Choosing a Carbine Sight…

Something that a fellow blogger and reader of the blog mentioned on our Facebook page got my brain in gear again… in response to my recent updated carbine set up article, he posed a statement and question regarding choice of optic and reasonable expectations of use contrasted with typical training environments. This isn’t so much […]

Carbine Setup for Civilians – 2019 Edition…

Although not one of the most popular, one of the most consistently viewed posts on this blog is the carbine setup article that I wrote back in 2015. To my mind, this speaks to the undeniable popularity of the AR-15. Given the continued assault on our rights and renewed efforts to legislate a ban on […]

My First Match of 2018!

Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”.  My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me:  a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago.  Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition.  I marked it […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Modify Your Gear, Part I: The Wedge

We’re all a little different.  We’re built differently in height, weight, body-type, etc.  We have different wardrobe preferences and needs (work), different things we can carry with us without drawing attention, and, in general, different areas of relative strength. Sometimes finding that Goldilocks “just right” piece of gear can be tough.  For example, John and […]

Buy Once, Cry Once (?) Part 2: The AR Pistol

It seemed fitting to write Part 2 of my earlier Buy Once, Cry Once (?) article during the peak of the holiday shopping season.  For those who are too lazy or pressed-for-time to read the first installment, let me sum it up with these few words:  don’t let the pursuit of perfection get in the way of […]