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.

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Awareness Mindsets and the Safe Place Fallacy

I want to talk about mindset.

More specifically, I want to tear down this idea of “safe spaces” that blankets our society and stunts our emotional growth.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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