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November 8th, 2021

Bargain Finder 320: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

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At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

1. SIGHTRON — Holiday Instant Savings, $250 or $800 Off

Sightron scopes holiday instant savings rebate sale
Major savings on very high-quality scopes, proven in competition

Sightron is offering “instant holiday savings” on the SIII Precision Long Range (PLR) models as well as the SVIII ED FFP tactical scope. These are high-end optics, ready for competition. Save $250 on SIII PLR scopes and a whopping $800 on the SVIII ED. It’s rare to see these kind of discounts on high-end optics. Sightron’s 2021 holiday sales event runs through December 31, 2021. Visit an authorized Sightron retailer or online vendor such as Creedmoor Sports to take advantage of these big discounts. For more information visit: Sightron.com/collections/holiday-instant-savings.

2. Bullet Central — Lapua Brass in Stock, Many Types

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Superb Lapua brass in stock for many popular case types

If you have a new rifle (or a barrel with a new chambering) you’ll need brass. Or perhaps your current brass is worn out. If you need brass, head over to Bullet Central. You’ll find that nearly every type of premium Lapua brass is in stock and ready to ship. From 6mm BR to .300 PRC, you’ll find what you need, with prices lower than most other vendors are charging now.

3. Locked & Loaded — Walther .22 LR Hammerli Tac R1, $329.99

walther rifle sale
High-quality .22 LR with full-size AR ergonomics

Looking for an AR-clone .22 LR rimfire rifle for cross-training, NRL22 matches, and fun shooting? This .22 LR Walther Hammerli Tac R1 offers full-size AR ergonomics with good accuracy, and nice build quality. It features a 5-position adjustable stock, 10-rd magazine, aluminum upper and lower receiver, flip-up sights, and a matte black finish.

4. Tipton — Sitewide Sale Up to 45% OFF

tipton reloading sale
Major savings on Gun Vises, Tools, Jag Kits, Bore Guides and more

Tipton gun cleaning products are some of the best out there. From gun vises to bore guides, Tipton has just about everything you need to get the job done. If you need cleaning/maintenance tools or supplies, then check out the Tipton sitewide sale. Everything on Tipton’s website is now on sale with discounts up to 45%. This is a once-a-year sale so grab what you need now before it’s all gone.

5. Amazon — Lyman 8-Station Turret Press, $219.99

lyman turret press sale
Quality Turret press with 8 stations and handy priming system

If you need a new press to load multiple pistol and rifle cartridge types, consider a turret. With their ability to hold multiple dies, turret presses offer great flexibility and efficiency. One of the best, reasonably-priced turrets on the market is the Lyman All American 8 Turret Press. Boasting EIGHT stations, this press hold up to four 2-die sets or eight individual dies. The press features a heavy-duty, cast-iron frame, plus a straight-line primer feed system with large and small primer tubes.

6. Brownells — iGaging Digital Micrometer, $65.99

micrometer sale
Save 39% on precision digital micrometer with data output

For precision reloading, a micrometer is important. A micrometer offers greater resolution than calipers and is ideal for measuring certain cartridge and brass dimensions. If you’ve been wanting to get a precision micrometer without breaking the bank, check out the iGaging SpeedMic Quick Action Micrometer from Brownells. This high-quality micrometer is now 39% off, making it an affordable addition to your tool kit. Equipped with a data-output module, this SpeedMic micrometer enables precision measurements to be ported instantly to any computer.

7. Midsouth — Hornady RFID Rapid Access Gun Safe Sale

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Rapid Access handgun safes, vehicle lock boxes, gunlockers on sale

Gun safety is everyone’s responsibility and that starts with the gun owner. If you need an effective way to lock up your guns either at home or in your vehicle, check out the Hornady gun safe sale. For a limited time, you’ll find rapid access safes for the home, vehicle, or office at very good prices. NOTE, along with the handgun safes, Midsouth offers Hornady’s Rapid Access RFID AR GunLocker, which is great for home defense long guns. The wireless RFID technology allows you to instantly unlock the safe with a card or token you carry.

8. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Hand Deprimer Tool, $39.99

Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Hand Deprimer Tool
Deprime fired cartridge brass anywhere — no press needed

Decapping brass can be a tedious, time-consuming, and messy chore. Simplify the task (and avoid messing up your reloading area) with the Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Hand Deprimer Tool. This device lets you remove spent primers anywhere — no press needed and all the mess (cups/anvils/residue) stays in the capture chamber. You can deprime cases while watching TV. This tool features a Universal collet that works with all case types. With good leverage, this tool is easy on the hands too.

9. Palmetto State Armory — Taurus G3 Pistol, $279.99

taurus pistol sale
Great price on reliable compact 9mm carry gun with comfortable grip

Palmetto State Armory is running a great special on the Taurus G3 9mm pistol. Priced at just $279.99, this Taurus G3 costs less than HALF what most dealers charge for a compact Glock 9mm. The grip ergonomics are (in our opinion) much superior to the Glock (for most people), and the Taurus G3’s 6-lb. trigger is better than that of many compact 9mm pistols. The Taurus G3 is a dual-stack 9mm with 17+1 capacity. With a strong warranty, the Taurus G3 offers great value for the price.

10. Amazon — Allen Window and Fence Gun Rest Bag, $10.99

rifle rest bag sale
Handy accessory for hunters and varminters

Sometimes you want to take a shot at a critter, but don’t have time to set up a shooting bench, a tripod, or a mat with bipod. With this simple bag you can make that varmint shot from the window of a vehicle. This cleverly-designed bag can also be used on a fence rail. The Allen Filled Window Mount Gun Rest is a great value at just $10.99. With its unique design you can easily flop it over just about anything to stabilize yourself or just lay it down flat on the floor. It features a textured top surface and non-slip bottom. It comes pre-filled with inert polyester beads.

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November 8th, 2021

Mental Training for Shooting Sports — Recommended Resources

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To win in competitive shooting you need an accurate rifle, excellent ammo, good sights/optics, and good physical fitness. But in addition, there is the “mental game”. You need to be mentally prepared for the match. You should be focused yet relaxed, and be able to deal with stresses from a bad shot or rapid wind change. Experts say you also want to visualize the perfect shot.

One great Shooting Sports USA article, Shooting is 90% Mental, was penned by Chip Lohman (SSUSA’s former Editor). With the help of two very smart Ph.D types, Judy Tant and Mike Keyes, Lohman examines the mental processes involved in the shooting sports. Chip’s co-authors have impressive credentials. Dr. Judy Tant is a Clinical Psychologist and National Bullseye Pistol Champion. Dr. Michael J. Keyes, is a licensed Psychiatrist and former physician for the U.S. Shooting Team. CLICK HERE to read article.

Recommended Books to Focus Your Mental Game and Improve Your Shooting
Along with the article above, there are a number of good books than can help you improve your mental game and perform better in competition. Here are seven recommended books that can help your mental game and shooting skills. These are available from Creedmoor Sports and Amazon.com.

Mental Game Books at Creedmoor Sports

Sport Psychology and Competition: The Psyche of the Shot
This book is a guide to systematically preparing for shooting matches. It contains 1,000 pictures, 200 exercises, and a 6-week training plan.

The Bullseye Mind
Bullseye Mind is the first mental training book written specifically for sport shooters.

Mental Training in Shooting

Mental Training in Shooting
Mental training in Shooting” is a practical book packed with good, straightforward advice about techniques and mental preparation.

Mental Game and Marksmanship Books on Amazon

Mental Preparation for Shooting Matches

Advice from Emil Praslick
Along with these books we offer some smart advice from Emil Praslick III, former USAMU coach. Considered one of the best wind readers on the planet, Praslick also was known for his ability to help his shooters master the “mental game”. Here is an article from the CMP Archives in which Praslick explains how to focus your mind to achieve greater success.

Emil Praslick

Thinking Your Way to Success
by Emil Praslick
Why does it seem that the same small group of shooters wins the majority of the matches? What is the difference among shooters who are technically equal? Confidence. A confident shooter is free to execute his shots without the fear of failure, i.e. shooting a poor shot.

Negative thoughts (can’t, won’t be able to, etc.) will destroy a skilled performance. The mind’s focus will not be on executing the task, but on projecting fear and self-doubt. Fear is the enemy, confidence is the cure. How does a shooter on the eve of an important match … attain the confidence needed to perform up to his potential? A pre-competition mental plan can assist in acquiring that positive mental state. The plan can be broken down into a few phases.

Build a feeling of preparedness. Developing and executing a plan to organize your equipment and pre-match routine will aid you in feeling prepared on match day.

Avoid negative and stressful thoughts. Focusing on “winning” the match or shooting for a specific score (like making the “cut” or making the President’s 100) can cause undue stress. Good shooters focus on aspects that are within their control: their sight picture, their sight alignment, their position. Each shot should be treated as an individual event.

Train stage-specific tasks during your practice sessions. Instead of shooting matches or practice matches only, include some drills that focus on your problem areas. Training in this manner will assist your level of confidence.

As part of your pre-match routine, imagine yourself shooting perfect shots. Visualize getting into the perfect position, acquiring a perfect sight picture, and perfect trigger control.

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November 8th, 2021

INSANE Handgun Speed — 18 Shots on Target in 4.79 Seconds

Max Michel World Speed shooting championships Florida

Be prepared to have your mind blown by Max Michel. This guy is FAST. In this video he puts 18 shots on three targets with two (2) reloads, in a total of 4.79 seconds. That’s right, drawing from holster, he sends 18 rounds in under five seconds, with two mag changes in the process. That works out to a rate of fire of 225 rounds per minute. Consider this — Max shoots faster than a 19th-century Gatling Gun (which had a rate of fire of roughly 200 rounds per minute). And Max is accurate as well as speedy — 16 of Max’s 18 shots were in the targets’ A-Zones, with the other two just barely outside.


Click Speaker Icon to hear sound (audio) — it’s even more impressive with sound!

At age 39, Max Michel is a legend within the world of competitive shooting. A four-time World Speed Shooting Champion, six-time USPSA National Champion, and three-time US National Steel Champion, Max is a dominant force in pistol shooting sports. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Max began shooting when he was just five years old. In 1999 Max joined the USAMU’s Action Pistol Team and served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an Army shooter and trainer. Today, Max is recognized worldwide as a top-tier athlete and instructor.

Follow Max Michel, Jr., on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/maxmichel.us.

To see Max Michel and other top shooters, watch Sportsman Channel programs on your cable network.

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