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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

GSM Outdoors Acquires New Archery Products (NAP)

GSM Outdoors recently announced the addition of New Archery Products (NAP)

to the GSM family of brands.

GSM Outdoors encompasses well-known brands in the hunting and outdoor markets such as Stealth Cam, Walker’s, Hunting Made Easy (HME), Cyclops, American Hunter, Western Rivers, and Shooting Made Easy (SME).

The company was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing product innovation to a variety of categories in the outdoor market — primarily shooting and hunting. With a dedication to developing leading-edge technologies, applying rigorous quality control, and standing on a “customer first” approach to after-sale support, GSM Outdoors has earned its reputation for delivering top-quality products to the outdoor industry and supporting its customers from the shelf to the field.

 

“We saw an opportunity to complement our diverse brand portfolio and continue innovation of quality hunting products within the category,” said GSM CEO Edward Castro. “NAP’s rich history certainly compliments our beliefs and values at GSM, and we are extremely excited to see what the future holds for NAP.”

Founded in 1971, New Archery Products (NAP) has established a rich history as a cornerstone manufacturer in the archery and bowhunting segments, producing such high-profile and widely respected products as the original Flipper Rest and Razorbak broadheads. Today, the NAP product line covers the gamut of archery and bowhunting accessories, from the Thunderhead and Spitfire line of fixed and mechanical broadheads to fletching, precision arrow rests, quivers, stabilizers and the new Mantis series of ground blinds (below).

NAP Mantis Ground Blinds

“Iconic brands like NAP are what keep hunters in the field and passing on our hunting heritage,” said VP of Sales & Marketing Ben Smith. “I’m confident we’ll continue to leave our footprint on the archery category for many years to come.”

With such a wide range of products in their arsenal, GSM receives attention from men and women of all backgrounds who seek high-quality equipment to meet their outdoor adventure needs.

About GSM Outdoors

Based in Grand Prairie, TX – GSM provides a wide range of outdoor related products from brands such as Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection and enhancement, Western Rivers game calls, Cyclops portable lighting and power, American Hunter feeders, HME hunting accessories, SME shooting accessories, and New Archery Products (NAP). GSM goes to great lengths to ensure their products deliver the latest features and the rugged durability that hunters demand.

For information regarding GSM and their products, visit www.gsmoutdoors.com. To become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, call (877) 269-8490.