Advice to New Shooters

These are a series of articles designed to make those new to gun ownership and shooting sports feel more comfortable. We will highlight legal items you need to know, how to pick a new gun and other general topics.

Reloading “Accidents” Do Happen

Why the quotes? Because most reloading “accidents” aren’t “accidents” at all. They are failure to follow established rules. Or failure to be attentive enough. Or deliberately doing something wrong for the umpteenth time because you have always gotten away with it in the past.   Like the reloader with 30 years accident-free experience who decided to seat a primer just …

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Rifle Systems Spotlight: Daniel Defense

Daniel Defense is arguably one of the most successful turn of the century firearms manufacturers. Since their founding in 2000 they’ve become a leader in the vast AR15 community with top tier rifles and components, doubling their year over year output three separate times in less than two decades. It was one of their components, the RIS, that originally put …

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Skills Maintenance: Limited Resources. Using Deliberate Practice on Low Round Counts

Training and skills maintenance is a subject that we shortchange ourselves on when it comes to where our time, our effort, and our resources are spent. It’s understandable in many respects since basic skills maintenance isn’t anything new. It’s not a new rifle in the case or safe. It isn’t a new sidearm riding in a holster. It’s not a …

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Defensive Firearm Training: Don’t Play the Odds

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I want to dissect some recent advice I came across that affects defensive firearm training. The long and short of it was you, as a Concealed Carrier, do not need to practice doing reloads during your training and practical skills maintenance because you will “never” do one for real. This triggered a recall on the number of times I’ve seen, …

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The Adventures of the Iron Pipeline: Tracking Your Stolen Guns, Part 2

248 Readers, There’s been an update on my adventure with stolen firearms and so I’m passing the furtherance of my information onto you. The vast majority of gun owners, thankfully, haven’t had to experience dealing with the aftermath of stolen firearms and I wish this experience on no owner… It’s a just a heaping slog of frustration. Back in May …

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Modifying the Defensive Firearm

Editors Note: When you look at a publication that makes it’s money selling ad space for firearms accessories and modifications and you see repeated articles encouraging gun owners to train and focus on raw skill vs buying the next gadget take note. Bill’s bio speaks for itself and he is the type of man that has had to defend his …

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Guns by the Numbers, not Mythology

In the last couple weeks I’ve had a great number of conversations circulating around the topic of good carry guns and how to win and survive a violent encounter. There are a great deal of nearly mythic attributes that a great many people assign to firearms and other defensive tools and I want to make a general address here that …

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Having Fed the Iron Pipeline: What to do and expect after a firearm is stolen

This is a Public Service Announcement You’re on a trip, a beautiful drive through middle America, and you see a shining sign. Cabela’s! You stop, naturally, to go in and do the tour. Ten minutes later you return to your vehicle, a box of ammo in a bag and drink from the cooler in hand to see that your car …

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BUILDING THE FIGHTING MINDSET

When we think of training, we tend to focus on the more tangible elements involved: the skills and tactics, the drills, and, most commonly but incorrectly, the gear and equipment that we will use. These factors are like the visible part of an iceberg that we can see above the waves. However, like an iceberg, there is a huge chunk …

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You Need a Glock 19, Part 2

  Several weeks ago I published a short article on choosing a defensive handgun that was, in a tongue and cheek manner, implying shooters need a Glock 19 and on a more serious note a peer handgun of some sort on par with the Glock 19. In that article, I cast a fairly wide net on the definition of a ‘peer firearm’ and …

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