Rimfire Pocket Pistols
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by Patrick Diedrich
2w ago
Rimfires have always played a crucial role in preparing for disasters. The ammunition and even the guns themselves are lighter than their centerfire counterparts. They are accurate, have virtually no recoil impulse, and excel at pest control or taking small game such as squirrel and even grouse. Most intelligent shooters understand this and own rimfire rifles and target pistols for these reasons. But what about a pocket pistol? Not too long ago, if you asked a self-defense instructor what their favorite rimfire pocket gun might be, you would hear a derisive laugh followed by, “I’d rather have ..read more
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Dynamic Shooting Skills with Safariland & Full Spectrum Warrior
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by Patrick McCarthy
2w ago
Shoot, move, communicate — these three skills are critical to your success in any gunfight. Unfortunately, many modern firearms training programs only address shooting, encouraging students to build technical proficiency by standing on a flat range and punching holes in paper targets, month after month and year after year. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Rich Graham set out to build a more well-rounded and realistic curriculum through his training company Full Spectrum Warrior. Rather than only three skills, the FSW program is based on twelve pillars which include health (diet, physical, and mental), m ..read more
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Engineered Unrest: The DIY Occupation Guide
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by Patrick Diedrich
2w ago
To say we live in tumultuous times is an understatement. War rages across eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Several major economies teeter on the brink of collapse. And here in the U.S., division between Americans is running rampant. In recent months, over 50 college campuses and dozens of cities across the U.S. have seen pro-Palestinian protests, many of which have escalated to violence as participants clashed with counter-protestors and law enforcement. The sudden spread of these protests has led politicians and pundits to claim that third-party agitators are co-opting the movemen ..read more
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Projectile Protectors – Part II: Ballistic Helmets
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by Patrick Diedrich
2w ago
In the first part of this deep dive into ballistic protection, we talked about body armor. What about protecting your dome? Let’s take a brief look back at the history of helmets to better understand their value. The first documented use of helmets in combat was found in ancient Sumeria and Akkadian civilization, both from the region we would call Mesopotamia, circa 2300 BCE. The earliest bronze helmets are reported to have come from the Mycenae in 1700 BCE, and these Greeks were also believed to be the inventors of the first plate armor set. Use of combat helmets was prolific within the Ancie ..read more
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The Objective: BRVO Tactical’s Reconnaissance Class
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by Patrick Diedrich
3w ago
Games involving hiding are a core memory for most people’s childhoods, and this fact holds true across all recorded human history. Why? We think it’s a function of having to learn early on in our lives how to effectively avoid predators who may be actively hunting us. Likewise, we must also learn how to effectively hunt prey (or other predators) who are determined not to be found. Both halves of hide and seek can be directly tied back to evolutionary adaptations required to survive in a hostile world. Unfortunately, while the world has grown more developed, it hasn’t become any less hostile. Y ..read more
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Ruger Mark IV 22/45: Review and Upgrades
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by Patrick Diedrich
3w ago
Milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, Jack Daniels and Coke — some things just seem to be made for each other. We have an addition to that list: rimfire pistols and suppressors. The former is an excellent tool for schwacking varmints, affordable plinking at the range, and teaching new shooters how to use a pistol; the latter enhances each of those functions. With a suppressed .22LR pistol, you can control the pest population discreetly without alerting everyone who lives near your property, plink safely without ear protection, and introduce those new shooters to a weapon that’s quiet and ..read more
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CANCON AZ 2024 VIP Bag: The Ultimate Gear Unpack
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by Patrick Diedrich
1M ago
If you blinked, you might have missed it—VIP tickets for CANCON AZ 2024 were gone faster than you can say “lock and load”. In just three minutes, enthusiasts snapped up the passes, each eager to get their hands on a VIP Bag bursting with more than $2300 worth of top-tier tactical gear. So, what’s in this treasure trove? Let’s take a peek inside and find out why this bag’s got the community buzzing. A Toolkit Fit for the Tactical Enthusiast Every item in the VIP Bag is a testament to the support of the 2A community, and a tip-of-the-hat to some of the best customers the industry could ask for ..read more
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SALT: Learn The SALT Triage Method
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by Patrick Diedrich
1M ago
It has been said that rendering aid during a mass casualty incident (MCI) is trying to create order out of chaos. When most people hear the term “mass casualty incident,” it conjures up images of major catastrophic events: hurricanes, terrorist attacks, plane crashes, etc. Those are all prime examples to be sure, but an MCI can happen anytime and anywhere. Simply put, an MCI is any scenario in which those needing aid outnumber those able to provide it. In these scenarios, the SALT triage technique is a powerful tool. The occurrences of MCIs are few and far between. But sadly, not as few and no ..read more
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AR-15 Takedown Systems: Folding Front-End Firepower
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by Patrick Diedrich
1M ago
Many worship at the altar of Stoner, exalting the AR-15 platform’s ergonomics, versatility, and modularity. But with a receiver extension and buttstock that can’t be folded, since the bolt carrier group reciprocates into it, compactness for transport wasn’t Stoner’s first priority. The aftermarket has come up with solutions for this — but what if you’re looking for an even smaller footprint than a folding stock will provide? That's where the AR-15 Takedown comes in. If you don’t mind disassembling your weapon, Stoner’s original design gets you halfway there, as you can easily detach the upper ..read more
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Adversarial Mindset: Understand Criminals and Their Motivations
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by Patrick Diedrich
1M ago
One of the fundamentals of fighting well is to know your enemy. When we’re talking about fighting violent crime and criminals, there are a lot of varied opinions. Some people see violent criminals as victims of a flawed economic system or argue they’re just mentally ill, while others see them as cunning rational actors engaged in rational acts. Hopefully, the essay that follows will give you a quick summary of who criminals are, how criminals think, how they pick their victims, and how to truly win confrontations with them. Any time we’re generalizing, we must be careful to remember there are ..read more
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