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Tips for Easing in New Shooters

Technical solution to challenges in safety and marksmanship training.


Training new shooters can be a difficult task. They have to master several skills — safe gun handling overall, effective operation of the specific firearm, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control —  in a quick succession, and then apply all of them at once. Worse, many have only a Read More…

MMC Armory’s Recon 16.1 Rifle


Mrs. Pandemic called to let me know that I had a package from MMC Armory waiting for me at our FFL dealer. I walked over to the ammo safe, grabbed 5 pre-loaded Magpul magazines, and jumped in the trusty Tahoe. After a few minutes of paperwork, I held in my hands one of MMC Armory’s[.....]

A Top Shot Champion’s First Dove Hunt

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Editor’s Note: Please welcome guest contributor Chris Cheng from our sister site, The Firearm Blog, where Chris is a Staff Writer who is a competitive 3-gunner getting more into hunting this year.  The few hog and duck hunts I’ve been on in the past year have not been high volume Read More…

Barnes Precision Machine NP3 AR-15


A little over a year ago, I picked up a Barnes Precision Machine BPM-15 Patrolman’s Carbine. I was not  impressed, I was blown away by the build and part quality, accuracy, and innovations Barnes delivered in a rather innocuous looking standard priced AR-15 for around $1,300. That rifle did not Read More…