Gear is secondary to mindset and skillset, but still very relevant to success. The right piece of gear makes any job easier. Contained here are all posts about equipment, from reviews to employment.

AR-15 in on a snowy day

Practical Guide to Buying Your First AR-15

The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in the country. This guide discusses a good first rifle configuration, and provides some technical info to back it up.

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LaRue Tactical MBT: The Meticulously Built Trigger Review

The LaRue Tactical MBT is a fantastic trigger, especially when you can get it for the prices it goes on sale for. I’ve run one for a couple of years now, and thought it time to give it a proper review.

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The Smock: Low-Profile Load Carriage Option

The tactical smock isn’t as popular in the United States as it should be. It’s a fantastic way to carry a bunch of important gear, from ammunition to shelter kits, close to the body and under a fairly low profile. In this post, let’s take a closer look at it.

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What’s the Difference Between Muzzle Brakes and Compensators?

A lot of people confuse muzzle brakes and compensators as being the same thing. Even manufacturers get the distinction wrong. They aren’t equivalent, though. But it doesn’t really matter for one important reason.

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A Marksman’s Guide to the Shooting Sling

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.

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The Story of My First AR-15: The Recce

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.

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.223 cartridges in front of AR-15

AR-15 Technical Details: How to Read the Spec Sheet

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.

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Builder’s Guide to the Designated Marksman Rifle

There really is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the designated marksman rifle. That’s partly due to the fact that it’s more of a concept than anything else. Since the concept’s inception into the US military, the actual rifle configuration is changed every few years. The role of the rifle has not, however.

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Gear Lessons from Desert Brutality

Fellow blogger Sunshine Shooter competed in Desert Brutality 2019, a match that emphasizes physical toughness of you and your equipment.

In this post, you’ll get a sense of what Desert Brutality is all about as an event, and some tips for competing in future iterations.

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Tips for Adding an Assault Pack to Your Loadout

During our series on load carriage, we’ve gone over all of the most common methods available. Now it’s time to talk about where to put all that extra stuff: the assault pack.

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