Blog 2018-04-12T11:05:03-07:00
long range shooting los angeles
If you live in Los Angeles area, and enjoy the shooting sports, then you know just how difficult it can be to find a suitable shooting range. Certainly, there are many indoor ranges, but they are severely limited in allowing you to use a firearm in a manner consistent with the guns purpose.  For example, if you are a hunter, shooting at a target 50 feet away does not really help build or maintain the

Ammunition Selection for Home Defense

Posted on May 8, 2018

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By Mike Lazarus CTA Staff Member   Ammunition penetration is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, you want your ammunition to penetrate sufficiently into a human target. On the other hand, you are rightly concerned about ammunition that will either over penetrate the target or upon missing the intended mark, will travel an excessive distance through common household construction medium. Much good work has been done in the area of ballistic testing,

Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle for home defense

Posted on April 25, 2018

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Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle for home defense. By Mike Lazarus CTA Staff Member I’m going to start by telling you that I will not specifically recommend that you select a rifle, a shotgun, or a pistol for home defense. Which one you select will be entirely based on your needs and preferences. I will spend a few minutes talking about the pros and cons of each, so you can make a more informed decision should
Competitive Shooting in California
Hello, I’m Michael Setting Grand master action shooter and Steel Challenge Speed Shooting Instructor here at the California Tactical Academy. Competitive Action shooting is bigger than ever here at the Academy Ranges in Piru CA. and new shooters by the dozens are coming out to join in the fun and excitement of action shooting. CTA has asked me to speak to those of you interested in the shooting sports known as “Steel Shooting” , “Steel

Selecting a shotgun as a home defense tool

Posted on April 25, 2018

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Selecting a shotgun as a home defense tool By Mike Lazarus CTA Staff Member The shotgun has a lot to offer in the way of versatility and home defense.  While it does not have the capacity of a rifle, or the portability of a handgun, the shotgun can be a very reliable weapon with devastating down range effects. When selecting a shotgun, the first consideration is the type. Shotguns are generally available in single shot,