Going To North Korea

Who dares go to North Korea more than once? Our pal Gabriel Mizrahi. Hosted by Caleb Bacon. Part of the…

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Back to Basics

I was visiting my in-law’s farm a few months ago and found a book sitting on the night stand. Back…

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Created Equal?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator…

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Articles

Back to Basics

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I was visiting my in-law’s farm a few months ago and found a book sitting on the night stand. Back to Basics is an old Reader’s Digest book that has been republished several times. I found my copy at Amazon. I think I paid about $3.50 for mine and being a ‘Prime’ member I didn’t even…

War Crimes, Hard Choices, and Harder Consequences: Part V

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Sergeant John Diem had four hours to think about his decision. War Crimes, Hard Choices, and Harder Consequences: John Diem’s Story After Justin Watt told Diem about the war crime, Diem had guard duty. He had decided, within seconds of hearing Watt’s story, to report it. But then he sat in a guard tower, with…

Created Equal?

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” -The Declaration of Independence “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation,…

One Voice

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I’m but one voice amongst millions, and yet a voice that speaks openly about what I see and feel, a voice backed by freedom, a voice of the common man in America. I once thought how any one voice could be heard over all the noise we have created, over the plausible distractions generated to…

The Witch Is Back

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Hillary Clinton showed up in Iowa this weekend to support a local candidate and declared that she ‘is back’. After her pathetic showing as the Secretary of State (What does it matter?) and a US Senator, will the Clinton Kool Aid drinkers help her to the nomination for 2016? Time will tell. Hillary Clinton fanned…

Why Words Matter

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Words represent ideas. And ideas are important. The concepts in the Declaration of Independence or the Bible or those of Shakespeare or Aristotle would not be available to us without the words used to convey them. Consider two sentences: People should eat vegetables. People should not smoke cigarettes. These are fairly straightforward concepts but I…

A Cop Explains Why We Become Jaded, Cynical and Angry

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After I published my opinion piece about the shooting in Ferguson Missouri, I received many emails from police officers and private citizens thanking me for writing it. I also received one message from a police officer who tried to explain how the job has changed him, and why he is the way he is. I…

Every Day Carry (EDC)

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What is every day carry? Excellent question, my friends. Often times it is confused with what gun, holster and knife an individual is carrying. Your weapon, holster and knife of choice are very important. There are other considerations to EDC, though, and many of them are often overlooked, because they are not as sexy as…

Birth of a Veteran Memorial

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It was 11 o’clock when I pulled up to the coffee shop and met with Tony, the man who took the bull by the horns when it came time to make tough decisions. Tony is a retired teacher who worked with Chicago inner city youth, a husband, a father and, of course, a Veteran.  Travel…

War Crimes, Hard Choices, and Harder Consequences: Part IV

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The day after John Diem’s report was forwarded to the company commander, the battalion commander and sergeant major went to the checkpoints where Cortez, Barker and Spielman were assigned. Colonel Kunk questioned them about the reported crime. All denied any knowledge or involvement. Then Kunk and the sergeant major went to Watt’s patrol base. Yribe…

IRON MIKE Supply Company Has Launched

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I have been planning to launch a companion site to IRON MIKE Magazine since its beginning. I can proudly say that day has arrived. With the help of several others especially Patrick Coan of US Military Marketplace. Patrick and his team have been instrumental in making IRON MIKE Supply Company a reality. So what is the ‘supply…

Shades of Gray in Ferguson

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“Sir!” I turned and saw a lady looking at me. I walked over to where she stood on the sidewalk. “Do you mind if I ask you a question?” she asked. “Of course not” I replied. She looked at me and asked me very sincerely, “Why are you here?” It was certainly a legitimate question.…

Unloaded Handguns For Self-Defense Are Only Useful As Clubs

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A woman in Alabama learn the hard way that keeping an unloaded gun for self-defense, especially far away from your body, is basically useless, and may possibly make the situation worse if presented to the situation in its unloaded state. If you aren’t comfortable carrying your handgun, or carrying it loaded, then it’s time to…

War Crimes, Hard Choices, and Harder Consequences: Part III

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Justin Watt’s personal turning point came barely a month into the deployment. He was on duty at a patrol base when the battalion commander arrived with his Personal Security Detail. Watt’s best friend Tyler Mackenzie was with them. Mackenzie had been Watt’s roommate back home and was assigned to the PSD in Iraq, probably because…

The Never Ending War: Part 2

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Everyone gets the feeling sometimes. You’re out at a party or hanging out with some old friends that you grew up with and it hits you like a ton of bricks, that paralyzing feeling of nothing. You no longer feel like the people you are around are your friends, you get quiet and just listen…

Video and Podcasts

Practical AK Upgrades with LRK Mechanical –

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The AK series of rifles and pistols is one of the most widely recognized systems, largely due to its cost and its reliability. There are some upgrades that can be done, however, to make it a more effective and more accurate system. We met with Matt from LRK Mechanical after his shop worked on Glen’s…

REDWIRE GEAR: Convertible Sling and How to Use It Effectively

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One of our assistant instructors, John Pinnix, owns his own tactical gear company called RedWire Gear, where he makes slings, wallets, medical kits and pouches, and other nylon gear. His Convertible Sling, or CS, is the only rifle sling that we use and recommend, and if you watch the video below, you’ll find out why…

WLS: I Remember

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Welcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 57. This week we’ll talk about Savoy Holsters, Some reloading, Tipton Gun Vise and the DEZ Tactical 308. Our guest tonight is the CEO of veteran focused publishing company Tactical 16, please welcome Erik Shaw

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

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Course Description For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the…

Rocking The M60 Full Auto Just For Fun

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Sometimes we have to be reminded that going shooting isn’t always about training, and nothing can remind you of that better than some belt-fed M60 goodness. Burning some powder is good therapy, and we like to do it from time to time for no particular reason. Glen, our head instructor, was out with some friends…