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Santa Fe, Shotguns, and the Moving Goal Posts of Gun Control

Image via NY Daily News Last Friday another school shooting dominated the headlines of the nation. A 17 year old student killed 8 fellow students and 2 teachers with an assault weapon. Assault weapon in so much that the .38 revolver and pump shotgun, firearm technology that has been around for the better part of two centuries, were used in …

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The Civilian PDW Concept, Part 1

The PDW concept came to be at the end of the 1980s and was a product of a NATO request. NATO wanted to replace their 9mm submachine guns. They wanted a weapon that wasn’t as large as a rifle, but more potent than a submachine gun. NATO specifically wanted something that could efficiently defeat body armor. That’s the military/NATO PDW, …

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RECON Drill: Do you set up shoot and move?

Shooting and moving is an important skill to dust off every once in awhile. Sadly it’s raining today so we will live vicariously through YouTube. I did a variation of this early this week and I was… dusty. But by the third run the fail duster had done its job and I was shooting where I wanted to again. Pro …

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Sunday Sermon: Accuracy is Relative

“Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on ‘pucker factor’ than the inherent accuracy of the gun.” A note on accuracy. It is a widely abused term. If a rifle isn’t ‘Sub-MOA’ (even if the person asking has no notion what that means) or a handgun doesn’t stack rounds at ten yards in their hands then the gun in …

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GETTING GOOD TRAINING?

  When making a major purchase, a smart consumer will research options, read reviews, and compare products. A good student will do the same when seeking a firearms instructor and evaluating the quality of training offered. You are making an investment with your consumer dollars — and your life may someday depend on this training. The first step is to …

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If You Had to Have One Only…

Optic There are a plethora of valid arguments people have put forward for their ‘one’ rifle or handgun. But what about an optic? It’s usually easy enough to get someone to pick a favorite optic given a category. For example… Category: Value Cost Red Dot Sig Sauer Electro-Optics Romeo 5 This little RDS has been on for 14 months without …

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Review: AR500 Valkyrie Carrier System, UHWMPE

“Testing Armor” is a bit of a misnomer. Modern armor is a system with a series of components each doing a specified job. In most rifle armors there are three components to the system. What we’re testing is how these function together. -Hard Plate: Designed to take the rifle round impact on the strike face, will withstand rounds per it’s …

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What Should You Be Doing!?

If you aren’t actively engaging or addressing the threat what is your new priority? Reload Run Communicate Reload. Get ready to reengage the current threat when it reappears or to engage the next threat, which may be a greater one depending on your circumstances. You don’t want to be in the position of having fewer rounds in your gun when …

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NRAAM Roundup

To anyone who attended it was an excellent show. Great weather. BBQ everywhere. Vendors ready and eager to discuss their gear and how the year is shaping up. Manufacturers are in a stage of refinement, polishing and improving the existing product lines while looking to be predictive in the long term. I saw several iterations of lightweight products as various …

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