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  • Apocalyptic Revolvers
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 11, 2024 at 9:54 am

        Last weekend I attended the Rangemaster Tactical Conference.  I put my new Lipseys .32 revolver through a workout during Wayne Dobbs’ revolver fundamentals class and then drove home right […]

  • Do I Still Have It?
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 11, 2024 at 12:14 am

    I imagine it’s a question quite a few of you folks ask yourselves.  I have to admit that I ask the question myself more regularly as I age.     When I was a cop, I had a reputation of staying […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 5, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 5, 2024 at 9:37 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   What Makes A Great Truck or Vehicle Gun? I’m generally not a big fan of “truck […]

  • First Impressions of the New Lispseys Snubs
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 4, 2024 at 12:43 am

    I’ve been excited to see the new Lispeys snub revolvers that my friends Bryan Eastridge and Darryl Bolke had a hand in designing since they were introduced at the SHOT show this year.  For those […]

  • Two New Podcast Interviews
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 2, 2024 at 10:49 am

    For all of you folks who get tired of reading my long articles, I have some audio content for you today.   I did two podcast interviews that were recently published.     The first is with Gila […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 29, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 29, 2024 at 9:57 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Patterning the Judge Home Defender Part 1 – Judge Centric .410 Patterning a large […]

  • Purse Carry
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 28, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    A couple days ago, a woman in Nashville negligently shot and killed her own daughter with a gun carried in a purse.   “According to the release, Dearria’s mother told detectives that she was […]

  • Free Books- Part 293
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 28, 2024 at 12:23 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 […]

  • April and May Open Enrollment Schedule
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 27, 2024 at 4:24 am

    Here are the classes I’m doing in the next two months that still have open seats.  Check them out below.  If you are a $10 tier Patreon supporter and missed the email with your 20% off discount […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 22, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 22, 2024 at 10:23 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   So You’ve Decided To Buy Eclipse Insurance The hysteria over this eclipse is truly […]

American Rifleman
  • I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1855 Pistol Carbine
    on April 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    One of the new arms introduced to U.S. military service in the 1850s was the Model 1855 Pistol Carbine, designed to pull double-duty as a shoulder arm and a pistol.

  • New For 2024: FN 509 CC Edge XL
    on April 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In 2021, FN introduced the competition-focused 509 Edge LS, a pistol with unique aesthetics and features, followed by the concealed-carry-optimized 509 CC Edge a year later. New for 2024, FN is […]

  • American Strong: A Message From Federal Ammunition CEO Jason Vanderbrink
    on April 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Jason Vanderbrink, president and CEO of Federal Ammunition and Remington Ammunition, took to the Internet to share some facts about CCI, Federal, Hevi-Shot, Remington and Speer Ammunition and the […]

  • 50 Years Of Springfield Armory
    on April 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Starting in 1974, Bob Reese took over production of a commercially manufactured, semi-automatic-only version of the M14 service rifle, ensuring the future of the fledgling “M1A.”

  • New NRA Law Enforcement Grant Program To Support Range Development
    on April 9, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    The new Range Fund program is designed to encourage city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies to work with the NRA on efforts to build and improve law enforcement ranges across the […]

  • U.S. Navy Awards Remington 12-Ga. Ammunition Contract
    on April 9, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Remington Ammunition a five-year contract to produce 12-ga. slug loads at its Lonoke, Ark. plant.

  • Review: KelTec KSG410
    on April 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    At the beginning of 2023, KelTec fulfilled a frequent and long-standing customer request by releasing the new KSG410 shotgun chambered for .410-bore shells.

  • The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2024
    on April 8, 2024 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.

  • Accuracy-Testing Confederate Infantry Arms
    on April 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Here are the results of extensive firing to determine the accuracy of Civil War long arms 

  • Preview: TRUE DAV Support Kit
    on April 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Packaged neatly within a durable, water-resistant EDC storage case, the TRUE DAV Support Kit includes a trusty multi-tool, knife and dog-tag bottle opener.

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.

  • 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 […]

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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
  • Podcast #981: The Power of Everyday Rituals to Shape and Enhance Our Lives
    on April 10, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    When we think of rituals, we tend to think of big, inherited, more occasional religious or cultural ceremonies like church services, holidays, weddings, and funerals. But as my guest observes, we […]

  • The Japanese 3X3 Interval Walking Workout
    on April 9, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    The overarching principle of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is that the harder you do an exercise, the more physiological benefits you accrue; thus, by incorporating intervals of higher […]

  • Podcast #980: Walden on Wheels — A Man, a Debt, and an American Adventure
    on April 8, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    Millions of young adults know what it's like to graduate from college with student debt. For some, it's a frustrating annoyance. For others, it's a worry-inducing burden. For Ken Ilgunas, it was a […]

  • Skill of the Week: Mount a Horse
    on April 7, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    Learning how to ride a horse well can take years. It involves understanding the nuances of a horse’s behavior and how your own behavior communicates your intent to them. But, with a few basics you […]

  • Sunday Firesides: You Can’t Want It More Than They Do
    on April 7, 2024 at 2:06 am

    Your marriage is struggling. You’ve invited your wife to do couples therapy, to go out for date nights, to spend more time together in general. But she’s refused all these invitations.  Your […]

  • Odds & Ends: April 5, 2024
    on April 5, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    Killers of the Flower Moon. I was really excited to watch Martin Scorsese's epic film, Killers of the Flower Moon. Based on the bestselling book that recounts the murders of members of the Osage […]

  • What to Do If You Get a Sudden Financial Windfall
    on April 4, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    A loved one dies, and you receive a substantial inheritance. You sell your business for a hefty price. Maybe you even win the lottery. Great news, right? Well, it certainly can be. But […]

  • Podcast #979: How to Create a Distraction-Free Phone
    on April 3, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Jake Knapp loves tech. He grew up using Apple II and then Mac computers, browsing bulletin boards, and making his own games. As an adult, he worked at Microsoft on the Encarta CD-ROM, before being […]


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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