How to Hang Steel Shooting Targets

At AR500 Steel-Targets, we take pride in offering the highest quality shooting targets around. If you haven’t used our targets before, the product speaks for itself! Having a great product is only half the battle. If you want to have the safest and most effective target shooting [...]

Shooting Range Best Practices

Shooting Range Best Practices Whether you are a seasoned weapons expert or a rookie to the range, there are some general safety guidelines and useful tips that should be followed when handling firearms. Range instructors are there to help guide you and should be listened to at [...]

Proper Steel Target Shooting Safety

When hunting, engaging in shooting sports, or using a firearm in anyway, safety should always be your main concern. If you’re even the least bit experienced, you probably know the Cardinal Rules of Firearm Safety, as well as the importance of wearing proper personal protective equipment, such [...]

Top Reasons for Firearm Training Before Going Hunting

Top Reasons for Firearm Training Before Going Hunting Going hunting is everything from a rite of passage for young men to putting food on the table for a family. To be a successful hunter, whether for sport or the meat, you don’t just grab a firearm and [...]

Teaching Children to Handle Firearms Safely

Teaching Children to Handle Firearms Safely An NRA Family article elaborated on some of the reasons why many American families today feel it makes sense to take their children to gun ranges. Among other things, the article mentioned how it is important to teach our young ones a [...]

5 Popular Gun Myths, Explained

5 Popular Gun Myths, Explained Unless you’re a gun expert or shooting enthusiast, it’s hard to know what to believe about firearms. Unrealistic depictions of guns in popular culture and blockbuster action movies might present some skewed ideas about guns and what people can really expect. So, [...]

How Safe Is an Indoor Shooting Range?

How Safe Is an Indoor Shooting Range? If you’ve thought about visiting an indoor shooting range for some target practice or to share a fun experience with your friends, you may have questions about how safe it is. It’s easy to make assumptions when it comes to [...]

Glossary of Basic Firearm Terms

Glossary of Basic Firearm Terms If you’re unfamiliar with guns or basic shooting terminology, you’re not alone! Many people are hesitant to test their aiming skills at a shooting range because they assume they’ll be surrounded by firearm experts. We’re here to tell you that’s simply not [...]

Earmuffs: Choosing the Right Type for Shooting Targets

Statistics show that gunfire is one of the most hazardous non-occupational noises that Americans are exposed to on a regular basis. In fact, a single shot can lead to both immediate and/or permanent hearing loss. It can also cause tinnitus, which includes the following symptoms: hissing, ringing [...]

First Trip to the Shooting Range: Tips for the First Time Shooter

Slightly less than one-third of Americans (31 percent) have never fired a gun. Are you part of this group? Many people who lack experience with a gun want to learn, they’re just not sure how to go about it. If you’re interested in learning to fire a gun, [...]