6 Necessary Shooting Tips For Beginners

Looking to learn how to shoot a handgun? Here are 6 shooting tips to help you get started!

So you want to learn how to shoot a gun? That is great! Despite what you may see in movies or read in books, shooting accurately and safely actually takes a lot of practice, focus, and technique.

Even someone who claims that they are an experienced shooter can make silly mistakes and may develop habits that can be hard to correct. Being a new shooter, you have a clean slate and are in a great position to learn the basics for shooting a gun safely.

Click here to see these 6 tips!

MythBusting: Is a handgun still reliable without an extractor? [VIDEO]

As many of you may have heard, I have recently joined the team of writers over at Wide Open Spaces. I would love to continue to share my articles with all of you and will still continue to keep up with the High Heels and Handguns blog. I just enjoy it too much!

One of my most recent articles including a video disproving a statement that a handgun will still continuously fire without an extractor. Let me know what you think!

Article on Wide Open Spaces

Can you successfully fire a handgun without an extractor? James from TFB TV finds out for you in his myth-busting YouTube video.

Have you ever wondered if your handgun would work successfully without the extractor? Lucky for you, you don’t have to test this out for yourself.

YouTube channel TFB TV shares their myth-busting experiment to show what happens when you remove an extractor and then try to fire.

Inspired by a comment from another YouTube user, TFB TV decided to test the statement that a handgun will continuously fire successfully without an extractor. As shown in this video, the myth was busted. Once the extractor was removed, the handgun was no longer considered reliable. Although there were a few cases that the gun fed correctly, the majority of the shots did not.

An extractor typically works in conjunction with the ejector to remove empty cartridges from the fired weapon, which in turn preps the chamber to successfully load the next round. Without the extractor in place, the gun can usually fire only one round. Trying to shoot after this shot would likely cause a misfire because the next round would not be able to load properly into the chamber.

Legally Armed Uber Driver Stops Mass Shooting in Logan Square

An attempted mass shooting ended with no innocent bystanders injured all thanks to a law-abiding Uber driver with a gun, in Chicago of all places!

An armed man began shooting into a crowd of people at Logan Square in Chicago late Friday night. After witnessing everything from his vehicle, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit immediately responded to what could have been a horrible incident by pulling his own weapon and firing six shots at the gunman.

The gunman was later identified as 22-year-old Everardo Custodio, who is currently being treated for gunshot wounds to the thigh, shin, and lower back at Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Uber driver was in a parked car nearby when he witnessed Custodio shooting into a crowd of pedestrians at the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. The driver, who has only been identified as a 47-year-old male from Little Italy, fired six shots at the gunman and remained at the scene until police arrived. He immediately presented his valid concealed carry permit and firearms owner’s identification card.

Read the rest of the article here!

Good Guy With A Gun Stops Carjacking and Saves Woman

A Georgia gun owner is labeled a hero after stopping a car thief and saving the life of the woman clinging to the hood.

Georgia Gun Owner Stops Carjacking and Saves Life [VIDEO]

Screenshot of surveillance recording via YouTube/DailyMailVideosAR1

 A Georgia concealed carry permit holder put a stop to an attempted carjacking at the Fast Track Car Wash in Smyrna on Friday afternoon.

While the victim was vacuuming her vehicle, a teenage male came out of a red van parked next to her and attempted to drive away with her car. The suspect began to speed up after the owner of the white Honda jumped onto the hood with the intent of stopping him from driving away. A Smyrna, Georgia city worker was passing by and drew his gun.

View the surveillance video and the full post here.

Woman arrested for posting gun selfie

Va. woman was arrested for posting gun selfie on Facebook in response to a misdirected threat.

Photo via Facebook/TheChicagoDefender

Kristin Holmes, Chesterfield, Va., was arrested Saturday after posting a controversial photo of herself in response to an argument with fellow Facebook users. After being mistaken for another woman, Holmes posted an image of herself pointing a gun at the camera along with a caption that read “I’ll post a few actual pics of me so you’ll know the difference when you ‘come find me’”.

Shortly after the image was posted to Facebook, a user reported the image to the Hernico Police Department. Holmes claims that her post was not meant as a threat and removed the photo once she realized that the image could come across as something other than a joke.

“What happened to freedom of speech?” Holmes asked NBC12. “And it was just a picture. It wasn’t a threat. I thought it was a funny picture, and then I realized later that it was a little bit intimidating. So I took it down.”

Read the rest of my article at Wide Open Spaces.