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Choosing an Optic for an AR-15-Type Carbine

I recently helped someone navigate one of the most challenging aspects of modern defensive firearms ownership: choosing an optic for a general-purpose AR-type semi-automatic carbine. What makes this such a potential ordeal is the nearly limitless variety of options available. From red dot to reflex, holograph to etched reticule, fixed power to variable and everything

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Choosing a Holster to Fit the Fight

I remember back when I was choosing my first concealed carry holster. I pored over magazine articles, read what the “experts” recommended, and obtained every holster catalog and brochure I could. (This was in the early 1990s, before the world wide web had been commercialized, and there were no websites to help in the quest.

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Training Solutions in Low-Light Environments

Last night, I spent three hours shooting in the dark. The goals: to shoot test my new JP-15LE rifle, test my low-light mounting solution (a SureFire X300 mounted at twelve o’clock on the top rail) and get some trigger time in complete darkness. To say I learned some valuable lessons from conducting this session would

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