Tag: rifles

On the Web: Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles

| August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halftime Magazine just published a new “web exclusive” article, written by our very own Chris Casteel, education coordinator for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California comparing plastic and wooden rifles.  Have you wondered what the difference is?  Trying to make that choice yourself?  Visit Halftime’s website for their article!  Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles by […]

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Tip for Today: Tape the metal pieces of your rifle.

| August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

The metal pieces of a rifle can be particularly sharp on bare hands, especially in cold weather.  Avoid injury by taping over all exposed metal including swivels and strap screws with electrical tape before the season begins.

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Strap Screws!

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Tape Rifle Screws

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Inexpensive Rifle Padding

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Rifle pads wearing out?  Here’s a quick fix instructors have been using for years!  Cut an ordinary feminine pad down to size, stick it in place and cover with electrical tape!  Inexpensive and works great!

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Tip for Today: Removing Sticky Tape Residue

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Need to remove gunky tape residue? Use WD40 on equipment to clean and destickify! Just use regular dish soap to wash off the WD40. Danielle SmithDir. Allegany High School ColorguardsCumberland, MD

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Painting a Rifle

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

We recently received an email inquiry from a reader about how to repaint a rifle when it gets chipped.  We spoke to John from Premier Rifles for his advice.  This is what he recommends! To play it safe you should use enamel paint on rifles.  Some rifles are painted with enamel and some with lacquer […]

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Rifle Technique Video

| November 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

We found a video by the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps featuring Andrew Acheson on Band Director.com .  This is a video on rifle technique that you can view online – it covers parts of the rifle, basic spins, and other beginner technique! Click Here for the Video!  

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How To Tape Your Rifle!

| August 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Without the proper taping a rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “broken in two” with just one missed toss.  Click below to download an instruction sheet for how to tape your rifle to protect it for years to come! INSTRUCTIONS: How to Tape your Rifle    

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Protecting Your Rifle!

| July 17, 2007 | 4 Comments
Protecting Your Rifle!

Before you spin those new rifles make sure you have prepared them for the abuse they are about to receive!  Without the proper taping your rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “split in two” with just one bad toss!  This article gives step-by-step instructions for taping your rifle as well as tips from […]

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