Category Archives: Firearm Training

How to Get Involved In Shooting Sports

How to Get Involved In Shooting SportsHave you spent months diligently honing your shooting skills at the range? At this point, you may be wondering what you can do to improve your training regimen and take your skills to the next level. Although practicing on your own can dramatically improve your shooting performance, competing against other shooters can off its own unique benefits as well. Getting involved in shooting sports is a great way to put your abilities to the test and learn from other more experienced shooters. Today we’ll share a few tips to help you get started.

Choose an Event

There are a variety of competitive shooting events to choose from, including air gun competitions, action pistol shooting, skeet shooting and even black powder competitions. When you first start out, it’s typically a good idea to choose one of these events to focus on. If you want to improve your skills with a shotgun, for example, skeet shooting might be your best bet. If you’re more interested in developing your tactical abilities, consider competing in an action pistol event instead.

Join a Local Club

USA Shooting is a nationally-recognized organization that offers a great online resource for finding local shooting clubs in your area. Here in Tennessee, you can keep an eye on the Tennessee Shooting Sports Association event calendar as well. Joining a local shooting club is a great way to meet other like-minded individuals who can swap ideas and provide suggestions for improvement. You may even be able to connect with a coach who can help prepare you for your first competition.

Take a Training Course

The NRA offers a variety of training courses through a national network of certified instructors. At Top Brass, our NRA–certified instructors can help you refine your shooting fundamentals and identify bad habits that need to be eliminated. This way, you can feel comfortable and confident in your abilities when you start competing against other shooters. Give us a call or stop in today to learn more about any of the training courses we offer at our indoor range!

OutdoorHub and the NRA Create Infographic on Gals and Guns

Have you seen the fantastic infographic OutdoorHub.com created with The National Rifle Association? Even if you’re not into factoids and infobubbles, we think you’ll find it really interesting – we’ll link at the end so you can peruse it when you’re done reading here. Women, of course, are the fastest-growing group of gun owners. Some… Continue Reading

Gun Range Tips For Beginners

Gun Range Tips For Beginners

A gun range is a great way to get advice while learning how to handle your weapon but with so many others using the facility around you, it can feel overwhelming. Here are several ways to get prepared for your first trip to the range: Hearing protection is crucial. Guns are quite loud and without… Continue Reading

Other Professions That Benefit From Carrying A Concealed Firearm

Other Professions That Benefit From Carrying A Concealed Firearm

It is no longer only appropriate for just those in the field of protecting others to carry a concealed firearm. Owning a firearm is extended to all those who qualify and meet their state guidelines. However, it is required for certain industries such as police work, security personnel, military and the like to obtain special… Continue Reading

Obtaining a Handgun Permit & Protecting Yourself in Mob Situations

Obtaining a Handgun Permit & Protecting Yourself in Mob Situations

Sometimes, safety is a concern, and in today’s climate gun knowledge and gun protection is paramount. It’s an ever-shifting landscape of public safety with riots happening in cities across the country. It has been realized that even Memphis is not immune to types of outbursts and violent displays of human aggression such as riots and… Continue Reading