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Guns and Gear

By Mark Kakkuri<p>About twenty or so years ago, the quality of aftermarket magazines could be ranked on a scale from horrible to… Read More ><p>By Scott W. …

Night Bag

A few weeks ago, my security system went off around midnight. My home-defense plan worked smoothly, as I quickly obtained my home gun, along with a …

NRA

Skill Set: Footwork

<i>by Tiger McKee</i><p>"In virtually every competitive physical discipline," Josh Waitzkin tells us in <i>The Art Of Learning</i>, "if you are a master of reading and …

You are not an operator

Operator-speak has become the lingua franca of the shooting community, and it’s annoying. Here’s the thing: Special Forces, Delta, Navy SEALs, etc …

Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part II: 8 Reasons You're Hardwired for Sheepness | The Art of Manliness

On February 19, 2012, a group of sixteen of the nation’s top snowboarders and skiers slipped through the Stevens Pass ski area boundary gate and its …

Is resorting to a Bug Out Bag (BOB) a realistic way of life?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info...<p>This is a guest post by Mike S and entry in our non-fiction writing …

How to Become a Sheepdog | The Art of Manliness

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been taking a look at the sheep/sheepdog/wolf paradigm as set out by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. In our first post, we …

Echo-Sigma's Get Home Bag

A Get Home Bag “is designed to provide provisions and tools appropriate to help you get home (or other suitable shelter) should an emergency emerge …

Skill Set: Combat Accuracy

A sniper needs a weapon with surgical precision capabilities. The majority of us regular people that need to defend ourselves, our family, friends or …

Self Defense

Empty Chamber Carry

Trigger Guard Devices are seen by some who carry in the appendix position as a minimalist great carry option. The Vanguard II is the most evolved …

Self Defense

The Loadout Room | Hardcore Adventure

The quarrel between Yeti and the NRA made the news roundup about a month ago and spurred quite an outcry from the pro-gun community. It began when …

U.S. Army

Medical Plans Are Not Optional

Let me ask you a question. Think back to your last outing to the range with other people. Did you discuss a medical plan with them in case someone …

Hide a Full Loadout and More with HTC | RECOIL

This is a quick look at a full HTC (High Threat Concealment) rig by one of the staffers from Tactical Response Resources. High Threat Concealment has …

The Loadout Room | Hardcore Adventure

Picking out the holster that suits your needs best is half the battle. The other half is learning just how to wear the thing without looking like …

Time I

An Inside Look at FBI Handgun Training - Handguns

The FBI has changed its training regime based on studies of law enforcement shootings, placing more emphasis on close-range engagements<p>Last year, and …

Carrying Concealed: Two pieces of gear to check out

Contrary to what proponents of the nanny state might tell you, <i>not</i> having a gun can get you killed. Many people recognize this, and that is one of the …

Handgun holster selection II: how will you carry? | RECOIL

<b>Part II: Modes of Carry</b><p>Yesterday we talked about holster selection based on need, intended environment and material. Today we’ll talk about the …

Self Defense

Handgun Holster Selection. Retention Levels, Leather, Kydex, And More

<i>Editor’s Note: There are a few things in the gun culture that will always provoke disagreement. Topics like boots, bullets, and of course beer will</i> …

Self Defense

Home invasion risk mitigation

By now you’ve seen the horrible video of the violent home invasion/assault of a New Jersey woman. After watching that video, there’s a lot of …

How to Treat Minor Injuries Without a First Aid Kit

Everyone should have a first aid kit somewhere in their house and/or car if possible. However, if you find yourself in extenuating circumstances, …