Lawful Carry: Fanny Packs

There are many ways to carry a handgun for personal defense: a standard belt holster, inside the waistband, cross draw, shoulder rig, ankle holster, Mexican carry with the gun simply shoved into the waistband, belly band, waist pack and a few others. My personal preference is usually an inside the waistband holster made of Kydex,

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Long Guns: Winchester M97 Trench Gun

I was never one of those shooters who ran out and bought guns because I saw them in movies. Dirty Harry didn’t influence me to buy a Model 29, nor did James Bond films give me an urge for a Walther PPK, though I have owned examples of both. As much as I enjoyed Quigley

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Smith & Wesson M&P15: Now In .22 Long Rifle!

I’ve shot a lot of battle rifles designed for indoor training with .22 Long Rifle ammo. This has included the excellent German conversion units for the G3/HK91 and FAL, purpose-built AK .22 rifles, AR-15 conversion units, and purpose-built AR-15s in .22 Long Rifle. The M&P15-22 I’ve been shooting for the last few weeks may well

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Street Smarts: Quantifying Experience

Fire up the poison pens and prepare the nasty Internet postings because, dear reader, we’re going to wade thigh-deep into the waters of controversy. Please sit back and listen as today’s sermon examines the highly charged question of, “Must a tactical instructor have prior real-world experience?” Right up front I will frankly answer that question

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Training and Tactics: Don’t Be A Zero When You Zero

Zero can mean nothing. Or it can mean everything, relative to the point-of-impact precision desired by a shootist. Obviously firearms with adjustable sighting systems—especially those with non-factory aftermarket additions like telescopic sights and red dot optics—have to be battle-zeroed before being used in any for-real confrontation. Otherwise the operator will have no concept of the

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