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2009


September

The Common
Single-Shot Shotgun

by Jerry Thoms

A practical, versatile, inexpensive firearm for an introduction to shotgunning, hunting or collecting.

October

Goose Guns

by L.P. Brezny

Modern designs for taking honkers.

November

Bushings vs.
Universal Charge Bar

by Jeff Meloy

Is one better than the other?

December

The Snipe — America’s Forgotten Gamebird

by Mel & Sandy Toponce

A most challenging quarry.


2010


January

Choke Choices
Made Simple

by Jarrod Spilger

Deciding which to use when.

February

In Defense Of
Swing-Through

by Stuart L. Lucas, Photos by Johnny Cantu

An often-ignored technique.

March

Breaking Point:
The Gil & Vicki Ash Shooting System

by L.P. Brezny

Gil & Vicki Ash help you find the sweet spot.

April

Shotguns For
Home Defense

by L.P. Brezny

Be informed and prepared.

May

A Dynamic Approach To Sporting Clays

by Anthony I. Matarese, Jr.

Tips from a top pro for improving your game.

June

The Successful Gun Club:
Dan Mitchell’s Passion

Story and photos by Suzanne Marx

Dan Mitchell’s tips for a better–run club.

July

Briley High–Tech Shootout

by Johnny Cantu

Hear ye, hear ye — new voice–release systems.

August

Chronographing Basics

by L.P. Brezny

How it works and who needs it.

September

Birds Of The Yucatan

by Jon Wongrey

Mexico’s best teal and bobwhite hunting.

October

Do I Need A Backup Gun?

by D.J. Phillips

Yes, if you’re serious about competing.

November

The Perfect Course

by Mike McAlpine

Advice for target setters on sporting courses.

December

50 Gifts To Improve Your Shooting Experience

by Phil Ross

Save time and reduce frustration with these great tips.

2011


January

Deer Hunting
With A Shotgun

by Ed Clapper

Ed goes slug–hunting for the first time.

February

Look Who’s Talking

by Connie Mako Miller

Trap’s Stacy Bringelson.

March

Stop Struggling On Handicap & Doubles

by Frank Neumayer

Improve at Handicap and overcome Doubles’ intimidation.

April

Bare Bones Setups
For Ducks

by Mark Fike

Make the most of a little.

May

Insuring Your Shotguns

by Jerry Thoms

Do you have adequate coverage for your firearms?

June

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

New trap DVDs from Leo Harrison & new “Shooting Sporting Clays” book.

July

Trigger Control

by Phil Ross

The benefits of dynamic timing.

August

Is Your Stock
The Right Length?

Story & Photos by Johnny Cantu

Too long or too short… or just right.

September

Muller Chokes

Review & Photos by Johnny Cantu

Radically new lightweight choke system.

October

Look Who’s Talking

by Connie Mako Miller

Skeet’s John Herkowitz.

November

50 Tips For Shooters

by Phil Ross

Suggestions to save time and score better.

December

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

New DVD from Anthony Matarese, Jr. and revised “With Winning In Mind” book.

2012


January

Vision & Aging

by Todd Bender, Photos by Johnny Cantu

How to adapt and stay on top of your game.

February

2011 NSCA Nationals

by Johnny Cantu

Sporting clays’ best compete with high honors.

March

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

Chris Batha’s Breaking Clays & Paul Giambrone III’s new skeet DVD.

April

Turkey Loads:
Not Just For Turkeys

by Stephen D. Carpenteri

Try ’em on some other game.

May

Shooting The Towers

by Mike McAlpine

Do the tower shots make you tremble?

June

Vintage Skeet

by Ron Jones

A grand old game for classic American games.


July

Game On!

by Mike McAlpine

Popular variations on the games of clay.

August

Trapshooting In The Wind

by Phil Ross

Learn to overcome this weather challenge.

September

Challenging Targets

by Mike McAlpine

Sporting clays’ quartering, Chandelle & Rabbit.

October

Developing Muscle Memory Without Firing A Shot

by Johnny Cantu

Repetition is the key… and now it’s easier.

November

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

Chris Batha’s “Instinctive Shot” book & Don Currie’s “Focus–Movement–Faith” DVD.

December

Over/Under vs.
Side–by–Side

by Thomas Buck

Which design is superior?

2013


January

Sporting World
Loses A Legend

by Johnny Cantu

We give tribute to Daniele Perazzi.

February

A Winning Three Of A Kind

by L.P. Brezny

An SX–3 can make for a great hunt.

March

Pattern Analysis For Busy Sportsmen

by Ron Jones

Why spend an entire day studying patterns.

April

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

Giambrone’s new DVD “The Mental Game & Skeet Doubles” reviewed.

May

“Karate Kid” Moves For Sporting Clays

by Mike McAlpine

Use every trick to score.

June

Crossfiring

by John Bulger

Don’t get cross with your target.

July

State-of-the-Art Hearing Protection

by Johnny Cantu

Pro Fit Custom Ear Plugs.

August

Optimum Optics

by Johnny Cantu

Advice from the Glasses Gurus.

September

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

Sporting DVDs from John Woolley & Gebben Miles.

October

Learn From The Best

by Robert R. Comal

Two new instructional skeet DVDs from Todd Bender.

November

The SxS & Instinctive Shooting

by Ron Jones

Another perspective on the classic double.

2014


January

2013 World Skeet Championships

by Johnny Cantu

Ceremonies galore on hallowed ground.

February

Improve Your Wingshooting with Sporting Clays

by Anthony I. Matarese

Practice sporting clays to bag more birds next season.

March

Resizing Shotgun Shells

by John Bulger

Advice for reloading enthusiasts with collet–type machines.