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Down the Rabbit Hole: A B&T GHM9 PCC Project

After hemming and hawing for months, I finally tipped over the edge to venture down the PCC rabbit hole. So I thought I'd introduce the project to you, how I ended up here, and where we're going with it.

Complete Guide on Setting Up Your Battle Belt: 2024 Edition

The battle belt is a sort of modern iteration of the classic ALICE gear that served the US military from the 70s through late 90s. But there are some significant differences, particularly in the type and amount of load that the belt handles. In this post, we're going through some basic guidelines and a suggested layout for developing your own minimalist fighting kit.

Let’s Talk SHOT Show 2024

So SHOT show is over, and the headlines have started dying down. What were my takeaways, and is there anything I'm really looking forward to?

The Martial Marksman Physical Fitness Hierarchy

In this post, I outline the physical training hierarchy for Martial Marksmen- or really any prepared citizen, first responder, or military member. What are the most important to least important things to worry about when building up your capability? Let's get into it.

I See You, Two: More About Night Vision

In this follow up to his first article on night vision, particularly the digital variety, Pieter covers more of the basics- like mounting and aiming with your night vision devices.

My New Favorite Magazine Pouch: The Savotta 2-Mag

For years, I've been on the hunt for my "perfect" magazine pouch, to no avail. Several things came close, but didn't quite get there. I even went so far as to start talking about custom work with gear makers. That is until a couple of months ago when Savotta put up a social media post that seemed to be the answer. Today, I'm reviewing that mag pouch, which just might be my favorite ever.

The Home Gym Compendium: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Late in 2022, I made the leap to abandon the commercial gym memberships I'd used for decades. Instead, I committed to turning our garage into a gym suitable for my continued journey towards my goals. I've learned a few lessons along the way, and thought you might be interested in the pros, cons, and the weird.

I See You! Affordable Night Vision Options Part I

In this short primer, guest writer Pieter lays out the basics of night vision units. Not everything needs to be the high end gucci gear that most people think of.

In Defense of the SMG. Maybe You’d Like One After All

SMGs and PCCs have gotten some love lately, and fell off the radar. Their utility is a hot topic for debate, so here's one of our takes. This is a first post by guest writer Pieter, so enjoy!

AAR: Tough Mudder 5k and the Value of Generalism

As a team building event for my day job, I joined a Tough Mudder. After finishing, I decided to jot down a few thoughts about how it went, how to train, and why I think it's a decent approximation for "real life emergencies."

Primary Arms GLx 3-18×44 Review: The Go-To SPR Scope?

This is my ongoing "live" review of the Primary Arms GLx 3-18x44 rifle scope. Nearly purpose-built for tactical rifles serving in an SPR/DMR role, it's got a lot of intelligent features and a great price point for what it offers. So how does it stack up for me?

The Rack Rifle: “Break Glass in Case of Emergency”

The question you're probably asking is, "Matt, what the hell is a rack rifle?" This post stems from a conversation in my friend Ilya's community. He tagged me on it to provide some of my thoughts, and then he built out his own calling his project, "The AK of ARs." The idea focuses on 3-4 rifles configured similarly that you keep on the rack (or in the safe) for the express purpose of handing them out to friends and neighbors to create a fire team if needed. I thought it was an interesting thought experiment, so I went down a ...

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