New Year's Resolutions for the American Gun Owner


A couple of guys who had the resolution of having more fun at the range (Photo: Ben Philippi/

As we move into the new decade it’s important to plan to make 2020 the best year yet. There are many New Year’s Resolutions you may want to attempt in 2020 and we suggest at least a couple of them be related to your favorite firearm. Below you’ll find a list of resolutions the Editors of put together for the American gun owner. Different gun owners need different resolutions, we suggest picking a couple from below and running with them.

2020 will be the year… that I take my dry-fire practice to another level, 30 minutes a night at least 3 times per week.

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Use dry fire trainers to work on fundamentals and consistency. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

2020 will be the year… I vote with my dollar and spend a majority of my dollars at businesses that support the Second Amendment.

2020 will be the year… I finally take that hunt of a lifetime. Whether it’s ringnecks in South Dakota, elk in Montana, or ducks in California, I’m finally going on the hunt I’ve always wanted.


Few places in the world could ever come close to rivaling those South African sunsets. Safaris are about much more than hunting—the animals, wild cuisine, conservation, and of course, the scenery is second to none. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

2020 will be the year… I get in amazing shape and shoot more than ever to compete in the Tactical Games.

The second annual Tactical Games. (Photo: Ben Brown/

2020 will be the year… I finally shoot that caliber I’ve been talking about wanting to shoot.

Dangerous Game

Three solid options in modern .416 Rigby ammunition are the Barnes VorTX and Hornady Dangerous Game Series Bonded or Solids, which performed flawlessly in the author’s Dakota Arms Model 76. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

2020 will be the year… I pledge money to a worthy pro 2A cause such as The Second Amendment Foundation, Walk the Talk America, Wounded Warrior, or any number of other reputable pro 2A causes.

Consider pledging money to Second Amendment Foundation or any other pro-2A group this year.

2020 will be the year… I introduce a friend or colleague to firearms for the first time.

George and Mike, a couple of dads just trying to legalize freedom at the range (Photo: Ben Philippi/

2020 will be the year… I bag that buck that’s been eluding me the past few years.

Scent Kapture always brings home the big bucks! (Photo: Kristen Alberts)

2020 will be the year… I carry everywhere that is legally possible and take my training seriously.

With the right gear and mindset carrying every day is achievable for anyone (Photo: Jacki Billings/

2020 will be the year… I buy that gun I’ve always wanted.

A beautiful case hardened Colt SA Army (Photo: Don Summers/

What do you think? Is there something we missed? Are there any resolutions you’re going to take to heart? Let us know in the comments below!

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