NOT an AR! Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 2: DMR

Sig Saur MCX VIRTUS DMR review

Before we dive deep into the Sig Sauer Virtus DMR review we should pause to review my background which dictates my methods and therefore what you’ll read here. I authored my first review of an AR for national publication in Continue reading NOT an AR! Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 2: DMR

NOT an AR! Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 1: SBR

Sign Sauer MCX in depth review

When Sig Sauer introduced its MCX it was mostly a rifle caliber MPX to me, anything but earth shattering. After testing hundreds of AR’s, getting excited about anything AR is difficult. Having tested a bunch of Sig Sauer firearms, they Continue reading NOT an AR! Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 1: SBR

From Skeptic to Convert – ZRODelta Cowl Induction Brake Real World Testing and Results

ZRODelta CIB Muzzle Brake Review

Anyone remotely acquainted with my philosophy when it comes to muzzle brakes knows how much I dislike them. Disdain would be the most common term used, although that remains understated. Most of my shooting career has revolved around duty as Continue reading From Skeptic to Convert – ZRODelta Cowl Induction Brake Real World Testing and Results

Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?

bumpfire ban

A friend with an AR asked me a question yesterday. Like most gun owners she knows how to use them, but no gun background to speak of. She wanted to know what can increase rate of fire in an AR, Continue reading Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?

Slap-Tap-Tickle – The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

With the test range tied up for a local competition, time on the computer this weekend increased. It’s a blessing and a curse, as while some of what’s on Social Media is interesting and useful, most is meaningless drivel. Mind Continue reading Slap-Tap-Tickle – The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

Possibly the Most Extensive Test of the Versatile Trijicon Accupower 1-8x Scope Anywhere

Trjicon 1-8 review

Trijicon has long been one of my most trusted sighting tools so I was eager to test their Accupower 1-8x and got one of the first available.  My appreciation for Trijicon optics started years ago, running the venerable ACOG magnified Continue reading Possibly the Most Extensive Test of the Versatile Trijicon Accupower 1-8x Scope Anywhere

The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

Training vs. Practice

  I am often asked, “What’s the difference between training and practice, isn’t it the same thing?” While the answer is an unequivocal “No,” it remains a very misunderstood difference, especially given the bombardment of “training” options offered these days. Continue reading The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

Galil ACE .308 – Finally a .308 Battle Rifle / Hog Hunter That Meets My Do-It-All Demands

IWI Galil ACE .308 Review

Me reviewing the IWI Galil .308 here may surprise some people. Over the last few years my lack of enthusiasm for the .308 is no secret. I have expressed it in articles, blogs and to my friends. It’s not some Continue reading Galil ACE .308 – Finally a .308 Battle Rifle / Hog Hunter That Meets My Do-It-All Demands

Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

Shooting fundamentals

A recent video from Clint Smith, owner and founder of Thunder Ranch struck a chord with me. Much of my early training came from Clint and his staff at the Texas facility. This was long before the myriad of YouTube Continue reading Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

Range Dancing vs. Practical Application

Range vs practical training

With firearms instructors sprouting from the earth like dandelions in a garden, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. This proliferation of expertise is an extremely sharp double edged sword. At no time in my life has the average Continue reading Range Dancing vs. Practical Application