Gear Review: CapArms Level III+ Body Armor

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Body armor has been way down on my tactical shopping list. For one thing, it’s expensive. While I’ve always wanted a good plate carrier and armor for “just in case”…

Gear Review: Mechanix Wear Vent Covert Gloves

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Unless you want to wake up at first light, the summer months are a tough time to go shooting here in Texas. Temperatures rise to above 100 degrees on a…

Tavor vs. AR: An IDF’s Soldier’s Perspective

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The M-16 was the first rifle I was issued during my mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). That’s the gun I used to become a proficient rifleman. After…

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Three Tips for Effective Concealed Carry

As a trainer, I believe that everyone with the ability should should carry a concealed handgun. That said, I understand the that guns aren’t for everyone. As the meme says,…

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SureFeed Magazines for AR Rifles: Gear Review

The AR market offers a wide variety of affordable and durable polymer mags, but I’ve always preferred aluminum mags. They’re typically smaller and, in my experience, fit more smoothly into…

GLOCK 19 vs. M&P M2.0 vs. FN 509 Pt. 1

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I love my GLOCK, more than any other pistol. My affinity for these handguns isn’t down to their looks or feel. It’s all about practicality. You can’t find a more widely used…

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Understanding the Biomechanics of the Pistol Grip

The thumbs forward grip is considered the modern day standard for handgun shooting. This grip is extremely important in developing good shooting habits.  Although many people use it, many people…

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The Truth About ‘Israeli Carry’

The People of the Gun have little time for “Israeli carry.” They scoff at the idea of carrying a pistol with an empty chamber. “Why add an extra step to a defensive…

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Self-Defense Tip: Distance Determines Technique

At my Krav Maga classes I stress the simple fact that different techniques are effective at different distances. When you are better off engaging in hand-to-hand or knife combat? When should…

IWA Highlights: Ritter & Stark, H&K and Trijicon

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The IWA — Europe’s SHOT Show — just concluded in Nuremberg. Here are a few items I found that could be headed to The Land of the Free and the…

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Gear Review: Trijicon HD XR Sights

I first encountered Trijicon sights in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). I received the Trijicon ACOG sight for my M4 rifle and never looked back (so to speak). Since then, Trijicon…