The primary emphasis of The Everyday Marksman is on your personal skill and capabilities, but I’m not blind to the importance of good and reliable equipment for your success. The articles here cover selecting, configuring, and using your gear.
You can’t escape the work, though.
The thing I want to you remember is that your equipment only has to be good enough to be reliable. After that, it’s all about what you are capable of achieving with it. Don’t fall into the trap, as I did, of looking for mechanical solutions to software problems.
/// Equipment Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This post continues our look at load carriage by focusing on more traditional load bearing equipment. Before we get into my personal setups, I want to talk a little bit about how load carrying gear evolved over time.
For whatever reason, I don’t think the Trijicon battery-powered LED ACOGs have gained as much traction as they deserve. The classic combat optic paired with an efficient LED emitter is a great combination, and I want to take a deeper look at it. In particular, I’m going to review my TA-110 ACOG with the horseshoe-dot reticle and green LED illumination.
The battle belt is a sort of modern iteration of the classic ALICE gear that served the US military from the 70s through late 90s. But there are some significant differences, particularly in the type and amount of load that the belt handles.