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Sig Sauer P365 vs. Glock 43 | Size matters

Ever since the announcement of Sig’s new P365 micro compact pistol, I’ve eagerly anticipated its arrival. At SHOT Show, I had the pleasure of handling the pistol at the Sig Sauer booth but missed the opportunity to shoot it on Range Day. Apparently, Sig Sauer has their own range day and doesn’t participate in the […]

Tactical thought – keeping it simple

“Why do you keep these tactics so simple?” That’s a question I get sometimes by thoughtful students in my classes. There is a moment in life where you realize that all those paths you created in that dense forest of problems in your head might not be accessible when you venture into the dark. Whether […]

Shopping for unusual firearm parts? How Not To Commit a Felony via Wish and Amazon

Recoil Magazine recently reported that several people who have purchased Glock full auto rear plates had been taken into custody by law enforcement. The ATF had gotten Paypal records indicating they’ve purchased these parts and is now pursuing these folks. This even caused one man to apparently jump out a window with a whole bunch […]

Gear in the Wild: On the wrong end of a US Air Force Pararescueman

A U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, aims his rifle during weapons training on Feb. 21, 2018. Pararescuemen conduct training on all aspects of combat, medical procedures and search and rescue tactics to hone their skills, providing the highest level of tactical capabilities to combatant commanders. U.S. […]

The Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator – New and Improved

A long time ago I purchased my first Stealth Operator holster. It was a kydex holster that could accommodate over 150 different holsters securely. I was curious, and I consider most universal holsters to be absolute garbage. However, the holster was quite affordable. This was 4 years ago and to this day that same Phalanx […]

Firearms Private Sales: How to Protect Yourself

Sometimes, it happens. You don’t use a certain firearm so much and it’s taking up space in your gun locker, or you fall on some financial hardship and you need to generate some quick cash. Firearms are a quick way to make some money. But how do you sell your firearm? This is something that […]

Gear in the Wild: US Special Operations troops train with Serbians

U.S. and Serbian Special Operations Forces train during a Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) at the SAJ headquarters complex, Serbia, Mar. 6, 2018. A JCET is a combined training event in which SOF units train with foreign nations to develop skills and increase effectiveness in future operations. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Nassirian, […]

Gear in the Wild: Food for the .50 Cal

A belt of M2 .50 caliber machine gun ammunition is ready for use during the 50th Chemical Company, New Jersey Army National Guard’s annual training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 1, 2019.   New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen   See the .50 cal in action below:    

Gear in the Wild: The many uses of a good multi-tool

An Airman utilizes a pocket knife to adjust the sight on a M4 carbine, April 4, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must demonstrate quality safety standards while handling and shooting their weapons proficiently in order to be eligible to deploy. Throughout CATM the instructors emphasized: weapon handling techniques, proper sight usage and […]

Gear in the Wild: Don’t forget your mouth guard

When training in hand to hand combat, a mouth guard can save your grill. Photo caption: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Cpl. Matthew Teutsch (left), a combat videographer with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), performs a choke hold on Lance Cpl. Jason Monty, a combat mass communicator with the 11th MEU, during […]