Nine Lessons Learned During My First Adventure Race

Nine Lessons Learned During My First Adventure Race

I recently competed, along with a superb teammate, in the Competition Dynamics 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge. The event consisted of hiking 30 miles over mountainous high desert terrain in a period which was roughly 24 hours long – my team…

West Coast Armory & A Very Brief Evaluation of the Caracal F

West Coast Armory & A Very Brief Evaluation of the Caracal F

I’ve spent some time hanging out at West Coast Armory with a friend recently, and the (very polite) staff has inexplicably given me access to the whole facility, including their multiple indoor ranges and open bays for “action” shooting. I began…

Flying with Firearms in General Aviation Aircraft

Flying with Firearms in General Aviation Aircraft

Are you a pilot? Do you own guns (probably, if you read my blog)? Check out the article I wrote for LuckyGunner Labs on the legal and practical issues to flying with firearms and ammunition.

BUIS/Optic Drop Test

BUIS/Optic Drop Test

In early May, I performed a BUIS drop test which was partially published on Military.com’s KitUp blog several days ago. The unpublished portion involved an EOTech 552 and an Aimpoint CompM3. The EOTech used the standard thumbscrew mount, and the Aimpoint…

Are You Shooting Too Much?

Are You Shooting Too Much?

I shoot a lot – probably too much at times. This shooting includes various disciplines, from smallbore rifle shooting to service pistol and carbine training to hunting – mostly unicorns and kittens. My first exposure to high volume training was…

Focusing On Your Weak Points

Focusing On Your Weak Points

It’s easy to fall into a rut in any sort of activity – a comfortable place where you only practice the things you’re good at, and therefore think you’re good at the activity as a whole. This could apply to…

Training with Military vs. Competition Shooters

Training with Military vs. Competition Shooters

This is a topic I have been thinking about for a long time, yet upon which I have not really spoken to anyone except for a few close friends. I have heard (and read) back and forth discussions about whether…