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When you choose to own a firearm for protection and training, it’s a big responsibility. Learn the fundamentals and so much more with this diverse selection of videos and articles from Federal.
When you choose to own a firearm, you’re also choosing to take on the responsibility of ensuring it’s handled, stored and used safely. We explain what you need to know and the rules you must follow to do your part.
Responsible gun ownership ultimately boils down to keeping yourself and those around you safe at all times. Competitive shooter and Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn runs down the four most critical rules for safe gun handling.
Handgun loads—like handguns themselves—are tools built around specific jobs. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland runs through the common ammunition types and shares tips for choosing the best load for your needs.
Run your long gun faster with this multi-faceted drill from Federal Ambassador Josh Froelich. Distance changeups, transitions, cover, movement and much more—this one has it all and the benefits are real.
You don’t need to make the gun go “bang” to improve your game. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich uses dry fire to expand training sessions, work on fundamental skills and just prepare for the day at hand.
Handguns are one of the most exciting and versatile classes of firearms, and they're used for everything from self-defense and target shooting to hunting. We reveal how to get the most from them.
Josh Froelich hears from a lot of new shooters, and he sees many make a common mistake: Buying too small of a handgun. The Federal ambassador explains why smaller usually isn’t better and reveals his top pick for newcomers interested in home defense.
At the range, in the field or beyond, rifles are a diverse and highly practical class of firearms. Whether you want to shoot a modern sporting rifle at targets or put a classic bolt-action to work for hunting big game, you need to master the basics and choose the right caliber and proper ammunition.
AR-platform rifles offer versatility and adjustability that make them perfect for defending a home or larger property. But you have to do your part. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland details the accessories and concepts you need to consider to turn your rifle into an effective defensive firearm.
When people consider home defense firearms, most default to handguns. But shotguns are extremely effective, especially for less experienced shooters. Brand ambassador and veteran Jim Gilliland shares why these long guns excel and how to get more from them.
New to shooting? We explain four fundamentals you’ll need to master to start your journey into the shooting sports.
Firearms are useless without a way to put rounds on target. We illustrate how to use common sight systems with the help of competitive shooter and Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn.
As a competitive shooter, Krystal Dunn uses dry fire to stay at the top of her game. But the Federal ambassador also believes it’s critical to getting new shooters comfortable with their firearm and mastering fundamentals.
One-size-fits all was never said about firearms. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn explains nuances of gun fit that will make or break how a firearm performs for you.
The easiest way to protect your firearm investment and keep it running at the range or in the fight of your life is simple cleaning and maintenance. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn shows how to break down a typical handgun and give it a thorough cleaning.
A lot goes into how you store a firearm—from its intended use to the presence of children and the specifics of local laws. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland explains all of the factors you need to consider and gives tips for striking the right balance between security and accessibility.
It’s tempting to lump home defense and carry into a single category, but in truth, they’re very different jobs. As such, they call for different firearms. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich spells out which firearms are best suited to each purpose.
If you’re new to shooting, the counter of your local gun store might seem like an intimidating place. But it doesn’t have to be. Get insights for navigating your first gun shop stops from Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland.
There’s almost no limit to ways we can miss our target, but Josh Froelich sees two common culprits. The Federal ambassador explains these miss-makers and reveals how to fix them.
Krystal Dunn knows that if you’re going to carry concealed, you need to choose the right holster to do it. The Federal ambassador and competitive shooter goes through some of the most popular holster systems available.
When you choose to obtain a gun, the onus is on you to ensure you’re following laws of the specific jurisdiction—especially should you happen to use it defend yourself or others. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland provides guidance on navigating the legal waters of defensive firearms use.
Prospective handgun buyers have lots of options. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland breaks them down into the top three types and provides pros and cons you can use to guide your purchase.
Today’s shooter has never had more options when it comes to handgun sights. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland explains each of the common systems and provides the guidance to choose the one that best fits your shooting needs.
A holster holds more than your handgun—it also carries a lineup of advantages and disadvantages you need to consider when making your choice. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland lays out all the options and information.
When shooters talk about every day carry, they often get tunnel vision and focus only on guns, holsters and ammo. But there’s more to EDC, and Federal ambassador Josh Froelich empties his pockets to explain.
Although there are a few unbreakable rules, many aspects of firearms use are matters of personal preference. When it comes to carrying with an empty or loaded chamber, Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland doesn’t pull any punches. He explains why he believes a loaded chamber is the best way to carry.
You never know when you’ll need to shoot one handed—or with your weak hand. So, train for it. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich shares how to do it right.
Handguns and ARs get all the attention, but shotguns reign as the easiest road to home defense proficiency. Learn the basics to get started.
Even a peaceful country road can become the backdrop for a violent attack. Federal ambassador Tiffany Lakosky recalls a frightening close-call that made her a believer in concealed carry.
One of the best ways to improve your shooting skills isn't really shooting at all. Federal ambassador Tiffany Lakosky gets into her dry-fire practice routine and reveals why it's so important for all shooters.
The wear and tear of daily carrying can take its toll on any ammunition. Federal ambassadors Lee & Tiffany Lakosky explain how they manage their carry loads to ensure they perform when needed.
One of the most valuable resources for information on shooting is likely standing behind the counter at your local gun shop or sporting goods store. Federal ambassador Tiffany Lakosky recalls how beneficial these relationships were when she started shooting.
New to shooting? You’re certainly not alone, and it’s natural to have questions. Federal ambassador Jim Gilliland outlines the top questions newcomers should ask themselves or others as they start their journey into gun ownership.
If you want to shoot your handgun faster and still hit your target, Josh Froelich knows how to do it. The Federal ambassador shares three easy ways to pick up the pace.
If you want to shoot at close range with your 7.62x39mm, the bi-metal jacket of typical foreign-built ammunition can damage steel targets. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich avoids this and trains harder with American Eagle. The 7.62x39 load is American-made with a brass case and FMJ bullet to shoot better without hurting your steel.
Whether you’re new to shooting or an old hand who wants a break from the ordinary, the sport of 3 gun might be for you. Federal ambassador and accomplished 3 gun competitor Josh Froelich explains the training benefits it offers and what you need to do to get started.
It shouldn’t take a historic surge in demand for shooters to think critically about how they expend their ammo. Learning from every shot should always be the goal, and Federal ambassador and competitive shooter Krystal Dunn explains how to do it.
When you shoot a rifle for keeps—whether on a hunt, in a competition or during the fight of your life—your heart’s going to be pumping. That’s why Federal ambassador Josh Froelich likes to train in ways that mimic this adrenaline dump and elevate his heart rate.
Post-and-notch iron sights are durable, dependable and proven. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob runs through the most common configurations and shares tips on choosing the one that’s right for you.
Getting the most out of every round begins with the right grip. Federal ambassador and competition shooter Krystal Dunn explains how she uses a pen to perfect hers before ever firing a shot.
Shooting faster is all about efficiency. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich explains a better way to maneuver around a barrel or other obstacle to eliminate wasted movement and trim precious seconds.
Slide-mounted red dot optics are popular for a reason—actually, several of them. Champion shooter and Federal ambassador Julie Golob explains why they work so well and reveals how to get more speed, accuracy and consistency from them.
Champion shooter and Federal ambassador Julie Golob calls laser sights invaluable tools for both training and carry. Her insights on how to use them will shorten the learning curve and make you more accurate in any situation.
Without proper, consistent body mechanics at the moment you press the trigger, you’re wasting your ammo. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn gets her practice sessions off on the right foot and saves rounds with these quick refreshers.
When you work on long-range shooting, the most critical factors to success are also the most fundamental. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich runs through the basic elements that get his focus during long-range drills.
A bad trigger press is a round wasted. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn saves ammo and kicks off training sessions right with a trigger control drill that uses a shot timer.
The right stance makes all the difference when shooting a handgun. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob shows how to position yourself to minimize recoil’s effect and smooth transitions between targets.
Advancements in self-defense ammunition have evened the playing field between different cartridges, allowing shooters to effectively use guns of all sizes and chamberings for different carry applications. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich explains three easily concealed pistol choices and how to carry them.
With a full spectrum of ammunition offerings built for protection, Federal provides a load that fits anyone’s unique needs. Competition shooter and brand ambassador Krystal Dunn runs through each of Federal’s Premium Personal Defense products to guide shooters toward the one that’s right for them.
Get more comfortable transitioning between carbine optics and learn to quickly engage targets at varying distances with this simple drill. Federal ambassador and competition shooter Josh Froelich runs through the steps.
You don’t need to send a lot of rounds downrange to improve your skills. This two-shot drill from Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn proves it, smoothing out transitions for faster, more accurate shooting at multiple targets.
Handgun shooting is a balancing act between speed and accuracy; the faster you shoot, the less accurate you become. The goal for effective real-world shooting should be to shoot as quickly as you can and still hit a target of your intended size. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn walks through a drill designed to dial in your peak speed and improve on it.
Understanding how a particular choke affects your patterns is critical to hitting your target—especially in competition. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich reveals how he pairs chokes with different payloads to make his shotguns perform virtually any job.
If you can predict where a bullet hit the target simply by watching your muzzle at the moment the shot breaks, you’re well on your way to more controlled, accurate and consistent shooting. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn explains what shot calling is all about and how to incorporate it in your next range session.
Whether you’re shooting a match or just heading to the local range, there’s nothing worse than having your day derailed because you lack the essentials. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn spills out her range bag to reveal her must-have gear.
Even at the range, there’s no such thing as truly general-purpose ammo. Different distances, conditions and other factors make specific loads better than others. Federal ambassador and competition shooter Josh Froelich shares his rifle ammo picks for specific situations.
Shooting is a physical game as well as a mental one, and like any athlete, shooters need to stay in peak shape to perform their best. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn shares four easy shooter-specific exercises you can do at home.
Shooting a rifle accurately—especially at long range—hinges on setting yourself up with a solid shooting position. Competition shooter and Federal ambassador Josh Froelich explains how he selects and builds the most effective positions for any shooting situation.
In competition or self-defense, you need to deliver effective—not perfect—accuracy at a high rate of speed. That means you only want to aim to the degree of difficulty your target presents. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn explains a drill that helps you visualize the limits of an effective sight picture to ratchet up your speed at any distance.
Whether you're just getting started or want to advance your journey into the shooting sports, keeping it simple pays off big. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn outlines how to focus on fundamental shooting skills and reap the benefits.
After her first major match running a red dot optic, Federal ambassador and competitive shooter Krystal Dunn shares her reactions—what worked, what she learned and why she’ll be shooting with them a lot more in the future.
Most shooters know the fundamentals of a good stance, but few take it beyond the basics. Learn subtle ways to improve your stance for better recoil management and accuracy from Federal ambassador Julie Golob.
Getting a new shooter ready to fire their first rounds should start long before they ever get to the range. Federal ambassador Krystal Dunn shares her checklist of must-dos.
We’ve all heard “aim small, miss small,” but how do you actually do it? Champion shooter and Federal ambassador Julie Golob explains how to narrow your focus to develop better accuracy.
When presented with a barrier, shooters tend to set up too close to it. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob reveals the ideal distance and explains how to position your feet for the best speed and accuracy.
Shooters like to debate calibers, but the truth is every cartridge has its place. Choose the right one for any situation with this rundown from Federal ambassador Julie Golob.
You don’t have to send a lot of rounds downrange to have a meaningful practice session. Instead use Julie Golob’s 5-to-1 ratio. The Federal ambassador and champion shooter explains what it means and how it maximizes both ammunition and training time.
Clean and cool, Federal Syntech Action Pistol has become a favorite for training and competition. But it’s also great for suppressed handguns, particularly the subsonic 150-grain 9mm Luger. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich explains and demonstrates the incredibly quiet performance.
Not all habits are bad ones. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob lays out four habits every shooter should build and maintain.
Slow, deliberate group shooting with your handgun really shows what you’re capable of—and where you need to improve. Federal ambassador Julie Golob shares how she approaches shooting groups and what she learns from the process.