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  • Free Books- Part 210
    by Greg Ellifritz on August 6, 2020 at 11:29 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 […]

  • AR-15 Rifle Maintenance
    by Greg Ellifritz on August 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Written by Greg Ellifritz     Jeff Chudwin is a firearms instructor and retired police chief from whom I’ve taken a couple training classes.  He is amazingly knowledgeable […]

  • Riot Survival Compendium
    by Greg Ellifritz on August 3, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   With almost two months of non-stop rioting in Portland and lots of other big demonstrations in other parts of the nation,  lots of folks have contacted me about […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 31, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 31, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Short Barreled Rifles vs Pistol Braces A high quality analysis of the issues […]

  • Ammo Shortage: Is the 10mm a Good Self Defense Round?
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 30, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Written by Greg Ellifritz     I’ve been getting a few questions from readers about the 10mm auto for self protection.  With the current ammo shortage primarily affecting the […]

  • Pepper Sprayed for not Wearing a Mask
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 28, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   People are losing their shit.  It’s almost like the world has been turned completely upside down in a very short period of time.  In my police job, […]

  • Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 24, 2020
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 24, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Hold Tight To The Past “The upshot of all this? Ain’t much new under the […]

  • Free Books- Part 209
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 23, 2020 at 10:38 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 […]

  • Don’t be a CCW Idiot
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I’m guessing that most of you who are active in the firearm-related blogosphere have seen this story.  If you haven’t, please check it out:   Gun fell out of man’s […]

  • “Don’t Run in a Straight Line” and other Bad Advice
    by Greg Ellifritz on July 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Written by Greg Ellifritz   When listening to experts describe how to flee from an attacker who is shooting, the most common statement heard is “Don’t run in a straight […]

American Rifleman
Michael Seekings / Shooting Performance
  • Find Your Speed – The Three Keys
    by michael seeklander on June 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Have you ever shot a stage only to wonder how in the world your local master beat you by four seconds? You shot the stage as good as you possibly could have, and have been working a bunch in your dry […]

  • The Three Golden Rules
    by michael seeklander on June 3, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t know why I had not heard it put as simply and succinctly than I did from Sgt Don Jones in the Knoxville Police Academy, but I had not. He gave us a success speech early in our first […]

  • 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, […]

Precision Rifle Blog
  • 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, […]

  • 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, […]

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 #633: The World and Vision of Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk
    on August 5, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    When he was nine years old in 1872, Black Elk, a member of the Lakota tribe, had a near-death vision in which he was called to save not only his people but all of humanity. For the rest of his […]

  • 4 Ways to Fight Staleness While Working From Home
    on August 4, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Like the rest of the small crew here at AoM, I’ve been working from home for most of my career, and have observed that without the presence of coworkers to chit-chat with, breakrooms, or a […]

  • Podcast #632: How the Internet Makes Our Minds Shallow
    on August 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Have you found it harder and harder to sit with a good book for long periods of time without getting that itch to check your phone? Well, you're not alone. My guest today makes the case […]

  • Sunday Firesides: Never Criticize Without Offering an Alternative
    on August 2, 2020 at 1:04 am

    During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have his staff study certain problems and then present their conclusions to those who were specialists in that particular area. Sometimes, a […]

  • Get 1% Better Every Day: The Kaizen Way to Self-Improvement
    on July 31, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    It's time to get off the self-improvement roller coaster. To do so, we're going to embrace the philosophy of small, continuous improvement. It's called Kaizen.

  • What’s That Little Pocket on Your Jeans For?
    on July 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    There's nothing more American than a pair of blue jeans. They're such a style staple that you've likely taken for granted a lot of their standard design features. Like, for example, the little pocket […]

  • 3 Crusty and Classic Cast-Iron Desserts
    on July 30, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I wouldn’t call myself an all-in enthusiast for cast-iron cooking; I think the upkeep is tedious and not necessarily worth it. But, when it comes to baking desserts in a cast-iron skillet, I am […]

  • Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger
    on July 30, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll […]

 

Gun Culture

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  • Youthful Indiscretions
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Zoie H. v. Nebraska poses the question of whether Second Amemdment rights can be lost/suspended due to a conviction for which there is no right to a jury trial. In this case, it was a juvenile […]

  • While He's Still a Useful Idiot
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Revolutionary Communist Party leader backs Biden [More]Anything to get one step closer to the goal...

  • A Right Delayed
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    “They made it retroactive and did not tell us. That’s the deal,” Cochran said. “We had no idea. We could have asked [customers] if they had purchased a gun in June.The law […]

  • A Plan Comes Together
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    If gun-control advocates get their way, law-enforcement officers and ordinary citizens alike will be powerless to stop violent crime. [More]What does that tell us about the real intent behind all […]

  • The Face of the Earth
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    [Via Michael G]

  • Not His First Rodeo
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes extensive criminal rap sheet. [More]There's a lesson to be learned here.  But what?[Via Michael G]

  • More Tales of the Bizarro World
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Gang member carries out three shootings after being freed without bail: prosecutors [More]Brought to you courtesy of "progressive" government...

  • Tales of the Bizarro World
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    The five plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that the purchase of helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas and other gear they say are needed to fend off police pepper […]

  • Domestic Enemies
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hundreds of Domestic Terrorism Investigations Opened Since Start of George Floyd Protests, Official Says [More]How many buildings have the Three Percenters and Boogaloo Bois torched […]

  • Not All Is As It Seemed
    by David Codrea on August 5, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    LEAKED VIDEO EXPOSES GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH AS TRAGEDY AND RACE HOAX USED TO DIVIDE US [More]Imagine that.It still doesn't excuse multiple highly trained and professional "Only Ones" not being […]

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