Communications is yet another skill that I think people should add to their toolbox. It’s just such a fundamental part of modern society, that I don’t think most people could even begin to imagine what it would look like without it.
Daniel Morgan and his famed riflemen were key figures during the American Revolution. They were among the first units to employ precision rifle fire and guerilla tactics to harass the British and interdict logistic chains.
The Hitchman report from 1952 is one of my favorite bits of Army research. Like the 1930 Kent report before it, the findings eventually led to the adoption of the M-16 rifle and 5.56 NATO cartridge.
Way back in 1930, R.H. Kent proposed that a small bullet at high velocity would be as effective as the common 30-06. This report had the potential to change the direction of small arms development.
This post is all about rucking.
I want to dig into one of the foundational skills of the military, especially the infantry, but one rarely seen in the civilian world. We’re going to talk about the benefits of movement on foot, over ground, while carrying a load.
Salt Bath Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing is a surface conversion process for metal. With gun barrels, it produces a very hard and corrosion-resistant casing. It’s gaining a lot of popularity, so let’s take a look.
Like rifles, there is a knife designed for just about any situation. Also like rifles, we must also be considerate of what we are actually able to carry with us into the field. With that in mind, most of us are served by carrying one or two “general purpose” blades.
Range reports are a bit of a review for shooting facilities I find myself at from time to time. Silver Eagle Group in Ashburn Virginia is the first of the “Guntry Club” facilities I’ve ever been to.
Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? I didn’t want to put out just another “Christmas Gifts for Gun Guys” list. Instead, I want to show you some things that you might not have heard of or thought about.
I competed in a lot of local outlaw matches for years before finally going to a “real” one. Excellence in Competition matches, or EIC, happen periodically at military bases all over the country. They follow CMP rules, with a few twists.
Set the way back machine to August 2016. I wasn’t far from leaving the Air Force, and looking for a challenge. The day taught me a lot about grinning through the pain and discomfort.
It also taught me the value of a team.