The Gift of Guns
A gun can be the perfect gift for someone who will both appreciate the gesture and ultimately be a responsible owner. There are however, a few things you need to know before you run off to your nearest dealer to make that purchase. [Read more…] about The Gift of Guns
Having anything in your bore other than a bullet flying out of it can be serious business. Even a small amount of foreign matter can be enough to cause a major (and potentially deadly) accident.
3-D Printing Guns and Their Problems
Every generation looks back and marvels at how things changed over time.
Advancements in technology, regardless of discipline or subculture, transform our world. Within the past decade, the 3-D printer is one such mechanism that is changing the way humans live. [Read more…] about 3-D Printing Guns and Their Problems
Get Triggered! FIME Enhanced Fire Control Group
Many factors contribute to the accuracy of a rifle, be it major components with a tangible impact, such as the barrel itself and the ammunition we feed it, or more subtle nuances that effect harmonics. No matter the element, having confidence when it comes to shot placement is paramount to any shooter. Today I want to talk about a piece of the puzzle that is crucial not only to the accuracy of your rifle, but to every aspect of the direct shooter interface, the trigger. [Read more…] about Get Triggered! FIME Enhanced Fire Control Group
Trigger Pull 101
Your trigger set up and pull weight can have as much influence on your accuracy as any other element of your equipment and shooting routine. It’s an important factor that can be easily overlooked, especially by beginners.
Why A War with China Looms AKA WW3
Think back to your childhood. If it was anything like mine, you surely recall an abundance of Made in China labels on various items.
Growing up in the 1980s, I often wondered why so many things I used daily were manufactured elsewhere. Like any child, I was curious and full of wonder.
It’s only now, in my fifth decade on this big ball, that I connect the dots to those happenings some forty years ago.
Once a country stops making things, it loses its strength and autonomy.
For years, we stood by idly while China manufactured and exported goods to our shores. Human beings are heuristic creatures. Most fail to see things longitudinally. We seek instant gratification and covet immediate gain. It is wired in our brains and an evolutionary byproduct.
Consequently, with life experience, our perspective on the past improves with a little bit of reflective consciousness. Though not entirely evident to my childhood eyes, we are in the Chinese century. [Read more…] about Why A War with China Looms AKA WW3
Arsenal SAM5. Why You Need a 5.56 AK!
The 7.62×39 cartridge, introduced originally in 1943 and chambered in both the RPD Light Machine Gun and the SKS, cemented it’s place in history just a few years later as the cartridge selection for what would become the iconic AK47 Soviet military rifle. Since then, the AK47 has been deployed around the world by militaries, police and civilians in combat, self-defense and sporting roles. [Read more…] about Arsenal SAM5. Why You Need a 5.56 AK!
How Midterm Results Played Out
Now that midterm primaries have come and gone, what did the results yield and where do we stand as a nation?
Though the final results are not entirely clear, we do know the following:
Democrats fared far better than what polls indicated in the weeks leading up to November 8th. [Read more…] about How Midterm Results Played Out
Feeling a Little Rusty?
High Stakes Encounter
I am a U.S. citizen currently living in Toronto, Canada.
For those who have never been to Toronto, it is often regarded as one of the finer cities in North America if not the world.
The city is booming. In fact, there seems to be a new condo on every street corner daily. But, there are pitfalls to its rapid growth.
Congestion is everywhere and people are suffering.
Mix in the damage of a pandemic, and we are starting to see the costs incurred by human beings. [Read more…] about High Stakes Encounter
Tree Stand Basics
Whether you prefer to use a rifle or a bow, deer hunting season is a great time of year. Spending quality time outdoors is always beneficial – but it’s your experience, technique and having the right gear that will all help to successfully fill that tag. [Read more…] about Tree Stand Basics
The War in Ukraine
In March 2022, Vladimir Putin declared war on neighboring Ukraine. Since then, the mainstream media continues to bombard the senses with countless stories covering the conflict.
International support has largely been pro-Ukraine. Billions have been provided to Ukraine in an effort to fend off the Russians.
To better understand why this conflict erupted, a quick look back at some watershed events contributing to the powderkeg. [Read more…] about The War in Ukraine
Time Is Not On Your Side
When it comes to the time it takes to effectively react to real life personal defense situations, the odds can be stacked against you. When every second counts, you’ll want to be prepared and ready to safely engage. [Read more…] about Time Is Not On Your Side
The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Recently, Alex Jones, an American alt-right radio show host, was ordered to pay $965M for false claims about the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. [Read more…] about Censorship, please!
Midterms Are Here!
Mark your calendars; November, 8th, 2022.
Not since the Presidential race of 2016 between Trump and Clinton has there been a more anticipated election.
Republicans are still fuming over the events of November 2020, while Joe Biden isn’t making things easy for Democrats throughout the Union.
It’s a battle for The Hill. Early numbers suggest a red wave next month. [Read more…] about Midterms Are Here!
Turkey Hunting 2 – The Return of the Gobbler
A few months ago we talked about turkey hunting and some of the elements that can lead to success. Now that Fall has arrived, it’s time to re-visit the subject with some more details. [Read more…] about Turkey Hunting 2 – The Return of the Gobbler
Why Do People Own Guns
Every day, new crimes surface throughout the U.S.
Whether crime itself has spiked is debatable. What isn’t is how technology highlights previously unseen acts of violence. [Read more…] about Why Do People Own Guns
Wokeism Gone Too Far or the Right to Self-Identify?
In Canada, controversy surrounds a teacher who has transitioned into a woman while working at a high school.
This isn’t your typical gender reconfiguration. [Read more…] about Wokeism Gone Too Far or the Right to Self-Identify?
Beware the Flinch
Flinching while you shoot is a very common phenomenon and it can definitely impact your performance and your enjoyment of the sport. Luckily there are some effective ways to minimize or eliminate the effects of this age-old reaction. [Read more…] about Beware the Flinch
Tragedy in Saskatchewan
For anyone living under a rock, Canada experienced tragedy this Labor Day weekend when two men went on a killing spree in Saskatchewan.
When the dust settled, 10 people were murdered, 18 injured, and an entire country shaken. [Read more…] about Tragedy in Saskatchewan