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HOW TO: Prepare to Shoot in Cold Weather

A hunting scenario a lot of people can’t control, that they don’t necessarily think as much about is, their clothing in a hunting situation. They’ve spent all summer practicing at the range, in the early fall, they’re wearing a light jacket, light clothing. Then next thing you know, they’re out in a hunting situation, and it is cold, they’ve got tons of gear on, and they’ve put gloves on for the first time. They’ve never pulled the trigger with the gloves! They’ve never raised their handgun into a  position to take a shot with all that clothes on and it’s binding and it feels different and the entire summer of practice, and the entire early fall, it kind of goes out the window.

We highly suggest spending some time shooting with gloves if you think you’re going to be wearing gloves in a hunting situation. We know when it’s cold, we’re gonna have our gloves on. Because the entire handgun is going to feel different. From how you load it, to how the trigger feels, to how you reload. Everything about it is gonna be a little more cumbersome and you’re gonna feel like you’re fumbling a little bit, so don’t forget to practice with your gloves on. And if you’ll spend some time preparing for that different feel, it will pay off. You know, because repetitive practice in anything, is gonna help you be more successful.

 

GEAR SEEN IN THIS VIDEO

Performance Center® 460 XVR: https://bit.ly/2GpA8dQ

Performance Center® Model 629 Stealth Hunter Revolver: https://bit.ly/2PEHtIg

Walker’s XCEL Electronic Muffs: https://bit.ly/2FYvQLQ

Trijicon RMR Red Dot Site: https://bit.ly/2GejjU2

Hornady® LEVERevolution® for Revolvers and Lever Guns in .45 Long Colt: https://bit.ly/2WMaA0f

HIVIZ Litewave H3™ Tritium/Litepipe: https://bit.ly/2rgH7ga

Caldwell Tack Driver Gun Rest: https://bit.ly/2BhLfCf

BOG POD Shooting Sticks: https://bit.ly/2s4vPMG

Cabela’s O2 Camo: https://bit.ly/2F5ccvD

Yamaha Viking VI Side by Side: https://bit.ly/2TqPMsE

How-To Perfect Your Trigger Pull


Trigger pull and the follow-through in a hunting situation with a handgun to us are two really important things. They vastly differ probably from your competitive shooters and how they would focus on it and what they would be thinking about, but in a hunting situation, it is one shot, one kill in a perfect world. That trigger pull is something on a handgun that’s really different than a rifle or your shotgun. It’s a lot longer, it’s a lot more drawn out, and staying through it, for lack of a better word, is something really key in a hunting situation.

We look at a lot of our misses on the range and even bad shots when we’ve been hunting. It’s been a forced fast pull of the trigger, a jerk, in our mind with that small barrel, you’re pulling everything left or down in a lot of those situations. We think that’s what you want to avoid and obviously the way to avoid that is practice and kind of concentrating going through it. That motion and that practice will pay off and help you begin to focus on that after the boom and staying down and through on that target and not try to peek link in golf. When you peek, you top the golf ball.  If you peek right at that moment of truth, when you’re expecting that gun to go off, your aiming point is gonna differ.

So trigger pull, good slow follow through in your mind, make it all good one motion staying down on the target.  We think it’d be a big key thing for guys that are picking up handgun hunting to help raise their success.

 

Performance Center 460 XVR: https://bit.ly/2SveOKl

Cabela’s Six-Shooter Pistol Scopes: https://bit.ly/2SveOKl

Walker’s Silencer Ear Buds: https://bit.ly/2TA5pyl

Walker’s XCEL Electronic Muffs: https://bit.ly/2FYvQLQ

Cabela’s O2 Camo: https://bit.ly/2F5ccvD

Bog Pod Shooting Sticks: https://bit.ly/2s4vPMG

Trijicon RMR Red Dot Site: https://bit.ly/2GejjU2

HIVIZ Litewave H3™ Tritium/Litepipe: https://bit.ly/2rgH7ga

Hornady® LEVERevolution® for Revolvers and Lever Guns in .45 Long Colt: https://bit.ly/2WMaA0f

How To Change Out Your HiViz Sights in No Time

 

HIVIZ Sights is the industry leader in fiber optic sights and they come in a variety of colors. In this video Trevor Young from HIVIZ sights shows how easy it is to switch out different color fiber optics to match your hunting situation. For the handgun hunter, HIVIZ has calibers and models that are really tailored to the handgun hunter.

The sights used in the video above are the LIVEWAVE H3™ Handgun sights fromHIVIZ, that we mounted to a Performance Center 460XVR. LiteWave H3™ sight combines Tritium with the HIVIZ Litepipe technology for 24 illumination. Now you can have the advantage of day and night performance all in one sight system. All steel construction sight sets are rugged and durable, designed for the roughest use, whether it is personal defense and protection, Law Enforcement or Military. The new LiteWave H3™ ensures fast sight acquisition and a bright sight picture day or night.

Learn more shooting tips fromHIVIZ click the link here.

 

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The First Handgun Hunt for Jeff Reynolds

It’s been really cool to spend time down on the range, showing others what we’ve learned about handgun hunting, talking about the strategies of hunting with a handgun, talking about the trigger pull, talking about practicing, and then watching them, grab a handgun and going out for the very first time. And we’ve had some success and we’ve had some misses out there, but it’s been really fun to watch and share that passion. That’s the cool thing about handgun hunting when we talk about it, it’s infectious. It’s addictive and once you start shooting it, you’re going to want to shoot more, you’re going to want to do it more, and you’re going to have another means and methods to be able to go hunting. In this video, Wade’s good friend, Jeff Reynolds, is going out hunting with a handgun for the first time.

Man, I’m pretty excited about this, this is my first time ever trying to hunt with a handgun.  I’ve watched Wade, Tony do it, Michael has done it. And I’ve got to see it done a lot,   but I’ve never really,  I haven’t got into shooting handguns,  but I got to come out to the range with Wade the other day and shoot three or four times just to kind of see what it was like. This gun I’m hunting with is a powerful weapon. It is a Smith and Wesson 460 Performance Center pistol. Wade has given me a chance to go hunt with it and I’m fixing to shoot a couple more times on the range with it. Just to be sure I’m confident, you know,  I can make a good shot if the opportunity comes up.