Trigger Control: Have We Been Wrong?

When I was first exposed to formal handgun training, the Marine Corps transitioned from the one-handed hold to two hands, but still taught the “surprise break” method of trigger control. After achieving a proper grip, the pistol was raised, sights aligned, and the first pad of the index finger’s first joint was placed on the

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Offbeat: Team Wendy EXFIL LTP Tactical Bump Helmet

The Team Wendy EXFIL LTP™ (Lightweight Tactical Polymer) bump helmet is an extension of the EXFIL™ line, which includes the highly regarded EXFIL Carbon Bump helmet—Team Wendy’s first complete helmet system for the tactical operator. As of this writing, a ballistic version of the EXFIL is in the works. Founded in 1997 by Cleveland-based entrepreneur

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Call of the Wild: Lone Wolf G9 Pistol

If you combine the quick handling characteristics of an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) with the ever-popular AR platform, chamber it for a light recoiling pistol round with little flash or concussion, and give it the ability to use Glock high-capacity magazines, you may have the ultimate home and vehicle defense gun. Fortunately for us, this

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Sgort and Sexy: K&M Arms M17S556 Bullpup

Those who expect to fight with their rifle always want it lighter and shorter. With the AR series, we see this when barrels get hacked off from the 20-inch AR-15 to the 14-inch M4, and the 10 and even seven-inch versions. But there are several downsides to this: the shorter the barrel, the lower the

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Frontline Debriefs: Back-Ups

The rationale behind a recent growing trend simply escapes me. On a number of OIS cases I’ve worked over the past few years, officers were not carrying back-up guns. I’ve seen this multiple times, not just once or twice. The excuses may run the gamut: It’s too bulky, too heavy, too uncomfortable, too bothersome, too

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Flawed or Flawless?: Internet Facts and Fallacies

Flawless: adjective, without any blemishes or imperfections; perfect. The shooting industry and community—no matter what the discipline—are extremely opinionated and in some cases may be what many consider to be gullible. All of us look for information on the Internet for a variety of reasons, and what we wind up with may be dead nuts

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Fire: Friend or Foe?

It may happen while you’re asleep, cooking dinner, taking a shower or surfing the internet—in fact, it can happen when you’re doing just about anything around the house. First you notice a faint smell of burning, but within seconds you can see smoke. Your house is on fire and you only have minutes to act.

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