Back in the early 1970s Colonel Jeff Cooper started the American Pistol Institute, now known as Gunsite Academy. Today Gunsite is known worldwide for firearms training, from a quality facility with top notch instructors and staff. Some of the best warriors have attended and continue to train there. Recently I was invited to by Dick Williams to attend a three-day writer event held at Gunsite employing handguns. The morning started in the classroom with [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|

AR MAGAZINES | The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

By |March 2nd, 2021|

  No matter how much money you spend on an AR, the fact is that if you want it to run reliably you must use quality magazines. Now this would seem common sense, but more often than not I have run across shooters using either old, worn out or cheap [...]

EIGHTY PERCENT LOWERS | Are They Worth The Trouble?

By |February 26th, 2021|

  With all the media about the government trying to take out Second Amendment Rights away there has been increased interest in the eighty percent lower (EPL) receivers. The common thought behind the idea is if it is delivered without any Gun Control Act (GCA) paperwork then no one knows [...]


By |January 8th, 2021|

  Over the last ten years or so, the use of low powered variable optics (LPVOs) on M4 carbines has become the standard set-up for most U.S. Special Operations forces and military units. LPVOs allow the user to have both near and far aiming capabilities via a turn of a [...]


By |December 31st, 2020|

  Comparisons are often drawn between law enforcement (LE) and military snipers. Law enforcement snipers are dealing with significantly shorter ranges compared to their military counterparts. Although trained to do rural operations, most law enforcement sniper ops are urban in nature. Law enforcement snipers operate almost exclusively with their tactical [...]

30 YEARS OF REFINEMENT | Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG

By |December 29th, 2020|

  Many feel the utility of what Ronnie Barrett started in 1982 with his .50 BMG rifles has yet to completely evolve. The long range potential of the .50 BMG mated with a Barrett rifle is what many feel is the ultimate combination of rifle and cartridge. Barrett recently celebrated [...]

ALL AROUND UTILITY | Ruger’s .223 Gunsite Scout Rifle

By |December 3rd, 2020|

I first fired the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (GSR) chambered in .308 Winchester at a Ruger’s writer’s seminar at Gunsite shortly before it was officially introduced in 2011. It was love at first, er, shot, and I ended up buying the rifle I tested. Later that same year my grandson [...]

HARD HITTING PRECISION | SIG SAUER’s 716 Designated Marksman Rifle

By |November 25th, 2020|

Labels are important in setting our expectations for a firearm. In U.S. military parlance, DMR stands for Designated Marksman Rifle. We will confine our discussion of DMR concepts and patterns to the U.S. experience. The default chambering of the DMR is .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO. The DMR originated to fill the [...]

Remington R2Mi .50 BMG

By |September 8th, 2020|

By its own admission, Remington says its new R2Mi .50 BMG bolt-action rifle “is built to shatter all previous expectations for long-range accuracy.” It’s quite a claim, but one look at the specs for the big-bore boomer leads one to believe the big green rifle from Big Green will deliver. [...]

New American Defense Precision Rifle Chassis

By |September 8th, 2020|

As a longtime firearm and hunting writer, I’ve often stressed the importance of range time as a necessity to make accurate shots on target. After all, there is nothing better than making a good shot and putting a bullet exactly where you want. Accuracy is critical in the field but [...]

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