Iron Sights Are NOT Obsolete

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Director

If you read all of the popular gun mags today you would be drawn inescapably to the conclusion that there were no rifles left in the world (outside of SASS) that were not wearing high dollar telescopic sights. Now I would be the last person to tell you that this is not the best set-up for the western half of the US in general, or for rifles intended to take game at distances expected to exceed 100 yards anywhere in the world.

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When Gadgets Fail

HollandBy Darrell Holland
Master Riflesmith & AGI Senior Instructor

Range Finding Reticles

It’s great living in a technological society. The shooting world has been blessed with its share of techno-gadgets in recent years. Wind meters, laser range finders and sophisticated ballistic programs have taken the guess work out of most of our honed and practiced skills. Continue reading


Plinking for Pennies

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

About 2 years ago I bought a Colt M4 in .22LR. It was on sale at my local sports store, and I thought it would be a fun gun for plinking and target shooting at the range where I shoot. (Actually it is not a real range–just an area my friend Peter has set up on his 60 acre property.) I added a red dot sight and started shooting. It really is a neat gun, accurate and fun. I had a blast blowing away old computers, ski boots, DVDs, even real targets.

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