AAR: Appleseed Project, East Granby, CT, Apr 23-24, 2022

This past weekend, I spent two days at the gun club where I’m a member taking part in a Project Appleseed event. This class took place shortly after the April 19th anniversary of “the shot heard around the world.” This is an important point, as the Appleseed Project is fundamentally based on Revolutionary War history […]

The Power of Avoidance

One of the many things that I consistently remember from two decades of training is Mike Pannone’s advice of “Avoid, Evade, Defend” as priorities of action. Similarly, Claude Werner, the Tactical Professor, refers to this as the “Avoid, Escape, Confront, Resist” paradigm. A few months ago, I found myself in a position to use this […]

25 Daily Presses

I have neglected dry fire for far too long now. Live fire too, for that matter. I would probably be embarrassed to go shoot at the range tomorrow. To compound the problem, I have recently been toting a J-Frame revolver either in the waistband or pocket. Say what you will, but I have also been […]

Visiting the 2022 Great American Outdoor Show

The following text does contain a few Amazon Affiliate links. Purchases made through our affiliate link allow us to receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. We always appreciate the support! As I have for the past few years, I spent this past Saturday wandering around the NRA Great American Outdoor Show […]

Revisiting the Carbine Zero…

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been sitting on this post since I first penned it in October of 2018. My opinion has evolved somewhat over that time, but hasn’t fundamentally changed. So, I’m going to go ahead and share it here. In discussing the best zero for a carbine (AR-15, etc.), I think […]

2021 Hunting AAR

As in years past, I again journeyed down to South Carolina to spend a week sitting in hunting blinds hoping to score some venison or pork. This year, we were a group of four. I drove down with a close friend that I work with, while one of my oldest friends that I consider a […]

Guest Post: My Shotgun Build and Vang Comp by Stanley_White

John’s Note: This is a guest post from a blog reader that contacted me regarding his decision to send his shotgun barrel off to Vang Comp for their barrel work and his resulting pattern testing. While the introduction of Federal FliteControl did indeed nearly put Vang Comp out of business, I think the perennial ammo […]