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  • The Need to SEE
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 5, 2023 at 10:00 am

    One of the biggest mistakes I see my students make is trading a good tactical position for a position that offers better visibility instead.  It’s nice to be able to see what’s going on, but […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- June 2, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 2, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Optics Versus Irons on Pistols The irons vs. optics debate.     3 Things To Know About […]

  • Free Books- Part 274
    by Greg Ellifritz on June 1, 2023 at 4:10 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 […]

  • Breaking Auto Glass- The Right Tool for the Job.
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 31, 2023 at 10:35 am

    *This is a guest post from my friend Jonathan Willis.  I’ve trained with Jonathan for more than a decade now.  He is a retired paramedic and fire officer who currently teaches classes for Gunset […]

  • Seven Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 29, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz My friend John Johnston (host of the excellent radio program Ballistic Radio) suggested that I write an article about body armor and fitness.  He was doing some PT while […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 26, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 26, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   The Human Factor: John Hearne Discusses Building Better Survivors My buddy John Hearne […]

  • Bad Decisions
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 25, 2023 at 10:21 am

    The news article below got me thinking of some things.  Read it and we’ll discuss some of the implications.   ExxonMobil sued over clerk who locked door in Detroit gas station shooting   In […]

  • The “Confidence Gap” and How it Relates to Training
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 23, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I was recently reading a very interesting article titled “The Confidence Gap.”   The article described how in general, women had far less self-confidence than men. […]

  • Shooting Drill- Speed Strip Rolling Thunder
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 22, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Last weekend I taught a snub revolver class in Delaware, Ohio.  As a way to test students’ proficiency and put students under a bit of stress, I adapted everyone’s favorite shotgun drill […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 19, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on May 19, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   LEARN TO LOVE THAT RUSH | Inoculate Yourself From STRESS Stress inoculation is an […]

American Rifleman
  • All-Around Excellence: Leupold’s 2-10X Mark 5HD
    on June 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Leupold & Stevens can claim credit for a number of the optics industry’s most transformative innovations, and, as a result, the Oregon-based company has had an outsized influence on the state […]

  • 100 Years Of The American Rifleman
    on June 5, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    In July 2023, American Rifleman celebrates 100 years of continuous publication under its current name. In that time, we’ve borne witness to the American Century, comprised of historic conflicts, […]

  • The Armed Citizen® June 5, 2023
    on June 5, 2023 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.

  • The Glock 17 Pistol: American Rifleman's Original Review
    on June 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    In the May 1986 issue of American Rifleman, Technical Editor Pete Dickey took an early look at the then-new Glock 17 and dispelled many of the common myths surrounding the revolutionary pistol at the […]

  • Preview: Fisher Cerakote Bullet Pen
    on June 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Fisher Space Pen, manufacturer of the original zero-G astronaut pen, is now offering its 400-series Bullet Pen in a number of Cerakote exterior finishes.

  • The Kuhnhausen Legacy
    on June 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    In 2022, Jerry Kuhnhausen passed away in Idaho at age 85, having just updated the Mauser shop manual. From 1984 to 2021, Kuhnhausen wrote 12 gunsmithing shop manuals and produced three DVDs, […]

  • Loading Bench: The Marlin Model 444 & Its Cartridge
    on June 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Layne Simpson explores a commemorative Marlin lever action, covering the gun, its history and details on a .444-cal. cartridge that also includes handloading information and accuracy potential of the […]

  • New For 2023: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 mm Performance Center Edition
    on June 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Smith & Wesson is building on its new M&P 10 mm handgun line-up with an all new Performance Center-enhanced model.

  • Preview: The Complete Book Of Tokarev Pistols
    on June 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    It’s one of the most common military-surplus pistols seen on the market, but behind the Tokarev is a rich, fascinating history that stretches back to the early decades of the Soviet Union.

  • Gun Of The Week: Browning A5 Wicked Wing
    on June 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to learn about an iconic Browning shotgun, but this one is dressed specifically for the modern era, wearing synthetic furniture, covered by a […]

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 […]

  • Introducing: LiveFire (Mobil App)
    by michael seeklander on June 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    So let me tell you a story. About a year ago a buddy of mine approached me and told me he had been in a conversation with two app designers that were on to something big in the firearms training […]

  • 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 […]

Precision Rifle Blog
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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 #901: A Magician’s Secrets for Becoming More Commanding, Convincing, And Charismatic
    on June 5, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    To be successful at their craft, magicians must possess the well-honed technical skills to pull off their mystifying tricks and clever sleights of hand. But as magician Steve Cohen observes, they […]

  • Skill of the Week: Recognize What Drowning Really Looks Like
    on June 4, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    What drowning REALLY looks like; don't miss these 10 "quieter" signs of someone who's drowning.

  • Sunday Firesides: Your Rival Is Equally Human
    on June 4, 2023 at 3:50 am

    You want to make your move. Launch your idea. Throw your hat in the ring. But your competitors look awfully intimidating.  They got there first. They own that space. And if their social media […]

  • Odds & Ends: June 2, 2023
    on June 2, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Reading Notes on Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Democracy in America was written nearly 200 years ago, but Tocqueville's insights about America still seem fresh and relevant […]

  • 14 Attributes of Greatness
    on June 1, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    In the mid-1980s, David Hemery set out to answer a burning question: "What makes a winner?" Hemery was a winner himself, having taken the gold in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1968 Olympics. He was […]

  • Podcast #900: The Myths and Truths Around Suicide
    on May 31, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    You might think we're heading into a low time of year for suicides because they peak during the cold, dark months of winter. But, in fact, suicide peaks during the spring and early summer. This is […]

  • Podcast #899: The Essential Guide to Getting Promoted
    on May 29, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Have you been languishing in the same role at work, frustrated that you haven't been promoted to a higher position with more pay and different responsibilities? My guest can help you level up in […]

  • Skill of the Week: Light a Charcoal Grill
    on May 28, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Learn to light your charcoal grill using one of these two methods.


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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