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  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 22, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 22, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   More About Tactical and Partial Reloads I think the partial revolver reload is a […]

  • Precious Foreknowledge to Recognize Threats
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 21, 2023 at 3:07 am

    *This is a guest post from my friend Ron Borsch.  Ron is a retired police officer/trainer who is one of the world’s leading experts on the behavior of active killers.  In his article below, he […]

  • Observations from Last Week’s Defensive Shotgun Class
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 19, 2023 at 10:39 am

    A little more than a week ago I taught my defensive shotgun class at Blackwing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio.   I only do this class a couple times a year and usually learn as much from the […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 15, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 15, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Ayoob on Handguns Massad Ayoob provides an argument for carrying a high capacity […]

  • Free Books- Part 281
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 14, 2023 at 11:52 am

    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 […]

  • Remaining 2023 Open Enrollment Classes
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 12, 2023 at 10:18 am

    I only have a small number of open enrollment classes remaining this year.  Many of those I do have on the books are already full.  Here are the last classes I have with some remaining open seats. […]

  • Situational Awareness Podcast
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 11, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    Instead of a written article for you today, I’m going to share a podcast Interview I recently completed.   This is the first podcast I’ve done in three years.  When I got my cancer diagnosis […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 8, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 8, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Rifles vs. Pistols: The Basics of Terminal Ballistics Concepts that should be better […]

  • Surviving Burning Man
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 7, 2023 at 10:58 am

    My blog usually focuses on the topic of self protection and survival.  This post detailing a recent experience is a little different.  Stick with it, as there will be some survival lessons I hope […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 1, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on September 1, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Long Range Work Clint Smith takes a look at what handgun shoots the best at ranges out […]

American Rifleman
  • Gun Of The Week: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Watch American Rifleman staff on the range in this week's video to learn about Springfield's modern bolt-action hunting rifle, the Model 2020 Redline.

  • The Armed Citizen® Sept. 22, 2023
    on September 22, 2023 at 12:00 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.

  • Picking A Propellant For Your Handloads
    on September 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Choosing the best propellant for the application is critical to optimal load performance. Here, we provide guidance on navigating the oceans of smokeless propellant options.

  • Shooter’s Choice Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    on September 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Shooter's Choice is marking the milestone with fresh branding and product updates.

  • ATN Corp Awarded DoD Contact
    on September 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    The U.S. Dept. of Defense has selected ATN Corp. to fulfill a $25 million contract that will supply thermal- imaging systems to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

  • I Have This Old Gun: Colt 1878 Double-Action Revolver
    on September 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Despite its success in the single-action revolver market, Colt fell behind when double-action revolvers became popular in the late 1870s. The Colt 1878 was a robust, large-frame revolver that would […]

  • New For 2023: B&T USA APC9K SD2
    on September 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Following the U.S. Army's adoption of its submachine gun, B&T USA is making available a limited number of semi-automatic-only short-barreled rifles and pistols based on the gun currently being […]

  • Tips For Teaching Family To Shoot
    on September 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    The “A+” answer to a loved one wanting to learn to shoot is to get them professional instruction from a reputable trainer who specializes in beginners; however, the reality is that many friends […]

  • Editor’s Choice: Ruger Security-380
    on September 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Ruger, building on its successful use of a similar naming convention for other models, has introduced the Security-380, a compact concealed-carry pistol with a 3.42" barrel and a width of just 1.02" […]

  • The Ultimate Crossover: Beretta’s A300 Ultima Patrol
    on September 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Whether for defensive use, 3 Gun competition or both, Beretta’s new American-made A300 Ultima Patrol shotgun is a versatile option that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • 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.

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

The Art of Manliness
  • The Best Kind of Leader to Be
    on September 21, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    The first general put in command of American troops during the Mexican-American war was Zachary Taylor. "Old Rough and Ready" didn't care much for garrison discipline and military formality. He was […]

  • Podcast #928: For a Better Work Out, Think Like a Kid
    on September 20, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    According to some estimates, only 5% of people in the West get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Is the solution getting a fitness tracker, developing more discipline, or buying a […]

  • Is It Better to Be a Little Fish in a Big Pond or a Big Fish in a Little Pond?
    on September 19, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    A young guy is the big man on campus at his high school. He's captain of the varsity football team. Student body president. Homecoming king. Honor society. Valedictorian.  Thanks to his stellar […]

  • Podcast #927: Beyond Lazy Learning — The Keys to Gaining and Retaining Knowledge
    on September 18, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Ever wondered why, after hours of reading and highlighting, you still feel unprepared for that big test? Or why, shortly after a work training, you can't remember much of what was said and how to […]

  • Skill of the Week: How to Make Perfect Pancakes
    on September 17, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    If you want to make the sort of hotcakes you’d find at an all-night diner in the middle of a long road trip, these instructions will guide you.

  • Sunday Firesides: Worry More About Rusting Out Than Burning Out
    on September 17, 2023 at 1:20 am

    There’s been a lot of talk these days about burnout. Pushing too hard, for too long, can do a number on your mental and physical health. Comparatively little discussed is a malady that can be […]

  • Odds & Ends: September 15, 2023
    on September 15, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. I wrote off this film when it came out based on the lackluster reviews it received and its poor performance at the box office. But our kids wanted to watch it, […]

  • The 5 Best AoM Podcast Episodes On Time Management
    on September 14, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    A couple of months ago, I put out a survey to our email subscribers, asking what their biggest problem was in life.  Overwhelmingly, they responded with "time management." AoM readers are busy […]


Gun Culture

War On Guns
  • 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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