B. Brown

photo credit: Bob B. Brown

Hectares of vacant land are not really necessary in providing yourself a convenient target range. All you need is a hundred feet clutter free basement. Got a free basement? You can dig your way out on making a place for your favorite recreation. If you don’t own one then it is going to be a big issue. This conflict can be resolved though, go invest for a basement (which is somehow costly). If having a basement cannot be feasible for you, maybe you can just stick to the great commercial indoor gun ranges/range targets in the state of Utah.

There are important notes you should bear in mind throughout the whole process. These are the following:

  • Your state’s regulations on range building
  • Psychological preparation
  • Financial stability
  • Community’s views

Starting the Project

Remember that this is not just like putting up a lemonade stand. This is serious investment. But this investment sure would fulfill your passion for shooting ranges.

Prepare a concrete plan and outline of how the construction should go. Apply for zoning permission in your place if necessary. Hire someone to do all the planning (professionals can do better than you, accept it). Hire a complete construction team and buy all the items needed for construction.

Steps on Building Your Very Own Target Range

  • Hire all the trustworthy people you need – You may need the help of talented and skillful people who can provide ease and rapidness in building. Get the service of a planner/engineer, foreman, and full construction crew.
  • Space check – You basically need 100 feet of free space in your basement. The size can be smaller, length is way more important than the width.
  • Noise proofing – Neighbors can turn into mad cows if you don’t make this part right. Seal any holes where noise can escape. Paint that neutralize noise are available at construction suppliers, polish the entire room with it.
  • Bullet proofing – Purchase building concretes that can make the wall and ceiling bullet proof. Plenty of manufacturers offer this.
  • Air ventilation – Poor ventilation system can lead to breathing and lung failure. The air cycle should rotate negatively around 5 percent.