Training and Tactics: Ambidextrous Manipulations

One of the many desirable attributes for competent firearms operation is that of ambidexterity. While many trainees assiduously practice two- and one-handed “strong-side” manipulation of their weapons, the amount of time and effort spent on ambidextrous operation of said weapons is predominantly disproportionate. Usually the training time expended on the subject consists of about five

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Hype or Hope? G2 Research RIP Round

The Internet has recently been hyping—and at the same time ridiculing—a nasty-looking radical solid-copper hollow-point (HP) handgun bullet that reminded me of Bill Kaswer’s saw-toothed “Pin Grabber” bowling pin bullet as well as Winchester’s Black Talon round. This bullet received a lot of hysterical mainstream press concerning complaints from emergency room doctors regarding its terminal

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Top Ten Most Neglected Preps: Forget and Regret

When it comes to preparedness, I usually encourage folks to focus on the basics—food, water, first aid, medical, sanitation, hygiene, self-defense, security, and of course, knowing when to stay put and when to get out. All these things are important, but when I talk about them, some people only hear the following: Food Water Guns

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Long Guns: Tac-Con 3MR Trigger System

When firing semi-auto M4 carbines, I’m sure many readers have thought it would be nice to have select-fire capability. However, the cost of a transferable M16/M4 combined with red tape discourages most. I get that, but I normally find almost anything that can be accomplished with a select-fire M4 can be accomplished with a semi-auto

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Don’t Fear the Darkness: CMMG .300 Blackout Mk4 Carbine

In the last few years, the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge—also known simply as .300 BLK or 7.62×35mm—has become very popular, both in AR-type rifles as well as some bolt-action offerings. This is significant since the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAMMI) only approved the .300 BLK in 2011. In much the same way as

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Briefing Room: Forbidden Fruit

I grew up in a home where firearms were readily accessible. Some were always loaded, some were not. Indeed, my bedroom was where Dad kept all the firearms, with the exception of his pistols. I never felt any unusual fascination with them. They were just there. However, I knew exactly what was in the drawers

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