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Greg Ellifritz / Active Response Training
  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- February 26, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 26, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   How to improve your situational awareness with natural threat detection mechanisms A […]

  • Free Books- Part 222
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 25, 2021 at 12:22 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 […]

  • Legendary Lawman- The Story of Quick Draw Jelly Bryce
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Delf “Jelly” Bryce was an old time gunfighter who started his career as a lawman in the 1920’s.  He served as a Oklahoma State Game Agent, Oklahoma City Police […]

  • How Should I Flee from an Attacker?
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   Many people consider flight to be a prime option for dealing with criminal violence.  In some cases, it’s a good plan.  In other cases, not so much.   Before relying […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- February 19, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 19, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   On conquering COVID, the invisible suspect Did you know that 196 police officers died […]

  • “Tragically Misguided” School Shooter Drills
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 16, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz As the nation continues to cry out for police reform and the creation of a kinder/gentler law enforcement presence, school safety drills are being increasingly criticized […]

  • Squib Loads
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Because I see occasional squib loads when shooting .38 special ammo, I start every snub revolver class by allowing the students to fire a primed case to feel the difference between a squib and a full […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- February 12, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 12, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Gunfighting and Neuroscience: Why Using Your Front Sight Might Kill You A look at […]

  • Upcoming 2021 Open Enrollment Classes
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Covid-19 combined with ammunition scarcity continue to make scheduling classes for 2021 quite difficult.  With that said, I have quite a few classes open for those of you itching to train again.   […]

  • Your Tactical Training Scenario- Bank Robbery Gone Wrong.
    by Greg Ellifritz on February 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Watch the video of this takeover-style robbery of a bank in Brazil.  It’s odd enough that it merits some discussion because the same type of events can also occur […]

American Rifleman
  • NRA Gun of the Week: Citadel RSS1
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    On this week’s “Gun of the Week,” a Russian-based shotgun design, the Citadel RSS1 provides users with AK-type performance of a piston-driven operating system within a stamped-steel receiver […]

  • Reloading The .220 Swift
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The 220 Swift cartridge has been around for nearly a century and is still the fastest factory round available on the market today. Here's a look at the reloading experience for this round.

  • Firearm Accessory Companies See Unprecedented Growth
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    As firearm and ammo sales grow to new highs, firearm accessories are close behind. Many companies are experiencing huge growth in this market.

  • Exploded View: Ruger 10/22 Carbine
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    When released to the shooting public in 1964, the rimfire Ruger 10/22 retained the sleek outline of the company’s earlier Model 44 center-fire carbine.

  • ARTV Preview: Browning M2 and MG42, EAA Girsan Regard Gen 4 and 1803 Harpers Ferry Rifle
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we continue with the top 10 machine guns of all time, with the Browning M2 and MG42. We'll also take a look at the EAA Girsan Regard Gen 4, along with […]

  • The Armed Citizen® February 16, 2021
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

  • This Old Gun: Walther Model 4
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Before the Walther PP and PPK became iconic handguns, there was another highly regarded pistol from Walther: the Model 4.

  • The LAR Grizzly: Magnum Power in an Upsized 1911
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Magnum-power semi-automatics came into their own during the late 1980s, and one of the most powerful was the LAR Grizzly.

  • Preview: Buck Knives Legacy Collection
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    For 2021, Buck Knives updated some of its most legendary designs with new materials. These are the examples in the company's Legacy Collection.

  • New for 2021: Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The Browning Maxus is recipient of many upgrades for 2021 that elevate the tried-and-true gas-operated shotgun beyond what it was originally known to be.

Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • 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

  • 2021 Training Classes!
    by michael seeklander on January 16, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Everyone! Reminder: You only have until January 31st to use the “spring15” discount code for a 15% discount on class tuition! Ammunition:If you are worried about ammo shortages, sign up! If […]

  • 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 […]

  • You Don’t Need a Gun for Self-Defense
    by michael seeklander on January 12, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    I admit the title of the article is a bit of a clickbait. If you are an avid reader of my blog, you are likely not my target audience. But I hope you share it with someone who might think that a […]

Precision Rifle Blog
  • Statistics for Shooters – Executive Summary
    by Cal on December 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Over the past 3 articles, we covered a lot of ground! Before I jump to other topics, I wanted to simply provide a bullet-point recap of key points from the end of each of those articles and publish […]

  • Precision & Group Size – Statistics for Shooters Part 3
    by Cal on December 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    This is the final article in my Statistics for Shooters series, and it focuses on the application of statistics when it comes to quantifying precision and group size. It provides practical answers to […]

  • Muzzle Velocity Stats – Statistics for Shooters Part 2
    by Cal on December 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Part 2 in my Statistics for Shooters 3-part series focuses on how to analyze muzzle velocity consistency, which is critical for us as long-range shooters. This article shows how to apply the concepts […]

  • 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, […]

Ruger Firearms
Grant Cunningham
The Art of Manliness
  • The Man Book: Creating a Reservoir of Timeless Wisdom
    on February 26, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    It is my hope that the idea of the Man Book will be helpful for some of you. Its value to me has been inestimable. Learn how to do it.

  • 12 Jumping Jack Variations to Kick Up Your Cardio
    on February 25, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    The jumping jack is a singularly effective exercise, used in elementary school PE classes and military PT training alike. Doing jumping jacks is kind of fun, and, in mobilizing the entire body, […]

  • How to Caulk Like a Pro
    on February 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Looking to make your house cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and more energy efficient? Got water leaking in through a window whenever it rains? Would you like the interior and […]

  • Podcast #687: How to Get a Handle on the Voice in Your Head
    on February 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    We all talk to ourselves all the time. This kind of inner dialogue can be a good thing, helping us focus and work through problems, but it can also go off the rails, turning into worry and negative […]

  • Why Fathers Shouldn’t Initiate Their Sons Into Manhood
    on February 23, 2021 at 4:33 pm


  • Podcast #686: The Psychology of Boredom
    on February 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    When we experience boredom, we tend to experience it as uncomfortable and agitating, and seek to banish it with some ready distraction. Or, we try to look at boredom sort of piously, as something we […]

  • How to Grow a Beard: The One and True Guide
    on February 21, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    The one and true internet guide to how to grow a beard. Follow these seven steps and you'll have a handsome looking beard in no-time.

  • Sunday Firesides: Disappointment, The Emotion of Children
    on February 21, 2021 at 4:59 am

    Disappointment results from a violation of expectations. Disappointment happens to everyone, sometimes justifiably. But the more unrealistic, overweening, and inflexible -- the more childlike -- […]


Gun Culture

War On Guns
  • New Look/New Features
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      Armed American Radio has undergone a major site redesign/overhaul. [More]

  • 'Only Ones' No More
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 5:47 pm

     Former Rocky Mount officers forbidden from carrying guns while awaiting trial on Capitol-related charges [More] The lawyer's argument about why the gun ban "should not apply" to cops did not […]

  • Because They Can
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm

     With President Joe Biden in the White House, Communist China is moving “with a scope and speed few here anticipated,” the WSJ noted. “Everything that’s happening in Hong Kong today was […]

  • Judged by Deeds
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 5:37 pm

     Kavanaugh and Barrett’s Share of the Shame - The Trump-appointed justices’ alliance with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court is not a betrayal of Republicans or the president who appointed […]

  • All Things Being Equal...
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 5:22 pm

     Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act [More] Red flag, arm the criminals, ban guns to those old enough to serve, yet somehow "Vote Freedom First!" Katko? Along with "open […]

  • You'll be Surprised, You're Doing the French Mistake!
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      VOILA!! [More] Pretty much what I'd expect... [Via Michael G]

  • The Way to Deal with 'In Your Face!' Gun-Grabbers
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Be "In your face!" right back at 'em. [More] [Via Samuel W]

  • A Second Chance
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    BREAKING: in a decision just handed down, the 9th Circuit agreed to reconsider its Aug 2020 decision that California’s ban on standard capacity magazines violates the 2nd Amendment. Here's our […]

  • Not Without a Fight
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm

     Ravnsborg does not plan to go down without a fight. “At no time has this issue impeded his ability to do the work of the office,” Mike Deaver, his private spokesman, said in a statement. […]

  • 'White by Adjacency' Privilege
    by David Codrea on February 26, 2021 at 4:19 pm

     Chinese-American Rights Group Calls Critical Race Theory ‘Hateful Fraud’ [More] They gotta be racists, right? I mean, just look at their hateful goals... [Via Michael G]

David Yamane / Gun Culture 2.0
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Firearms Policy Coalition
The Truth About Guns

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