Gun 101

Gun 101

For new gun owners and those who have questions about guns, ammo, gear, etc.

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Gun 101
  • Gun 101: Pinky Extension Mag vs. Flat Bottom Mag

    Why would you use a pinky extension magazine versus a flat bottom magazine when shooting a sub-compact? Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham demonstrates the difference of when and why you'd use one over the other with the Smith & Wesson M&P Sub-Compact (https://snp.link/ccbd25fa).

  • AR-15 Build Problems & Gas Block Issues

    Talking with Aero Precision about AR build challenges, including working with gas blocks/tubes, pressure issues shooting with subsonic rounds and suppressors, bolt carrier group (BCG) lubrication, and more. Aero Precsion's Jeff Carson joins Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin to talk through these com...

  • Gun 101: Magazine Spacers

    What is the deal with the magazine spacers? Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham discusses why and how you would use a mag spacer using the Smith & Wesson M&P Sub-Compact (https://snp.link/ccbd25fa).

  • Controlling a Micro Pistol

    Don't be afraid to shoot a micro pistol, or to use two hands to shoot it. Trainer Chris Cerino demonstrates his technique for these mighty mouse firearms using the Ruger LCP II.

  • Concealed Carry Clothing & Holster Options for Women

    Women have different challenges than men do when it comes to concealment. Tom and the After Show crew discuss some ways women have to adjust their clothing choices in order to carry concealed, and also how important it is to find what works for each specific person.

  • Zeroing a Red Dot Sight

    Team Bushnell's KC Eusebio offers some insight on what distance he likes to zero his red dot and why that distance is beneficial to shooting.

  • Swapping Out Gun Sights

    Having trouble seeing your gun sights, or do you just like to tinker? Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham walks through the steps of changing out your gun sights to customize it to what works for you, using the HIVIZ rear sight package for Ruger revolvers, and then walks through sighting in the new configura...

  • Concealed Carry - Need to Have Multiple Choices

    Why would you want two (or more) different concealed carry set-ups? Ryan Gresham offers up his reasons in this 3-minute Every Day carry tip.

  • Gun 101: Choosing the Right Caliber for New Shooters

    Trainer Michelle Cerino offers new shooters, especially women, some tips on figuring out which caliber is right to carry in your concealed firearm.

  • Cleaning Your Every Day Carry Gun

    In this 3 Minute EDC Tip, Ryan Gresham walks through some of the steps of cleaning your carry gun, including disassembly, and the different cleaners and tools.

  • Full Metal Jacket v. Hollow Point Ammo for Every Day Carry

    Ryan Gresham explains to new gun owners what the differences are between full metal jacket (FMJ) and jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition, and why you want to train with both, but carry hollow point in your every day carry gun.

  • Gun 101: Selecting the Correct Ammunition

    Tips for finding the right ammunition for your firearm.

  • Explaining the Four Rules of Gun Safety

    Tom Gresham discusses the four rules of gun safety you need to follow.

  • Why People Like Revolvers

    Tom Gresham discusses a few reasons why revolvers remain popular.

  • Gun 101: Different Concealed Carry Methods for Females

    Trainer Michelle Cerino demonstrates different ways for women to carry a concealed carry weapon on and off body, and reminds everyone to always train using your carry method!

  • Gun 101: Concealed Carry Options for Women

    Trainer Michelle Cerino discusses different options for women wanting a concealed carry firearm.

  • Gun 101: Tips on Buying a Scope

    Ryan Gresham talks with Nightforce Optics' Drew Vedenhaupt about some of the more important things to know or look for when shopping for a scope.

  • Gun 101: How to Set Up Your Riflescope

    You've got the rifle, you've got the scope - Now what? Nightforce Optics' Drew Vedenhaupt runs down the steps of setting up your riflescope.

  • Gun 101: Matching Guns for Training & Concealed Carrying

    Trainer Michelle Cerino explains why it's important for new shooters to train with a full-size gun similar to the compact gun planned for carrying concealed.

  • Gun 101: What is the Objective Lens on a Scope?

    Ryan Gresham talks with Nightforce Optics' Drew Vedenhaupt about a scope's objective lens, and why it matters.

  • Suppressors 101 - Why Do I Need One?

    Reducing sound, felt recoil, flash, and muzzle climb are the main reasons a suppressor is beneficial to every shooter, and Gemtech Suppressors offers a full line of suppressors for a variety of guns. Before the suppressor arrives, though, you'll either need a suppressor-ready gun like Smith & Wes...

  • Gun 101: Finding the Right .22 Ammo

    With a large variety of .22 ammunition on the market, it's good to find the right fit for your rimfire pistol or rifle. Find some .22 at http://cabelas.xhuc.net/vXQYO.