Pick-Up Challenge: We Double Dare Ya!

Like most gun guys and red-blooded American fighting men, I can’t help but notice the hardware of the locals and police/security forces when I travel. This is partly because I’m interested, but also because you never know when that type/model/series may be the weapon of opportunity in a crisis.

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Realistic Range Requirements for Effective Training

I have seen a vast number of different live-fire range designs over the years. Some of these ranges are outstanding for tactical training, while others are nearly worthless. While Federal agencies normally use already established training sites, many smaller departments tend to use rural land in a relatively informal set up. In addition, when some

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Make Ready: EAG Shoot House/Combat Lifesaver Course

In this day and age, those in the roles of sheepdogs and/or gunfighters are expected to do more with less. Peace officers are expected to make entry to dangerous active-shooter situations with what resources they have. Our soldiers can get into gunfights while clearing structures in faraway lands looking for bad guys. Many lessons have

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Rimfire Training Tips: to Improve Service Carbine Performance

AR-type .22 rimfire conversions and trainers have flown off dealers’ shelves by the thousands, with shooters looking to mimic the appearance, form or function of their service carbines. Some of these shooters didn’t grow up on a steady regimen of rimfire shooting, while others are now shooting the .22 in volumes not encountered before.

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Gunning for the Job: Extended Weapons Qualification Course

or the class I mainly used a Springfield chambered in .45 ACP with a SureFire X300 light on the rail (supplemented by a SureFire LX2 Lumamax on my belt) and equipped with LaserLyte’s RL-XD rear sight Laser. Holster was Blade-Tech’s Tactical Modular Mounting System worn on a Blackhawk belt with Safariland magazine and cuff pouches.

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Tombstone Wisdom: EAG Tactical Level Two Handgun

“I must be a bad instructor! Here it is 1422 hours on the second day and apparently I haven’t covered how to make ready.” That’s Pat Rogers channeling Don Rickles to make a point by employing humor and sarcasm. This makes Pat’s corrections entertaining and, more importantly, memorable, particularly for the person who’s the target

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Offbeat: Grooming The Next Generation Of Shooters

Recently my son Flint, my grandson Austin and I enrolled in a Hunter Education course sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. One of the reasons for taking the course was so that in January, when Austin turns ten years old, he can apply to hunt big game with Flint after successfully completing the course.

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