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  • Ruger Completes Acquisition of Marlin Assets; Lever Actions In 2021
    by Pete on December 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    New Hampshire based firearms manufacturer and industry powerhouse has just announced that the acquisition of Marlin assets from the Remington bankruptcy sale is complete. The deal closed on November […]

  • TFB Review: AC-Unity MP5 Magazines
    by Nicholas C on December 1, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Magazines for 9mm roller locks are few and far between. Most suck it up and get German-made H&K mags but at $70 per magazine it adds up quick. There have been some attempts at polymer magazines […]

  • POTD: The M27 in Exercise Bougainville
    by Eric B on December 1, 2020 at 12:30 am

    The M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle can be seen above, in our Photo Of The Day from the island of Hawaii, at the Marine Corps Base in August 2020. The M27 is based on the H&K HK416. The U.S. Marine […]

  • The Rimfire Report: The 3 Most Underrated Rimfire Guns
    by Luke C. on December 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. In this weekly series, we explore, discuss, and review the various firearms, ammunition, and topics surrounding the rimfire firearm […]

  • Magwell for Strike 80 Compact Pistol Frame Kit
    by Nic L on November 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    With the increasing popularity of 80% pistol frames, it’s no surprise that an aftermarket specific to these frames has risen to meet the needs of shooters and builders. One of the options on the […]

  • TriStar Releases New Bristol Side-by-Side Shotguns
    by Luke C. on November 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    TriStar Arms has recently released several new side-by-side shotguns in their new Bristol lineup. Although they make other firearms, TriStar Arms’ shotguns usually take front and center and the new […]

  • Haenel CR6.5 – New Semi-Automatic Long Range Rifle
    by Eric B on November 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    TFB has written a lot about the German manufacturer C.G. Haenel lately, but the dust seems to have settled a little. First, they won the tender for Germany’s next army weapon, then they didn’t. […]

  • New SAR 2000 9mm Pistol from SAR USA
    by Matthew Moss on November 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Alabama-based SAR USA have introduced their double action/single action all-steel SAR 2000. A hammer-fired 9mm pistol with a 17 round magazine and a 4.5in barrel. SAR USA also recently introduced […]

  • ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars from SIG Sauer
    by Eric B on November 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Binoculars – a great tool for a lot of things where the activity includes any kind of shooting. Regardless if you’re hiking, hunting or spotting hits for yourself or a friend, they’re a great […]

  • POTD: Henry Repeating Arms – Big Boy .30-30
    by Eric B on November 30, 2020 at 12:30 am

    We have been publishing the Photo Of The Day for years. Our focus is on firearms, sometimes a new product, a classic or a weapon in the hands of soldiers or sport shooters. Sometimes the pictures […]

Greg Ellifritz / Active Response Training
  • Lessons From the Revolver Roundup
    by Greg Ellifritz on December 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Written by:  Greg Ellifritz   Last week I was honored to have been invited to teach at the annual Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup organized by Hardwired Tactical.  It was a weekend training […]

  • The Best Coat Pocket Defensive Pistols
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 30, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   The weather is starting to get colder.  Many of you folks will soon be wearing large winter coats.  Have you ever tried to draw your defensive firearm while you are […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- November 27, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 27, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   My Mistakes in the Knife Teaching World. Hock’s valuable thoughts about the evolution […]

  • Shooting Drill- Double It!
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I got the idea for this drill from Rich Grassi’s article in The Tactical Wire.   In the article, Rich suggests that for a more challenging training exercise, police […]

  • Eye Gouges vs. Finger Peels
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   Read the story below.  It’s a prime example of everything that shouldn’t happen in a fight, but sometimes does anyway.   Victim at WIBW-TV hangs on to attacker […]

  • Teaching Tips- One Word Cues
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 23, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   I was recently reading an article called The Coach’s Cue – Breaking the OODA Loop.  It was an excellent read for me because it combined two passions, combative […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- November 20, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 20, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Battle of the Nines: 9mm Luger vs. 9×19 vs. Parabellum Everything you could ever want […]

  • Free Books- Part 216
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 19, 2020 at 12:09 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 […]

  • Questioning the Effectiveness of the .380 Auto Cartridge
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   You folks really like your .380 semi-automatic pistols.  Two of the top 10 most read articles on my site are about the .380.  Every post I’ve written about this […]

  • Ka-Bar TDI Shark Bite
    by Greg Ellifritz on November 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   *I’m re-posting this article from a couple years ago.  I recently learned that Ka-Bar has discontinued this model.  Whatever inventory is available right now is […]

American Rifleman
  • Book Review: "Revolver"
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    In his new book, Revolver, Jim Rasenberger uses sweeping prose to tell the story of Samuel Colt and his quest to bring his idea for a revolving firearm to market.

  • Review: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Springfield Armory has branched out with a new bolt-action hunting rifle combining leading-edge materials with performance-driven design. This is the Model 2020 Waypoint.

  • Failure Drill: A Proven Strategy to Stop an Attacker
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.

  • AIM Surplus Glock G22 9 mm Conversion
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    In this review we take a look at the AIM Surplus 9 mm conversion for Glock G22 .40 S&W handguns, compatible with surplus law enforcement Gen 2 Glock G22 handguns.

  • This Old Gun: Colt Detective Special
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the history of the Colt Detective Special snub-nose revolver chambered in .38 Spl.

  • Review: Mossberg 940 JM Pro
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Perhaps the greatest all-around shooter of all time, Jerry Miculek got everything he asked for and more out of the upgraded, affordable and reliable Mossberg Model 940 JM Pro.

  • Mossberg Maverick 88: A Popular Budget-Priced Shotgun
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Looking for a home-defense rig, but you're strapped for cash? The Maverick 88 offered by Mossberg might be the answer.

  • MidwayUSA Foundation Event Benefits Youth Shooting Sports
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Midway USA Foundation's 2020 Hometown Shoot was its first-ever virtual event, and it was a great success for youth shooting programs.

  • Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    In this review, we take a look at a shortened pistol variation of the SIG Sauer MPX, the MPX Copperhead with folding arm brace chambered in 9 mm.

  • Preview: Springfield Armory Ronin 1911 10 mm Auto
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    In this product preview, we take a look at the newest addition to the Ronin 1911 series from Springfield Armory, the Ronin 1911 chambered in 10 mm Auto.

Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
Precision Rifle Blog
  • How To Predict The Future – Statistics For Shooters Part 1
    by Cal on November 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Many shooters have an uncomfortable relationship with math and aren’t impressed with fancy formulas. However, statistics and probability are insanely applicable when it comes to rifles and […]

  • Vote For The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Match Ammo
    by Cal on October 24, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I recently tested every popular type of 6.5 Creedmoor ammo, and carefully collected data on the performance of each one. I thought it’d be fun before any of the results are published to poll my […]

  • Wyoming ELR Scopes & Mounts – What The Pros Use
    by Cal on September 5, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    This article shows what scopes and scope mounts/rings the competitive rifle shooters were running at this year’s Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge in Casper, Wyoming. That is a one-of-a-kind, 2-day, […]

  • NF ELR Calibers & Cartridges – What The Pros Use
    by Cal on August 27, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Over the past few weeks, I surveyed over 100 shooters who competed in this year’s Nightforce Extended Long Range Steel Challenge in Wyoming. I know a lot of you had questions about calibers, scopes […]

  • Accuracy International AXSR Review
    by Cal on August 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I recently spent a couple of months behind Accuracy International's new AXSR rifle chambered in 300 Norma Mag, firing almost 500 rounds. I used to cinch a top 5 finish in a flagship, national-level […]

  • Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge
    by Cal on July 12, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    A few weeks ago, I attended one of my all-time favorite matches: the Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge hosted by Scott Satterlee in Wyoming. It was quite the experience, with targets ranging from 720 to […]

  • Bullet Jump Research: Executive Summary & Load Development Tips
    by Cal on April 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    This is the last post in a series of articles focused on bullet jump research that has been conducted more than two years by Mark Gordon of Short Action Customs (Who is Mark Gordon?). In this post, […]

  • Mark’s 18-Shot Bullet Jump Challenge!
    by Cal on April 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Are you one of those guys who has been reading this series of posts on bullet jump, and thinking to yourself, “Well, my 0.020” bullet jump sure seems to be working fine. Doubt this would be any […]

  • More Bullet Jump Research!
    by Cal on April 5, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    This post shares more of Mark Gordon’s research on bullet jump, which is very interesting, original research – and has everyone talking! This post looks at research data on the Hornady’s 6.5mm […]

  • Bullet Jump: Is Less Always Better?
    by Cal on March 29, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    This landmark article shares new, primary research that Mark Gordon from Short Action Customs has compiled over the past 2 years. He tested a wide range of bullet jumps in several rifle/load […]

Ruger Firearms
Grant Cunningham
The Art of Manliness
  • Podcast #664: The Masters of the Art of War
    on November 30, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Looked at from the heat of combat, war can seem disorganized and chaotic. But overarching the conflict is typically some kind of thoughtful, well-ordered, even scientific strategy that is […]

  • Sunday Firesides: Gnaw Your Bone
    on November 29, 2020 at 3:56 am

    The first few dozen times you listen to a killer new album, the experience is nigh near euphoric. The songs just seem to get better and better with each “spin.” Eventually though, they start to […]

  • Give the Gift of Manly Knowledge for the Holidays
    on November 27, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    This holiday season is unlike any we've ever experienced. Gatherings are likely to be smaller, more intimate affairs. And if you're like us, the usual blatant materialism of the holidays rings […]

  • Podcast #448: Your Son Isn’t Lazy — How to Empower Boys to Succeed
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Do you have a teenage boy who struggles in school? Or do you have a younger son who you can imagine struggling in school as he gets older?

  • Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Juggle
    on November 25, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you […]

  • The 3 Reasons Friendships End
    on November 24, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    With many relationships, the reasons they end are clear. Two people who are dating realize they’re not compatible in some way and don’t have a future together. A married couple decides they […]

  • The Complete Guide to the Perfect Deadlift
    on November 24, 2020 at 10:15 am

    The deadlift is the most satisfying of barbell lifts. Here's your complete, easy to understand guide to how to deadlift perfectly. Everytime.

  • Podcast #663: How to Achieve Physical Autonomy
    on November 23, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Most men want to wake up in the morning knowing their body is ready to handle whatever opportunities and challenges come their way that day.


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War On Guns
  • But Fear Itself
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm

     Fear has become a new virtue. Never before in the history of this country have we told people that fear is good,” or to “settle into” those fears and allow them “to control and constrain […]

  • With Unfriends Like These...
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    For a product that made its top guy a multi-billionaire, Facebook really does have some crappy, limiting, and non-intuitive software from an end-user viewpoint. It's what it doesn't do but should. […]

  • Tick...Tick...Tick...
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Confiscation Clock 1 Minute Closer to Midnite [More] So it's almost "time"?

  • Lock Up Your Safety -- For SAFETY!
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    STORE YOUR GUNS LOCKED, UNLOADED AND SEPARATE FROM AMMUNITION [More]Do it for us: It's not like we have an agenda or anything... [Via Mack H]

  • Why Didn't the Founders Think of This?
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 6:43 pm

     Prof urges the creation of a new ‘Constitutional Court’ to ‘fix’ SCOTUS [More] And then we'll be able to force you to do a lot more than bake cakes! [Via Michael G]

  • On This Much We Can Agree
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 6:26 pm

     BLM-LA has declared that Eric Garcetti is a White Supremacist ... who oversees a police state ... and that he should not be able to ascend to a cabinet position in the Biden-Harris administration. […]

  • We're the Only Ones Unhurried Enough
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Disabled man battles intruder as cops wait down the street [More] See, it's their home they want to make it to... [Via bondmen]

  • The Democrat Loophole
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm

     Angry Democrat threatens to shoot GOP politician and Scott Presler. He’s apparently been identified [More] We appear to need Blue Flag Laws... [Via bondmen]

  • Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm

     A Staten Island pub located in a coronavirus hot spot is stealing a page from Seattle’s anarchist cookbook, declaring itself an “autonomous zone,” free from the public-safety restrictions its […]

  • Ben's Dumber Brother?
    by David Codrea on November 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm

     “Law enforcement must be able to keep guns out of the hands of convicted criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. [More] Yeah but it can't and never will be able to, so what's Plan B, […]

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