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  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 24, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 24, 2024 at 10:13 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Essential Concealed Carry Accessories This information is obvious for many of you.  […]

  • Rangemaster Professional Pistolcraft Instructor Bullseye Course
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 23, 2024 at 10:46 am

    Last weekend I attended Rangemaster’s highest level instructor certification class (course AAR coming soon).  The Professional Pistolcraft Instructor class is a three day program only open to […]

  • Seat Belts and Appendix Carry
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 22, 2024 at 10:49 am

      I got the following question from a friend on my Facebook page.  He inquired: “I carry appendix IWB, but usually remove it while driving because I’ve always been afraid of the personal damage […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 17, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 17, 2024 at 10:28 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   The Danger of Higher Ready Positions Let’s start with a deep dive on the topic of […]

  • Free Books- Part 296
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 16, 2024 at 12:19 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 […]

  • Ammo Related Problems
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 15, 2024 at 10:26 am

    A couple weeks ago, I saw that Tom Givens had posted the article below on his Patreon page.  I’ve been seeing the same things in my classes and wanted to warn my students.  I asked Tom for […]

  • May and June 2024 Open Enrollment Classes
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 14, 2024 at 10:04 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 […]

  • Using Blanks in Scenario Training
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 13, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Did you hear that a soldier was shot last month in a training exercise when someone mistook a live round of ammunition for a blank?  Read about it below.   Soldier […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 10, 2024
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 10, 2024 at 10:15 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Thoughts on Open Carry Even though I’m generally not a big fan of open carry in an […]

  • Emergency Management of Severe Bleeding in Dogs
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 8, 2024 at 11:00 am

    This is a guest article from Dr. Lauren Pugliese.  Lauren is a DVM and board-certified small animal veterinary surgeon.  After her wildly successful pet first aid classes at the Lone Star Medics […]

American Rifleman
  • Review: Walther WMP
    on May 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Near the end of 2022, Walther took its handgun lineup in a fresh direction with the release of the sporting WMP pistol chambered in .22 WMR, designed for field use as a "kit gun."

  • Rifleman Report: Individual Liberty & Innovation
    on May 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    When it comes to the design, manufacture and sale of innovative firearms, the intuition and innovation of unique personalities are often the common threads that result in success.

  • Henry Salutes America’s Most Decorated Living Veteran
    on May 28, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Henry Repeating Arms honors U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, our most decorated living veteran, with a limited edition rifle, which underscores the brands commitment to American heroes, past and […]

  • I Have This Old Gun: Jo.Lo.Ar Pistol
    on May 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    It was in 1919 when José de Lopez Arnaiz cleverly devised a unique single-action pistol with a moveable lever (palanca) of which enabled shooters to single-handedly chamber and cock the gun using […]

  • The Armed Citizen® May 27, 2024
    on May 27, 2024 at 1:00 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.

  • Preview: Camp Chef 9 Piece Professional Knife Set
    on May 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In order to make the most out of harvested game, you need a set of quality food-prep tools like Camp Chef offers in its 9 Piece Professional Knife Set.

  • New For 2024: Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide HS12
    on May 26, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    After introducing its Silver Reserve Eventide series of over-under shotguns earlier in 2024, Mossberg expanded the line yet again mid-year with the HS12 variant designed for defensive use.

  • Preview: Arming The World | American Gunmakers In The Gilded Age
    on May 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In an incredible tour through the American experience during what is arguably the golden age of firearm development, author Geoffrey Stewart highlights the 25-year period between the Great Exhibition […]

  • Favorite Firearms: A Mystery Colt Single Action Army
    on May 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Perusing an expired paper-edition Gun List several years ago, I came across an ad for this old 1880-1881 Colt Single Action Army. Can’t remember what I paid, but at that time, it was too cheap to […]

  • New For 2024: Inglis High Power Pistols
    on May 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Inglis Mfg. has been reborn under the SDS Imports brand, and the company is now making classic versions of the venerable High Power pistol.

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 […]

Precision Rifle Blog
  • Best Rifle Trigger: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on May 19, 2024 at 1:38 am

    Curious about what makes a rifle trigger truly exceptional? This article breaks down the choices of the top 200 Precision Rifle Series shooters, revealing the brands that dominate and why. With […]

  • Top Rifle Gunsmiths: What the Pros Use
    by Cal on May 4, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    In the high-stakes world of precision rifle competitions, choosing the right gunsmith can make a huge difference. Our newest article showcases the top picks among pro shooters, featuring insights […]

  • Best Custom Rifle Barrel: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on April 20, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    Behind Every Great Shooter, There's a Great Barrel: In a sport where every detail counts, choosing the right rifle barrel can make all the difference. From exclusive insights on barrel brands to […]

  • Best Custom Rifle Action: What The Pros Use
    by Cal on April 6, 2024 at 12:01 am

    When it comes to precision rifles, an action can make all the difference! Our latest blog post dives deep into the preferences of the 200 leading shooters in the PRS revealing trends, favorites, and […]

  • Pre-Fit Barrels: Everything Your Gunsmith Wishes You Knew
    by Cal on March 30, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    We’ve seen an explosion of pre-fit barrels over the past few years. But are any of the top-ranked PRS shooters using pre-fits? Are they as accurate as a barrel that is custom-chambered for your […]

  • What The Pros Use: Best Rifle Chassis & Stocks
    by Cal on March 15, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    Discover the latest trends in precision rifle chassis and stocks that the top 200 shooters in the PRS believe help them get more hits on target. This exclusive data reveals massive shifts in the […]

  • What The Pros Use: Precision Rifle Calibers & Cartridges
    by Cal on March 1, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    Dive into the “What The Pros Use” 2024 Edition, where we uncover the latest trends in precision rifle gear among the top-ranked shooters in the Precision Rifle Series. Discover the shift in […]

  • New Upgrades To The PRS Barricade Skills Stage
    by Cal on February 20, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Attention, precision rifle shooters! The 2024 PRS rules have just dropped, bringing with them some exciting updates to the PRS Skills Stages and the PRS barricade. Wondering what’s new? Look no […]

  • Finish Out of PRB’s 100 Yard Underground Range
    by Cal on February 13, 2024 at 2:06 am

    A ton of people have asked me for an update on my 100-yard underground range that I recently built. I published an article a couple of years ago that shared my plans and what I’d done so far, and I […]

  • JTAC Precision Rifle Training Review + 2024 Class Dates
    by Cal on January 1, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Unlock the secrets of precision rifle mastery with the JTAC Advanced Training – a unique experience led by multiple Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Season Champions. This exclusive class offers […]

Ruger Firearms
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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 Importance of Developing and Maintaining Your Social Fitness
    on May 28, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Started in 1938, the Harvard Study of Adult Development represents the longest longitudinal study on happiness ever conducted. It set out to follow a group of men through every stage of their lives, […]

  • Podcast #825: Tactics and Mindset Shifts for Making the Most of Life
    on May 27, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    Note: This is a rebroadcast. Matthew Dicks wears a lot of hats. Among other things, he's a storyteller, communications consultant, writer, and schoolteacher. In order to excel in his professional […]

  • Skill of the Week: Effectively Ice Drinks in a Cooler
    on May 26, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself […]

  • Sunday Firesides: Success Is a Multi-Generational Project
    on May 26, 2024 at 2:14 am

    In late midlife, a man tends to look back on the preceding decades, assess the standing of his health, relationships, professional achievements, and experiences, and determine whether or not his life […]

  • Odds & Ends: May 24, 2024
    on May 24, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    Antonio Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto RV 443 / Maurice Steger, Cappella Gabetta. For some reason, when you get to fourth grade here in the United States, the school gives you a recorder, and you learn […]

  • Do You Only Think You’re Thinking?
    on May 23, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    Note: We recently came across this old poem and dug it. Enjoy. "Thought" By Berton Braley You say “I think” ten times a day Or fifteen times or twenty And even more. Well, anyway You sure […]

  • Summer Smart Casual: 3 Getup Ideas for the Office, Date Night, and Weddings
    on May 23, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    The summer season is just about upon us, and its warmer weather means switching up your wardrobe towards a lighter summer style. When people typically think about dressing for the summer, they […]

  • Podcast #993: The Shadows Over Men’s Hearts and How to Fight Them
    on May 22, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    There are a lot of unspoken challenges and hidden battles that men face in modern society. They often manifest themselves in a uniquely male malaise where a man feels apathetic, frustrated, cynical, […]


Gun Culture

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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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John Lott\’s War On Guns
Firearms Policy Coalition
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