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  • The Definitive Body Armor Q&A
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 22, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   People are getting worried.  I don’t know if it’s from the pandemic, the riots, the presidential election, or a combination of all these factors.  All I know is […]

  • Free Books- Part 214
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 21, 2020 at 10:51 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 […]

  • Website and Patreon Updates
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 19, 2020 at 11:10 am

    The world of internet content creation is ever changing. I’m sending out this post to give you a behind the scenes look at what’s going on with my websites and how I’m going to utilize Patreon […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- October 16, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Your Best Defense: Staying Out of Trouble Michael Bane and Claude Werner talk about […]

  • Prime Day Deals 2020- Updated
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 14, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Today is the this year’s last “Prime Day” on  For members of their excellent “prime” service, they are discounting thousands of items site wide.   It’s kind of like the […]

  • The Denver Pepper Spray Shooting
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 13, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve seen lots of internet commentary on Saturday’s fatal shooting at a large protest rally in Denver.  If you haven’t seen the story, check out the link below for details.   TV crew’s […]

  • Shooting Drill- B-8 Bonanza
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 12, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I got this challenging drill my friends at  Justified Defensive Concepts.  They had been working on a new drill and  announced it on their Facebook page.  Here is […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- October 9, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 9, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   The Wolf’s Fangs: Observable Indicators Of An Illegally Armed Person Keep in mind […]

  • Why I Don’t Carry an Expandable Baton
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   With all the violent protests going on, people are interested in supplementing the firearms they carry on a daily basis with some less lethal alternative weapons.  […]

  • Standing Up
    by Greg Ellifritz on October 5, 2020 at 11:10 am

    If you have been reading this blog for a while, you are undoubtedly familiar with the writings of Justin White from Mad Science Defense. Justin recently contacted me about running a few of his most […]

American Rifleman
Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
Precision Rifle Blog
  • 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 […]

  • How Fast Does A Barrel Erode?
    by Cal on March 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This article focuses on how quickly the lands of a rifle barrel usually erode, especially for mid-sized cartridges that are popular in precision rifle matches. It also explains how many shooters try […]

  • Bullet Jump & Seating Depth: Best Practices & Conventional Wisdom
    by Cal on March 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    With so many events canceled and stores closed, what a great time to do some reloading! Over the past several weeks, I have been working on a series of posts that I'm very excited to finally share […]

Ruger Firearms
  • Ruger Introduces Four New Stainless Ruger American Rimfire Rifles
    on April 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) proudly introduces four new Target models to the Ruger American® Rimfire family. Constructed from stainless steel for superior aesthetics and corrosion […]

  • Ruger Reintroduces the Hawkeye Alaskan Rifle
    on March 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to reintroduce the Hawkeye® Alaskan rifle chambered in three calibers: .375 Ruger, .338 Winchester Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. Based on […]

  • Ruger Auction - Mini-14® with Wood Handguard
    on March 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    You are bidding on a blued, .223 Rem. caliber Ruger® Mini-14® rifle with serial number 180-07678. The manufacture date of this rifle is December 8, 1976.

  • Ruger Adds Junior Shooter Beth Walker to Team Ruger
    on March 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) proudly introduces Beth Walker as the seventh addition to Team Ruger. A 17-year-old, 3-Gun competitor, Walker is Team Ruger's first junior shooter. "We […]

  • Team Ruger Competitors Take Three High Lady Wins
    on March 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) proudly announces three High Lady divisional wins from Team Ruger competitors Randi Rogers and Maggie Reese Voigt at this year's USPSA Henry's Cup and […]

  • Ruger Signs Maggie Reese Voigt to Professional Shooting Team
    on March 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce that it has signed Maggie Reese Voigt to its professional shooting team. Maggie takes the sixth spot on Team Ruger, led by Captain […]

  • Ruger Auction - Mark II™ Target Pistol Pair
    on March 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    We have for auction a pair of consecutively serial numbered .22 LR Mark II Target pistols. The manufacture date for both pistols is February 15, 1984.

  • Ruger Announces Second Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle
    on March 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR)is proud to introduce its third addition to the newly launched Ruger® Custom Shop. This variation of the Ruger Custom Shop 10/22® Competition Rifle […]

  • Team Ruger Captain Doug Koenig Takes Trophy Spot at ALTUS AI Long Range Classic
    on March 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to announce that Team Ruger's Captain Doug Koenig claimed the production division win at the Accuracy International (AI) Long Range Classic […]

  • Ruger Heads to Germany for 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics
    on March 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is heading back to Europe for the 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics show from March 8-11. The Ruger exhibit booth will be located in Hall 7A-414 again this year. […]

Grant Cunningham
The Art of Manliness
  • Podcast #654: How to Astronaut
    on October 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Col. Terry Virts shares his experience as an astronaut and what it's really like to be in space, including training, fitness, hygeine, and more.

  • James Bond Stoicism
    on October 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    One of the things that makes the James Bond books better than the James Bond films, is that while the latter mostly represent not-too-deep action-driven entertainment, the former are peppered with […]

  • Podcast #653: The Dirtbag’s Guide to Life
    on October 19, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    If you've ever dreamed of being a rock climber living in a van or becoming a thru-hiker my guest has written a handbook for making it happen.

  • Sunday Firesides: Your Younger Self Is Your Greatest Mentor
    on October 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Everyone hopes to find good mentors in life -- folks who shape your character, point you down positive paths, and model new possibilities for living. We typically think of mentors as being older, […]

  • Manly Slang from the 19th Century
    on October 16, 2020 at 11:02 am

    With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article […]

  • How to Test if a Plant Is Edible
    on October 15, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Many people, especially outdoorsy types, know the story of Christopher McCandless, as famously told in author Jon Krakauer's book (and the film of the same name) Into the Wild.  After surviving […]

  • 4 Ways to Upgrade Your S’mores
    on October 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Few fall activities are as enjoyable as sitting around a campfire on a cool evening and roasting up marshmallows, either to enjoy on their own or as part of that quintessential campfire dessert: the […]

  • Podcast #652: Chefs’ Secrets for Organizing Your Life
    on October 14, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    The kitchen of a busy restaurant can be a chaotic, frenetic environment. But the best chefs create a kind of personal eye in this storm, from which they can efficiently craft meal after meal without […]


Gun Culture

War On Guns
  • Just Do It
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

     Far Left Debate Commission Proposes BANNING ALL CONTENT on Hunter and Joe Biden’s Foreign Laundering Scandals [More] If I were Trump, I would skip the media debate ambush and instead schedule a […]

  • The Brains Behind the Operation
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 7:52 pm

     Police Arrest Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Behind Fatwa on Beheaded School Teacher [More] So he's management material, eh?  [Via Michael G]

  • If You See Something Say Something
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump's private attorneys, has reported to Delaware police concerns that materials on a laptop purportedly tied to Hunter Biden contained evidence of possible child […]

  • An Unfair Advantage
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

     A U.S. District Judge in San Diego who has issued rulings in two separate lawsuits challenging California’s strict gun control measures will take up another weapons-related case on Monday, […]

  • This is CNN
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm

     Houston police officer killed in apartment complex shooting [More] I'm sure there's a good reason why CNN isn't telling people Sgt. Preston was black and his (alleged) murderer was an illegal […]

  • Just One Big One Ought to Do It
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg Said Facebook Will Have Fewer Bans After The Election [More] So does that mean guys like me will be safe again, or that they'll feel free to remove any pretenses because the people […]

  • A Matter of Priorities
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

     Kamala Harris Failed to Prosecute Illegal MS-13 Gang Member Months Before He Murdered Bologna Family [More] Don't worry. She promises to do a much more thorough job on gun owners who refuse to […]

  • A New Hampshire Democrat
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 4:48 pm

     Police investigate threatening letters sent to Trump supporters [More] Test the envelopes for saliva/DNA. I'll bet the dumbs***s licked them shut.  And then, in light of COVID fatalities, add […]

  • The Junior Only One Award
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm

     Woodson Terrace boy bullied for showing support for police during virtual school receives patches from across the world [More] Good thing for him the teacher didn't see a BB gun in the […]

  • Great Expectations
    by David Codrea on October 21, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Many Americans Are Now Planning To "Bug Out" Ahead Of Election Day As Authorities Brace For Chaos [More] Any guesses which "side" that will come from? [Via bondmen]

David Yamane / Gun Culture 2.0
John Lott\’s War On Guns
Firearms Policy Coalition
The Truth About Guns

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