6 years ago

Three Basic Handgun Types

A basic look at the three most common types of handguns: single action, double action, and semi-automatic. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who ...

6 years ago

Colt SAA Black Powder Frame

Comparing a vintage Colt SAA Black Powder frame revolver with a modern Colt SAA. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: ...

6 years ago

Caliber Basics

A demonstration of what "caliber" is all about. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: BUD’s GUN SHOP, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ...

6 years ago

Magnum vs Special

In this "basics" video I illustrate the difference between Magnum and Special cartridges, such as the .44 Magnum vs .44 Special and .357 Magnum vs .38 Special. What is actually the difference? You might not have to be a new shooter ...

6 years ago

S&W Frame Sizes

A basic hands-on illustration of the common Smith & Wesson frame sizes. This video is in some ways one of my "Basics" videos; however, not necessarily. I could be a very experienced shooter but just don't own any S&W revolvers and am ...

6 years ago

Legal Carry (Decisions to Make)

So, you've decided to buy a handgun and get your carry permit. In this video I attempt to present some of the questions you'll need to ask yourself and decisions you'll need to make. It's a trial & error process, to some degree, but ...

6 years ago

Gas Operated Rifle?

Did you know that the AR-15, M1-A, AK-47, etc are all "Gas Operated"? Many of you know exactly what this is about, but I suspect there are quite a few relatively new shooters who have not thought about what that means. This is ...

7 years ago

Shooting Tip (Follow Through)

Shooting is shooting. A consistent follow through is vital to virtually any sort of shooting or athletic skill. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks ...

6 years ago

Sight Adjustment Basics

My method for adjusting sights. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: BUD’s GUN SHOP, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, ...

7 years ago

Reloading Basics (Decisions To Make)

A look at what reloading is all about and the various decisions one needs to make before getting started. More specific and shorter videos will follow on various aspects of reloading. This is a lengthy video, but it's for people ...

7 years ago

Trigger & Grip Tip

Grip exercise and one-handed shooting might actually improve your grip and trigger control. Seems to help for me. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks ...

5 years ago

Hard Cast Lead Bullets vs Soft Lead Bullets

What is a "Hard Cast" bullet? I try to explain and demonstrate what this means. By the way, I'm having so much fun with my hammer that I don't think I mention it in the video, but the primary reason for hard cast bullets is that they ...

5 years ago

Grains - The Shooter's Unit of Measurement

What is a "grain"? What exactly are shooters referring to when they talk about grains? Bullet weight? Amount of powder in the case? Weight of the oxygen in the gun barrel? Experienced shooters know all this, but a great number ...

5 years ago

How NOT To Shoot a Revolver

If you value your skin, be sure to hold a revolver correctly! 🙂 Also, for the person or two who keep trying to repost the same goofy comment, anybody who cannot see that the paper is cut at the cylinder gap, please "rewind" the ...

5 years ago

Twist Rate

A basics video on barrel rifling and twist rate. Please don't make this more complicated that it is for new shooters! 🙂 I've tried to keep it simple. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com ...

5 years ago

New Shooters

An overview of some things for "new shooters" (maybe even experienced shooters) to consider. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to ...

4 years ago

How NOT to shoot a semi-automatic Pistol

This is a "Basics" video for those very, very new to firearms. Hopefully, you didn't learn this the hard way! If so, you might still have scars on your thumb to prove it. 🙂 ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit ...

4 years ago

Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder

A basics video to show the difference between black powder and smokeless powder. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: ...

4 years ago

Short Shucking Syndrome and the Pump Shotgun

Do you suffer from Short Shucking Syndrome? Is it something you'd like to avoid or be cured of? Maybe Dr. Hickok can help. 🙂 ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the ...

4 years ago

How Not To Shoot a Revolver ( Chapter 2 )

We do the cylinder gap gas-escape test again with a .44 Magnum, as well as with the Russian "gas-seal" revolver, the 1895 Nagant. Interesting results. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com ...

4 years ago

Magazine vs Clip

No, you are not a felon or a 2nd Class citizen if you call a "magazine" a "clip." It IS something you might as well get figured out, though, and correct if you want to have respect within the shooting community. It's just a fact, ...

2 years ago

223 Subsonic Ammo

Shooting subsonic 223 basics. ------------------- ------------------------ Please visit the Hickok45.com website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: BUD’s GUN SHOP, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, FEDERAL ...