Monthly Archives: April 2018

Harassing Fire: Thoughts on Snipers

The war on terror put snipers, and the art of precision marksmanship, well into the public consciousness. From self promoting Chris Kyle to the mythical “Juba” the war on terror has given rise to some famous and infamous snipers. I’ve … Continue reading

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What is your normalcy window?

One of the most obvious disconnects between the “coastal liberals” and the rest of the world is that the “normalcy window” or “frame of reference” that they inhabit is not a shared experience. It is one thing to talk about … Continue reading

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“Exceptionally Lethal!” isn’t much of an argument

I’ve written about this “quantum behavior” of the 5.56×45 round before, primarily from the military perspective.   https://wanderingthroughthenight.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/the-quantum-behavior-of-the-5-56×45-nato-round/  But I think it is time to approach the same subject, but from the civil side. One of the arguments made lately by … Continue reading

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How an under powered poodle shooter became America’s most popular rifle

The saga of the AR-15 is really quite something. At first it was dismissed by the Army, backdoored into service by the USAF and then Congress, and while there was a great conspiracy theory spun by the Atlantic that the … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Vortex Crossfire II 1-4×24

There are a lot of 1-4×24 scopes with a 30mm tube coming out of China these days. Even the reputable companies like Vortex, Burris, and Zeiss all have a 1-4×24 that was manufactured in China as an offering in their … Continue reading

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The US Army not the Best in the World? A pointed response to get better

The defense blogosphere has taken one sentence of a much larger report and run with it. “Many of our allies, and likely some of our potential enemies, are now tactically better than we are at company level and below because … Continue reading

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Service Rifle AR-15 Barrels

If you plan on assembling your own AR-15 from parts, pretty much everything on the cheap end will be “milspec” with the exception of the barrel and stock (lots of cheap plastic stocks that are the correct dimensions without meeting … Continue reading

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