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Weird Trick To Stay Warm Down To -10 in a t-shirt

  With hunting season and fall hiking upon us and winter around the corner, I wanted to give you a couple of extremely compact winter survival tools that will help you maintain core temperature in the most extreme conditions.  If you live in a more temperate climate, keep in mind the fact that most cases…

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How to combine live and dry fire at the range

  As shooters begin dry firing more and more, it’s very common to get in a habit of doing dry fire at home and only doing live fire when they go to the range. By simply doing dry fire at the range in addition to live fire, you can maximize the effectiveness of your range…

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MN Terrorist Stabbing Shows Reality vs. Paper Training

  The relative ineffectiveness of defensive handgun rounds at stopping threats means that “stopping power” and “one shot stops” aren’t impossible, but incredibly unlikely with a determined attacker. As an example, take a look at the mass stabbing last fall by the radicalized Somali refugee at the St. Cloud mall in St. Cloud Minnesota. He…

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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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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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Monday Morning QB’ing Officer Involved Shootings

  subject line for this email is more than a little “tongue in cheek” There have been 2 officer involved shootings this week that commandeered the news cycle.  It’s odd that they’d get so much time in a week where we’ve had 2 ISIS bombings, a mass stabbing, and who knows how many more murders…

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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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Will Dry Fire Hurt My Gun?

  I got a great question from Richard on Facebook yesterday–“Lots of Dry fire could damage the pistol.? Right”  This is one of the most common questions about dry fire.  And for good reason.  People spend hard-earned money on firearms and don’t want to hurt them. Keep in mind that ANY time you use something…

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