The American Watering Hole

This is an exploration of an idea brought up by this article here. I suggest you read it, it's useful and has some good tips for what might be the most dangerous spot that we all visit. My article is about why I believe gas stations are so dangerous. I agree that gas stations are … Continue reading The American Watering Hole


Desert Brutality 2019 Update

The biggest competition I've ever attended is coming up quick, and I'm terrified. Terrified might be an overstatement, but I'm not at all comfortable with the way things look right now. I have not been shooting as much as I'd like (that's been the case for the last 6 years), I've been slacking on hitting … Continue reading Desert Brutality 2019 Update

My Ideal Practical Rifle

My ideal practical rifle is a spin-off of a modernized version of Col. Cooper's classic 'Scout Rifle'. A What? For what that means in detail (and see where the cover photo came from), check out this video: For what that means simply: A lightweight bolt or lever gun, with red dot or low power … Continue reading My Ideal Practical Rifle

Hard Lessons: LE, Self Reliance and Dying Well

On this first day of the new year, most people are making resolutions and setting goals for themselves for the future. In that same vein, I want to share a post from a blog that I frequent. This particular post has to do with one's future actions. Not necessarily ones that will happen in the … Continue reading Hard Lessons: LE, Self Reliance and Dying Well

.300 BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor, and Kevin Brittingham

The .300BLK started life as the proprietary ".300 Whisper" when Kevin was still in charge of AAC.  He was primarily responsible for taking this wildcat cartridge and getting it SAAMI approved.  This is no small task, and is the reason why it is now a ridiculously successful cartridge by all standards.  His new company, Q, … Continue reading .300 BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor, and Kevin Brittingham

Desert Brutality 2019

I signed up.  Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 2019, I will be in Southern Utah shooting the 2nd Annual InRangeTV Desert Brutality.  Hopefully I'll win something. If you don't know what DB is, here's the premise: A 2-Gun (rifle & pistol) practical shooting competition, where the difficulty comes not from complex stage design and target presentation, … Continue reading Desert Brutality 2019

Stupid Sayings: “I’d Rather be Lucky Than Good”

This one really grinds my gears.  I've heard it all my life, and from people who should know better.  I remember my dad saying this when I was younger, and I heard Jocko Willink say it on a recent podcast. Am I missing something? Let's look at this critically: "I'd rather be lucky than good."  The speaker … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “I’d Rather be Lucky Than Good”