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Basics

The artillery hold

This is probably the most important article I've written. It shows you how to hold an airgun to get the most accuracy from it. This hold works on all guns...airguns, firearms and airsoft guns. Get smaller groups when you use the artillery hold!

Airgun silencers: What’s the big deal?

Airgun silencers that are removable and can be successfully used just one time on a firearm are considered to be firearms by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Yes, you read that correctly. The silencer that meets those specs is actually a FIREARM! Know the ins and outs of silencers, what you can use, what you can't use and how to stay legal.

Who needs a chronograph? A look at the Shooting Chrony

While this shows the use of the Shooting Chrony, the basics of using a chronograph are the same across the board. Airgunners use chronographs a lot more than firearms shooters. Even if I weren't a writer, I would get a chronograph so I could pick the right fill level for my precharged pneumatic guns, select the best pellets for any gun and to make sure my gun is in top operating order. Read to find out all the things you've been misssing without a chronograph!

All about scopes – Part 3. Sighting-in a scope in 10 minutes!

Part 3 of a 3-part series that I wrote because many people don't know how to select, mount or properly use a scope. Part 1 is about scope terms and how to choose a scope. Part 2 shows you how to mount a scope (I also made a subsequent video on scope mounting). Part 3 gives you the info to quickly and easily sight-in your scope. You might find it interesting to know that sighting-in a scope is one of the most-asked questions I get. Don't make it harder than it is! Another scope-related article is, "What does AO mean?" Plus, there are some special issues for some guns and scope. I address those in this article about scope shift and barrel droop.