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Skills & Tips

We all acrue a wealth of knowledge over the years.  Join me here so that I may pass some on.

How to tune an AR Gas System

A lot of DI (Direct Impingement) AR-15 / M4 rifles are overgassed, and occasionally undergassed.  If your rifle is over / undergassed, this can create problems.  Both with respect to reliability, ex…
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How to Stipple a Pistol

Whether you are wanting to stipple the grip of your polymer framed pistol, be it a Glock, M&P or otherwise, or maybe the grip on your AR-15 / M-4, it is doable. While it seems scary and daunting, …
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Reflecting Back On 2017

When I look back at 2017, it holds some real highs and lows.  Challenges I’ve conquered, a few failures, as well as doors that have both opened and closed.  Thank you all for being a part of i…
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Cleaning A Pistol Booster

Cleaning rifles or pistols is not high on my list of things I want to do.  I would rather go shooting.  Consequently, most of my pistols and rifles are pretty damn dirty… On the other hand, th…
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In Home Rifle Drill

Sometimes we can’t get to the range. Maybe it’s a little colder than we would like, raining, snowing… Or maybe our rifle isn’t “compliant,” if we’re living in…
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Training Rifle to Pistol Transitions

There are a number of ways to train transitioning drills. Moving from our rifle to our pistol. A lot of them involve setting up the drill to consciously work on the movement. I agree there is value in…
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Milling a Hybrid80 Lower Receiver

Previously I have made some videos on milling out 80% polymer lower receivers.  Using a drill press, I recently milled another Hybrid80 lower according to their new instructions, which relies heavily…
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Ghost Inc Trigger Kit Installation

There are a number of ways to smooth out the trigger pull on stock Glock Pistols.  One way is through using a Edge Complete Trigger Kit by Ghost Inc.  In this video I walk you through changing out t…
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Training: Abstract Concepts

While training groups of foreigners in martial skills, I was struck with their lack of imagination. This isn’t unique to them though, the problem is prevalent most anywhere. I think it comes dow…
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Vehicle Storage Platform

I was thinking of a better way to transport my gear, to the range, trail head or wherever else adventures take me. I hate having valuable things in view when I have to stop off at the store, gas stati…
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Backcountry Mac & Cheese

Out backpacking, especially with my 2 young boys, it is hard to beat some good macaroni and cheese. There are a lot of “backpacking” meals out there, and while convenient, they are also pr…
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New Shooters and Pistols

I love introducing people to shooting, whether it is rifles or pistols.  Having done a fair bit of this, there are a number of little things I have picked up along that way that make the experience b…
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A Enemy Of Good

Often we get stuck on what is “Best” when it comes to gear. We head down the rabbit hole… This can lead to passing up on opportunities or even halting incremental steps towards ̶…
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A Hat Hack

Occasionally something doesn’t work the way we want.  When this happens we are presented with a couple ways to proceed.  Either wait for someone to create a solution for us, or make one oursel…
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Next Level Equipment

So…   I finally pulled the trigger on some new equipment.  I am really excited to take the quality of my videos to the next level with this gear.  I have been using a GoPro Hero 4 Black and …
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Rifle Press Check

I will say, I am not a fan of doing a press check on my rifle.  But there is perhaps a time and place for them.  Here is how to preform a press check on your AR-15 / M-4 type rifle…
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Deliberately Loading Your Rifle

While loading your rifle seems kind of mundane, it is important all the same.  When we load our rifle deliberately, with purpose, we can accomplish a couple of things.  1. We map good movements for …
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Why We Train

People have a lot of reasons for why they train.  Why they seek out knowledge and continue down the path of learning martial skills.  (Be they martial arts, proficiency with firearms or throwing kni…
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Pack Tips from TacBike

Recently I was fortunate enough to have Simon from TacBike (on Instagram) pay me a visit.  He is awesome, visiting form Australia, over here on a North American motorcycle tour.  During our visit, w…
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Achieving Goals

Goals…   Sometimes we set them, some times they fade away and sometimes we achieve them.  A long while back I jotted down some goals in a little green memorandum book.  Flipping back through…
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Zeroing a Pistol Mounted Optic

In this video I go over the process for zeroing your pistol mounted red-dot optic.  In my case, a Trijicon RMR 06 mounted on my Glock 17.  It is pretty straight forward, but there are few tips to ma…
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Friends, Not Friends Drill

Some techniques and shooting positions that we work on at the range, are nebulous.  There can be a disconnect on where they potentially come into play.  Through the use of scenarios in our firearms …
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Lanyards on Knives

I was never a fan of lanyards on pocket knives…  Then, low and behold I tried it!  They, for me, serve a number of purposes.  My favorite material to make lanyards out of is tarred bank line …
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Cutting Solutions

While out in the backcountry, or on the range, or anywhere outside of your kitchen for that matter, we rarely find a good cutting surface.  So we make due. (This usually involves cutting on rocks for…
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Lessons from Weather

Shooting in the rain usually ends up in cold hands and wet feet…  But that discomfort comes with some lessons.  When shooting in inclement weather we have the opportunity to see deficiencies i…
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Poor Man Drill

Sometimes we have more time than we do ammunition to train with.  (I feel like it is always this way)  So occasionally I find myself revisiting this drill.  It offers the ability to work on a numbe…
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SKDTactical & F.A.S.T.

In the tactical gear world there are a few standouts as go-to sources for gear.  One of them is SKD Tactical.  I have always been pleased with my dealings from their good selection, fair prices, fas…
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Marking Magazines

Marking your magazines, rifle as well as pistol, serves two purposes.  On the one hand, having them marked makes for easy identification and keeps them from getting mixed up with other shooters magaz…
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Tac-Light Maintenance

Shooting in low-light or no-light can be fun and challenging.  Removing all of the carbon from your flashlight lens can also be challenging, but not really fun…  Weapon mounted tactical lights…
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Inserting an IV Catheter

You know what is cool?  Having people come save you when you need it.  But systems of support aren’t always there.  So do you know what is even cooler?  Being in a position to save yourself …
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DG Hack

I’m a fan of the SureFire X-Series weapon lights.  I run a SureFire X-300 on my Glock 17.  The natural progression from this of course, is the SureFire DG Switch, which allows one handed opera…
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