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What is the Greatest Defensive Skill?

You can say what you want to about your favorite defensive school or those advanced-fighting techniques you learned, but the greatest defensive skill that a person can develop is simply awareness. I will freely admit that developing effective awareness is anything but simple, but being able to spot trouble before it is close enough to get in your face will certainly save you from a lot of trouble and possibly even some pain and grief.

The Frugal Man’s Custom Precision Rifle

When I conceived the rifle, I wanted to explore the concept of somebody who is reasonably handy with tools building a precision rifle on the kitchen table or in the basement. I wanted an economy “bolt-together” rifle, with the idea to customize it with select parts and gear while staying within a working-man’s budget. The other important thing is it must shoot well enough to earn the title Precision Rifle.

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

Are Scout-Style Riflescopes Still a Viable Option?

Between magnified riflescopes, electro-optics and plain ol’ iron sights, today’s rifle shooters can pretty much take care of everything from the muzzle to several thousand yards (or meters) away. Picking one setup for a narrow range of distances is no problem, but it gets trickier when you need to skin several cats at once.

HAVA Hosts Alabama Event for Vets

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and The Independence Fund (TIF) recently hosted nine Army and Marine Corps veterans for two days of pistol training, followed by a steel challenge match.  

Review: Iver Johnson Eagle LR Special Pistol

Iver Johnson’s new pistol embodies the 21st century 1911.

First Look: Galco EDC Valet Tray

Having a spot near your bed dedicated to storing your common EDC items solves this problem, which is why Galco has released its new EDC Valet tray.

Unconventional Shooting Positions

Sheriff Jim reminds us that real-life encounters don't often happen square-on at 7 yards, and that we should practice unusual positions as well as the basics.

Zombies in the Heartland Coming in June

Hornady’s popular annual Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun match will take place June 4 to 6 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, NE.

What's So Great About the .357 SIG?

For those who think you can’t have a cartridge capable of delivering magnum-like performance without the excessive recoil that’s typically associated with it, think again.

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