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Matt

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.

Sandbag Training and the Pursuit of Readiness

Sandbag training is a fantastic way to add some realism to your strength and conditioning routine. The simple truth is that not all the movements you need to do in the real world involve perfectly balanced weights that you hold right on the center of gravity.

Stop Paying for Precision You Don’t Need

Shooting enthusiasts, especially new ones, tend to try and shortcut the mastery process. The truth is that a standard rifle is more than capable of all the precision a new shooter can muster.
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Vortex Solo R/T Monocular: Raw Truth Reviews

The Vortex Solo R/T 8x36 monocular is a handy piece of kit. It is lightweight, compact, and useful for daylight spotting. Its mil-hash reticle and silhouette-based ranging tools are an added bonus for competition and tactical shooters.

Book Review: The Modern Day Gunslinger

This is a review of Don Mann’s book, The Modern Day Gunslinger: The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual.

Now Hear This: Trauma and Resilience

Every once and while, you see, hear, or read something that you just stop and can't help but nod along with. That happened to me recently while listening to the Fieldcraft Survival podcast. Mike and Kurt put out a lot of great content, but this one definitely stuck with me.

Mildot Master: Simplifying Your Precision Shooting Solution

I've touched on the magic of angular measurements before. Typically, you're going to run into one of two flavors: minutes of angle or milliradians. The quick version of this is to understand that a radian is another way to measure rotation around a point. A milliradian, sometimes called a mil or MRAD, is 1/1000 of a radian.

AAR: Mountain Tactical Institute ‘Waylon’

While researching places to download fitness programs, I came across the Mountain Tactical Institute (MTI), run by Rob Shaul. Waylon is a 7-week program focusing on work capacity, core strength, endurance, and strength.

Mastery and the Long Plod to Greatness

If we are to truly embark on a journey of mastery in any given area of our lives, then we must dedicate ourselves to the enjoyment of that journey for the sake of taking it. It’s not about the end goal.

Nostalgic Isn’t Better: A Case Against the M14

If you haven't figured it out yet, I have a strong distaste for internet and gun store lore. That's especially true if that lore isn't much good for anything other than burning a hole in your pocket.

A Marksman’s Guide to Natural Point of Aim

Practicing rifle positions will take you far. You'll be able to get in and out of them quickly, build up a stable shooting platform, and even be an effective marksman. But getting good with your natural point of aim will make you even better.

When Perfection is the Enemy of Good Enough: Ignoring Glock Hype

This is a rant, and I’m going to take heat for it. Gun people are some serious fanboys at times. I'm focusing my rant here on Glock because they're low hanging fruit. Well, that and their well-known tagline: “Perfection.”

AAR: Max Velocity Tactical HEAT 1 Training Course

Most training courses offered to civilians focus on quickly and accurately running a carbine. This course is all about small unit tactics, and it's amazing.

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