We're getting philosophical for a bit. I'm filing this under the "Mindset" category because it has broad implications across many areas of life beyond just shooting, competition, or defense. In fact, I think this is one of the biggest cultural issues I see among gun owners in general.
Every once and a while, you come across a book that totally changes how you approach things. Lanny Bassham's With Winning in Mind is one of those books for me. It totally changed how I thought about training, goal setting, and the mental game.
If you're new to shooting, you probably haven't been exposed to a proper shooting sling. The shooting sling is one of the most helpful tools for better marksmanship. It practically doubles my accuracy capability.
Perception matters. This article is a discussion about navigating a continuum between "day to day" and "war is imminent" when it comes to the appearance of preparedness.
I would like to talk about some of my personal project builds. The intent of this post is not so much a "show and tell" as it is a discussion of what decisions I made, why I made them, and how they affected me as time went on. I'd like to think that my decision-making skills got better as time went on and I gained experience.
You know how that "teach a man to fish" saying goes? I always thought it was a little pithy, but it wasn't wrong. I'm going to review common AR-15 specs and explain what they mean.
For this edition of the conversation starter series, I want to know what you're currently working on. What questions do you have floating around that you'd like to get answered?
I recently completed my ham radio technician exam with a score of 100% and received my license. In the end, it wasn't all that difficult, and I'd like to go over my preparation process in case you want to do the same.
I don’t think many people bat an eye when they see someone practicing archery, fencing, or traditional forms of martial arts. We should be portraying marksmanship and the shooting sports in the same way.
When we last left off in 1958, the Army had canceled all future funding for AR-15 development. They got the M-14, and the SALVO project was the future. But that decision wasn't good enough for one hard-nosed Air Force general who had no problem "cracking skulls" to get what he wanted.
Colonel Townsend Whelen is a legend among marksmen and outdoorsmen alike. His exploits spanned the Spanish American war to the Canadian wilderness, to even running the Frankford Arsenal. It's really a shame that more people don't know of him. So let's fix that.