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.223 Critical Defense Review

June 30, 2018

There is a trend going on right now with home defense.  Where the pistol or shotgun used to be the go to guns the rifle and in particular the AR15 platform is taking over.  Why is this?  It’s pretty simple.  The 223/556 rounds have more energy than most common pistol calibers that are used...
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DOTM: 1-5 Drill

June 9, 2018

It’s time once again for a new drill of the month.  This month I will be shooting it with one of my fully semi-automatic AR15’s that I just rebuilt the upper on with a criterion barrel, look for a review on the barrel in the future, but like most of the drills we have...
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Alien Gear ShapeShift: STUD OR DUD

April 29, 2018

We have been trying to bring our members product reviews on guns and gear we think they may be interested in.  It was with this in mind that I contacted http://aliengearholsters.com/ to see if we could get one of their new shapeshift line of holsters to try out.  They provided us with an IWB...
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Don’t let your pride or your ego get you killed!!!!

April 29, 2018

When was the last time you TRAINED with your firearm?  A day?  A week? A month?  Or was it just the 16 hour required ccw class and its 4 years later and you haven’t been to the range since?  Have you really put you and your equipment through the ringer or do you just...
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Xring Pistol League

April 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is supposed to show up sometime, we do live in IL so it may be a while.  We can stop saying we can’t go to the range because of the weather and get some outdoor trigger time.  But who wants to just go to the range and...
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April 21, 2018

If you haven’t figured it out yet there has been a method to the madness we have been using in our selection of Drills of the month.  1st we had to humble you with Dot torture, just got a 49/50 @ 3 yards so beat that John Boch and Steve Davis.  Then we had...
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DOTM: Thousands Drill

March 22, 2018

by Adam Newkirk   Just because there is so much going on in the state that threatens our right to protect ourselves that the editors of Gun News had to bump the DOTM from the latest issue of gun news does not mean we get to take a month off of training.    ...
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March 20, 2018

UPDATE: So I was able to make it to the range and test the mantis under live fire conditions.  It more or less did the same thing live fire but I did find 2 more issues with it. There is also a 3rd improvment that they can make that I noticed at the Charleston...
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March 18, 2018

So as important as guns are they are only part of gear you need for a trip to the range, class, or general every day use.    Tru-Spec is a company that specializes in clothing for military and 1st responders based out of Atlanta, GA.  But what about us mere mortals?  Can/Should their clothing lines...
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Mantis X

March 2, 2018

I have never heard any shooters say “man I have just been to the range too much lately” Or “man that was great shooting up $100 worth of ammunition and still not being able to put a full magazine into the X ring of a B27.” So the question becomes how do you become...
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