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Getting Started

You've decided to buy your first firearm—now what? Check out this crash course in shooting and ammunition fundamentals. The collection of videos and articles will put you on the fast track to success, however you intend to shoot.

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Safety First

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.

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4 Universal Rules Of Gun Handling

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.

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How To Select Pistol Ammunition

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.

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Handgun How-To

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.

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The Rifle Rundown

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.

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Rifle Home Defense

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.

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Shotgun Basics

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.

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Buckshot Home Defense

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.

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Four Fundamentals

New to shooting? We explain four fundamentals you’ll need to master to start your journey into the shooting sports.

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Proper Sight Picture

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.

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