New Shooters

Michigan AR-15 Pistol/SBR Build

Michigan is an interesting place. We interpret gun laws a tad bit different than other states. As such we wind up with interesting hybrid products like the “Michigan Pistol”.  While the Michigan Pistol has gone the way of the dodo and SBR’s have finally been approved in the state thanks to SB610 we still have some interesting gun laws. SBR’s …

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Building an AR Pattern Rifle: An Interlude of Quietly Mumbled Profanity (Part 1)

 Keith our resident instructor and AR-15 home build fanatic, has started a series on building an AR-15 from scratch. This first article discusses why or why not  you may want to build an AR instead of buying one. While cost is a factor it should not be “the factor” when making this decision. This series will be an excellent compliment …

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Practice That Hurts

Train at home and at the range.

Practice is something we preach about here at 248 Shooter on a regular basis. However at a recent class I was in I realised that Practice can actually kill. I grew up in the town that the NY Rangers practiced in. As a benefit of that we had a really great Ice Rink just a half a mile from my …

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Patriot Defense Training EC3 Medical Trauma Class

Over the weekend 248Shooter was invited to Jackson Michigan to train with Patriot Defense Training. The subject of the class was very different from the usual handgun, carbine or shotgun training that they traditionally offer. The subject for the 2 day course was Emergency Casualty  Care Class which is marketed as EC3.  The focus of the class was on identifying …

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EDC or EDR? Which Acronym Should You Use?

Breach Bang Clear

If you are not following this blog you missing out. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/609-edc-or-edr-which-acronym-should-you-use.html They do a fantastic job of covering important topics in a fun way and they have an awesome action fiogure logo. Seriously these guys are top of the game. Check out the article below and then go check out Breach Bang Clear for more great articles. Written by Breach-Bang-Clear on 27 January …

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AR-15 Do’s and Don’ts

AR-15 Do's and Don'ts full playlist of all videos

Youtube is an incredibly valuable source of information if you can weed through the chaff to find the people worth following. One of my prefered Youtubers is Highjak86. He has been working on a multi-part series called AR-15 Do’s and Don’ts. It is by far one of the better video series I have seen on the topic. If you are new …

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I Want to Reload What Do I Need? Part 2

What you need to begin reloading

We started our series with reloading and what you need over here if you missed it. The items covered in that article include: Reloader Manual Workspace Reloading Press Reloading Dies Caliper It is our goal to complete the list of required items in this article. Those items include: Shell Holder Powder Measure Components = Brass, Bullets, Powder, Primers Case Trimmer …

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