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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 […]

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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 | 5 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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Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the Hughes Amendment

Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the Hughes Amendment

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month a petition to repeal the National Firearms Act was put up on the whitehouse.gov Web site. When a petition gets 100,000 or more “signatures,” the administration customarily responds to the petition. The NFA petition is over 100,000 right now. There is a second petition to repeal the Hughes Amendment. The Hughes Amendment was […]

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Will Richards WILLPOWER Benefit Shirt

Will Richards WILLPOWER Benefit Shirt

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our friend, training partner, and independent tattoo artist Will Richards is unable to work due to a devastating fire that occurred on January 16, 2017. The fire started elsewhere in the building, but the smoke and water damage ruined all of Will’s equipment. The building is condemned, and the tattoo shop Will rents a chair from […]

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Announcing Landing the Plane with Mike Anderson, 26 March 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Announcing Landing the Plane with Mike Anderson, 26 March 2017 Minneapolis, MN

| January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce a special edition of the excellent Landing the Plane class (review 1, review 2) with coach Mike Anderson of Shoot the Gun. This class has an additional OC spray component. ASP has provided some demo versions of their OC spray line, and they will be given to attendees on a […]

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