Having the ability to repair your weapons in the field is of paramount importance. If attending a training course, it could be a matter of continuing to learn or being out hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars. If in a situation where your survival depends on your firearm working properly, it may literally be the difference
For some, the years between 1994 and 2004 seem like ancient history. For others, they are a vivid, nightmarish memory. It was between those years that Bill Clinton’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994—known better as the Assault Weapon Ban or simply AWB—was in full swing. “Evil” features such as flash hiders,
Back in 2012, a friend emailed me to say he had been asked if I would like to attend a three-day carbine class and could he forward my contact information to the instructor. My friend admitted up front he had not attended training with this company and could not vouch for the quality of the
Almost a year ago I received a special edition lower receiver from Defensive Edge/SLR15 Rifles. It was special enough that I waited until I found just the right upper to complete the rifle. That moment has arrived. American Spirit Arms/SLR15 carbine shown with optics used during the evaluation: Millett 4-16X50 Tactical scope, Aimpoint T-1 and
Ten years ago, when an acquaintance suggested that there was a difference between the .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO calibers, I didn’t believe it. I was sure he was either confused by the nomenclature or had been taken in by some kind of advertising disinformation whose perpetrators would somehow benefit from making people uneasy about
My Marine Colonel shooting pal is into vintage Swiss militaria and has several of the surplus Schmidt-Rubin rifles. They are reasonably priced and unique among contemporary military bolt guns in that they have a straight-pull action. The many I have examined had a tag under the steel buttplate bearing the name and unit of the last citizen to whom it was issued. Most of them have this.
People attend training for a wide variety of reasons that may include a real world need or nothing more than an opportunity to have an Outward Bound-type trip. Regardless of the rationale for attending, the end state is to build new skill sets.
Stacey Adams is a pretty typical American woman, a 40-something self-described liberal, raised in Northern California and now living in Colorado. She shops at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s when she gets into the city. She has a soft spot for all animals, even rescuing an injured field mouse she found in a grain bin.
In today’s world of ever-advancing technology and equipment in every aspect of life, it’s easy to get caught up in the “latest and greatest” hype. This is readily apparent as it relates to those who are in the business of keeping the peace and holding the line between good and evil.
I’ve been around guns and enjoyed shooting since I was a little girl. In my late teens, I accompanied my dad, Denny Hansen, to several tactical courses instructed by Pat Rogers using my AR-15 and a 1911 pistol. I wrote about the courses from my female point of view (GIRL POWER! Tactical Carbine Training, February