Matt is the primary author and owner of The Everyday Marksman. He's a former military officer turned professional tech sector trainer. He's a lifelong learner, passionate outdoorsman, and steadfast supporter of firearms culture.
AR-15 Trigger Selection: Don’t Overthink It
Next to barrels, AR-15 trigger selection is the most contentious issue for enthusiasts. It’s actually frustrating, because so much of it is personal preference, yet everyone will tell you unequivocally that you should get whatever model they like.
Just a Quick Follow-Up on Iron Sight Usage
As a quick follow up to the article on zeroing your iron sights, I wanted to share this video. It’s a USMC Primary Marksmanship Instructor teaching about zeroing the M16A2 rifle.
Iron Sights vs Optics: Don’t Be Dumb
Iron sights are not magical talisman that turn you into a rifleman. They are a tool for executing marksmanship, not part of the “fundamentals.” Don’t get wrapped up.
Raw Truth Review: GoRuck GR1
The GR1 is like one of those mythical objects that people on the internet talk about, but nobody you know actually has. This is my review of it.
Your “Base Fitness” and Building a Solid Foundation for Future Events
You wouldn’t build a house without a foundation, right? Fitness works the same way. A lot of people, including me, have attempted to pursue some goal without building the proper base fitness level. Every time I’ve tried it, I’ve usually gotten injured or been unable to complete the program.
Tactical Fitness: Health and Durability is About More than the Fight
Physical fitness and shooting go hand in hand. There are too many people in our community who only focus on the shooting and gear components while completely ignoring their own health. This is my soap box.
Do the Harder Thing: A Message from the Latest GoRuck Selection Finisher
Life is about growth and the only way to do that is take on risk and put yourself in uncomfortable situations. There’s always something else …
Chicken Wings and Getting Your Arm Shot Off
Many view the notorious “chicken wing” as a defining trait of a newbie. Tactical instructors, and the enthusiasts who follow them, will all claim it’s a surefire way to get your arm shot off in a fight. So why is it still so prominent?
A Marksman’s Guide to the Standing Position
The standing position is simultaneously the most common and least useful of the standard rifle positions. The thing is, outside of competition, if you need to use it then you need to use it right now!
Resource Review: US Army TC 3-22.9 Rifle and Carbine Marksmanship
TC 3-22.9 is the US Army manual on rifle and carbine marksmanship. Every shooter should be familiar with it and what it contains. Revised in 2016 using experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan, 3-22.9 is a fantastic starting point.
Raw Truth Reviews: The Trijicon Accupoint TR24G
The Trijicon TR24 is one of the all time greats of the low power variable market. How has it stood the test of time?
A Marksman’s Guide to the Kneeling Position
Kneeling is a moderately stable position, being better than standing but not as good as sitting or prone. It’s the go-to when mobility is the priority, though.