December 2018

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Common-Sense Tactics

I’ve been in the game for a few weeks now. I’ve fired some guns. I’ve seen my share of theories and techniques. Some have e-mailed me videos of some rather interesting, if not perplexing, techniques espoused by individuals of the “If I told you, I’d have to kill you” persuasion. Fascinating. Now I embrace something…

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ENEMY AT THE GATE: Banning Body Armor

With each new murderous beast apparently in competition with all who came before for the “Most Evilly Depraved” trophy, the sad reality is that we are in the age of mass shootings. Where concerts, movies, church sermons, and schools become killing grounds. Where to be a soft target is to court death. Given that reality,…

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BRIEFING ROOM: 3-D Printed Guns: Facts and Fantasies

Eighty years ago, in 1938, with a very bad economy and war looming on the horizon, America was introduced to a new hero—Superman. His tag line was Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Sadly in the present time, the mantra has seemed to become Lying to Americans. In August, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) went on…

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THE CUTTING EDGE: Spyderco Genzow HatchetHawk

Axes have served as a tool and weapon throughout history, from the dawn of toolmaking through today. The hand axe or tomahawk is a diverse instrument with multiple applications from general utility to tactical. It’s a true multi-mission tool. In a survival scenario, it can be your best friend. Tomahawk is a derivation of the…

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STANDOFF HANDGUN DRILLS: Accuracy at Situational Speed

As you look at the news and recent attacks, you can see a clear trend of bad guys clueing in to the effectiveness of long guns. Whether the attack is on a church, a school, an event, or an office, the trendline suggests that the man or woman in a position to stop the next…

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BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER: Subcaliber Training Weapons

Using a firearm chambered in .22 Long Rifle (LR) as a supplemental trainer for a larger caliber is nothing new. Now that the price of .22 ammunition has come back down, it is less expensive to shoot than center-fire cartridges. Due to the lesser recoil and muzzle blast, it increases the shooter’s awareness of the…

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A COMPLETE GAME CHANGER: Best Shooting Accessory You’ve Never Heard Of

I competed in my first Precision Rifle Series (PRS) match this year. What separates PRS matches from other long-range shooting competitions is you can rarely expect to shoot prone off a flat surface. Instead one can expect to have to shoot off, shall I say, “very interesting” props: everything from sloped roofs, tipped-over 55-gallon drums,…

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THE SPINNY TWINS: Custom Fighting Wheelguns

Dave Laubert of Defensive Creations is a name that may not be familiar to many, but if you appreciate the highest order of pistolsmithing, it should be. Dave is a pistolsmith in the most distinguished sense of the word. A member of the American Pistolsmiths’ Guild, he runs a one-man magic foundry out of Ohio.…

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U.S. ARMY DUTY HANDGUN FOR CIVILIANS: SIG Sauer P320-M17

Photos by SIG Sauer/Firelance Media The SIG Sauer P320 was officially introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show. The P320 was SIG’s response to the U.S. market that continues to expand and generate firearm sales among both private citizens and law enforcement consumers, with striker-fired handguns leading the way. The P320 has again been prominent in…

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