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  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 19, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 19, 2024 at 10:06 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Beware!   I’m starting this week’s dump with some sage advice from John Farnam.  I […]

  • Prime Day Deals 2024- Part Two
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 17, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    Today and tomorrow are this year’s “Prime Days” on Amazon.com.  For members of their excellent “prime” service, they are discounting thousands of items site wide.   It’s kind of like […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 12, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 12, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Full Recordings of Free Public Webinar on Ten Essential Observations on Guns in America […]

  • Free Books- Part 300
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 11, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  You can find thousands of free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a […]

  • Defenders USA Video Podcast
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 11, 2024 at 2:40 am

    A couple weeks ago I recorded a fast paced and wide ranging podcast with Defenders USA.  They just posted it on their YouTube channel tonight.   It was a fun show covering everything from police […]

  • Cops: The Young versus The Old
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 8, 2024 at 10:12 am

      In my last year as a police officer, I worked with a very young crew of cops. I usually worked the street with four other officers and a sergeant. It wasn’t unusual to have the combined years of […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 5, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 5, 2024 at 10:01 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Bringing The Right Gun to Your Training Class Good information.  The right gun depends […]

  • Protecting Your Outdoor Gathering
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 4, 2024 at 11:08 am

    Last week I published an article on the difference between “mass shootings” and active killer events.  Yesterday, I was scanning my news feed and came across the article linked below.   […]

  • “Peace Officers” vs. “Law Enforcement Officers”
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 3, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Last week, I became involved in a discussion about the term “law enforcement officer.”  That’s what many cops are calling themselves these days. The words sound […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- June 28, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 28, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Skeeter Skelton on Point Shooting (1968) Skeeter was my favorite gun writer when I was […]

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Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • Carry Optics – Time to Find the Dot! 
    by michael seeklander on June 22, 2024 at 9:43 pm

    Set up and training with your first carry optic handgun. A repost from the Tactical Journal. So you have decided to put an optic on that pistol and try the new carry optics divisions in IDPA and […]

  • The FUNDAMENTAL Program Drills
    by michael seeklander on December 2, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I get this question all the time: “Mike, I am a defensive shooter and will be practicing on an indoor range, what drills should I do in this circumstance” and I always answer that a drill is […]

  • Each Day, Try to Build One Perfect Chunk
    by michael seeklander on February 9, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Tip #16: Each Day, Try to Build One Perfect Chunk The post Each Day, Try to Build One Perfect Chunk appeared first on Shooting-Performance.com.

  • Seven Week Concealed Carry Program
    by michael seeklander on January 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    This program is a simple yet highly efficient program that will help you improve your handgun shooting skills a bunch if you put the effort in. That said, one thing that you need to understand is […]

  • Build it Backward
    by michael seeklander on January 13, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Name your goal. Go ahead, write it down. Now write down the date you wish to reach your goal. Be realistic. Now estimate the individual steps you need to take to reach the goal, to the best of […]

Precision Rifle Blog
  • Best Scope Mount – What The Pros Use
    by Cal on June 22, 2024 at 9:47 pm

    Discover the top scope mounts and rings used by the elite shooters in the Precision Rifle Series. Learn why pros don't cut corners on this crucial component and see which brands dominate the field. […]

  • Best Long Range Scope & Reticle: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on June 11, 2024 at 2:56 am

    In the world of long-range precision shooting, the right scope can make all the difference. There have been DRAMATIC shifts in what scopes are most popular among the top PRS shooters over the past 5 […]

  • Best Rifle Trigger: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on May 19, 2024 at 1:38 am

    Curious about what makes a rifle trigger truly exceptional? This article breaks down the choices of the top 200 Precision Rifle Series shooters, revealing the brands that dominate and why. With […]

  • Top Rifle Gunsmiths: What the Pros Use
    by Cal on May 4, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    In the high-stakes world of precision rifle competitions, choosing the right gunsmith can make a huge difference. Our newest article showcases the top picks among pro shooters, featuring insights […]

  • Best Custom Rifle Barrel: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on April 20, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    Behind Every Great Shooter, There's a Great Barrel: In a sport where every detail counts, choosing the right rifle barrel can make all the difference. From exclusive insights on barrel brands to […]

  • Best Custom Rifle Action: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on April 6, 2024 at 12:01 am

    When it comes to precision rifles, an action can make all the difference! Our latest blog post dives deep into the preferences of the 200 leading shooters in the PRS revealing trends, favorites, and […]

  • Pre-Fit Barrels: Everything Your Gunsmith Wishes You Knew
    by Cal on March 30, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    We’ve seen an explosion of pre-fit barrels over the past few years. But are any of the top-ranked PRS shooters using pre-fits? Are they as accurate as a barrel that is custom-chambered for your […]

  • What The Pros Use: Best Rifle Chassis & Stocks
    by Cal on March 15, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    Discover the latest trends in precision rifle chassis and stocks that the top 200 shooters in the PRS believe help them get more hits on target. This exclusive data reveals massive shifts in the […]

  • What The Pros Use: Precision Rifle Calibers & Cartridges
    by Cal on March 1, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    Dive into the “What The Pros Use” 2024 Edition, where we uncover the latest trends in precision rifle gear among the top-ranked shooters in the Precision Rifle Series. Discover the shift in […]

  • New Upgrades To The PRS Barricade Skills Stage
    by Cal on February 20, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Attention, precision rifle shooters! The 2024 PRS rules have just dropped, bringing with them some exciting updates to the PRS Skills Stages and the PRS barricade. Wondering what’s new? Look no […]

Ruger Firearms
Grant Cunningham
  • How-to: A close-to-home example of risk analysis
    by Grant Cunningham on May 22, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    I participate in an online cooking forum. A few weeks back we had a discussion about the relative safety of brushes to clean a grill (barbecue or indoor). This might seem like a mundane topic with no […]

  • Just a quick thought…
    by Grant Cunningham on May 15, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Planning isn’t sexy, but it’s the best way to get where you want to go. That’s why preparedness and security start with pen and paper, not guns and shooting. -=[ Grant ]=-

  • A bit of shameless self-promotion
    by Grant Cunningham on February 13, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    For a former trumpet player, I’m surprisingly reticent about blowing my own horn. Today I’ve managed to overcome that reluctance and share some videos, plus an overdue link to my latest book. […]

  • Book Review — Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self-Defense, 2nd edition, by Massad Ayoob
    by Grant Cunningham on February 6, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Some background Massad Ayoob and I go way back. We met in 1994, when my wife and I attended his Judicious Use of Lethal Force class, then known as LFI-1 (for “Lethal Force Institute”, the name of […]

  • My SHOT Show 2023 report
    by Grant Cunningham on January 26, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    SHOT Show ’23 took place January 17th through the 20th. I attended as an exhibitor this year, helping Lubriplate officially introduce their SFL Firearm Grease and FMO Firearm Oil, two products […]

  • New year, exciting new product announcement!
    by Grant Cunningham on January 4, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to this day for over 15 years. I honestly have. Long-time readers of this blog already know my views on lubricants for firearms. (For those who are new, click here for […]

  • Happy New Year!
    by Grant Cunningham on December 31, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    In our society, we usually spend the eve of a new year wishing the coming annum is better than the one we leave behind. And wishing is about where it ends. Instead of the annual hopefest, how about […]

  • “It seemed like a good idea at the time”
    by Grant Cunningham on December 27, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    One day my wife and I were going through our preparedness supplies, checking expiration dates and seeing if any items needed repair or replacement. (It’s amazing how much of our back-stocked […]

  • “If you can’t say anything nice…”
    by Grant Cunningham on December 22, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve had a blog post ready to release for the past few months, and continually vacillated on whether to publish it. I finally decided not to hit the upload button.  The article was about […]

  • Things I’ve come to understand
    by Grant Cunningham on October 5, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Quick reminder: If you’ve gotten this in your email, it’s because, at some time in the past, you signed up and agreed to receive updates from me. If you don’t remember who I am, or have decided […]

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  • Down for the Count
    by David Codrea on June 9, 2022 at 6:05 pm

     What are people still doing coming here? And no, I don't see the majority coming from links at the new site.Go HERE.

  • Success of Sorts
    by David Codrea on May 6, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    It's not pretty. It's not sophisticated. There's plenty of room for improvement and helpful features.But by God, after several days of inventing new cuss words and letting my inner ADD make me no fun […]

  • 'I Find Myself to be Exorbitantly Superannuated for This Feculence'
    by David Codrea on May 5, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Trying to set up the new site has been an exercise in pure frustration. It sure adds a whole new dimension to "A man's gotta know his limitations."Nothing about it is intuitive.  You'd think if you […]

  • Blog Update Sitrep
    by David Codrea on May 3, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    I'm workin' on it. I should be able to do a test post at the new place by the end of the week.It's been nice having less hectic days at the keyboard, especially with Spring yard work demands, but I […]

  • ‘Be a Victim’ is No Way to Run the Republic
    by David Codrea on May 2, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    No doubt, there are reasons why citizens should think twice about confronting those committing criminal acts, but prominent among those is that the same “law” that fails to “secure the […]

  • Silence from Black Leaders on Biden ATF Nomination is Deafening
    by David Codrea on April 30, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    You’d think with all their talk about “equity,” more angrily outspoken members of the Congressional  Black Caucus, representatives like Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee, would be demanding […]

  • Armed American Radio Redux
    by David Codrea on April 30, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    David Codrea explores Ukraine disarming citizens for weapons storage? WAT? [Listen]Thursday's Hour 2 program, where we discussed the (thus far unreported by anyone else) Ukraine gun storage order...

  • Donald Trump Jr’s 2A Task Force Needs Closer Scrutiny by Gun Owners
    by David Codrea on April 29, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Fleshing out the details of the “group,” its organization and specific efforts it intends to make is important because getting visitors to register and donate seems to be the purpose of the 2A […]

  • I'll Be On Hour 2
    by David Codrea on April 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm

     TODAY on #AAR Hour 1, 4-5p ET (1-2p PT) @HT_GunWriter Lee Williams, Hour 2, 5-6p ET, (2-3p PT) @dcodrea. Good hard-hitting talk radio! Make sure to tune in or watch live at […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Ukrainian Territorial Defense Ordered to Turn in Arms 'for Storage' Purposes
    by David Codrea on April 26, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    The disarming of citizen soldier volunteers (especially when a war is still in full swing) is a good indicator that if and when the situation in Ukraine “normalizes,” the plan is to return to […]

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