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…

Best Security Tip for Women: Don't Be Afraid to Be Rude

In the now 10-year-old book The Gift of Fear, author Gavin de Becker gives example after example of women becoming prey to dangerous men because they wanted to be polite. You don't need to be polite. Politeness can get you placed in a trunk and carried to the woods and it's over. Instead, you need to listen to your gut and maintain some best practices in your daily routines. You can apologize for …

Are We Really 9 Meals Away From Anarchy?

One of the fallacies or biases of modern Western life is to believe that things will always be generally as good as they are right now. But what if things changed for the worse, not in a few months or years but in a few hours or days? How would you and your family fare? Specifically, how would you eat? In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis made the claim that most Americans are nine meals away from desp

Henry Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

The Henry Steel Lever Action .45-70 Side Gate rifle is not normally the kind of weapon we turn to when we're in a tactical mindset, but it's hard to resist a beautifully crafted weapon reminiscent of the old westerners you might have watched growing up–at least until John Wayne was canceled for some unsavory comments he made a hundred years ago. Anyway. You won't find much polymer on this gun, b