10 Guns Every Hunter Should Shoot

Few hunters can agree on the perfect firearm. The ideal guns for hunting for you depend on the game you’re hunting and your personal preferences. Browse this list of the top 10 guns most hunters agree are excellent items to own and find out how you can find your next hunting rifle, handgun, or shotgun at H&H Shooting Sports. The best guns on the market don’t have to be expensive, so find one that fits your budget today.

 

There are a number of ways to compare guns and find the best hunting gun. Some hunters prefer to have specialized rifles and shotguns for their exact game. Others enjoy versatile guns for all types of game. If you’re looking for a self-defense option, a hunting handgun may be what you’re looking for. Browse this list to find a great option for gun collectors, first-time hunters, and gun enthusiasts alike.

 

1. L.C. Smith

 

A classic hammerless sidelock, the L.C. Smith is a stunning success for American-made firearms. It proved in the 19th and 20th centuries that Americans could design and manufacture a sidelock double-barreled shotgun to compete with leading British designs. This quality shotgun is for the avid hunter who loves history, classic shotguns, and beautiful firearms.

 

This iconic shotgun hasn’t been produced since 1971, so it’s quickly becoming a collector’s item. If you’re lucky enough to own an L.C. Smith, you’re bound to be the envy of your fellow hunters.

 

2. Hawken Rifle

 

Another favorite of classic collectors, a Hawken Rifle is a prized possession in any hunter’s firearm collection. When Jacob Hawken began building Rocky Mountain rifles, the thick stock, large caliber, and heavy designs were an instant hit. A slow-twisting design makes the rifling easily adaptable to a large power charge.

 

Accurate up to 150 yards, a true Hawken is a beautiful muzzleloader to add to your collection. It may be tough to find an authentic one since many muzzleloaders are now mass-produced and called a Hawken.

 

3. Browning Superposed

 

The first over/under shotgun sold commercially was the Browning Superposed. This historical beauty was thought up in 1923 by John Moses Browning. These dynamic shotguns come in 12, 20, and 29 gauge, as well as .410-bore models. There have been over 50 variations on the original Superposed design, and the handcrafted process makes them quite an investment. If you’re lucky enough to order one from a Browning authorized dealer, you’ll soon enjoy a hand-built over/under-delivered straight from Belgium.

4.Ruger 10/22

 

The Ruger 10/22 is a dynamic balance of affordable design and complex engineering. This affordable rifle is perfect for small-game hunting around the country. As a semi-automatic, it gives you the rate-of-fire necessary to keep up with fast game, while the .22 rounds are small enough to handle small game with precision and convenience. The original 10-shot rotary magazine was an engineering marvel in its time, which continues to make this .22 rifle lead the pack.

 

5. Winchester Model 94

 

One of the best rifles to own for hunters is the Winchester Model 94. This iconic deer-hunting rifle boasts a bore big enough to handle any mule or white-tailed deer in your line of sight. This repeating rifle often uses a .30-30 Win cartridge and is a great option for close-range hunting. There’s something special about taking a repeating rifle into the fields or woods to stalk or sit and wait for a deer to enter your range of fire.

 

6. Remington Model 870

 

There’s a reason more than nine million Remington Model 870 shotguns have been manufactured since 1950. This highly popular, prolific shotgun is a go-to choice for pump-action convenience. Hunters around the country rely on it for duck-hunting, turkey-hunting, and other game. Twin action bars give it a surprisingly smooth pump action, which is essential when taking multiple shots at fowl and other game.

 

Not only is the 870 a reliable shotgun, but it’s also surprisingly affordable. It makes an excellent first purchase for hunters just getting started. Compare various models to find one that fits your budget and your hunting style.

 

7. Smith & Wesson Model 29

 

You can’t go wrong with a Smith & Wesson. While many models could have made it on the list, the Model 29 stands out as a classic .44 handgun. Other Smith & Wesson handguns make excellent target shooting and self-defense options, but the Model 29 offers 240-grain power that can strike at 1,400 fps. This makes it a surprisingly lethal handgun for a wide range of game. Whether you carry it as a backup or your primary hunting firearm, you’ll love the reliable feel and power of this revolver.

 

8. Ruger No. 1

 

Combine a smooth trigger pull, excellent sight picture, and surprising breath control, and you have the Ruger No. 1. Many models exist, and collectively they make the ultimate line of single-shot rifles. A falling-block hammerless design is strong, simple, and reliable.

 

Compare the many different stock, receiver, and barrel options to adjust your No. 1 to your personal preferences. This option includes a beautiful American walnut stock and carbon steel barrel, weighing around seven pounds and packing a 450 marlin caliber.

 

9. Winchester Model 70

 

If you’re looking for the quintessential bolt-action rifle, the Winchester Model 70 should be your first pick. This dependable model was redesigned in 1964 to create a more cost-effective alternative. The true, pre-’64 model is a must-have for collectors, but any Model 70 is a great option for rifle hunting. Pick up this light-weight, highly reliable rifle for your next hunting trip or to complete your collection.

 

10. Remington Model 700

 

If you had to choose a single hunting rifle for the rest of your trips, the Remington Model 700 would be a popular option. A cylindrical receiver, iconic bedding system, consistent cartridge positioning, and high tolerances make it a powerful, accurate rifle for the everyday hunter. Pick up a Model 700 in virtually any caliber you need to hunt your next game with the right caliber.

 

This list is far from comprehensive. There are plenty of must-have hunting guns available from leading manufacturers, so it’s difficult to find the best hunting guns for all types of hunting. Once you find the perfect hunting rifle, stock up on ammunition, accessories, and hunting apparel to prepare for a successful hunt. Whether chasing squirrels around your property or traveling the country on a big-game hunt, the best guns for hunters can make the difference between a near miss and a successful search.

 

Shop at H&H Shooting Sports today to compare rifles, shotguns, and handguns from leading manufacturers. Find your favorite hunting firearm and pick up the ammo and accessories you need for a successful hunting trip. Whether going solo to stalk mule deer or taking your buddies on a group duck hunt, the right firearm by your side helps you reach your stand or blind comfortably and take aim reliably at your next target. Shop for your favorite today or browse our extensive catalog to find a new favorite for your next trip.

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Shooting Range Tips For Beginners

These days, more people than ever before are getting interested in learning how to use a gun safely, which has led to a substantial flow of beginners heading to their local shooting range. Even so, some people are wondering if they’re too much of an “amateur” to enjoy the shooting range experience – but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

From understanding how to hold and maneuver popular handguns to effectively shooting larger rifles, practicing at a shooting range is a great way to build your skills. Not only can the shooting range be hugely educational for beginners, but it’s also a lot of fun. Here at H&H Shooting Sports, not a day goes by that we don’t see at least a handful of new shooters come to our range. And if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s the smile they have on their face as they’re leaving (and how quickly they plan to come back!).

So, don’t feel intimidated or unsure about your first time at the shooting range. Instead, take advantage of our useful tips for beginners, so you can walk through the door with the confidence and feel ready to take on an exciting new challenge.

Be aware of the basics of safe gun handling and shooting range rules.

For many first-timers, visiting a shooting range is considered something fun to do – but there’s also an element of seriousness to the activity. Learning the basic principles of gun safety is key, and is equally important on your first and five hundredth time in the shooting lanes.

Gun handling safety rules cover five main ideas:

  • Treat every gun as if it is loaded.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger. Once you are positioned in the lane and the gun is aimed down range and is ready to fire, you can then place your finger on the trigger.
  • Always be sure of your target, as well as what lies beyond it.
  • Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, only aiming it at a target when you’re on the firing line and ready to shoot. Otherwise, the gun should be pointed away or holstered (depending on your gun range’s rules).
  • Never fire without proper ear and eye protection.

In addition to these basic safety guidelines, most gun ranges have their own site-specific rules as well. At H&H Shooting Sports, our range rules outline our expectations for guns, ammunition, and targets brought from home, as well as the specific firing line procedure.

Visit the shooting range with an experienced friend or family member.

Typically, first-timers are required to take a training course in gun safety fundamentals before they can fire at a shooting range. But even after you’ve graduated from this basic course, it’s helpful to have someone with you that knows their way around a gun. Not only will your experience probably be more enjoyable, but you’ll also have help at the ready when needed.

For example, a seasoned shooter can recommend the best beginner handgun for you to start with, so that you aren’t stuck with a firearm that’s too difficult to work with. Additionally, they can give you handy tips for aiming and firing, plus a friendly reminder if you start to slip up on safety rules.

Start your shooting practice with a larger version of a smaller-sized pistol.

It’s easy to assume that the best beginner pistol is the smallest one because many inexperienced shooters believe that smaller guns don’t have any “kick.” Actually, little guns tend to kick much more than larger ones, making them some of the most difficult to handle.

Instead, choose a pistol that’s on the small side, but not too small. A 9mm, .22 caliber, or .38 caliber, in medium and large versions, are all excellent options for your inaugural shooting range visit.

Avoid placing your thumb on the pistol slide.

One of the most common mistakes that beginners make is putting a thumb on the top of the slide’s rear section. But when you fire, that part of the gun moves backward – putting you at risk for a painful injury. Instead, concentrate on keeping your thumbs in the correct position (on top), not resting on the slide.

Dress the part for your shooting range visit.

You might be surprised to hear that there’s a gun range dress code of sorts, but it’s all in the name of safety, not fashion. The biggest no-no is wearing open-toed shoes, so opt for a comfortable, closed-toe pair instead.

V-necks are also usually a bad idea because a funnel effect can cause the round to fall back down your shirt, especially if you’re holding the gun loosely. It can be embarrassing to have to fish rounds out of your shirt every few minutes, so consider saving the V-neck for another occasion.

Choose your shooting range wisely.

As you’d imagine, your first time at the range is something you want to be fun, stress-free, and informative – but a lot of that depends on which gun range you go to. The quality of shooting ranges in Oklahoma City can vary widely, so you never really know what you’re going to get. From overinflated prices to subpar facilities, there are plenty of ways a low-quality range can let you down.

But as long as you stick with a reputable, well-rated range – that’s H&H Shooting Sports for those of you in Oklahoma City – you’ll be well on your way to a great experience. Not only will you feel comfortable as you practice and learn, but the odds are better that you’ll also want to come back to perfect your newfound skills.

Master Your Shooting Skills at the Biggest Shooting Range in Oklahoma

When you’re ready to learn how to shoot a gun, why settle for a shooting range that’s anything less than the best? After all, wouldn’t you prefer to hone your skills in a welcoming, top-quality environment that’s known for being an Oklahoma City favorite?

H&H Shooting Sports is proud to be one of the best shooting ranges in Oklahoma City, thanks to our commitment to delivering an excellent experience for every single guest – beginning and advanced shooters alike. With 61 total shooting lanes, a well-stocked retail store, on-site café, and dozens of firearms for rent, there’s no place quite like our Oklahoma shooting range. Best of all? We don’t charge by the hour, so you can spend as much time as you’d like practicing your shot. You’ll be a seasoned shooter who knows their way around the best guns in the business in no time.

No reservations are needed, so stop by H&H Shooting Sports whenever you’re ready to practice your shooting skills. We’re open seven days a week, with shooting range lane rentals, private classes and lessons, retail shopping, and more for you to check out.

Learn an important life skill by mastering gun safety and shooting basics by visiting the shooting range at H&H Shooting Sports today!

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Check out our sale items for the month of September! Each month we put together some of our top deals on the guns & gear throughout the store and offer them with a special discount all month long. Along with these H&H Deals you can also find info on new items in the store. Next time you’re in store pick up your copy or check out the digital copy below!

H&H Shooting Sports is Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear.

Come in during the month of September to get the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 9mm compact with three 15 round magazines for $549.99

Check out the Beretta 92 FS Compact 9mm is now on sale for $599.99

And the FN FNS 9C Compact 9mm with 3 magazines and night sights is only $569.99

The September Sales Event has something for everyone!

Be sure to head into our Archery Pro Shop this month before the opening day of Archery Deer Season on October 1st, we can make sure you are ready for opening day! Get 10% OFF all SKB bow cases, 10% OFF all Carbon Express Arrows, 10% OFF all Rage Broadheads  and take 10% OFF all Trophy Ridge Accessories.

Check out all of these offers and more in our monthly sales flyer below.

Save in May Sales Event – May 2020

At H&H Shooting Sports we appreciate your continued support. We are open and ready to serve you.

Starting Friday May 1st, we take our first steps in starting to get back to normal. Both the archery and firearms ranges will be open, and the retail floor will be open for browsing! We will keep practicing the social distancing measures in order to reduce risk for everybody. We will adjust our store hours to 10 AM to 8PM Monday – Saturday and 10AM to 6PM on Sunday. 

We have shipments of guns and ammo arriving daily. Get the Beretta M9A3 in black or FDE with 3 magazines and tritium night sights for $879.99 – And just in time for mothers day take 20% off all concealed carry purses including purses from Gun Toten Mama’s. Check out all of our May Savings in our 4 page ad listed below! 

Only at H&H Shooting Sports, Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear, located just off I-40 & Meridian in OKC –

Here at H&H Shooting Sports we are committed to being Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns and Gear.  To reach that goal we buy, trade or sell used guns!  How does that work you may ask?  Well I’ll let you know.  You’ll bring your gun, unloaded, up to the front counter and tell us that you want to sell it.  From there a manager and a gun smith will look over the gun and give you an offer.  If you accept the offer you can leave with cash in hand that day.  If you want to make a trade for a firearm then you’ll be given a 5% discount from the regular price of the new firearm and the value of your trade in.

Just think,  any one of these used guns could be yours!

Being able to trade out and sell firearms is a very easy way to expand your collection and clean out your safe of the guns that are gathering dust.  Buying a used firearm is a great way to get a great deal on guns that may be hard to find or no longer in production.  They say that some guns aren’t made like they used to – so buying used might be what you’re looking for.   So stop into H&H today and see what you can find!

Keep it holstered while in the store!

So you’re finally going to the range, the gunsmith or you are day dreaming about buying a new LWRC rifle – whatever brings you in we are glad you went.  During your visit, we would just like to remind you of one incredibly important thing. Guns are welcome on premises (duh) however please keep ALL weapons holstered unless need arises – in such case, judicious marksmanship is appreciated! So keep it holstered there Huckleberry.  Here at H&H, or any gun store for that matter, your firearm needs to stay in its holster, box, or range bag until you are out on the range at the firing line.  Most, if not all, gun stores and ranges emphasize this policy, so whenever you pull out your firearm in the middle of the retail section you break the air of safety that we care so much about.

“Oh! Don’t worry its not like its loaded or anything.” Remember – The 1st Law: The Gun Is Always Loaded.  Accidents can happen at anytime so we do as much as we can to mitigate the risks involved at a gun range.

“Oh don’t worry I’m very careful with it”  Okay – that maybe true – but is everyone else careful?  How do you know that the firearm is in good working condition, and not broken or damaged in some way to where it could accidentally discharge?  Do you know if every one around you is careful?  Maybe someone behind you could trip into you and make you drop it.  Risk mitigation is every one’s job!

No one at any store wants to look down the business end of a firearm.  It doesn’t matter if it is loaded or not.  Lets all do our part for safety and remember to always treat every gun as if it is loaded.  If you absolutely need to show us a firearm away from the firing line we do have a few options.  If the gun that needs to be show is loaded in a holster then take it out onto the range.  There, the firearm can be safely removed from your holster, range bag, or case, and locked with the chamber open.

Accidents happen quickly and no amount of “Sorry I didn’t mean it!” can undo what has been done.  Always follow the 4 Laws of Gun Safety.

Great trigger control for new shooters

 

Many of shooters have wondered “why are my shots low and to the left?”  Well wonder no more.  The root cause of such a problem is caused by improper placement of the index finger on the trigger.  The correct placement of the finger would be the middle of the top section of your index finger.  Try to get it as close to the middle as you can just like this military training photo.

By pulling the trigger with nearly the end of the finger, you make the trigger go straight back.  Using more of the finger will push the whole gun off to the side, thus making your shots not as accurate as they could be.

Do this and your groups will improve.  Try this tip the next time you come into the gun range at H&H Shooting Sports. https://www.hhshootingsports.com/shop/ranges/

 

Fun new targets at the range

It seems like shooters have been blasting away at the same bull’s eyes and silhouettes since forever now.  But thanks to a GunFun Shooting Targets, you can have a choice as to what you put down range!  So next time you go to the range, perhaps for one of our daily range specials, keep your eye’s on the look out for some of their fun targets.

Hostage Crisis.

Push your tactical skills to the max with this target!  It features a Hollywood style situation where any real-life miss would be catastrophic!  It’s best used with a handgun to help you tighten up those groups but since it’s just paper you can use just about any firearm.  Shotguns are unadvised for obvious reasons

 

Vital dude.

Now here’s a great twist on the silhouette.  This great target shows off the skeleton and internal organs of an average male.  This x-ray look helps you to see the actual vital zones of a human attacker.  With this one you don’t have to aim for some arbitrary center but instead you can go for the actual heart, lungs and liver!

 

Sink-a-Sub

This one offers some fun for the whole family.  The sink-a-sub target can be set for any distance to test out your skill.  It’s best paired with an accurate .22LR.  The real skill involved here is making sure that you don’t accidentally hit the water or the wrong sub.  Pull the target all the way to the back for the maximum challenge.  This’ll really make sure your sights are zeroed.

 

What I’ve listed here is not even the full selection.  More can be bought from their website or at H&H Shooting Sports range check in section.  Look for the full color ones on the black shelf and test these fun one’s out at your next range visit!

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December 2019 Sales Event

Check out our sale items for the month of December! Each month we put together some of our top deals on the guns & gear throughout the store and offer them with a special discount all month long. Along with these H&H Deals you can also find info on new items in the store. Next time you’re in store pick up your copy or check out the digital copy below!

H&H Shooting Sports is the gift headquarters fro all the shooters on your list this Christmas. With a wide variety of ammo, firearms, knives and more, H&H has what you need.

Don’t miss the HK VP9 9mm with 4 total mags and a free hat for only $649.99, the Sig Sauer P365 XL is $579.99 and the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport with MP100 optic included is now just $374.99

H&H Shooting Sports located just off I-40 & Meridian in OKC – H&H Shooting Sports is Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear.

H&H Black Friday 2019 – Full Ad Scan

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Complete coverage of H&H Shooting Sports Black Friday 2019 Ads & H&H’s Black Friday deals info.

H&H Shooting Sports has a better way to do Black Friday, with our doors opening at 9 AM on Friday morning. So rush in, stock up, and save big on great deals storewide. Starting on Black Friday we have special door-buster savings on Firearms, Safes, Accessories, Knives, optics and more! Get the Liberty Colonial 50 Blackout Safe for $1599, and the Beretta Nano 9mm is now just $249. The Taurus G2C 9mm is only $199.99 plus get $25 back as a mail in rebate. Also take 15% OFF all used guns during our 3 Day Black Friday Super Sale.

This is the ad that will appear in The Oklahoman on Thanksgiving day. We have many more items that will be on sale, that simply wouldn’t fit into this ad. H&H Shooting Sports will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open from 9AM to 9PM on Black Friday. Doors will open again on Saturday at 9AM, and we will remain open until 9PM. The sale prices will continue to be honored on Sunday from 9AM to 6PM.  This is a 3 Day Sales event, however all items are available while supplies last Prices valid 11/29-12/1 only.

H&H will be open during our normal business hours, 9am – 9pm on Black Friday. We understand that other stores will be opening earlier, some even open on Thanksgiving Day. We want to ensure that our team members and their families get a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations. We hope that you will do the same, and see us on Friday morning at 9am!

 

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