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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.

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.

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