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Death of the Sling Bag?

Death of the Sling Bag?

| June 22, 2018 | 9 Comments

Sling bags are my preferred form factor for carrying firearms and trauma gear, as you can access the bag’s contents without setting it down or taking it off. However, sling bags have fallen out of fashion, and it is almost impossible to find one with the size, construction, and durability necessary to do the job […]

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The Q Honey Badger, Noveske Ghetto Blaster, and the SBS Briefcase Build Walk Into a Bar

The Q Honey Badger, Noveske Ghetto Blaster, and the SBS Briefcase Build Walk Into a Bar

| November 24, 2017 | 10 Comments

In 2011, AAC announced a very short barreled rifle prototype called the Honey Badger. Chambered in .300 Blackout with a 6″ barrel, collapsing stock, and special bolt carrier group, the Honey Badger was meant to be an extremely compact carbine that could easily switch back and forth between supersonic and subsonic due to its suppressor […]

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223 Velocity Experiment from Guns & Ammo

223 Velocity Experiment from Guns & Ammo

| November 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

Barrel length has a severe impact on .223 velocity. Make sure your ammunition reliably expands when shot from your vSBR / PDW at the distances you intend to shoot. You might be surprised at how low the FPS need to be to expand. Guns & Ammo ran an experiment where they started with a 26″ […]

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5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: October 2017 Update

5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: October 2017 Update

| November 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

We’re halfway through our 4th 4 week lift cycle of the Jim Wendler 5-3-1 weight lifting program. We started in June, and have consistently lifted three times a week. We were both sick last month, and that marked the first time I’d gone a full week without lifting at least once. This system is a […]

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Reprioritizing Essential Self Defense Training Based on John Correia’s Active Self Protection Violent Encounter Data

Reprioritizing Essential Self Defense Training Based on John Correia’s Active Self Protection Violent Encounter Data

| August 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our good friend John Correia from Active Self Protection gave several lectures at last weekend’s NRA Carry Guard conference. The premise: John’s observations after watching over 10,000 videos of violent encounters. John had published some preliminary findings in 2016, but he’s watched over twice as many videos as he did back then. I did not […]

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Just the Tip: Adjusting ASP Key Defender Inserts for Carry in a Pocket Shield

Just the Tip: Adjusting ASP Key Defender Inserts for Carry in a Pocket Shield

| August 14, 2017 | 7 Comments

We really like the ASP Key Defender OC spray. We like the size, the form factor, and the ability to switch between “hot” OC spray and “test” practice spray. We’ve since purchased dedicated ASP Key Defenders for force on force usage, but you can easily swap out live and practice spray canisters. A combination of […]

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XAR Folding AR15 From F&D Defense

XAR Folding AR15 From F&D Defense

You should know by now how much I like the Law Tactical folding buffer tube adapter, and that I recommend it for almost any type of AR15 build. The Law Tactical adapter attaches to the rear of the lower. F&D Defense is approaching the folding AR idea from a different direction. The front. Their XAR […]

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The Dangers of Counterfeit Law Tactical Folding Adapters

The Dangers of Counterfeit Law Tactical Folding Adapters

I published an article on fake Law Tactical folding adapters over three years ago. Dubbing these knockoffs as “Outlaws,” I attempted to detail the safety concerns about using them in real firearms. I thought the issue with counterfeit adapters would go away as months ticked by, and as Law Tactical released newer generations. To my […]

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A Gun Owner’s Introduction to Rechargeable Batteries

A Gun Owner’s Introduction to Rechargeable Batteries

We use a lot of batteries here at the house. We have 27 AA, AAA, CR123/16340, and 18650 batteries in use just with our optics, weapon mounted lights, handheld lights, and lights in our safes. That doesn’t include general purpose lights around the house, nor things like Xbox One controllers, LED light strings, etc. I was […]

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Brace Assisted Short Barrel Firearms

Brace Assisted Short Barrel Firearms

| April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

An interesting three-way confluence of events is prompting me to reconsider a smoothbore defensive tool that fires shotshells. Minnesota does not permit the ownership of short barreled shotguns unless it’s an unmodified C&R shotgun (rare). Mossberg and Remington are selling “pistol grip only (PGO)” firearms that shoot 12 gauge shotshells. The ATF does not consider […]

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