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"Then the English archers stepped forward one pace and let fly their arrows so wholly and so thick, that it seemed snow—the sharp arrows ran into the men of arms and into their horses, and many fell.” — Jean Froissart, French historian describing the Battle of Crecy in 1346

While the history of mankind is characterized by war and conflict, that history is often driven by technology. Starting when that hypothetical early soldier tied a sharp rock to the end of a stick and made himself a spear, man has tried to produce weapons superior in effect and efficiency to those of his enemies. While the current public discourse on “assault weapons” incites frenetic opinions on both ends of the political spectrum, what seems to be lost is simply how tired the argument itself has become. The scariest full-auto polymer “assault rifle” of today will be ancient history a century from now.

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Even in this post 9-11 world, you don’t have to leave your firearms at home when flying the friendly skies. If you have never flown with firearms or haven’t flown in a while, this article will take you through the basics and offer a few tips to help make your trip more hassle free.

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Professionals understand that training is a neverending quest. They start out with initial training and follow that with sustainment training. Additional training is required as new procedures come into play, and that’s followed by still more sustainment training. Medical folks, pilots, scientists and engineers all engage in continuing education. For those who carry a gun, either professionally or casually, such training is sometimes so limited as to be useless. Initial training for many may be good to not so good,…

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Too often people confuse shooting with fighting. This kind of myopia exists throughout the military and police communities, where those who confuse theory with reality consider qualification to be the equivalent of gunfighting. It isn’t. Not even close. SQUARE-RANGE TRAINING Square-range training is very useful for teaching the basics, and the basics are what permit us to win in a gunfight. These basics include weapons manipulation, reloading and marksmanship. They may also include static and dynamic turns, movement, positions and…

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It is a fact that most sniper engagements in LE work occur inside of 75 yards. And Remington Rifle 1 at High Caliber Training is a great class in which to learn the basics of sniping. It’s designed to teach solid first-hit skills at long range. High Caliber Training (HCT) is the counterpart facility to Tier 1 Group, or as it’s known in military circles, T1G. When you attend HCT, you’re actually receiving training from the same folks who train…

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