When it comes to training, having to do something is a far better instructor than the comfort of knowing you can quit at any time and go home. The best teacher in the world is named “necessity.” For the past 10 years my partner, Mike Perrin, and I have operated Randall’s Adventure & Training (RAT)
In a recent letter to this magazine, J.R. Uhl, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) observed that, “The Constitution and our Bill of Rights are gravely endangered today, and this community (of military, veterans, and law enforcement) is where they will be saved, if they are to be saved at all!” The Colonel is absolutely right. “It”
In my opinion, the two finest intermediate fighting rifle carbine calibers readily available today are the 5.56mm and the 7.62x39mm. While some would clamor to add the 7.62x51mm/.308 Winchester and 6.8 SPC to the list, I would argue that there is a good reason that most first-world countries have drifted away from the full-size battle
Founded 59 years ago, Sturm, Ruger & Company is one of the most successful firearms manufacturers in American history. A lot has changed since Bill Ruger designed and sold the first Ruger Standard semiautomatic .22 caliber pistol in 1949, and the company has changed with the times.
You can dress a pig in a sweatsuit, but that doesn’t make him an Olympic athlete. And you can attend a ten-day defensive firearms course, but that doesn’t make you a gunfighter. It may make you adept in the fields of weapon manipulation and accuracy with a specific firearm. You may even walk out of