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This article from Art Of Manlliness is truly a great introduction on how to shoot a rifle.
Getting Started Excerpt:
From some men, learning how to properly and safely fire a rifle is a skill they picked up when they were just knee high to a grasshopper. These guys probably got a .22 for their 12th birthday and spent summers in the woods plinking tin cans and squirrels and autumns hunting deer with their dads and grandpas.
Me? I wasn’t one of those guys.
But lately I’ve been wanting to learn how to fire a variety of firearms. I’m sure there are other men out there who, like me, went their entire life not ever shooting a rifle, but now have the desire to learn. It might be because he wants to take up hunting. Maybe he’s interested in home protection. Or perhaps he’s just interested in marksmanship as a hobby in and of itself. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to learn how to fire a rifle, you need to know how to do it safely and correctly.
This a great read and a true story of the excellent work done by military snipers today.
Sniper News Excerpt:
At about 3 a.m. on Aug. 17, four men scrambled from the open door of an armored vehicle, ran to some bushes along the side of an unfinished road, and laid down in the dirt and darkness. The prone figures were still as the drivers idled and then revved the truck engines, resuming the convoy’s northward journey. The sound of the vehicles drifted into a low rumble, and then silence, but the men in the bushes remained motionless. A few minutes later, one man finally gave the signal to move. Only then did the small group quickly, quietly scramble up the side of a mountain, picking their way over jagged rocks toward the summit of a ridge.
The men were members of a US Army sniper team: one commander, one machine gunner, and two snipers. From a “sniper hide” at their destination – one of the innumerable ridges with commanding views of the road – they would conduct the day’s mission: hunting Afghan bomb emplacers.
The Mil-Dot Ballistics software for iOS is a must-have for anyone interested in long-range, precision shooting. The app runs on your iPad or iPhone and provides complete range-finsging and ballistics calculator functions in an easy-to-use format. There are a LOT of features included such as Mil and MOA solutions, moving target solutions, GPS for local weather, ballistic coefficient information and way, way more. This is definitely the best general ballistics software available for smartphones. Also check out there Mil-Dot Rangefinder App for FREE.
This product proves there are still plenty of inventions yet made. The MK-2 “BALS” or Ballistic Adjustment Leveling System combines a highly functional stock pack with a built-in rifle rest. The bean bag stores directly on your stock and is easily deployed, is adjusted in seconds and provides a solid, manipulable rest for precision shooting. We recently ditched our “basic” pack / cheek rest and upgraded to these units with excellent results.
If you are affected and somehow have missed this, please note that Glock “is voluntarily exchanging the recoil spring assembly (RSA) on its new Gen4 pistols (with the exception of G26 and G27 models). GLOCK has developed a new design to the recoil spring assemblies on its Gen4 pistols to replace several variations that are functioning in the market today. As part of the company’s commitment to perfection, we are voluntarily exchanging the existing RSA in order to ensure our products perform up to GLOCK’s stringent standards.”
Here is how to exchange your recoil spring assembly.
A well-prepared post from Survivalist Boards on picking a survival rifle by caliber.
WTSHTF News Excerpt:
This is where calibers like the 30-30 and the 308 come in. Ammunition is cheap, neither caliber has excessive recoil and ammunition is readily available.
Keep in mind that the ’06 is the largest caliber that most people can shoot accurately. The recoil is the main reason why I do not suggest the ’06 unless you need that much firepower.
As always, our advice is to focus on .22LR, .40S&W, .308 and 12 Gauge.
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We are unsure what makes this safe “tactical” but it sure is awesome, even despite the cost. The Browning AR35F is a 20-40 gun safe with a lot of cool and useful features. First, it is mighty secure and if properly installed this unit will be difficult or impossible to break-in to or remove. But it’s the unique additions that make it worth considering. There are internal and external accessory racks for your gear and a DPX® storage system with loops for short barrel rifles (and issue we have now with our current safes). Picatinny rails make it easy (and cool) to mount accessories inside the safe. There are pistol racks and plenty of diverse storage for rifles along with a mirrored-back and inside lights for easy access. This is possibly the coolest safe we have ever seen and it’s mighty practical too. If only the cost…