Getting a Correct (and useful!) Zero on Your Rifle

In many of the discussions I've had with both like-minded and comparably-experienced folks, including some in my inner-circle, the topic of LRM comes up with usually two platforms in mind; the AR in 5.56 and a Bolt gun, commonly in 308 (7.62x51). To a man, we recognize the distinct advantage of the rifleman, not only …

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Practical Carbine Accuracy: Off the Bench and In the Field

There's a lot of confusion even among longtime shooters between what a rifle is capable of doing off the bench on a nice controlled square range and what's actually practical for a serviceable combat weapon. The two really aren't the same. While tight groups are definitely a plus and a goal to be attained, having …

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“Go ahead, skin that smokewagon and see what happens” by Secret Squirrel

As you might've guessed, this is a post about handguns. I asked a very close friend and accomplished handgunner to write a piece specific to it's own and he's what I would consider a subject matter expert. If there's one topic that might be worse than the "whut carbine is bestest" nonsense, it's people squabbling …

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Open Sources 16 OCT 17: The Pending Kurdistan-Shia War

BBC: Iraqi Forces Capture Key Sites from Kurds Al Jazeera: Iraqi Forces Launch Major Kirkuk Operation PanArmenian Coverage This may very well be the precursor to a much wider conflict. To put into context, ISIS was simply, at least philosophically speaking, an honest interpretation of Whabbi Islam, which in itself is honest Sunni-ism. Iraq is …

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Busting the Bugout Myth: Basics of Personnel Recovery for Preppers and Survivalists

In the same vein as the last post on 'bugging out' and a lot of the un-reality that surrounds it, the very real crossover skill of conducting a personnel recovery, or at a minimum, how to link up with friendlies, needs to be taught in lieu of the "look at muh bugout stuff!!!" that frequently …

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Back to Basics: Data Books and What Should Be in Them

Nearly two years ago, back when this blog was in its infancy and I was getting into my writing groove, I posted this regarding the importance of Data Books and especially why a Survivalist or Right Wing Malcontent should take the time to compile them. Why Should I Take The Time To Bother With All …

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