WPS FIELD GUIDE

Annihilate the Aches and Pains

It's safe to say that we can all expect to encounter pain in our lives. Sometimes we even welcome pain. Patrick Swayze taught us that "pain don't hurt" because it don't, when you need it not to. I mean, John Lovell just made a whole video about why suffering is good for making us strong, so it's understandable you'd be confused about why we're talking about Magic Balm--a deep penetrating…

The Basics of Proper Recoil Management

When it comes to the world of professional shooting and firearms training, every experienced shooter has the little tweaks and nuances for how they land rounds on a target. But those nuances are built on a foundation that's agreed upon by anyone who's serious about the art and craft of holding and shooting a pistol. So while there's no one-size-fits-all approach to operating a pistol safely an

How To Prep Your Truck For Disaster

Disaster and danger don't always wait for when you're safely behind the closed doors of your home with your emergency food and water supply, arsenal, medical supplies, etc. So it's important to be ready for situations that might arise when you're out and about or on a road trip, because you never know when you'll need to assist in a rescue, "move off the X," abandon a vehicle and disappear in th

Why You Should Stockpile These 5 Calibers of Ammunition

Best Ammo to Stockpile If you're wondering whether you should stockpile ammunition in your home and personal defense arsenal, the answer is "YES". For obvious reasons, you don't want to risk a personal shortage of ammo if the 2nd Amendment comes under heavy attack and laws start prohibiting guns and rounds in your area. There's other important reasons, too. Guns and ammo are stable currency. I…

These 2 Discipline Hacks Changed My Life

Discipline doesn't start with setting goals. Goals are important, but often end up just being good intentions. Discipline begins with setting small, sustainable habits.One of our Warrior Poet patrons contacted me recently with a whole list of ways he wanted to improve himself. To be a better warrior. Get in better shape. Etc."But the linchpin for me," he said, "is that I lack discipline. What can …

How To Shoot an AR-15/M-4 Carbine

Maybe you learned to shoot on hunting trips or at the firing range with friends, but this is tactical shooting—when speed counts and targets shoot back. Here are some of the keys to breaking bad habits and starting some new ones with your AR-15 or M-4 Carbine.How to Shoot AR-15/M-4#1: Develop a Squared Off Rifle StanceAnytime I'm teaching someone to shoot for tactical scenarios, I start off by tra…

The 5 Essential Steps for New Gun Owners

There's a lot of scary stuff happening around the world, and a lot of people are going out and buying guns for home and self defense and in response to threats to 2nd Amendment rights. Unfortunately, more guns in circulation doesn't automatically mean people are suddenly more secure and ready to defend their homes.Owning a gun and knowing how to tactically deploy your firearm are two very differen…

What the Taliban Takeover Means

The fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, August 14, marks the beginning of dark days for a country and region, and the end of a two-decades-long climb toward freedom. It destabilizes peace and freedom everywhere and weakens America’s presence in the world. John Lovell talks about the consequences of this deplorable decision.The senseless deaths last week of 13 U.S. Marines at the hands of a suicide bomb at…

Real World Combatives Training For Civilians

The effectiveness of your combatives skill set is only as good as your ability to deploy those skills in real world scenarios—when seconds and split-second reactions mean life or death.The ability to take defensive measures, deploy a weapon, and defend yourself, your wife, kids, and other innocents against surprise attack—this all requires well-trained reaction times.This is why Warrior Poet Socie…

Foot Fungus - The Enemy You Never Saw Coming

Did you know foot fungus is one of the most common and widespread ailments in the military and on the trail?Maybe you remember Lieutenant Dan’s words of wisdom to Forrest Gump and his friend Bubba Blue:“There’s one item of gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and dead grunt. Socks. Cushioned sole. OD green. Try and keep your feet dry. When we’re out humpin I want you boys to rememb…

The Worst Shooting Advice I've Ever Heard

There’s a lot of professional opinions out there about how best to train, present and shoot your pistol in a tactical scenario. A lot of these opinions come from reputable sources, but some fall into the category of crap advice. Maybe you’ve fallen victim to some of these words of well-meaning non-wisdom, so we’re here to set you back on the straight and narrow and help you avoid three terrible p…