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Are You a Tactical Minimalist?

The longer you’re in this community, the more you realize that there’s almost an overwhelming number of skills to learn. One of the biggest traps people fall into is trying to become a master of everything. Often that looks like learning infinite variations of each skill. I think this ultimately becomes a distraction, and prevents us from thinking about the bigger picture.

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Mindset

Guns are Fun, and Fun Isn’t a Crime

MLC, a long time reader and supporter, adds his thoughts on the idea of fun being allowed in the shooting sports. We often get too tied up in being too tactical, too serious, or too focused on winning the match. While firearms and competition are certainly serious pursuits, it’s easy to forget that we’re also the ambassadors of shooting for the next generation- and the best way to hook them is making it fun.

Podcast

How to Prepare for the Tactical Games with Mike and Pascale Green

The Tactical Games are part of a growing trend with combining physical fitness with marksmanship in competition. I’ve seen them talked about quite a bit over time, and I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Green and his wife Pascale to talk about how the games started and what to look out four while you prepare.

Equipment

We the People Holsters IWB Holster: Raw Truth Review

This is a review of an Inside the waistband (IWB) holster from We the People Holsters. They were kind of enough to send me this holster for review (as well as a pair of tactical leggings that Allison reviewed last week). The particular model I”m looking at is for my much-neglected FNS-9, and my thoughts are generally pretty good. Though I have one nitpick to make…

Mindset

Marksman Live! Having “The Talk” About Firearms

In session 005 of Marksman Live, Allison and I go through the mistakes I made in introducing her to shooting, and what lessons we can share with others about doing it better. There’s also the customary Q&A where we go on tangents about poor marketing to women and the zombie apocalypse.

Equipment

We the People Defender Leggings for Women: Raw Truth Review

In Allison’s very first post for the site, she’s reviewing a pair of women’s tactical leggings by We The People Holsters. These have several unique features about them ideal for both concealed and open carry, and particularly for range events and tactical competition.

Podcast

When to Use a BDC or MRAD Reticle?

In this podcast episode, I’m posted the edited down audio from my stream with Jeff Gurwitch and Ilya Koshkin. We focus on the best uses for BDC reticles against MRAD-based reticles at less than 500 yards.

Equipment

Lessons Learned from Arklatex Multigun Match Part II: Equipment

In part two of the Arklatex Multigun Competition report, Alex dives deeper into the equipment he used throughout the match and the lessons he learned. Highlights include his British webbing, plate carrier, and piggybacked RMR on an ACOG.

Equipment

How to Carry the Load: Marksman Live!

In Marksman Live session 004, I talked with Brent0331 all about various load carriage methods. Brent is a US Marine with a popular YouTube channel teaching basic infantry tactics, and the conversation wandered over a lot of topics. Enjoy!

Marksmanship

Lessons Learned from Arklatex Multi-Gun Match Part I

Alex, AKA Diceman, recently competed in his first multigun match at the Texarkana Gun Club. In part one of his lessons learned, he breaks down each of the four stages, his performance, and what you might take away from that experience.

Mindset

American Martial Arts

In session 003, Allison and I talk about the underlying philosophy of The Everyday Marksman and why I believe in teaching tactical skills for all citizens is an important goal.

Thank you for coming by The Everyday Marksman. This site and its community are a labor of love. I hope you stick around for a while, and maybe even join us.

-Matt

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