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  • What Do I Say After a Shooting?
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 31, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   You’ve just shot the criminal who broke into your house and threatened you with a weapon. The threat has been neutralized and police have been called.  You’ve read […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 29, 2022
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 29, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Skills Check: The Bane Drill Most of you have probably heard about last week’s […]

  • Let’s Talk About Verbal Commands
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 27, 2022 at 10:35 am

    I was listening to the Concealed Carry Podcast recently and their episode Phrases and Commands You Should Rehearse and Memorize got me thinking.   The description frames the issue under […]

  • Upcoming Classes: August and September
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 25, 2022 at 10:44 am

    I have a variety of open enrollment classes scheduled in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Florida during the next few months.  All of them still have some openings, but most of my classes have sold out this […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 22, 2022
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 22, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Safe Gun Storage for Apartment Dwellers I had to embrace some of these solutions after […]

  • Free Books- Part 255
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 21, 2022 at 1:16 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 Late Night Knock At Your Door
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 20, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I’m a bit of a night owl.  I find my writing is more creative later in the evening, so I do most of my content creation between 11:00 pm and 3:00 am.   I was awake and writing at 2:30 am on a […]

  • Testing .22 Caliber Defensive Ammunition
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 18, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Knowing that I like data and enjoy shooting .22 pistols more than most, my friend Bob Cutajar sent me the results of his recent intensive study of a huge number of .22 rounds, charting velocity, […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 15, 2022
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 15, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   With No Warning UPS Cancels Brownells’ & Ghost Guns’ Accounts-May ‘Seize and […]

  • I Failed the “No Fail” Pistol Drill
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 13, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Considering the frequency and severity of recent active killer attacks,  I decided to work on some long range pistol shooting drills for last week’s shooting session.   I started my session with […]

American Rifleman
  • Preview: VERSA Knife
    on August 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    The appropriately named VERSA Knife is a versatile rescue tool that incorporates a plethora of potentially life-saving features into its compact design.

  • Inaugural Gunfest Coming to Sturgis
    on August 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Plan to visit the inaugural Gunfest, Aug. 5 to 7 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Shooting Complex, where you'll have the opportunity to test firearms, ammunition and accessories in a safe and controlled […]

  • Review: Christensen Arms Ridgeline Scout
    on August 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Christensen Arms of Gunnison, Utah, released its own interpretation of the scout rifle platform, known as the Ridgeline Scout, with a few noteworthy variations on the scout theme. Thanks to the […]

  • New For 2022: Springfield Armory Exclusive Two-Tone Stainless Hellcat & Hellcat OSP
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Springfield Armory announced the release of two-tone stainless Hellcat and Hellcat OSP pistols, available exclusively through Sports South.

  • The Armed Citizen® Aug. 1, 2022
    on August 1, 2022 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.

  • Preview: SureFire Dual Fuel Scout Light Pro
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Built off of the proven design elements of the previous M600F Scout Light, the SureFire Dual Fuel Scout Light Pro provides added versatility through its adaptable power source and mount.

  • Different, But Oh So Familiar: FN’s 21st Century High Power
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    FN has changed a lot in its recently re-released High Power—from the size to the lock-up to the higher-capacity magazine—but, as a result, this new take on an old classic is now even more of a […]

  • Preview: SilencerCo Osprey 2.0 Suppressors
    on July 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    SilencerCo has unveiled a 2.0 version of its Osprey 9 mm Luger and .45 ACP pistol suppressors, with a new integrated button to make attachment and removal more easy and consistent.

  • Springfield Armory’s SOCOM II: A Look Back
    on July 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Springfield Armory’s SOCOM 16—a radically cut-down version of its flagship M1A—breathed new life into the best civilian M14-type rifle and advanced the scout rifle concept to its most potent […]

  • Preview: Kelbly’s Nanook MG Rifle
    on July 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    The Nanook MG, a long-range hunting rifle, features Kelbly’s lightweight Nanook action and is available in .300 PRC, .300 Norma Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag.

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
Ruger Firearms
Grant Cunningham
The Art of Manliness
  • Improve Your Life With the 80/20 Rule
    on August 2, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Have you ever noticed that at your office or church, a small fraction of people do the lion’s share of the work? This is just one manifestation of what’s called the “80/20 rule.” Once […]

  • Podcast #822: Developing the Warrior Within
    on August 1, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    As a member of the Ottawa Tribe and someone who's worked with over five hundred tribal nations, my guest has long been inspired by his Native American culture and heritage, particularly the tradition […]

  • How to Wear a Polo Shirt With Style
    on July 31, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    The polo shirt is a true men's style staple. Yet despite its ubiquity in the male wardrobe, it's not a garment that typically garners much enthusiasm.

  • Sunday Firesides: Sometimes, the Critic Counts
    on July 31, 2022 at 2:42 am

    “It is not the critic who counts.” If this line from Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “Man in the Arena” speech is taken to mean that the individual who takes action has far greater worth […]

  • How to Recognize and Treat Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion
    on July 28, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    It's been freaking hot around the world this summer. Here in Oklahoma we've had more than a dozen days in July alone with temperatures over 100 degrees.  The chances of suffering a heat-related […]

  • Podcast #678: Physical Benchmarks Every Man Should Meet, At Every Age
    on July 27, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    As men, we all want to be physically capable. We want to be able to save our own life in two ways: in the more metaphorical sense of wanting to preserve it in healthy, fit form for as long as […]

  • Tire Maintenance 101
    on July 26, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    When it comes to automotive maintenance, your tires often get the short shrift. Unless you get an electronic low inflation warning up on your dashboard, you’re not apt to think about your wheels […]

  • Podcast #821: Routines Are Overrated
    on July 25, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    You struggle with being productive. So you decide you need to establish a routine for yourself. You get real gung-ho about this routine — this is going to be the thing that changes everything! But […]


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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