On Target: Practice Shooting Range Etiquette

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The sport of guns and ammunition continues to flourish, but some things remain the same despite the sport’s history. Etiquette and initial learning is incredibly important – perhaps the most crucial moment to a hobbyist.

Those with experience, highly stress etiquette and the simple yet integral rules of gun safety. Before target training and entering a gun range with experienced people with little tolerance to those who may place them in danger, consider the following information.

Know the 4 Gun Laws

To begin, there are four cardinal rules of gun etiquette.

- Always assume a gun is loaded, meaning approach with great care and caution, not pointing in the direction of people and non-target things
- Never point the gun at anything you do not intend to destroy
- Always be sure of the target (and what is behind it)
- Keep your finger off the trigger until the target is in sight

These are stressed continuously until the notions become automatic, ingrained in a hobbyist’s brain, influencing ongoing behavior.

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How the Skateboarding World Has Transformed From What It Used to Be

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Skateboarding appears as fresh-faced as some young women and men riding boards to school, the market, or local skate parks. What’s surprising to some, despite its popularity and association to exercise, is skateboarding’s age! The sport has been around since the 1960s.

Skateboarding, like those who mature, gain experience, and evolve, has transformed; the moves, direction, and riders look different today as compared to skateboarding’s beginnings.

The Beginning

It’s difficult for skate historians to attribute one event, invention, or person to the beginning of skateboarding; it seems multiple stories place the advent of skating around the same time. At some point, surfers, looking to replicate the experience on land (especially when waves were minimal), fused roller skates to a flat board, emulating the skating experience but with two (free) feet on one board.

Like surfing, the ‘new’ way of riding was considered alternative and ridiculous by most, yet a select few, enjoying the sensation of paving streets in style and speed, continued the practice. Despite athleticism of riders, the clay wheels, getting caught in cracks and sidewalks, often pitched riders off boards.

If smooth riding was an end goal, improvement was needed.

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Waterproof PowerPak Ultra

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Portable power sources are becoming more and more popular as gadgets keep dominating our lives. Also, some gadgets like smartphones seems to have more trouble holding their charge these days.

We tried the new Trent PowerPak Ultra which can help you keep your USB-based devices juiced while in the most extreme environments. You’ll immediately notice the rugged exterior when you pull it out of the box. It also features an IP-67 rating and it’s built to survive most drops and can be temporarily submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without damage.

The PowerPak Ultra features 14,000 mAh of power, meaning it is powerful enough to store 700% of the average smartphone’s battery life. If you’re spending lots of time outdoors this can be a very handy gadget for the group. It features two USB ports able to simultaneously charge any combination of smartphones, tablets or other USB-based device.

  

Fight germs with GermWarrior, a new nasal inhaler

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Everyone seems concerned with fighting germs these days, and for good reason. We all hate getting sick, so we’re drawn to products that can help kill airborne germs. We recently tested a new product called GermWarrior, a homeopathic nasal inhaler that delivers an active germ-fighting agent through a convenient inhalation system. It was very easy to use and also felt good when you inhale the vapors. It works when you inhale the GermWarrior vapors once into each nostril, allowing the essential oil–based formulation to enter the nasal passage. It’s formulated to help to boost the immune system and inhibit airborne germs.

Naturally we can’t confirm if it actually killed germs but I know I’ll try it again, particularly if I start feeling stuffy. The vapors are strong but also pleasant with a powerful aroma, so it’s definitely worth a try.

  

Survey Says She Wants You to Buy Her a Drink… But What Does She “Really” Want?

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We all know that opening with “Hey can I buy you a drink?” is a really bad move on so many levels: It turns you into just another open wallet looking to get in her pants, you’re instantly transformed into a guy who has to pay for attention from women, and it’s also not that creative, original or interesting. Which is exactly how she’ll see you.

It’s why so many guys end up going home alone, and with a lot less money.

Yet, a recent survey by New Amsterdam Spirits found that 67% of women think it’s “smooth” when a man buys them a drink. Well of course they do. Who doesn’t love free drinks? I bet if they surveyed men and asked if we’d like women to buy us a drink, the result would be 97%. And the other 3% would be lying.

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