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  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 23, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Top Concealed Carry Errors Explained Are you making these errors?     Double Action […]

  • The St. Ann’s Hospital Shooting
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 22, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Last week in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio police officers had to shoot an armed patient in a local hospital.  Officers recorded the entirety of the close range shooting with their body cameras.  […]

  • Protecting Local Businesses from Looters
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 20, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I received an interesting question from one of my readers.  He wanted to know the best course of action to prevent his local businesses from being burned to the ground or looted during a violent […]

  • Your Tactical Training Scenario…Attacked on the Bus
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Read the story below.  Imagine what you would do if you were riding the same bus.  Would you have intervened?   Detroit Bus Rider Killed Protecting Fellow Passengers […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 16, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 16, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Peep Sight vs Open Sight: A Tale of Two Radii Interesting data.  I enjoy reading […]

  • Free Books- Part 225
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 15, 2021 at 11:01 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 […]

  • Old Ammo- Will it Still Work?
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   In my former job as the police department’s armorer, it was my responsibility to dispose of all the old ammunition that people brought in to the department.  You would […]

  • Low Round Count Shooting Drills
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 12, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I originally posted this article in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.  I had received an email from a reader who suggested that I put together a list of […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 9, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 9, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   100 Shoppers Became Hostages in a NY Protest. Here’s How to Survive in a Protest […]

  • Your Tactical Training Scenario- Road Rage
    by Greg Ellifritz on April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz     I don’t know the back story for this video other than what the man filming the incident wrote.  That may or may not be correct, but here is his description of what […]

American Rifleman
  • The Armed Citizen® April 23, 2021
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 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.

  • The Heckler & Koch SP5 Pistol: 5 Points to Consider
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    The Heckler & Koch SP5 pistol has many of the attributes liked by its select-fire cousin the MP5, along with some improvements. Here are five points on why the SP5 is a capable 9 mm pistol.

  • Favorite Firearms: A Classic Model 12
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    A longing for a classic Winchester Model 12 led one American Rifleman reader to get his hands on a great example.

  • Sako Celebrates 100th Anniversary
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Finnish firearm manufacturer Sako, producer of Tikka rifles, celebrates its 100th anniversary in April 2021.

  • New for 2021: Walther Arms PDP 5" Series
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Walther Arms introduces a further addition to the new PDP handgun lineup with 5" barreled versions available in fullsize and compact frames.

  • Big Green Is Back: Remington Ammo Plant Working 24/7
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Remington Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink announced that "the Big Green is back" and showcased the company's Lonoke, Ark. plant.

  • The Armed Citizen® April 12, 2021
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 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.

  • Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    The Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series, an Officer-size variant of John Browning’s venerated design, is the Performance Center’s first 9 mm Luger-chambered offering in the […]

  • New For 2021: Browning Buck Mark Contour Gray URX 5.5”
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Browning Arms continues to add to its Buck Mark series for 2021 with the Contour model. American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz heads to the range with the camera crew to experience this latest Browning […]

  • Preview: Bear & Son A08 Series Knives
    on April 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Bear & Son Cutlery announced the launch of an all-new lineup of automatic knives: the A08 Series.

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 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 […]

  • 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
  • 11 Secretive Spots to Hide Valuables in Your Home
    on April 22, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Whether cash, passports, jewelry, or other important valuables, we all have things we need to hide now and again, whether from the prying eyes and hands of children or the unnerving but very real […]

  • Podcast #702: One Man’s Impossible Quest — To Make Friends in Adulthood
    on April 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Several years ago, there was a tweet which said that of Jesus' many miracles, perhaps his greatest, was having 12 close friends in his 30s.

  • Why We Like Some People and Don’t Like Others
    on April 20, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Editor's note: The following is an excerpted chapter — "Why We Like Some People and Don't Like Others" — from Why We Don’t Like People (published in 1931) by Dr. Donald A. Laird, a professor of […]

  • Podcast #701: Why Are We Restless?
    on April 19, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Most everyone has experienced restlessness from time to time. A feeling of wanting more, but being unsure of how to find it; of struggling with distraction, but being unsure of what to focus on; of […]

  • How to Follow the Art of Manliness
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Back when we started the Art of Manliness in 2008, there were about three ways you could follow our latest content: type "artofmanliness.com" in your browser, subscribe to our newsletter, or […]

  • The 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Not Reactive
    on April 18, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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

  • How to Countersink a Screw
    on April 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Want to make your next DIY wood project look a bit sharper and more professional? Countersink your screws. Countersinking involves enlarging the rim of a pilot hole so that the head of the […]

  • How to Make a Fishing Hook Out of a Can Tab
    on April 15, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    There are many ways to make an improvised fishing hook, from crafting one from organic materials like shards of bone or splinters of wood, to fashioning one from household materials like safety pins […]

 

Gun Culture

Instapundit
NRA
War On Guns
David Yamane / Gun Culture 2.0
  • Tangled Up in Blue – A Terrific Read
    by David Yamane on April 11, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    I just finished Rosa Brooks’s new book, Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, and in a word, it is terrific. I am not a policing scholar, but as Jennifer Carlson has highlighted, it’s […]

  • Sex and Guns: Safer not Safe
    by David Yamane on April 6, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I just finished a draft of my book chapter on “Pascal’s Wager and Firearms.” It’s all about risk, risk assessment, and risk management in relation to firearms. From there I am rolling into a […]

  • Words Mean Things: Grown Up Talk about the AR-15 (Guest Post)
    by David Yamane on March 30, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Despite the fact that there are (certainly) millions of AR-platform rifles in the hands of (probably) millions of American civilians, they only draw significant attention outside of gun culture […]

  • Smith & Wesson Empowering Americans Campaign Short
    by David Yamane on March 29, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    With the upcoming publication of a book chapter examining the portrayal of gender in gun advertising (along with two pieces on self-defense in gun advertising), my scholarly work on gun advertising […]

  • Visiting Minuteman Munitions in the Good Ole Days (Last March)
    by David Yamane on March 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    What a difference a year makes. A year ago this month I had the opportunity to tour a local ammunition re-manufactory, Minuteman Munitions in Greensboro. I’m just now getting around to posting […]

  • Is a Life with Less Risk Better?
    by David Yamane on March 18, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I am a risk-averse person. When a friend from high school told me he was thinking of leaving his secure job with an established software company to join a startup, I thought it was too risky. He had […]

  • The Work Never Ends by John Johnston
    by David Yamane on March 17, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    In my writing this week I have been thinking about how every person who keeps a gun in their home or carries a gun in public ought to be a thoughtful risk analyst. A recent post on Facebook by John […]

  • Massad Ayoob on Low Odds, High Stakes Events
    by David Yamane on March 16, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    “We can’t base our choices on averages because the very fact that you need to fire a gun to survive means that you’re already in a statistically improbable situation. There’s no such thing as […]

  • Risk is Our Currency
    by David Yamane on March 15, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Risk is our currency and we get to choose where we spend it. Will Petty, quoted by John Johnston on Ballistic Radio #211 (4 June 2017) I haven’t been posting much this year because I am making a […]

  • Pascal’s Wager, Self-Defense, and Gun Ownership
    by David Yamane on March 15, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    This week I am working on Chapter 7 of my book on American gun culture. The chapter is called “Pascal’s Wager and Guns.” The core idea is one I wrote about six years ago, so I am re-posting my […]

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The Truth About Guns

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