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The Importance Of A Good Carry System

A good sling is mandatory for a self-defense rifle and it can be a complicated subject. You will spend more time carrying your rifle than actually shooting it. So, carrying it needs to be comfortable - or just as we have discussed with carrying our handgun and the importance of a good carry system, we

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Different Types Of Sights

Sights are a pretty important part of your rifle, without good sights, it’s useless. Iron sights or optics is where most discussions start on this topic. All shooters should understand and be able to use standard iron sights. Every serious use rifle should have a set of iron sights, even if only as a backup

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AR-15 Magazines

Magazines play a critical role in the reliable function of your rifle. There are a few things to consider when stocking magazines for your rifle- build material, capacity, brand, how to carry them and how many to buy. We will discuss primarily AR15 magazines as they are the most complicated, for the AK rifles the

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Important Rifle Accessories

To maximize the utility of the rifle it should have a few accessories. It’s easy to get too much of a good thing though, keep it simple.The rifle needs a sling, you have to have a way to carry it that gets it out of your hands if even temporarily.  You need a light, because

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Rifle Or Handgun?

The rifle is a generally a better tool for self-defense than the handgun. I write mostly about handguns because they are convenient to have around. But the rifle should play a role in your self-defense plans. Colonel Jeff Cooper described the rifle as, “The Queen of Battle” and like the Queen in a game of

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Carry Your Gun!

My friends are for the most part, “gun people”. We talk about guns, we shoot guns together, we hunt, we work on our guns, many of our social events revolve around guns…..So it is always surprising and disappointing to me when I encounter one of them unarmed. Many of them will say, “Oh I just