BLUF: Cheap/shady companies who try to awe the public with “better than milspec” rifles but don’t even stake their castle nuts haven’t even met the “milspec” threshold to begin with, and thus are lying to the consumer. “Crappy” basic Colts/BCMs from … Continue reading Misconceptions about “Milspec”
I’ve received multiple questions from friends asking about advice for their upcoming JRTC rotations. I’ve compiled some of the questions and responses below in order to help streamline the process. “What do training units usually screw up when they go … Continue reading My Unit is Going to JRTC, What Should I Know?
“I’m thinking about getting my first handgun, any recommendations?” This is a question I’ve answered for friends and family member’s countless times. I never tire of answering it, as I enjoy sharing knowledge, but it does get old retyping the … Continue reading Buying Your First Handgun:What you should get and why.
Pulled straight from Wikipedia: “An opposing force (abbreviated OPFOR, used in the United States and Australia) or enemy force (used in Canada) is a military unit tasked with representing an enemy, usually for training purposes in war game scenarios.” The … Continue reading OPFOR Tenets
Want to make your irons more effective, but don’t want to spend the cash on a new front sight post? Why not use paint? I have irons on two out of three ARs, (the third is a precision gun). For … Continue reading Arts and Crafts with Guns: Paint Your Front Sight
Why Do It? I’ve been painting my rifles almost as long as I’ve owned rifles. The reasons behind it are varied, and some may not apply to the average civilian shooter, but I’ll briefly list them out, and then we’ll … Continue reading How and Why to Paint Your Gat
There are many types of gun owners in the US today. The two types I will be addressing in this article are “collectors”, and “shooters”. The collector keeps an eclectic mix of guns on hand. Sure, he might have, one … Continue reading The “Arms Room” Concept
What follows is a basic document on weapons maintenance and restorations. These techniques are all techniques that I’ve personally used, and that have worked for me. YMMV!!!!! Don’t do anything dumb, treat all weapons as if loaded, make doubly and … Continue reading Basic Weapons Maintenance
In my opinion as a civilian, you should be able to do the following: -defend yourself, others -heal/care for yourself/others -perform basic daily functions (work related, errands, travel, etc) -survive the day, period EDC gear and training should allow you … Continue reading Where should I start with training?
Let’s talk machine gun setup and optimization……. I wanna limit this discussion to various methodologies around setting up belt feds. Load carriage would be another thread entirely. This is in the .mil/contractor context. .mil wise, there are really two major … Continue reading Machine Gun Setup