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    RANGE REPORT: Springfield Armory Saint 5.56, M-LOK AR-15 Rifle

    I took my new Springfield Armory Saint M-LOK to the range this afternoon for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Note. I am a first time AR owner, so I decided on an entry level rifle and a basic setup (e.g., rifle, spare mags, and sling). Range loadout included my rifle...
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    A New Indoor Gun Range is Coming to Town!

    I'm excited to announce that my town is finally getting an indoor gun range. Residents have been traveling out of town for decades to find gun ranges available to maintain technical and tactical proficiency. For example, I traveled 70 miles round-trip today to visit my local (out of town) gun...
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    Do you red dot, or not?

    I am actively exploring the option of a red dot sight as part of my EDC. I mentioned in other posts that my eyesight is failing and I can no longer see the sights clearly. This lack of clarity in my sight picture is interfering with my accuracy and is tiring during extended range sessions. I...
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    Why You Should Always Be Adapting for Everyday Carry

    Interesting article, one which mirrors my own EDC journey from a full-size 1911 in .45 ACP to a double-stack 9mm. https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2021/5/16/why-you-should-always-be-adapting-for-everyday-carry
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    Concealed Carry Myths

    Here is a good read from Shooting Illustrated for those new to concealed carry and those familiar. https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2021/5/13/concealed-carry-myths
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    Range Report: Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite

    I took my new Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite to the range yesterday afternoon for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The last time I had the pleasure of firing a 22/45 was back in the 90s when I shot a friends target model with a 5.5" bull barrel. I kind of missed the "heft" of that...
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    My EDC support gear is piling up; what to do.

    My EDC support gear was starting to pile up, so I decided to pass along some of these items to family and friends. I took this opportunity to pass along items to anyone who might be interested in concealed carry. This serves several purposes, one of which it reduces the amount of clutter in my...
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    Fiber Optic Sight - What's your favorite color?

    I bought my first XD-M last month, and really like the fiber optic front sight. It shipped with a red pipe installed, but has red and green spares. I compared the spares side by side, and the green appears to be much brighter. I wonder if there is a real difference between the two or is it...
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    Bump in the Night - Lesson Learned

    I thought someone was trying to break in last night when our dog Teddy would not quit barking. He had that "I'm scared, please come check things out!" bark, so I got up and armed myself. I surveyed the area and determined it was just a "bump in the night." Teddy settled down after I told him it...
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    Rack the slide?

    Can anyone tell me where this phrase came from? When introducing a new shooter, I don't teach them to "rack the slide" when chambering a round. Instead, I tell them to "pull the slide directly to the rear and release." Thereafter, I simply say "chamber another round."