Why training is necessary for every firearms owner
Training with guns can be a very expensive endeavor. Most quality training costs over $400 and that is not including ammunition or travel expenses. While firearms training is phenomenal and should be done by all firearm owners the cost is too much.
One of the few reasons Nautilus Ammunition was created was to provide the people with ammunition. Nautilus wants everyone to train and by lowering the cost of our ammunition (our motto is Ammunition for The People) is one of the many ways Nautilus can help.
Training is a necessary part of being a responsible firearms owner. Who doesn’t want to be accurate with their firearm?
Conceal carry can vary depending on the gun being carried and location. This article will delve more specifically on appendix carry.
ADVANTAGES OF APPENDIX CARRY
Appendix carry has great advantages, other than being the current fad. One advantage is the ease of draw. The draw is faster than a side carry specifically while concealed with a shirt over it.
In appendix the non-shooting hand lifts the clothing up out of the way, and the shooting hand can draw the gun freely. Keep in mind most self defense shootings happen within 0-7 yards according to the FBI.
Appendix carry allows for quick access to the gun and as you draw you can shoot the gun with one hand as the non-shooting hand is handling the clothing.
Try side carrying and drawing from concealed with some article of clothing over it. Removing the clothing can delay the draw or get the gun tangled in the clothing. Appendix also helps keep the gun secure in a scuffle. Since its in front, the chances of it getting removed are far lower than side carry and low of the back carry.
THE BOTTOM LINE
You can become proficient enough in any form of conceal carrying but with no training you might as well not carry. Train as much as you can since you are depending on a firearm to save your life. Do not be fooled by your ego, learn and practice.
Ammunition is a very broad topic. The choice of ammunition depends on the application. If you are new to the gun world, we will be skimming the basics ammunition and their uses.
Range and practice cartridges are mostly made up of FMJ bullets (Full Metal Jacket). People also use wadcutters and semi wadcutters since they leave nicer holes on paper.
Hunting ammunition should have an expanding projectile. Either hollow points or soft nose would do the trick. The end goal is to put down whatever animal that is being hunted in the quickest way. Expanding projectiles will create bigger wound channels and increase the chances of a quick kill.
Self-defense ammunition should be expanding bullets. Hollow points are the most common. The goal of hollow points is to create a big wound channel.
Hollow points also limit over penetration. Over penetration in a self-defense scenario is very important since a person is responsible for every shot fired. The last thing a person would want is injuring a civilian. This is not legal advice nor is it intended to be. FMJ or any jacketed could be used but the chances of over penetration are almost guaranteed. Now not all hollow points will expand, expansion depends mostly on the speed the projectile is traveling at. If there is no expansion hollow point essentially becomes a solid projectile with similar characteristics to an FMJ bullet. Nowadays companies make different hollow points for different barrel lengths, but it is always good to test the ammunition.
BEST AMMO FOR TRAINING
One trick to practice without using premium self-defense or hunting ammunition is to shoot with range ammunition that has the same bullet weight as the premium. This will give you a similar feeling when it comes to recoil. It can also mimic the trajectory. It saves money and it gets more time behind the gun which normally concludes in accuracy and comfortability.