A squib load, also known as squib rounds or just a squib, is when there is insufficient force behind a bullet to exit a barrel. This type of malfunction can happen for many reasons such as fouling in the barrel, loading with too light of a charge, i.e. low powder load, or an improperly seated projectile. The most common causes are due to improper primer ignition or lack of … [Read more...] about Squib Loads: What Are They?
Before you can become that highly-effective tactical operator you see performing mind-blowing training drills, you need to master the basics of firearms training.
Here at Tactical Hyve, we firmly believe that you need to be able to walk before you can run. You need to have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of firearms and basic shooting to progressively get better. Going too fast too quickly can result in serious injury (or death) that will only set you back. Even worse, developing bad habits without knowing it will only make progress more difficult.
We know that you know that "practice makes perfect" and that you should "master the basics." However, we want to show you how those adages will turn you into that ace shot you were destined to be!
While shopping around for guns, you've probably encountered the term "bull barrel." Perhaps you don't know what a bull barrel is (or does), which might explain why you're here, but you recognize the phrase as an 'upgraded' barrel due to the higher price compared to traditional barrels. By the end of this post, you'll: Understand what a bull barrel is;Know why some … [Read more...] about What Is A Bull Barrel?
[toc] When it comes to guns and the fundamentals of marksmanship, some people will argue that grip is the most important. However, the vast majority of top-level shooters believe that knowing how to safely and skillfully manipulate a firearms' trigger is of greater importance--I agree. Maintaining proper trigger discipline is crucial to ensuring your safety and the safety … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide to Trigger Discipline and Trigger Control
We have helped hundreds of students become better shooters, and in doing so, we've noticed that the SAME five mistakes crop up again and again!The best thing you can do is save yourself from wasting time by learning from the mistakes of others. So, I decided to share the common shooting errors we see almost every class we teach. Common Shooting Errors Don't repeat … [Read more...] about 5 Big Shooting Mistakes Every New Shooter Makes
[toc] “Where do I start?” I get this question often, so I thought addressing it here would be a good idea. I'll start with this–long-range shooting is a pretty expensive hobby, but I can shed some light on budget builds that are extremely capable. Start with the Bullet When getting into long-range shooting, a common mistake most people make is selecting a … [Read more...] about Long Range Shooting: How to Get Started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_2Gw7CWXEs&t=432s One of the most important aspects of owning and using a firearm is the draw. We’ve all seen the cowboys in movies draw at high-noon in the middle of the town to settle their disagreements. Watching them go at it is without a doubt the most suspenseful part of the film. As you can probably guess, the most important … [Read more...] about Retired Navy SEAL Demonstrates How to Draw a Handgun from a Holster
To those that say flinching is a sign a weakness, they are in the wrong. Flinching is actually a natural response from the body and you should flinch when something happens. Say you're going to lift a heavy couch or desk. When you go “one, two, three - lift”, your body is going to tighten and tense up. Whether we’re punching, throwing an elbow, kicking or any type of … [Read more...] about How to Stop Flinching When Shooting with a Pistol
[toc] Everything You Need to Know To Get a Grip on a Pistol Out of all the new shooters I have ever worked with, and I mean the people who have never fired a pistol, there seems to be one thing they are all afraid of: the pistol flying out of their hands. Don’t get me wrong, that can happen. It’s impressively unlikely though and requires pretty unique circumstances to … [Read more...] about Understanding and Applying a Proper Pistol Grip