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Greg Ellifritz / Active Response Training
  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 22, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 22, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   WHAT IF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS ATTACKED BY AN ANGRY MOB? This is a prescient article for […]

  • Free Books- Part 220
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 21, 2021 at 11:42 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 […]

  • Ohio’s Changing Knife Laws
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 20, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Ohio has some of the most vague and confusing knife laws in the country.  When I teach a knife class, I generally have to take more than 30 minutes to explain the […]

  • Assessing Neighborhood Safety- Gang Graffiti
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   In my book Choose Adventure- Safe Travel in Dangerous Places I have a section of advice discussing how to assess whether an area is “safe” or not in a foreign […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 15, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 15, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   A Guide for Parents: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized […]

  • Rangemaster Baseline Assessment Drill
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 13, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I got this one from the Rangemaster Instructor Course I attended last year.  It is also described as the “drill of the month” in Rangemaster’s December 2020 […]

  • Back From Brazil
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    A week ago I arrived home from an eight-day trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   As I’ve written extensively about Brazil in past articles, I’m not going to cover the normal tourist stuff.  […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 8, 2021
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 8, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Weaver vs. Picatinny: What’s the Difference? The two most commonly available optics […]

  • Free Books- Part 219
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 7, 2021 at 12:08 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 […]

  • A Historical Look at Appendix Carry
    by Greg Ellifritz on January 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      This is a guest post from my friend Darryl Bolke.  Darryl is currently writing a book about the history of formal firearms training throughout the 20th century.  I’m very excited to read his […]

American Rifleman
Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • 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 […]

  • Every Rep Counts!
    by michael seeklander on January 11, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Literally. I mean, every repetition that you do in practice counts. Each is a small part of the "ingraining" process (myelination) that you can't undo once you write the program. I can't tell you […]

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
  • What to Do If You’re Being Followed
    on January 22, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    There's a chance you could be followed at some point in your life by people who'd like to do you harm. Here's what to do if that's the case.

  • The Right Way to Stop a Nosebleed
    on January 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Your snoz is full of blood vessels, and nosebleeds happen when they incur some kind of damage. That damage can come from vigorous nose picking or blowing, outright injury (as in taking a punch to the […]

  • 6 Tips for Writing Shorter Emails
    on January 21, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    We all know those emails that sit in our inbox, languishing for weeks or even months on end, guilt piling up because we haven’t responded yet. Odds are good that those emails are long. Multiple […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Soldering
    on January 21, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Several years ago, I worked with my electrical engineer brother-in-law, Ryan Davis, on an article about how to turn an old-timey radio into an MP3 player.  It’s an easy weekend project, but one […]

  • Podcast #677: The Value of Learning New Skills in Adulthood
    on January 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Can you think of the last new skill you learned? Becoming a lifelong learner is all about pushing through the mental barriers.

  • How to Create More Clarity in Your Life
    on January 19, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Editor's Note: This is a guest article from Kyle Eschenroeder.  Recall a moment of clarity. A moment where tension untangled as insight suddenly appeared. The tension caused by the stress of […]

  • Podcast #676: Stop Living on Autopilot and Take Responsibility for Your Life
    on January 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Do you ever have moments of terrible realization where you recognize that you're living on autopilot? Here's how to take your life back.

  • Sunday Firesides: Love Endures
    on January 17, 2021 at 2:51 am

    When a tragedy -- a serious accident, an unexpected death -- befalls someone, friends and family quickly spring into action. Emergency room lobbies are crowded with visitors; hospital rooms are […]

 

Gun Culture

Instapundit
NRA
War On Guns
  • A Plan Comes Together
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 9:35 pm

     Psaki said that Biden had tasked the ODNI to request a “comprehensive threat assessment” of domestic violent extremism, including ways to strengthen government capabilities to monitor the […]

  • Gun Maniacs Disappoint 'Commonsense Safety' Advocates When They Fail to Open Fire on Innocents
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 9:22 pm

     Predictions of Doom Fall Flat as Virginia Pro-Gun Rally Proceeds Peacefully - Police say open carry crowd was 'nice and quiet,' 'no issues whatsoever' [More] So peaceable gun owners who insist […]

  • Meet the Self-Loathers!
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 9:11 pm

     "For full disclosure, the people behind this reporting are white and benefit from numerous privileges that the disadvantaged populations highlighted in this project do not, ‘So we have blind […]

  • Bullet Dodged!
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 9:08 pm

     Biden Skips Guns in Day One Executive Orders [More] Whew! So we can go back to slee... [Via Mack H]

  • Well, THAT Didn't Work...
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    In Blow to NRA, Judge Rules N.Y. Lawsuit Can Proceed [More] Wayne just increased his grip on the tiger. [Via Mack H]

  • No New Thing Under the Sun
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Profs effectively seek to ban books from Trump admin officials [More] Yet another terrible example of the ravages of  ATDS... [Via Michael G]

  • In the Keepers' Hands
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Facebook sends Trump suspension to its oversight board [More] I can almost hear the verdict now... [Via Michael G]

  • Industrial-Scale Election Fraud
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      Did It Happen?  [More] Careful: Questions like that can get you destroyed these days. Love the dog food analogy! [Via Michael G]

  • Today's 'Truth'
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Even More COVID-19 Narratives Shift as New Administration Takes Charge [More] That's the great thing about controlling all sources of information and eliminating the ones that won't play ball! Give […]

  • The Only Leverage I Can See Appears to Rely on ATDS (Administrative Testicular Deficiency Syndrome)
    by David Codrea on January 22, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    U. Oklahoma ‘Black Emergency Response Team’ issues new set of demands [More] What ever happened to "Go to class, get good grades, and obey the rules or we'll expel you"...? And "occupy" a  […]

David Yamane / Gun Culture 2.0
  • 2021: A Sneak Peek of My Year Ahead
    by David Yamane on January 14, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    I am trying to break the grip the current moment has on my attention, and thought a good way to do that would be to have a brief look at my year ahead. For the spring semester, I am on a research […]

  • Why Are There So Few Violent Insurrectionist Gun Owners?
    by David Yamane on January 13, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    In the wake of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building last week by supporters of President Donald Trump, philosopher Firmin DeBrabander (author of Do Guns Make Us Free? Democracy and the Armed […]

  • 2020 Brief Year in Review
    by David Yamane on January 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Although 2020 presented some unprecedented challenges, I managed to have some successes along the way. I published two scholarly articles on guns. The first, “Targeted Advertising: Documenting the […]

  • Top 10 Most Viewed Posts in 2020
    by David Yamane on January 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Although the dumpster fire of 2020 appears to be flowing over into calendar year 2021, I still wanted to pause for a moment to report my most viewed posts of 2020. A year ago I characterized 2019 as […]

  • All I Want For Christmas Is. . .
    by David Yamane on December 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    some explanation of what this has to do with gun rights . . . Seen today on the Independent Firearm Owners Association homepage. . . Seen today on the Independent Firearm Owners Association Facebook […]

  • My Podcast Appearances – Cumulative List and Links
    by David Yamane on December 23, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I am a big consumer of podcasts. I subscribe to 40 podcasts on a range of topics from guns (obvi) to whiskey (WhiskyCast heading the list) to pens (The Pen Addict) to writing (The Creative Nonfiction […]

  • Safety WITH Guns vs. Safety FROM Guns
    by David Yamane on December 22, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    A point I make often in brief comments on Twitter, but apparently have not stated up front on this blog, is that pro-gun and pro-gun control organizations have two fundamentally different approaches […]

  • Pants On, Gun On – Then and Now
    by David Yamane on December 20, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I regret that this may be my last post reporting insights I gained from reading Lee Kennett and James LaVerne Anderson’s 1975 book, The Gun in America: The Origins of a National Dilemma (Prager). […]

  • Combating the Deadly Art of Jiu-Jitsu, 1924 Edition
    by David Yamane on December 19, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Here is yet another gem from Lee Kennett and James LaVerne Anderson’s The Gun in America (1975). They write: “The most vehement opponent of the [1924] Miller Bill [banning mail-order pistol […]

  • QOTD: Violence as a Form of Dialogue
    by David Yamane on December 18, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    In human confrontations, violence, like argument, is a form of dialogue. Words and weapons both serve as means of expression and convey messages. And in both cases the ‘vocabulary’ is extensive, […]

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