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

How to introduce Kids to Firearms

I think it is important to introduce kids to firearms. On the one hand I hope my kids have the same love for them as myself so that we can pursue hunting, marksmanship and self defense training as the…
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My very 1st Little Box of Violence

When Violent Little Machine Shop offered to send me out a Little Box of Violence, I was wary. While I can appreciate their sense of humor, usually at any rate, you never really know what you’re …
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I only train with Ninjas

I only train with ninjas…  Pretty ridiculous right?  I used to have the mindset like this though.  People’s resume was more important for me than whether or not they had the skills and …
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Suicide Part 3: PTSD Continued

In Part 3 of my series on Suicide, I round out a few more ideas that may be helpful in dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). A few simple steps that can hopefully have a big impact, as w…
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Austin – A Cautionary Tale

While I love exploring and going on adventures with my boys, there are ways to go about it to mitigate risk. Like making sure we keep together. Making sure everyone has some essential gear like water.…
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The Bike Tube Hack

Lighting a fire can be hard. And lighting a fire when you really need one lit can be even harder if you are cold, wet or maybe it is raining. This simple little hack can be a life saver. My buddy over…
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The Hot Dog Hike

What the hell is a Hot Dog Hike?  It is ultimately a fun way to impart skills.  A way to get people that aren’t familiar or competent in outdoor skills, in this case fire starting, a chance to…
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The Fix by Q – Stripping the Bolt

The Fix Rifle by Q is amazing. It is amazing on a number of levels in that the engineers at Q re-imagined and built a better bolt action rifle. With doing that though, the pushed into unfamiliar terri…
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Shipping Firearms and Gear

Sometimes you need to get your firearms and gear to another state. Maybe you are going to go hunting, or in my case, attending a shooting course. Well the state you might be flying into, may hate free…
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Painted Weapons Follow Up

Awhile back I posted a video on How to Paint Your Rifle, followed by a more concise video on How to Paint Your Pistol (or most anything else).  In the videos I outline a method of camouflaging that I…
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SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part – 5

In the final Part 5 of the SHOT Show 2018 Rundown, I cover a number of interesting products. Taking a look at the new Glock 19X as well as some weapons from FN Herstal. I also check out a pretty aweso…
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SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part – 4

Time for Part 4 of the SHOT Show 2018 Rundown! Today I talk about some knives. I stopped by the Benchmade booth as well as TOPS, Leatherman and Gerber booths. I also had a chance to check out a cool l…
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SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part – 3

In Part 3 of the SHOT Show 2018 Rundown, I hang out with Chris from The Full9 again and talk about some of the cool things we saw. Chris shares some about his time with the ALG 6 Second Mount. While I…
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SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part – 2

In the SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part – 2, we jump into a bunch of gear.  Chris from The Full9 joins me with some of his favorites of the show.  Diving deep into the new Crye Precision Gen 4 and…
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SHOT Show 2018 Rundown: Part 1

SHOT Show 2018!  In the Rundown: Part 1, I talk about some of the cool guns I saw.  To include the SIG Rattler and the Archon Firearms Type B Pistol.  I also got to run into my buddy Chris from The…
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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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