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  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 24, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 24, 2023 at 10:27 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 Prepare For Civil Unrest Paul’s thoughts on how best to […]

  • Free Books- Part 269
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 23, 2023 at 11:31 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 […]

  • Tactical Training Scenario- Random Gunfire
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 22, 2023 at 10:05 am

    For the last couple years, there has been an epidemic of mass shootings targeting people in bars, malls, and outdoor parties.  These have generally been gang members targeting other gang members.   […]

  • Involuntary Hand Clenches Leading to Accidental Discharge
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 20, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Cops and armed citizens shoot themselves with alarming frequency.  One recent story discussed how a police officer shot himself after slipping on the ice while serving […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 17, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 17, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   The Perils Of Carrying An Unusual Pistol Tamara brings up an important point that many […]

  • AR-15 Maintenance and Repair- Five Tips from Armorer’s School
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 15, 2023 at 10:00 am

      In the course of my 13-year stint as weapons armorer for the police department where I worked, I attended numerous AR-15 armorer schools.  Recently, I was looking back at my notes from one of the […]

  • Conducting Quality Force-on-Force Training
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 13, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Daniel Coyle is the author of the book The Talent Code.  He conducts outstanding research in the field of enhancing human performance.  His blog post, Your Best Training Session Ever, got me […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 10, 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 10, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Thoughts On The Snub Mindset Important considerations for those of you who choose to […]

  • Upcoming Classes: March-May 2023
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 8, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Here are all the open enrollment classes I am teaching between now and the end of May.     My next class  will be Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medicine at Blackwing Shooting Center on  […]

  • Tactical Training Scenario- Attacked While Seated
    by Greg Ellifritz on March 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Have you ever considered what you might do if you were attacked while in a seated position?  When most of us train to fight, we do so while standing, but how many hours […]

American Rifleman
  • Gun Of The Week: Davidson's Winchester Model 1895 Texas Rangers Edition
    on March 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Winchester Model 1895 Texas Ranger's 200th Anniversary Edition, a Davidson's Exclusive rifle that commemorates the storied history of […]

  • The Armed Citizen® March 24, 2023
    on March 24, 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.

  • Elbert Searle's Prototype Savage Squeeze-Cocker Pistol
    on March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Elbert Searle isn't one of the most well-known firearm designers, but his Savage Model 1907 and its derivatives were popular guns in their time. Now, a unique prototype pistol of his has been […]

  • Spring Sales, Savings & Sweepstakes Ongoing
    on March 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Special incentives from Hornady, Smith & Wesson and Beretta have already been come and gone, but they were just the first. Things have accelerated since.

  • I Have This Old Gun: Terry Carbine
    on March 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    One of the most interesting, and short-lived, breechloading designs of the mid-19th century is the Terry carbine, produced by the firm of Calisher & Terry. Despite its novel mechanism, the […]

  • Favorite Firearms: A Birthday Gift From Dad
    on March 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    When I was growing up, my father was one of the bigger Smith & Wesson collectors in Northern California. This led him to have an acquaintance with Roy Jinks of S&W.

  • Make Mine Metal: The Alloy-Frame KelTec P15
    on March 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    When KelTec introduced its P15 at the 2022 SHOT Show, it had two models on display. One is the polymer-frame handgun that the accompanying review focuses on, and the second is nearly identical, […]

  • Henry Recalls Select Lever-Action Rifles
    on March 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Henry Repeating Arms recently discovered a safety issue affecting certain lever-action rifles chambered in .45-70 Gov’t that were manufactured between Dec. 14, 2022, and Jan. 11, 2023.

  • Product Preview: Cold Steel Engage 3.5"
    on March 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Cold Steel offers its Engage EDC knife with a larger 3.5"-long blade made from durable, wear-resistant S35VN stainless steel.

  • I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Army M1871 Rolling Block
    on March 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Some officials taken with the strength and efficiency of the Remington Rolling Block succumbed to the arm’s siren call and, using barrels recovered from U.S. Model 1861 and 1863 rifle-muskets, […]

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 […]

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  • Odds & Ends: March 24, 2023
    on March 24, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Prohibition Worked Better Than You Think. There are few more universally accepted narratives than the idea that the 20th century's experiment with Prohibition was a failure — that banning […]

  • The Digestive Power of an After-Dinner Walk
    on March 23, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    For centuries, when someone referred to "dinner," they meant a meal, the largest of the day, which was eaten around noon. A lighter "supper" was then consumed in the evening.  Starting in the […]

  • Podcast #881: A Kantian Guide to Life
    on March 22, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    If you've had some contact with the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, there's a good chance you found it abstract, heady, and hard to understand. But my guest would say that it's full of rich, usable […]

  • Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Rules for Life
    on March 21, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Like many of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson was a dad. And like a lot of dads, he often took the opportunity to dispense unsolicited dad advice to his children. Over the years, he developed a […]

  • Podcast #880: Finally Follow Through
    on March 20, 2023 at 11:30 am

    You get really excited about an idea to start an exercise program, or become a better partner, or get organized. And then you do . . . nothing. Absolutely nothing. It's said that the road to Hell […]

  • Skill of the Week: Fillet a Fish
    on March 19, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Few summer pastimes are as satisfying as fishing -- it's a great father/son activity, makes for an excellent microadventure, and harkens to our manly imperative to be providers.

  • Sunday Firesides: Cancel Your News Debt
    on March 19, 2023 at 2:21 am

    There are many reasons to consider eliminating, or at least reducing, one’s consumption of the news. It’s sensationalized. It’s distracting. It offers a distorted, overly negative-focused […]

  • Odds & Ends: March 17, 2023
    on March 17, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    The Internet’s Richest Fitness Resource Is a Site from 1999. A deep dive into the history of Exrx.net. I remember visiting the site way back in high school in 2000 to use their one rep max […]


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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