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Greg Ellifritz / Active Response Training
  • Surviving Mob Attacks on Your Vehicle
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 2, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Written by- Greg Ellifritz Watching some violent “protests”  got me thinking about individual tactics for escaping riots and demonstrations.   One scenario I saw playing out […]

  • Busy With Riot Stuff…
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 2, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Sorry, folks.   Writing output this week will be a little slower than usual.   With all the riots, I’m on mandatory overtime at work every day this week.  That doesn’t […]

  • Stockpiling Ammunition
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   With the recent COVID-19 pandemic and lots of civil unrest, I’m getting more and more people asking questions about stockpiling ammunition.  Online […]

  • “Peace Officers” vs. “Law Enforcement Officers”
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 31, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Last week, I became involved in a discussion about the term “law enforcement officer.”  That’s what many cops are calling themselves these […]

  • Surviving Riots and Political Demonstrations
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    *This is an excerpt from the chapter “Surviving Third World Riots and Political Demonstrations” from my book Choose Adventure.  With the riots we’ve seen over the last couple […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 29, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 29, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Small-Caliber Handguns for Self-Defense? I’m looking forward to picking up a […]

  • “Watching a Murder”
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 28, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I had a friend send me a message yesterday. He wanted to know how a bystander might intervene in a situation like what happened in Minneapolis.   My friend […]

  • Unique Perspectives on COVID-19-Part 12
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz I’ve been posting Covid-19 weekly updates for the past three months.  The very first update had 7,304 page views.  Last week’s update had 2, 217 […]

  • Your Tactical Training Scenario- Brutal Attack on Senior Citizen
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

      I was searching for an old email I had sent when I found a correspondence with Marcus Wynne from several years back.  Marcus sent me the video linked below.   Watch the  video . […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 22, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 22, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   The Ammo Equation: How Much Ammo Do You Really Need? Those of us who have lived […]

American Rifleman
  • Allied Air Assault: The Guns of Operation Varsity
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Operation Varsity was the last Allied air assault of World War II, and the troops involved used the best firearms that could be had in March 1945.

  • Editor's Choice: Laugo Arms Alien
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    LAUGO ARMS’ Alien pistol proves that innovation doesn’t come cheaply ($5,000), but the gun being imported by Lancer Systems is certainly turning heads with its unique design.

  • Remington Tac-13: One of 2019's Top-Selling Guns
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Though its in a category all its own, the Remington Tac-13 was one of the best-selling firearms in the shotgun category in 2019.

  • Keep Your Gun Running: Survival Kits for Rifles
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    We often talk about bug-out rifles and survival kits for ourselves, but what about the tools and parts you need to keep your gun running?

  • The Armed Citizen® June 1, 2020
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for tales of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

  • Editor’s Choice: Armscor BBR 3.10
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    ARMSCOR, based in the Philippines, brings in an incredible variety of affordable 1911s, and most of the classic configurations can be had in the company’s extensive lineup, even in an […]

  • New for 2020: Remington R2Mi .50 BMG Rifle
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Remington has announced it will offer a .50 BMG-chambered bolt-action rifle from its Custom Center.

  • Editor’s Choice: Kel-Tec P17
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    KEL-TEC’s P17 is a gun that jumps out because of its price ($199), but there’s much more that makes the P17 worth highlighting this year.

  • BATFE Releases New Form 4473
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    The new BATFE Form 4473 includes a number of notable changes and will be required for use starting in November 2020.

  • NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer for 2020: Dennis Reese
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 am

    This year's Golden Bullseye award for industry pioneer goes to Dennis Reese, who helped to build Springfield Armory.

Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • 200-O Defensive Handgun Level 1 Online
    by michael seeklander on May 24, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    This is an Online class The Shooting-Performance Online Series classes are all taught online with an initial lecture via video conferencing and weekly mandatory assignments.  Schedule:  […]

  • Are you Violating Key Training Program Principles?
    by michael seeklander on May 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Taken from Your Competition Handgun Training Program and the USPSA Mastery Program In order for this or any program to be effective, it must follow certain principles.  Are you violating […]

  • It’s NOT your Trigger Control
    by michael seeklander on February 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Have you heard any of these? "Trigger control is the most important part of shooting." "He doesn't know how to pull the trigger, that's why he missed." "She missed because she jerked the trigger!" […]

  • Training Smart Vs. Hard
    by michael seeklander on February 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Finding and Cultivating Your Inner Drive “If it’s not raining, we’re not training!” “Pain is weakness leaving the body!!” “The more you bleed in training, […]

  • Goal Setting for Greatness
    by michael seeklander on February 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Reprinted from Your Competition Handgun Training Program Goal Setting for Greatness. So it’s January 2010 and off we go into a new year!  Something that every successful person that I […]

Precision Rifle Blog
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SHOT Show 2020: Leica PRS 5-30×56 with PRB Reticle!
    by Cal on January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This week at SHOT Show, Leica is announcing a new precision rifle scope that features the PRB reticle I helped them design. I’ve had to keep this quiet for over a year, so I’m excited to […]

  • Trijicon Ventus: Measuring Range AND WIND!
    by Cal on January 9, 2020 at 4:29 am

    The Trijicon Ventus is the first commercially available laser wind sensor designed to help long-range shooters make better wind calls and get rounds on targets. This article covers the details […]

  • Dope Card Holders & Heads-Up Displays: Viewing Your Dope While On The Clock
    by Cal on January 6, 2020 at 1:57 am

    A few months ago, I published an article about the devices and apps the top precision rifle shooters were using to calculate their ballistics. We saw that 76% used a Kestrel Ballistic Weather Meter, […]

  • Crowdfunding Ammo: Will Price Win?
    by Cal on December 5, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Here is the question: If you could save 15-20% on match-grade ammo, but you had to wait 4 months for it to be delivered – Is it worth it? I wanted to let my readers know about a unique […]

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 #615: How to Develop Authentic Gravitas
    on June 1, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    When it comes to how you're perceived in your professional life, it's likely you want to be taken seriously. You want your words to carry weight. You want to be influential and listened to, […]

  • Sunday Firesides: Compliment Deflection is Gift Denial
    on May 31, 2020 at 2:33 am

    You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the paper around the box. But as they examine the present that was wrapped inside, their smile quickly fades. “This isn’t right for […]

  • Cardio for the Man Who Hates Cardio: The Benefits of Rucking
    on May 29, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Rucking is simple. So simple, it’s stupid. Get a backpack. Put some weight in said backpack. Put on the backpack. Start walking. That’s it.

  • The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Stories
    on May 28, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Over the course of 40 years during the late 19th and early 20th century, Arthur Conan Doyle published 60 Sherlock Holmes tales in the form of four short novels and 56 short stories (which are […]

  • How to Survive a Grenade Explosion
    on May 28, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Grenades are diabolical little devices that go back as far as the 8th-century when soldiers from the Byzantine Empire began putting incendiary compounds in small stone or ceramic jars and hurling […]

  • Podcast #614: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    When most of us run into obstacles with how we think and approach the world -- whether in terms of dealing with mental health issues like depression and anxiety or simply making progress […]

  • A Man’s Guide to Brushes and Combs
    on May 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Brush? Comb? I just use the first thing I find in the bathroom. Here's the scoop on what you should really be doing, though.

  • Podcast #613: How Soldiers Die in Battle
    on May 25, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    War is about many things: glory, violence, courage, destruction. But at its heart is death. Each side in a conflict tries to kill the enemy.


Gun Culture

War On Guns
  • We're the Only Ones Weak-Kneed Enough Redux
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    [More]I repeat:I thought an "Only One" taking a knee is what started this latest round of violent madness.I assume these useful uniformed idiots realize that what they're dissing is... well, […]

  • We're Just Like You, Except Treasonous
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Gifford Gun Grabbers Steal Blazing Sword Emails in Cheap Ploy to Trick Gun Owners [More]Why not make turnabout fair play and alert FFLs to tell these gunkapos to get the hell out of their […]

  • The Shape of Things to Come
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    'Trump Supporters Targeted' - Gunshot Fired Into Arizona RNC Field Office  [More]I sure wish you hateful right-wingers would tone down the rhetoric.[Via Henry Bowman]

  • Men without Chests
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    But to Rawlings-Blake, Frey, and this new snowflake generation of politicians raised not to offend but to take offense, and to fear everything, the idea of “protecting” against the […]

  • We're the Only Ones Routed Enough
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Riot Police, National Guard 'Completely Abandon' Perimeter in Minneapolis, Chased Away by Protesters [More]Why do I get the feeling Greek history didn't factor into the […]

  • You CAN Stop the Signal?
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    [More]Here's the last crawl.  Anybody see anything that's not the, you know, truth?  Maybe they said "boogaloo" too many times and influential hive insects complained?I'll see if I can find […]

  • Think They'll Be Persuaded?
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Civil Rights Advocates Call for Suspension of SAFE Act and Pistol Permit Law Enforcement Amid Widespread Rioting [More]A call for suspension of obedience would be more effective.[Via Felix B]

  • It's the Bomb
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Peaceful Protester Arrested in Chicago After Filming Himself Handing Out Bombs at MN Riots and Posting on Facebook (VIDEO) [More]You get the feeling that if you told him to blow up a bus he'd burn […]

  • Meanwhile, Over in Mommy and Daddy's Basement
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Escorted by parents, 20-year-old wanted by Pittsburgh police for inciting riot turns himself in [More]Has the word "soycialist" been coined yet...?Guess it has...damn.[Via Dave Licht]

  • When Put in Perspective
    by David Codrea on June 2, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    But in nearly all states, you can't generally use deadly force merely to defend your property.  [More]That's too bad because acquiring property requires time out of my life I could be doing […]

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Firearms Policy Coalition
The Truth About Guns

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