Firearms Safety [FIREARMS]

Firearms are not inherently safe or unsafe. Nor are they moral or immoral. However, they can be used in an unsafe manner or used for immoral acts. Like any tool, guns can cause serious injury or death if misused and firearms safety is not adhered to. Disclaimer This blog post and other posts DO NOT constitute or form an instructor-student […]

Emergency Communications

Christmas 2020 AT&T Disruption In the early morning hours of Christmas 2020, a bomb exploded in Nashville near Second Avenue and Commerce Street, outside an AT&T building. In the hours following the explosion, Tennessee AT&T customers and customers across the U.S. were unable to call, text, or access the internet.  Early statements made by AT&T indicated that service would be restored that […]

Speed AND Accuracy

Intro Balancing speed and accuracy is a critical skill in both competitive shooting and combat/defensive marksmanship. Too much accuracy usually means that you are probably shooting too slow, while too much speed usually means that you are not accurate enough.  Disclaimer This blog post DOES NOT constitute or form an instructor-student relationship between the author (me) and the reader (you). […]

Mantis BLACKBEARD [GEAR REVIEW]

Disclaimer This blog post and other posts DO NOT constitute or form an instructor-student relationship between the author (me) and the reader (you). Online education can only supplement in-person formal instruction, it cannot replace it. It is your responsibility to understand the firearm laws in your area and to follow the Firearms Safety Rules. Traditional AR Dry Fire Training Dry […]

Refund The Police

Overture This article will address the narrative that defunding the police is reasonable. I am not sure when exactly the “Defund the Police” movement began, but its popularity has grown significantly after the death of George Floyd. If I try really hard, I can almost empathize with this sentiment. For those who are surprised by that statement, understand that to […]

Trigger Control vs. Follow Through

Overture It is commonly taught that Aiming and Trigger Control are the most important Marksmanship Fundamentals. However, I am about to make the case that poor Follow-Through is often misdiagnosed as poor Trigger Control.  There is a reason the NRA recommends using smaller caliber guns (like .22LR) in order to help remove distractions. Aiming and trigger control is the same […]

Gun Maintenance

I’m not sure if it was taking advice from other instructors or my own experience with minimal malfunctions, but I eventually realized that my firearms did not need to be in pristine condition (or even close) to…

Brilliance In The Basics [FIREARMS]

“Habit hardens the body for great exertions, strengthens the heart in great peril. Habit breeds that priceless quality, calm, which, passing from rifleman to commander will lighten the task.” – Clausewitz “I’ve been shooting all my life…” This post is part rant and part public service announcement. I would venture to say that most firearms instructors can relate to the […]