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Cold Weather Firearm Tips; Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Shooting Gloves, Covering & Storing Guns, Applying Arctic Gun Lubricant & More

Carrying a firearm either for defense or hunting or even a day out at the range requires some preparation during the cold season. Not only do your firearms need preparation, but so does the shooter. Preparing your shooters for the cold weather will help improve performance as well as prevent accident or serious injury. Shooting Range Industries will share a few tips for preparing your firearms from the cold weather and avoid injury.

Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Shooting Gloves

First of all when your hands get cold and numb, it will reduce sensory feedback. Bulky gloves mean you lose your sense of feel, which could leave you clumsy. In any situation—especially in a situation of self defense—clumsiness can prove to be hazardous. A few tricks to get past this problem. One is two cut a thin slit in your glove where your trigger can slip through so you get better trigger control, but can keep you hands warm and numb-free. There is a draw back to this method however. If you touch anything wet like snow or it is raining, you will get the moisture inside your glove. A good pair of gloves is the poly wicker glove. They are not very warm but you can put mittens over them which can come off quickly when it is time to fire your guns.

Covering & Storing Guns in Cold Weather

If you’re planning a hunting trip where you will encounter snow or other slippery substances, here’s a tip. Even though this is not the best looking method it will make you grip your firearms better; use skateboarding tape around the grip of your firearm. If you have multiple firearms and you chose to designate one for your cold season weapon you may want to modify the trigger pull to be much heavier. Whether you are wearing gloves or not, you lose feeling between you and the firearm. Having a heavier trigger pull will help prevent unknown accidental firings of your firearm. There is another challenge for your firearms in the winter other than your hands being cold. If you fall or your muzzle of your firearm comes in contact with snow or ice, this at best will cause accuracy problems. The worst case is that your weapon could malfunction and even rust over time. A few tricks you can do is place masking tape over the top of the barrel so moisture can’t get inside and a bullet can still pass through just fine when you need to use it quickly. You can also use a band-aid or condom over the muzzle the same way to keep moisture out of your firearm. When carrying handguns if you have a CCW or go out hunting, most will carry the pistol under their coat. This is good for protecting it from the moisture and for concealment. One of the best methods for carrying a handgun underneath your coat is to use a cross draw shoulder holster.

Arctic Gun Lubricant for Your Firearm Weapons

Maintenance is important during the winter season. Lubricants will thicken in very cold temperature which often leads to misfires. The last thing you want, especially in defense of you or your family, is for your weapon to misfire. To prevent a misfire you can use graphite, thin watch oil or a synthetic lubricant. They don’t freeze or expand like regular lubricants and still keep your gun well lubed and ready for firing.

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Shooting Range Industries suggests you should go shooting in all weather conditions so you know how you function in good and inclement weather. In rain or cold, hot or dry weather, you will need to know how you and your firearms behave and adjust accordingly. For information on your own custom indoor shooting range, contact Shooting Range Industries today!

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