In light of recent global events, more people than ever are considering arming themselves for self-defense. From 2011 to 2013,
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Guest post by Glen Zediker, author of The Competitive AR15: Builders Guide.
Out of their boxes, AR-15 triggers just aren’t good. There are a few kind euphemisms written to describe them, but I’m not so nice. It’s a bad
The bones most likely to fracture during simple falls, hiking accidents and sports injuries are the two below your knee;
For many immersed in gun culture, there are a few words and phrases we hear all the time that sound like nails running down a chalkboard. For example, the cringe-worthy term “assault weapon” the media uses when describing our beloved AR-15s and AK-47s.
Every new or inexperienced female shooter I take to the gun range, even before picking up a gun asks, “How badly is it going to kick?” As soon as they ask, I know there is a high probability that hitting where they aim is going to be problematic. If you have prematurely psyched yourself up that the gun is going to hurt, you have the tendency flinch when you pull the trigger.
Most heat-related injuries and deaths occur because people have lack of access to adequate air conditioning. Remember from yesterday’s post, when it is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, electric fans do not help cool the body. Today, make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape and ready for the upcoming summer months.
Spring is awesome, so is the beginning of summer, but during the middle of summer and certainly the end, even just sitting outside is too hot.
There is something calming and pleasantly rewarding about fishing, even when I do not catch anything. Fishing is fun, regardless of your age. Beginning fishing does not require a lot of skill, nor do you have to invest in a bunch of expensive equipment to get started.
Spring and summer bring out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even
If you are like me, at some point it just gets too dang hot to tent camp in the summer. Spring weather in North Texas is optimal for camping—nice, warm and sunny during the day, with temperatures dropping in the night for a cool and comfortable sleeping environment. Plan your trips now before the heat turns sweltering. To get you ready, I have complied Cheaper Than Dirt’s! top six camping posts.
When venturing outdoors this spring and summer for a hike, swim, overnight camping, or even just a short nature walk,
After two near perfect 80-degree days last weekend, North Texas settled in for a day of below-freezing temperatures.
So, you want to start collecting military surplus gear, or maybe you have compared prices with modern hunting and camping equipment prices to surplus prices.
While out on a girl’s weekend at my friend’s property, we decided to shoot some targets. One of my friends—not a regular shooter—had to be reminded to thoroughly wash her hands and arms before tending to the baby. Not too long ago, another similar incident occurred. After helping a girlfriend practice for her NRA instructor’s test, I searched for a sink at the range. Again, I had to remind someone to wash up before leaving. My own boss—a regular shooter—just the other day commented, “Oh, I never think about the lead!”
Ice storms, blizzards and other severe winter weather can force you to stay inside your home. Snowdrifts can pile up as high as second story windows! Some states even have laws against driving during severe winter storms. Severe ice storms can cause transformers to blow and electrical lines to fall. Before the storm hits, be prepared to go without electricity for at least three days. Linemen will not be able to get out to fix lines until the weather clears. You should not wait until the day before weathermen predict a severe winter storm. Get last minute emergency gear now, while it is still in stock. Here is a list of 15 items to get now.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “I can’t rack the slide. It’s too hard,” I’d probably have a condo in the Keys. In fact, when I started shooting, I thought I wasn’t able to operate all semi-automatic handguns either. Believe me, ladies; I understand your slide intimidation. However, have no fear! Regardless of what you may think, it is not your strength or lack thereof that enables you to rack a slide properly—it’s learning the correct technique.