C.S. Lewis, Narnia and The Dangerous Risks of Cowardice

I have been struck, a bit like a shovel to the face, by certain lines from a series of children's books you may have heard of —The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. There's one line in particular I've been chewing on recently as I've been reading the books to my boys, and it has to do with a certain kind of cowardice.  That's right. I've been wrecked by a children's story. I was read

Do You Need to Retrain in the Fundamentals?

It can be easy for shooters to lose sight of the foundational practices, or ignore them entirely, by trying to use "what works" in the moment. Unfortunately, "success" with a suboptimal practice turns into failure in the long run as undisciplined habits are formed. Don't short circuit your training and development as a shooter by taking shortcuts. Learn it right the first time and correct mistak

The Rifle Stock Sock - For Your Mission Essentials

The combat-tested and weekend warrior-approved Stock Sock provides a convenient storage accessory for your rifle. It expands to keep mission-essential items ready and accessible during hog hunts and tactical scenarios, all strapped securely to your rifle stock. The Stock Sock was the brainchild of our friend and colleague Sam Houston, a combat veteran who came across the Stock Sock ide

Boyhood Is A Gift, Not a Disease

Instead of treating boyhood as a disease and medicating the energy and fight out of our sons, what if we taught them to use those God-given gifts in ways that will strengthen and protect families and communities from the real dangers that threaten us all?  In the words of Matt Walsh: "Boyhood is not a disease." But we seem to treat it like it is, especially within the education and medica

The Controversy Continues: 29 Rounds in a 30-Round Mag

John Lovell insists on a "minus-one" magazine load when operating his AR-15, a slightly controversial practice that he says helps strengthen his tactical reloads. While some shooters might call this wholly unnecessary, John says leaving one round out ensures more reliability in how your magazine performs during a tactical reload. I (John Lovell) admit that I love my AR-15 and I love tactical …

The IWI Galil Ace: Range-Tested and Reviewed

The Galil ACE, made by Israel Weapon Industries, is a contemporary classic that's seen continual action for more than 40 years, and it's still one that I love to shoot. I keep at least one of these in my personal arsenal and try to take it out occasionally to run some rounds through it and stay somewhat proficient on it. Here's my take on this versatile short-barreled tactical rifle. Inspired

3 Tips for a Tighter Zero

Complexity is the enemy to precision shooting, and mastering the basics through good training, proper technique and repetition can make you a better precision shooter than the guys out there with the fancy calculations. John Lovell covers three critical skills for mastery. There are many, many skills you could learn and master to become an all-around good shooter, but precision shooting starts

How to Secure Your Gun With a Knife

Many violent encounters are up close and personal and can often threaten how well you're able to control your defensive tools. No matter how quick a pistol draw you have, being caught off guard by an attacker changes the game from defending yourself and loved ones to defending your firearm from being used against you and them. It's important to know how to defend your primary weapon with your seco…

Why Is Our Military Shrinking?

Despite growing tensions worldwide and an obvious need for a stronger U.S. military to defend against our foes, foreign and domestic, recruiters are having an impossible time trying to replace the numbers and the talent in our armed forces. And it's not for the mostly-superficial reasons popular media wants us to believe. The causes have the same roots as the alarming cultural shifts threatening o…

Changing the World on the BJJ Mat

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teacher and competitor Kenny Kim has seen lives changed through the skills and disciplines of mixed martial arts. Now he's teaching practical combatives on the Warrior Poet Society Network. Kenny Kim has become an influencer in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts not only because he knows how to kick butt in competitions but because he knows how to make the martia…

Mission Ready Rife: 1st Load Done Right

Each time you gear up, whether for a day on the range or for a patrol in hostile territory, it's important to develop a routine that you perform the same way every time. Included in this routine should be a check for the proper function of your magazine and round feed. Whether you're about to go through training exercises or on a mission into hostile territory overseas (or maybe you're a civilia…