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A “Nobody” From Oklahoma: The Career of MSG. Joshua Wheeler

“Sweet Mother of God. Would you look at that?”, a co-worker mumbled as he handed me a copy of MSG. Wheeler’s official DoD photo. “Yeah, 30 of these guys show up in one place, you can damn sure bet they aren’t on a Train, Advise & Assist mission”, I snorted. I won’t rehash all the information that is being talked …

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M1 Carbine Paratrooper

I have spent a lot of time carrying heavy rifles up big hills. One doesn’t have to walk more than a few hours to appreciate smaller and lighter options. While I was at Camp Perry this summer, I ran into 3rd party, aftermarket M1 Carbine Paratrooper stocks: I have never personally owned a M1 Carbine and have very little experience …

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Youth Guns—Build Or Buy?

There are several “phases” one goes through as a hunter. They include a phase in which you just want to get an animal to prove you are a hunter. That is usually followed by a phase in which you try to get as many animals as you can to prove how well you hunt. From there, many transition to “trophy” …

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Hornady Critical Duty Ammo with M&P 40 & Smith & Wesson Shield

A good friend of our was wanting to test out his carry ammunition on a S&W Shield 40. It’s the same ammo he uses in his full sized M&P 40. But like anything, one needs to test carry ammo in carry guns before use. I have never carried a Shield or used the Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition. But I can …

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Tombstone Actor Shot

Many of you have heard about the shooting at Tombstone this week. A regular cadre of actors reenacts famous gunfights for the tourist trade. In season it can draw quite the large crowd. The shows take place right on main street and are both interesting and entertaining for self-defense experts and spectators alike. The accident seems like a pretty unique …

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Daewoo KR-200 at Camp Perry

The Daewoo rifles. Where to begin? I have been looking at them for a while with the intention of picking one up. But my main issue is I don’t know enough about them to tell one from the other. Some are piston guns. Some are DI guns. Some take AK mags. Some have thumb-hole stocks for AWB compliance. In summary, …

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My CCW ER Visit

I have been intentionally holding these photos back for a while. Sometime over the summer I suffered a minor injury that was directly related to my activities in shooting. While not rising to Level One Trauma Center significant, it was decided I needed medical attention. And I was armed the whole time. Disclaimer: in no way am I giving, or even …

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POTD: Customer Photo — Charlie Don’t Surf

We love customer photos! I am always looking for more. Here is a father and son at a museum ship wearing our, “Charlie Don’t Surf” t-shirt. Just awesome, Guys. God Bless America.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Handmade Databooks

First of all I need to start off with who I am and what I am not. I’m just a guy like you. I am not Carlos Hathcock. I am not on the US Palma Team. I have no, “across the course” records. No foreign militaries know who I am. No enemy combatants whisper about me in hushed tones. And …

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Has a Dog Ever Chewed Your Gun?

A member posted an image on our Facebook page showing a polymer pistol that has been chewed on by a dog. The damage was pretty significant. When I was growing up, we had guns laying around everywhere. But I don’t recall any instances where a dog (puppy?) chewed on a firearm. But we didn’t have polymer framed guns back then …

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Olympic Medalist Shooting Tip — Cross-Eye-Dominance

I recently ran into US Olympic medalist Corey Cogdell at the local trap and skeet range. She was there shooting trap in the World Cup as part of her training regimen, but still took the time to chat with me.  That’s just the type of woman she is. During our conversation, I learned that she shoots right-handed, but is left-eye-dominant. …

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Cleaning the Rhodesian A5 Shotgun

I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for a while. Many of you are aware of the special run of A5 shotguns that FNH did for the Rhodesian Military and police forces. I have heard some debate that…possibly…these guns were actually ordered by the South African Government and then smuggled into Rhodesia. Thus bypassing an international arms embargo at the …

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Glock 19 Gen 2 Giveaway Pictures

Here are detailed pictures of the current giveaway gun. A LE trade in Glock 19 that is a Generation 2. It comes with one original 15 round magazine and functioning night sights. Every t-shirt purchased on between now and the beginning of December is a chance to win. 1 shirt is 1 chance. 10 shirts is 10 chances. No limit …