Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Continuing with the previous discussion, as it pertains to Second Role Weapons...that being optimized, not minimized, shotguns for anti-personnel usage. First I will answer the oft posed question about why anyone would select a shotgun over a carbine (or as I call them – assault rifles)? Benelli sells every single tactical shotgun they make. The same goes for Remington and Mossberg. I suspect the Beretta 1301 will do quite well. What that means is that there are plenty of people that have access to assault rifles that instead opt for a semi auto (or pump action) shotgun. Do we then...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


We have been working for a while now with the M4 PDW Concept. I knew it would be a controversial weapon, but unlike the adoption of a red dot on the pistol, it seems to have gained a strong foothold early on, and from certain sectors I had not considered. Regardless, I find it an extremely useful weapon, and is my main "work gun" these days. The advantages are many, and with a weapon assembled from the best of the best parts available (mil-Spec is where you find yourself at the bottom here), you can have a weapon system well...

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Best 3 Gun Stage to Date

This video is five years old, but this past week I saw a 3 Gun Nation Pro-Series shooter mention that this particular video got him interested in shooting 3 Gun. I have heard similar comments about this particular video from other shooters. This stage makes most stages seem mundane in comparison. It made me consider the stage as an example of what competition can be when designed by people with the right mindset. The RO on camera, Sam Glen, designed the stage and provided the guns used. What was interesting about this stage, is traditional competition mindset couldn't work. There...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Two Days With Tony Nester In Flagstaff AZ.

Its Sunday at 1800 HRS. I have a nice glass of Apothic Red as I left foot is in ice (that the one with the plantar fascia tear from last month) . My son is crashed on the couch...he needs a shower...bad. Even the dog didn't want to say hello when we got home Mine shower is done...hence the red and the post. We spent two days in Primitive Living, Knife-Only Survival, Tracking/Stalking, and Countering it all...and all while carrying the kit needed to put a serious hurt on anyone we wanted to (full LBEs, Rucksacks, etc.). Along the...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Home Alone II - The Push-Up

Push-Up Variants for Improved Workouts

Friday, July 25, 2014


Since I have been writing quite deeply on the shotgun lately, I wanted to discuss one new entry into the market that I think potentially could overshadow everything else out there in terms or efficiency, value, and characteristics. That is the Beretta 1301 Tactical. Russell Phagan, our Competition Shooting SME and Affiliate has discussed the 1301 Competition at length. His comments on that weapon are what caused me to look at the 1301 Tactical. The Beretta 1301 Tactical is their new entry into the combat shotgun market. It has everything (almost) that a modern fighting shotgun should have. Standard items...

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