Category Archives: Carbine

Why doesn’t the military ever “assault” with AR-15s?

There’s been a lot of political talk recently about banning “assault” “rifles” like the AR-15. How civilians don’t need “weapons of war” for hunting or self defense. How deadly they are. But, if they’re so deadly and effective, why doesn’t the military ever use them for assaulting? What do they use?  And why don’t they…

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Using a Sig MPX Pellet Gun for AR-15 Dry Fire Practice

If you haven’t checked out the The Sig MPX CO2 pellet rifle and it’s longer cousin, the MCX, you should.   This is the perfect training tool to use with the Home Defense Rifle Course and if you haven’t gone through it yet, you need to check it out by clicking >HERE<  

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“What About Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs) For Home Defense?”

I got a great question yesterday from Dave about Pistol Caliber Carbines for home defense. Pistol caliber carbines come in many varieties, but the most popular right now are AR pattern/style rifles that take Glock mags and shoot 9mm. There are also versions with barrels that are under 16″ that fit easily in a backpack…

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3 Vital Skills For Carbine, Hunting, & Precision Rifle

Missing what you’re shooting at sucks.  It’s embarrassing.  But it’s amazingly common for shooters to completely miss elk, deer, and paper targets with rifle inside of 100 yards…even with optics and scopes. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, I’ve got 3 simple, easy drills that you can do to dramatically increase your speed and…

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AR-15 “overpenetration” only exists if you do THIS wrong…

  Today, we’re going to talk about one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about the AR-15.  To be fair, they get this misconception honestly. They’re repeated ad nauseam at gun ranges, in articles, blogs, forums, videos, and even on TV without proper context.  To complicate matters even more, there’s an element of truth…

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5.56 or 9mm for home defense?

One of the smartest reasons that people own and train with firearms is for home defense…to protect themselves and those they love during their most vulnerable moments. One of the big reasons why people don’t use a carbine for home defense is because they’re afraid of overpenetration…especially compared to a pistol round like the 9mm.…

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7 Benefits Of Shooting Pistols With Both Eyes Open

One of the most common training scars that I run into is shooters who are trying to shoot pistols with 1 eye closed instead of with both eyes open.  Oftentimes, they were taught that way. This is a problem for several reasons, none of which happen for all people, all the time. VISION SPEED:  Most…

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Top 10 ways competitive shooting improves defensive performance

  As you know, my primary focus for shooting is helping people learn the skills that they need to survive lethal force encounters. Whether it’s law enforcement, military, concealed carry, or home defense, we want you to be prepared mentally, physically, and technically to succeed when second place isn’t an option. One of the best…

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Calling Your Shots With Dry Fire-How To Know If You’re Improving

I woke up to a great question on FB today from Eddie… It’s a GREAT question…and here was my answer: First, the bullet is going to go where the sights are aligned the instant that the gun goes click/bang. When you dry fire, you learn to pay attention to how your sights are aligned as…

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Safer Dry Fire With An AR-15

If you’ve been a subscriber of mine for more than a few seconds, you know how important dry fire is.  (If you are new and don’t know, check out this article where I go into 10 of the top reasons why dry fire training is better than live fire.) But what you may not know…

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