We’ve added 2 more ways for you to earn rewards points that can be used to get a discount on your orders.
We covered the new TALON Grips rewards system in an earlier blog post which you can read here to get caught up.
The process of earning rewards points through social media is simple. First, make sure you are logged into your account at TalonGunGrips.com then select the Rewards icon in the lower right of your screen.
When the popup opens select Ways to earn.
You will then see Follow on Instagram and Like on Facebook. Like and Follow us and you will get 100 points each.
That’s it! That’s pretty easy way to get 200 points which is equal to $2 dollars off your next order.
Loyal customers are a big part of our business so we developed a rewards program that will provide you credit based on the dollars spent at TalonGunGrips.com. The nuts and bolts of the program follow:
- You will get automatically signed up for the rewards program when you place an order.
- You get 4 points for every $1 spent. For instance, if you spend $25 you will accrue 100 points.
- For every 100 points you receive $1 off your order.
If you cannot sign into your account reset your password.
Redeeming Your Rewards Points
- Go to TalonGunGrips.com
- Make sure you are signed into your account. If you don’t remember your password Click Forgot Password, enter your email address and click RESET PASSWORD and an email will be sent to you to enter a new password.
- Add the products you want to purchase to the cart.
- Once done shopping click the Rewards Icon which is a crown in the lower right of your screen. See Here
- You are now in the rewards section. See Here
- Rewards Points Available
- Ways to earn
- All Rewards– Click to redeem points See Here
- Slide the ball over to the desired amount of rewards points and discount you want to use and click Redeem. See Here
- A code will be generated. Simply click Apply now or copy the code and paste into the coupon code section at Checkout. See Here
If you have any questions about the program please contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you loyal TALON Grips customers.
Most marketing gurus say a website should be redesigned every 2-3 years. We’ve gotten over 6 years of good performance out of our old website. So you can say our website has done a great job for us and we were in need of a new website… yes, a new website has been a long time coming!
On October 29th we shut down old faithful and moved forward with a shiny new website. Our team has put countless hours into the choosing a new website platform, designing the general layout, organizing the pages logically, writing new product descriptions, taking pictures, building the pages, and…you get the idea. We are happy with the result of our efforts and we hope you are as well.
What the new website means to you is a new rewards program and resetting your account password when you log into your account on the new website the first time.
Use discount code TALON15 to get 15% off your order
Offer good through November 16th, 2019
Resetting Your Account Password
- Click- FORGOT PASSWORD
- Enter your email address
- Click the RESET PASSWORD button
- You will be emailed a link which you can click or past into your browser
- On the reset password page enter your password and you’ll be set!
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback from our customers has been vital to our growth, we encourage you to share your thoughts on the new website.
The TALON Team
By Jay Chambers
Handguns are small and can be hidden under clothing, so they’re a great way to protect yourself in all situations. But, in order to make that possible, you need to know what the best handguns are.
Although there are many models out there and each one of them is good in its own way, not every handgun is suitable for every person. Whether you’re about to purchase your first handgun, add to your collection, or want to replace old reliable, it’s a good idea to know the best handguns of the year.
So, the following list is packed with some of the best handgun models of 2019.
Ruger Koenig Custom Shop 1911
Ruger did a good thing by teaming up with Doug Koenig, as they are now created an effective and beautiful handgun. The Custom Shop 1911 model is one of the most fun guns to shoot and it’s also easy to conceal.
The pistol is a 9mm one with a fiber-optic front sight, checkered front strap, and low recoil. In addition, it is very accurate. If you want to learn how to shoot and don’t mind dropping some $$$, this handgun will be of great help. A nice thing about this gun is that the ammo isn’t too pricey either.
It’s suitable to use during competitive shooting or for daily carry.
Colt King Cobra DA Revolver
This small pistol is very cute, while still holding the classic look it’s so loved for. The model has a 3.0-inch barrel and a chamber for .357 Magnum. It’s important to note that it’s a double-action revolver.
Besides, the rest of the handgun is made of stainless steel, while the front sight has a brass-bead. With a six round cylinder, this pistol is easy to conceal and is great for self-defense.
Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2
What’s good about this model is that while the design is a subcompact, it is also quite thin. So, it’s sure to be more comfortable when carrying it, making it an ideal concealed carry option.
Another advantage is the grip safety to ensure the model doesn’t discharge accidentally. This model has two OEM magazine versions available, 7-round and 9-round. It comes at a more affordable price as well, so if you need a new EDC pistol this is a great choice.
Nighthawk Custom Firehawk Model 1911
Having a beautiful, stainless finish, this handgun is truly a jewel. This Firehawk comes in either .45 ACP or 9mm. It has a modified slide and a full-length recoil guide rod with Commander-length spring. Meanwhile, the barrel is a 5.0-inch bull one.
You don’t need to worry if the barrel seems a little longer than expected – it can still be concealed properly. However, bear in mind that the price is high.
Because of Glock’s reputation, their products are expected to live up to expectations, which is why this model has made it to the list. Its trigger is smooth, and the recoil is reduced in comparison to the Glock 17.
The Glock 34 is a version of the Glock 17. The difference lies within its barrel – the barrel is longer, so it will help you shoot more accurately. It’s not too heavy and works great for competitions.
If you need a less expensive alternative while maintaining a high-quality build, look into the Glock 34.
Kimber EVO SP
It doesn’t matter whether you’re right or left-handed – the Kimber EVO SP is a wonderful concealed carry firearm.
It has an enclosed rear on the slide, making sure that no crud, dust or lint accumulates inside your firearm. As such, maintenance is a less burdensome thing to deal with, since there will be barely anything to clean on the inside.
FN 509 Midsize
Another pistol suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people is the FN 509 Midsize. It comes with ambidextrous controls to make sure no matter what hand you use, you will be able to access the amazing features and shoot with the same accuracy.
The firearm has a 4.0-inch barrel, with the full length being 7.4 inches and weighing 26.5 ounces. To make things better, it comes with interchangeable backstraps for all hand sizes and shooter preferences.
10 or 15 rounds can be used with this handgun depending on the magazine you use. It is a model that doesn’t only come for a decent price but also has an outstanding performance.
2019 has seen some amazing handguns so far and knowing some of them may help you purchase a model that suits you. Whether you settle for Glock, Colt, Springfield or any other brand present in the list above, you’ll hopefully find the handgun that suit your needs.
Today I’m going to show you five tips that’ll improve your accuracy.
I (and many other shooting experts) use these tips and have had huge success with hitting the bullseye. The best part?
It doesn’t involve buying more gun attachments. Don’t get me wrong — using an optic will enhance your shooting accuracy. For example, when I’m out performing long range target shooting with my AR-10, I need my AR 10 scope to accurately hit the target.
But in reality, much of accuracy has more to do with the shooter than the firearm. That said, if you’re looking to tighten up those groups, this article is for you.
Let’s get started!
Tip #1: Fix Your Positioning
Your shooting position involves a lot of aspects. Here are eight things to keep in mind when getting postured:
Making yourself comfortable is essential. If you shoot while cramped or slouching, you’ll hate it, miss shots, and go home sore and cranky. Believe me, I’ve been there. So keep readjusting until you get yourself in a relaxed, stable, and comfortable position.
Experiment with sitting, standing, and kneeling. Figure out which shooting position is most comfortable for you.
Try shooting prone. Many shooters find shooting prone the most comfortable position and has even been called one of the most accurate shooting positions.
Use a Rest
Rests will significantly improve your accuracy. They stabilize your gun and eliminate the tremble/nerves/sweaty grip you might be experiencing.
Open Your Eyes
Why would you close one eye while shooting? C’mon, you’re shooting — eyes are helpful. (Okay okay, it’s true that I still close one eye when using binoculars, but you didn’t hear it from me.)
Seriously though, figure out which eye is dominant and use that eye. Don’t close the other eye — train both eyes to stay open while shooting. You don’t want to go home with a migraine. (And squinting also doesn’t look cool, sorry.)
Don’t fight your gun. This means, don’t force your gun in an unnatural way. Get into a relaxed posture while holding your gun, and let it slip into the most natural spot.
Get a Grip
Grip your gun well. Hold it securely but not in a death grip. If it feels wrong, readjust.
Tip #2: Check Your Gun
The last thing you want is to goof up a shot because of a minor gun issue. For example, after repeated use, parts can come loose on a rifle.
Whether you’re at the range or hunting whitetail deer, you’ll want to be confident in your gun. So thoroughly inspect your gun to make sure everything is working well. Here are a few things to check:
- Screws tight
- Clean gun
- All parts, rings, etc. attached
- Properly mounted scope
While I’m on the subject of rifle scopes, turn your magnification down. Unless you’re shooting long range, you don’t need to be extremely zoomed in. And if you over-zoom, it will magnify any rifle-shake. That is incredibly distracting and you’ll want to avoid it.
Tip #3: Follow Through
This will sound weird to newbies but hear me out:
Follow through matters!
You may think that once you fire a shot, you could dance salsa with your gun and it wouldn’t matter. But that’s not true — following through improves accuracy. It’s essential to keep your barrel steady and locked on the target as your bullet leaves the barrel.
A good follow through is all about remaining in the same position after you shoot.
Here’s how to follow through:
- After you squeeze the trigger and the bullet leaves the barrel, hold the gun steady.
- Keep it aimed at the target and control any jerking.
- Work on not flinching, and try not to be afraid of recoil.
- After taking a breath, slowly release the trigger.
Tip #4: The Moment of Fire
When it’s time to pull the trigger, get the basics straight:
Make your shots without breathing. Shooting while you breathe is like shooting while standing in a rocking canoe. Take a breath, then hold it and make your shot.
Squeeze, don’t yank. You’ll want to squeeze or press the trigger. Pulling/yanking can jerk your sights off-target. Once you’ve focused your sights and have a good sight picture, begin to squeeze. If you start losing the sight picture, readjust and squeeze again. Repeat until you land your shot.
Shoot calmly. Don’t skip this one. It’s underrated but it’ll significantly improve your shots. Keep a calm, cool head and your accuracy will reflect that.
Tip #5: Perfect Practice
My eighth grade teacher used to drill into our heads:
“Practice makes perfect.”
She stressed that it was only perfect practice that makes perfect. Otherwise, you’re just forming bad habits.
Focus on consistent, accurate shooting, and you will develop good muscle memory. Careless practice will lead to bad muscle memory and you don’t want that.
Head to the Range!
I hope you’ve come to realize that accurate shooting isn’t about an Amazon spree for more gun gimmicks. Of course, firearm accessories like optics will improve accuracy — especially if you’re shooting long-range.
However, it’s honestly about consistency, perfect practice, and implementing some of the basic tips we just covered.
Oh, and one final piece of advice:
Don’t obsess over a bad shot.
That will flood your body with unnecessary stress that’ll effect your shot. So shrug it off and try again. After all, it’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Just try to develop a positive, happy attitude, and your shooting will reflect that — I guarantee it.
Richard Douglas is a firearms expert and educator. His work has appeared on large gun publications like The National Interest, Daily Caller, ODU Magazine, American Shooting Journal, SOFREP, and more. In his free time, he reviews various optics and guns on his Scopes Field blog.