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Barrel Length, Trajectory, and Learning Your Zero

There’s a lot of engineering voodoo that goes into making a rifle work well and fire accurately. The length of a rifle’s barrel and how it affects the velocity of the bullet is one of those major factors.

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What’s the Difference Between Muzzle Brakes and Compensators?

A lot of people confuse muzzle brakes and compensators as being the same thing. Even manufacturers get the distinction wrong. They aren’t equivalent, though. But it doesn’t really matter for one important reason.

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Have You Been Doing Cardio Training Wrong All Along?

Most people approach cardio training all wrong. it’s not just about fat loss or heart health. Cardiovascular training also has huge impacts on your recovery time between hard workouts and even your cellular health.

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Now Hear This: Jack Donovan on the Joy of Strength

This is a podcast episode from Jack Donovan’s Start the World. It’s a short listen at 10 minutes, but it’s totally worth it for the gut check on your fitness habits.

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Stacking Tolerances: How Little Gaps Lead to Big Performance Problems

We’re getting philosophical for a bit. I’m filing this under the “Mindset” category because it has broad implications across many areas of life beyond just shooting, competition, or defense. In fact, I think this is one of the biggest cultural issues I see among gun owners in general.

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Conversation Starter: Your Personal Shooting Standards?

Recently, I started asking around for some input. One of the recurring topics that you guys latched onto was the concept of standards. To be honest, I’m all about objective performance measurements for accuracy, speed, and other elements. As part of a broader goal, I want to make that a recurring element of our community.

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Book Review: With Winning in Mind

Every once and a while, you come across a book that totally changes how you approach things. Lanny Bassham’s With Winning in Mind is one of those books for me. It totally changed how I thought about training, goal setting, and the mental game.

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A Marksman’s Guide to the Shooting Sling

If you’re new to shooting, you probably haven’t been exposed to a proper shooting sling. The shooting sling is one of the most helpful tools for better marksmanship. It practically doubles my accuracy capability.

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On Profile, Perception, and Deterrence

Perception matters. This article is a discussion about navigating a continuum between “day to day” and “war is imminent” when it comes to the appearance of preparedness.

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The Story of My First AR-15: The Recce

I would like to talk about some of my personal project builds. The intent of this post is not so much a “show and tell” as it is a discussion of what decisions I made, why I made them, and how they affected me as time went on. I’d like to think that my decision-making skills got better as time went on and I gained experience.

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AR-15 Technical Details: How to Read the Spec Sheet

You know how that “teach a man to fish” saying goes? I always thought it was a little pithy, but it wasn’t wrong. I’m going to review common AR-15 specs and explain what they mean.

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Conversation Starter: What’s a Question You’re Looking to Answer

For this edition of the conversation starter series, I want to know what you’re currently working on. What questions do you have floating around that you’d like to get answered?

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AAR: Ham Radio Technician Examination

I recently completed my ham radio technician exam with a score of 100% and received my license. In the end, it wasn’t all that difficult, and I’d like to go over my preparation process in case you want to do the same.

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