The Basics: 7 Things Every AR-15 Owner Needs to Know How to Do

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While driving to an open shooting position on a recent range trip, I saw AR-15 type firearms in every bay as I looked around. Some bays had as many as 10 different varieties of...

Student of the Gun Launches New Hybrid Training Program

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  Student of the Gun has launched the world’s first hybrid firearms training school, Student of the Gun University. By combining Home Study courses with in-person Residency training and private coaching, SOTGU has developed a...

Consumer Virtual Reality is Almost Ready For Serious Firearm Training…Almost

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I know some readers, especially the more "old school" ones, will laugh at the idea of firearms training with VR headsets. I get it, because on the surface it sounds silly. In the days...

Practical Lessons From Videos of the Hamas Attacks on Israel

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Having taken graduate-level courses in emergency management and homeland security, watching people argue online about the Hamas attack on Israel and the Israeli response can be maddening. Instead of embracing the complexity and trying to...

Concealed is Concealed: How to Dress For Everyday Carry Success

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There is more to carrying a concealed handgun than simply throwing a t-shirt over your rig. You have to change your style of dress and, to a lesser extent, your lifestyle to accommodate your...
Orville Wollard III

Why Firearm and Self Defense Training are Worth Your Time and Money

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I've written a number of posts on training, including classes that use force-on-force, which elaborated on some of the most effective forms of self-defense training available to civilians today. In response, there always seems...
How to Shoot Better Than a Navy SEAL

Now Out: Paul Markel’s ‘How to Shoot Better than a Navy SEAL’

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The latest book to be published by prolific author and friend of TTAG Paul Markel is How to Shoot Better than a Navy SEAL. As Markel writes in his introduction . . . I began...
Home defense

Guns for Beginners: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know About Armed Self-Defense

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By Rob Morse The news right now is enough to frighten anyone. I'm hearing Pro-Palestinian protesters say they wanted to kill Jews. I expected that from extremists overseas but I didn't expect to hear it...

Personal Defense: Know the Difference Between Cover and Concealment

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  https://youtu.be/2Rgq45MJ-Og?si=Ov63qFJhLcF3kWq3 Cover is any object that protects you from gunfire. Concealment is an object that hides you from an aggressor. Question: if you were in the Stop 'N Rob in the video above, where is...
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How to Give Good Advice When You’re Asked About Guns

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By Paul Markel Just like clockwork, when people who don't own or carry guns are faced with the reality that we live in a dangerous, uncertain world, they look to their “gun friends” for advice....

Things That Don’t Suck: Clip-N-Shoot Dry Fire Training System

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While dry fire practice is very beneficial, it's always boring. Well, it can be. Ten reps often feel like 50. Just plain dry firing gets boring and doesn't always offer the best practice. Yet,...

Self-Defense Training: Does Anyone Ever Really Have Time for the OODA Loop?

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A TTAG Reader writes: Innumerable articles have been written about the defensive use of firearms, especially handguns. Due to the high number of current and former combat veterans, much of the self-defense literary efforts seem...