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SIG Tango 6 Scope Review

  By Trampas Swanson As with most things within the firearms industry, training, equipment, and tactics are always evolving. Optics are not immune to these trends. To financially survive in the industry, traditional companies such as Leupold, Burris, and Nikon have tried to stay on top of these growing trends. …

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Best Rifle Drills – Part 2

  By John M. Buol Jr. Continued from Best Rifle Drills – Part 1. Offhand Position Start with group shooting slow fire from offhand. Note this isn’t the hip-slung, backwards-leaning standing position found in conventional competition. Using High Power as an example, the SR target engaged at 200 yards has …

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Best Rifle Drills – Part 1

  By John M. Buol Jr. Rifles are common and generally useful firearms. They can be learned to be used well enough for most basic purposes easier than handguns, however, any knowledgeable marksman observing typical gun owners realizes most people never get there. The frequent availability and use of the …

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American Military Marksmanship

  An overview of the All Army Small Arms Championships hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning and how it benefits military personnel as well as what civilians can learn from it. by John M. Buol Jr. A wise commander once noted there are two types of troops …

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The Guns of a Federal Agent – Long Guns And Custom Guns

  Continued from The Guns Of A Federal Agent – Pistols. By Seth Nadel Early on, before I worked on the Southern border, Agents carried a lot of different long guns. These included WWII M3 .45 caliber “grease guns” and Thompson Submachine guns, M1 carbines, and early AR15’s. Even personal …

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The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 2

  Continued from The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 1. Lever Action Force Multiplier Heralded as the “Gun that won the west,” the lever action rifle quickly became a military force multiplier during the American Civil War. The U.S. Army previously employed slow to reload rifles such as …

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Scout Rifles Part 3 – Accessories And Training

  By John M. Buol Jr. Continued from Scout Rifles Part 1 and Scout Rifles Part 2 – The Savage Option. Accessory Light The last improvement is the addition to an on-board light. If that seems odd, remember that Scout rifles are general purpose, meaning they can serve any function …

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Scout Rifles Part 2 – The Savage Option

  By John M. Buol Jr. Continued from Scout Rifles Part 1. The Scout Rifle concept has been in development for several decades now. Initially, obtaining these features was a custom-only proposition. However, as the word spread manufacturers were slowly wrangled into producing purpose-built equipment. The most notable of the …

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Scout Rifles Part 1

  By John M. Buol Jr. The first Scout Conference was held at Gunsite Ranch, Arizona on 6-8 December 1983 under the auspices of the Ekeiboloi Society (from Hoi Ekeiboloi which translates to “those who hit what they aim at.”) The purpose of this conference was to critically evaluate the …