Damn, the last century went fast. It seems that just yesterday we were celebrating the 100th Anniversary of John Browning’s masterpiece; the M1911 pistol. As I put pen to paper, it has been 110 years since the US Army officially adopted the improved version of Browning’s initial offering, the M1911A1.

Bullpup Shotguns: What’s the Deal? | SOTG 1078

What is a bullpup shotgun? How is a bullpup 12 gauge shotgun different from any other and what are the advantages of such a tool? Professor Paul has begun reviewing a new bullpup semi-automatic, magazine-fed 12 gauge shotgun.

Long Range Rifle Scopes & Precision Rifle Course: Lessons Learned | SOTG 1079

A local crisis or national emergency can happen at any time, you cannot stop that from happening. However, you can choose not to panic or be a part of the problem. We will consider ways to be a better prepared person.

The Value of Camaraderie

We just spent an entire weekend engaged in training, but just as importantly, we engaged in camaraderie. The value of camaraderie cannot be understated, particularly during hard times. Camaraderie is not quite the same as a friendship.

Recommended Reading: Operation Diomedes: The Operator Book 3

Article: Laser Rangefinders and Long Distance Shooting

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