Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. All product manufactured after April 9, 2014 is not subject to recall.

Every good foot-mobile soldier needs to know where he's going, and do some land navigation.  It's practically impossible to constantly keep mental track of your pace count, while simultaneously keeping a sharp eye on all the other tasks going on during a patrol.  The pace counter beads let you count, even when things get crazy, and you can't keep your concentration.

Each pace counter bead set will cost you about $0.40 to make, and take about 10 minutes.  Paracord typically comes in 100' packs for about $10, and the beads are about $4 for nearly 600.  So for $15, you'll have enough materials to make over 35 sets of pace counter beads.  So make them for all your buddies too!

Teaching is when a student learns from an instructor's knowledge and past mistakes.  We attend training to gain understanding, and learn how to practice (e.g. skill building drills, proper techniques, etc.).  Experience is when you learn from your own understanding and mistakes, and is even more powerful.  So we must practice what we have been trained on, in order to gain that experience.  Of course, the term "practicing" here applies to both rehearsing and actually employing the skills in use.

Clearing or searching a building when someone may be in it (who also has a weapon) is a very dangerous task, and should not be taken lightly. Police and military often have training for such circumstances, but the normal citizen may be less than knowledgeable on the subject.

The object of this article is to help educate those who may be clearing or searching a building alone. The average citizen will probably not call the police because of some unknown sound occurring at night. Maybe there is an obvious break-in, and the scream of a loved one occurs right after. A quick call to the police should happen, but a four-minute response time may be too long. What do you do? This article, for the purpose of simplification, we will assume you are in your house.

We frequently get new shooters looking into purchasing their first firearm, primarily for home defense.  This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of what is involved.  While this is by no means comprehensive, as we could probably write a thick book on the subject, it will give you some baselines for making some decisions and asking the right questions.