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This case comes standard with our Exclusive LID STRAP SYSTEM. They both shot well for beginners. My wife in particular had some tight groups, which was awesome considering it was the first time in more than 15 years she had shot a gun. My mother-in-law was very considerate with each of her shots.

She would take long pauses in between each trigger pull, trying to make the best shot she could. It was almost like she knew how expensive ammunition is right now and appreciated shooting every single round. I tried my best to set them up for success, which is why we only shot at a paper target 5 yards away.

Being accurate without a red dot on a handgun is tough, especially for new shooters. And since we were shooting open sights, I kept the target close. That also allowed them to see where the bullets were impacting. I don’t think we had a single round shoot off paper-a win in my book.

And by the end they were both hitting the target in the general area they were aiming. Which is all the accuracy you can ask for from new shooters. Read Next: How I Introduced My City Kid to His First Hunting GunIs Teaching Your Mother-in-Law to Shoot Actually a Good Idea?

Once again, I thought about all my hunting buddy’s reacting to me telling them I took my mother-in-law shooting at the gun range. Dewalt Radios 5. Midland GXT1050VP4 FRS/GMRS Radio (Great for Hunting) 6. Arcshell Long Range Walkie Talkies 7. Midland GXT1000VP4 2-way Radio 8. Retevis RT27 License Free Radios (Best FRS Set) 9. BTECH MURS-V1 Two-Way Radio (No License Needed) 10. Motorola Talkabout T280 Covering the BasicsGMRS stands for General Mobile Radio Service and FRS stands for Family Radio Service. Both GMRS and FRS frequencies are set aside by the FCC with fewer restrictions than other frequencies. Many of the frequencies overlap for interoperability, so, for example, when you buy a GMRS radio you’ll still be able to communicate with FRS radios on certain channels.

You’ll need to apply and pay a fee (around 70 dollars) to the FCC. A GMRS license is now valid for 10 years. When you get your license, you will be assigned a call sign, which you must use to self-identify when operating on a GMRS frequency at least once every 15 minutes, not doing so could lead to a fine (although unlikely, see more details below).

GMRS vs FRS Radio Range CapabilitiesThe short answer is with most GMRS radios you can expect a range anywhere between 10 and 35 miles. A lot of radios advertise their max range in big bold letters, but don’t be fooled, these are best-case scenario projections.

Typically, the range is decreased due to several factors (see below). For FRS only you can expect about a 2-mile range. The long answer is FRS and GMRS range capabilities differ depending on the unit. External factors that affect range include:Signal and power settings have a great influence on the range.

Terrain is another factor.

Two way radios operating on lower frequencies tend to travel farther but can be blocked easier. Higher UHF frequencies typically don’t travel as far but can pass around obstacles easier. Terrain is another factor. If the terrain has fewer obstructions like mountains between the radios the signal will travel a lot farther. Being at a higher elevation like on a mountain or range can greatly increase range.

You can’t communicate with anything else but if you just need to chat with friends or family it might be a simple way to go. READ MOREFor more of our top hiking & backpacking gear recommendations, check out these popular articles:ElectronicsAbout The AuthorHiker. Trail runner. Mountain biker.

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