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12 things that most people who carry a gun don’t know but really should

“There’s more to shooting than shooting” is the way I often make the point that there’s a whole lot more to self-defense for gun carriers than …

Self Defense

Accurize Your AR-15

Here are four steps to increase precision for the AR-15AR-15s can be obscenely accurate. The design lends itself to consistency, making it an anomaly …

Power Tools

Tactical Breathing: Control Your Breathing, Control Your Mind

“Your breathing should flow gracefully, like a river, like a water snake crossing the water, and not like a chain of rugged mountains or the gallop …

Time I

Why It Matters How You Think About Pain

Endurance athletes love to talk about pain. That’s one of the lessons I learned from writing my book <i>Endure</i>, which includes a chapter on the role of pain in endurance performance. I’d say that chapter has provoked more response—and gasps of recognition—from readers than any other. The gist of the …

Pain

Evolution of the Combat Optic

Here’s the Skinny on Where U.S. Special Forces Are Headed With Their Choices for Carbine Glass

Special Forces

A practical EDC: You are your own first responder

You are your own first responder when a violent attack happens. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, seconds count when first responders are …

Self Defense

Is There a Difference Between .223 and 5.56?

The comparison between .223 and 5.56 isn’t a new one, so there is a lot of discussion to weed through to learn about the two. Ultimately, because …

Regulation

First Look: Mesa Tactical SureShell Hook & Loop Carrier

Competition shooters can now swap out loads easily on their shotgun, thanks to the SureShell Hook & Loop Carrier from Mesa Tactical.

NRA

Watch: Basics of Individual First Aid Kits and Boo Boo kits

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked in the medical field. Putting together a good trauma kit is in my opinion best left to those medics still …

First Aid

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …

Military

How to Shoot an AR-15 / M4 Carbine

YouTube

How to Use an AR-15

The Ideal Weapon for Self-Defense

The AR-15 may well be the most vilified rifle in existence at the moment, possibly even more so than the Soviet-designed AK-47. This is especially …

Self Defense

DON'T ARM Teachers

YouTube

6 Reasons Why The AR-15 Is Actually Ideal For Self-Defense

The AR-15 may well be the most vilified rifle in existence at the moment, possibly even more so than the Soviet-designed AK-47. This is especially …

Self Defense

Former SWAT Officer on Merits of AR-15 for Home Defense

Our nation grieves over tragedies in multiple states caused by delusional individuals with access to assault weapons, particularly the maligned AR-15 …

Self Defense

Handheld Flashlight Techniques Are Essential Skills For Personal Defense

Handheld flashlight techniques are an essential skill for personal defense.In the age of high-quality, dependable firearm-mounted lights, the …

Self Defense

The Pros and Cons of a Home-Defense Pump Shotgun

To be used effectively, the shotgun must be mastered.Is the pump gun still relevant in today’s home-defense toolbox? As an unabashed lover of both …

Self Defense

Skill Set: What’s The Difference?

“What’s the difference between what you’re teaching us and what you teach law enforcement?” This question is often asked during concealed carry and …

Self Defense

Ammo Squared: Getting Ammo the Easy Way

Ammo Squared has been a staple in my shooting budget for more than a year. If you’re familiar with any of the GBGuns testing you know that ammo …

Ammunition

New for 2018: Century Arms Canik TP9SA Mod.2 Pistol

The Century Arms TP9SA received a Mod.2 update in 2018, incorporating a number of enhancements suggested by professionals.

NRA

Why I Still Choose the Home Defense Shotgun

Working with the Arms Guide and Loadout Room has given me access to tons of gun and gear I’d never thought I’d get the opportunity to access. From …

Self Defense

DIY Resetting Glock Trigger Mod: Free and Deceptively Simple Dry Fire Trigger

I want to tell you about a ridiculously simple invention called “Dry Fire Cord.” Here are 3 versions of it: I’m going to tell you why you want one …

Self Defense

6 Reasons Gun Control Will Not Solve Mass Killings

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, …

How to survive an active shooter situation in the workplace

You’re at work and suddenly you think you hear a gunshot. What do you do?<p>David Katz, a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement …

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, …

Comment on The Need For Tactical Trainer Professional Organizations by Aaron Barruga

I was completely unaware of the scope (and outright hazards) of the commercial tactical-entertainment training industry until the mid 2010’s when I …

Participation

Leave the Lights On: Use a Modern Light Timer to Increase your Home Security

Technology has come a long way since the days of the infamous mechanical outlet light timer.You know, the one with that rotating dial that your dad …

Vanquest Tough Built Gear: Organization pouches

The guys at Vanquest are in a very competitive backpack/Go Bag market. Let’s face it, there are many companies that offer quality products that meet …

Travel