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My Fitness Goals for 2018

Today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some wisdom on making and keeping fitness goals from world renowned fitness trainer and 58 year old power lifter, Charles Staley. Ah yes, the new year is nearly upon us, and most of us are thinking about the progress we have (or haven’t) made in 2017),…

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Surviving cold emergencies, like falling through ice

We’re in the middle of one of the most dangerous times of the year for cold related emergencies. Clothes that are appropriate for going 20 feet from a warm house to a soon-to-be-warm car and 100 yards from the warm car into a warm store aren’t appropriate when you have an accident or the car…

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“My Sights Are Off” and other Pistol Accuracy Myths

There are some trips to the range that I remember very clearly… A decade or so ago, I bought an H&K USPc. I immediately took it to the range, had the sights swapped out, and took it onto the range for a test fire. The darn thing shot low. I took it back to the gunsmith…

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Why guns belong in churches this Christmas

I know that not all of my readers attend church.  Even if you don’t attend church of any kind, there is good information here that can be applied to other situations and locations.  I’m not going to get preachy, but there is some church-talk in here.  Regardless, I’d encourage you to read it to pick…

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Why Combat Accurate Training Doesn’t Work (Except When It Does)

I got a very interesting email the other day saying that trying to shoot accurately with a pistol is a waste of time for a serious shooter.  The email said that it’s fine for a competition shooter, but not for someone who may use a pistol to stop a violent threat. The justification was that…

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Avoiding Splatter Target Training Scars…

Most shooters don’t know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to use splatter targets. As a result, most people use them incorrectly. Do it wrong and it’s like riding the brakes on your car and it usually throws your shot off. Do it right and it’s great training for your brain. The…

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Thanksgiving Gun Control Conversation Survival Tips for EGRs…

The wife of one of our pastors had a term for people who needed a little extra grace–she called them EGRs (pronounced Eggars) and it stands for Extra Grace Required. You may have some EGRs in your family who go off on the insanity of gun owners this weekend. And I want to give you…

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Happy Birthday, US Marine Corps!

The few, the proud, the Marines… Today, the US Marine Corps turns 245 years old. One of their early actions has provided much of the rich history of the Corps and it’s a story I love talking about. Up until 1801, the Berber Muslims were extorting the US…forcing us to pay a tax or have our…

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300 AAC Blackout 208 gr Subsonic A-Max and Silverback

I’m a HUGE fan of .300 blk and have been shooting it since 2012. A lot of people don’t understand the allure of the .300 blk, and some think it’s ridiculous. That’s fine, but let me SHOW you why I like .300blk subsonic so much and then I’ll give you some quick background on the…

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Church Security After Texas Shooting

This morning, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him. I’m asking…

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