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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.

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.

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.

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.
USAF Joint Terminal Attack Controllers back squatting, a key movement for not just tactical fitness, but all fitness. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson

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.

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 USMC competitor in the 4th Marine Division Annual Rifle Squad Competition, conducts an Unknown Distance course of fire from the kneeling position

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.

Just What is the Use of the Vertical Foregrip?

For a long time, you saw a vertical foregrip (VFG) on nearly every rifle at the range and on the internet. So what are they actually for, and why should you care?

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