I grew up around hunters. Not tree-stand-sitting recreational hunters dressed up like the front cover of a Cabella’s catalog, but wilderness hunters in blue jeans and flannel shirts, whose families went without if their hunts were unsuccessful. They were more Continue reading Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel
I was a sworn iron sight hunter. Growing up on a homestead in the wilderness of Alaska, I saw more hunters using iron sights than scopes. I watched my father down deer with iron sights at ranges most hunters with Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds: Practical Tips to Maximize Your Low to Mid Range Magnified Optic
Hunting rifles have evolved. It is to be expected. History proves that hunting firearms have always followed advances in military small arms technology. For many of us, our hunting rifles are no longer polished blue steel and high-grade walnut. We Continue reading DIY: Why and How to DuraCoat Your Own Gun
When it comes to lead in bullets, the issue is not environmental pollution, but the pollution of the truth. Obama’s recent ban on lead in the fishing and shooting industries is nothing more than a below-the-belt parting shot at responsible Continue reading Poisoning Lead – Obama’s Toxic Attack On Gun Owners
What do you get when you cross deer hunting with hog hunting and throw in a Kiwi accent? You get Taranaki wild goat hunting in wild New Zealand! Wild goats in New Zealand are considered invasive and damaging to the Continue reading Epic Adventure: Hunting New Zealand’s Wild Goats with an 6.5 Grendel AR-15
“I can’t shoot this!” She moved her left hand to the grip and wrapped her tiny left index finger around her right finger as she struggled with the trigger. The short rifle struggled with the trigger as well, the unsuppressed Continue reading Conventional Wisdom is Bad Advice? Let’s Talk Triggers and Kids!
If there is a Dr. Frankenstein of the shooting world, it is the AR-15 owner. We love to accessorize, modify, and reconfigure our AR-15s. We shorten barrels and switch handguards. We cycle through optics, transplant buttstocks and grips, and change Continue reading 5 Things You Should Never Do with Your AR-15 Trigger (And One You Might Consider)
You’re left-handed and you want a modern semi-auto carbine suited to hunting and self defense. What are your options? You could take the custom build route – Start with an expensive, non-standard AR-15 lower with an ambidextrous bolt and magazine Continue reading The VZ.58: The Overlooked Left Handed Tactical Hunting and Defense Rifle
The forward assist on M16s and AR-15s resulted from the initial trouble that soldiers experienced with early M16 rifles in Vietnam. Non-chrome-lined bores and chambers, incorrect propellants in the ammunition, and lack of cleaning supplies led to rampant jamming. The Continue reading The Forward Assist on AR-15s – A useless vestigial appendage, or a necessary feature?
I was recently at the range helping a shooter get started with his new AR-15. He was using inexpensive backup sights, but talking about optics so I handed him a rifle with a reflex sight mounted. He immediately closed one Continue reading Tactical Advantage: Hunt with Red Dot (Reflex) Sights