Category Archives: Carbine

C-Clamp For ARs…Good For Sport, Not For Defense

  In recent decades, sport shooting has dramatically raised the bar on performance expectations and best practices in the shooting world.  More shooters are shooting faster and more accurately than ever before. The lessons learned in competition have carried over to the battlefield and made troops more combat effective. They’ve carried over to the home…

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Muzzle-Up vs. Muzzle-Down video followup…

  A few days ago, we talked some about the myth of overpenetration with an AR-15 vs. a pistol for home defense and whether you’re better off carrying your gun muzzle-up or muzzle-down in a home defense situation.  (If you missed it, you can read it >HERE<) Today, we’ve got a great video for you,…

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The Myth of AR-15 Over Penetration and Muzzle Up vs. Muzzle Down

Today, we’re going to talk about 2 of the biggest misconceptions that people have about the AR-15.  To be fair, they get these misconceptions honestly. They’re repeated ad nauseam in articles, blogs, forums, videos, and even on TV without proper context.  To complicate matters even more, there’s an element of truth to each of them.…

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Fixing The 2 Most Common AR-15 Training Errors

  Today, I’ve got 2 common AR-15 training errors that I’m going to take A LOT of heat for pointing out. These 2 inferior techniques/errors are almost sacred cows in the firearms training industry. Almost 100% of the top competitive shooters use them. You see super-high-speed tactical ninjas with Tier I credentials use them. They’re the…

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Swinging Tennis Ball Dry Fire Drill

  Here’s a great drill that will help you draw and get on target faster AND engage moving targets faster and more effectively, as well as a few other “hidden” benefits. It’s from Force Recon Marine, Chris Graham’s 3010Pistol course and here’s the drill: If you’ve got low ceilings, do the drill kneeling or sitting…

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Top 5 AR-15 Myths

  Today’s newsletter is sponsored by the Home Defense Rifle AR-15 and Home Defense DVD course.  It’s the only course that dispels the myths of clearing your home, over-penetration with pistols, rifles, and shotguns, and urban legends about home invasions.  In addition, it explains the workings of the AR-15/Modern Sporting Rifle more thoroughly and more clearly…

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5 Lessons from 6 weeks of Attacks

  I was listening to Michael Bane’s podcast on Wednesday about “chumming for monsters” and he brilliantly brought up some of the changes in accepted best practices that have happened over the last few weeks as a result of terrorist attacks.  If you’re not subscribed to his podcast, you can do so by clicking >HERE<…

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Carrying Full Size vs. Compact vs. Sub-Compact

  Awhile back, we talked about 2 incidents in NYC where it took NYPD 84 rounds to stop an attacker. FBI statistics say that it takes an AVERAGE of between 2.4 and 2.9 rounds to stop an attacker, depending on caliber, but that’s 2.4-2.9 HITS. You might not always make good hits in a dynamic…

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Recoil Management For Fast Double Taps

One of the goals that many shooters aspire to is being able to put fast, accurate double-taps on target. Definitions vary, but for most people, that’s getting one sight picture and putting 2 rounds on or incredibly near your point of aim in rapid succession (.1-.2 seconds between shots) without getting a second clear, crisp…

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Countering The Myths of Gun Violence

As I was preparing this article, I realized that a lot of what I wanted to say had already been written…after the Sandy Hook murders, San Bernardino, Southerland Springs, Pulse Nightclub, Charleston, Parkland and others.  They are absolutely horrible, but the only reason why they’re unusual and shocking is because we choose to close our…

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