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Andy Rutledge

Simple 25-Yard Concealed-Carry Drill

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6×12 steel target at 25 yards. Run from concealment. I like to repeat a lot of 25-yard+ drills as they are a good indication of my accuracy. At this range, the little A-zone steel plate looks like a grain of rice. After scanning and assessing, I typically do an administrative reload, as shown here, to ensure my gun is fully charged.

Ha, as you can see from the awful sweat stains, I had been training a while before doing this video!

Already Been Boughten: Dragon Egg MK II Backpack

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Picked up a well-appointed pack this week. The Dragon Egg MK II has features that make it useful as a daily pack, bugout pack, or as an assault pack. Can’t wait to get it and put it through its paces, though I have an assignment in mind for this one.

Dragon Egg backpack

  • Laser-cut slits MOLLE/PALS system
  • Heavy duty two-way YKK® zippers
  • Main compartment features an internal mesh and a hydration pocket
  • Two additional zippered external pockets
  • Redesigned side pockets that are equipped with elastic to expand
  • Additional zippered back compartment for hydration bladder or the padded sleeve can be used for carrying up to a 15” laptop
  • Paracord drag handle (contains of two 2.5m cords)
  • Additional side handles
  • Quick release shoulder straps
  • D-Ring attachment points
  • Side and bottom retention straps with buckles
  • Daisy chain webbing for attaching extra gear/carabiners
  • Velcro panel (12 x 8cm / 4.7 x 3.1in) for ID patches
  • Made of 500D Cordura® fabric
  • All clips and buckles are made by Duraflex®/WooJin
  • PenCott™, Kryptek™ and Multicam® camouflages are NIR treated

A Little Fun With the Kel-Tek KSG

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This weekend I spent some quality time and a bunch of shells shooting the Kel-Tek KSG 12 gauge shotgun for an upcoming review. This thing is a blast to shoot (ha) and I’m a big fan of the size of this perfect-home-defense shotgun. Far more maneuverable and easier to wield than my Mossberg 500A, especially in tight quarters.

Here (vid below) you can see how it is much like shooting a small carbine or SBR with regard to maneuverability.

Review later this month on the Eagle Gun Range blog.

12 Gauge Shotgun Comparison

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Been shooting the Kel-Tek KSG lately for an upcoming review. Here’s how it compares to my “home defense” Mossberg 500A. That’s a Sitemark Wolverine red dot optic on the KSG. Diggin’ it. KSG review later this month.

ksg and mossberg 500a

Kel-Tek KSG Tease

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Got the Kel-Tek KSG shotgun today for testing and evaluation. I’ll be shooting it for the next couple of weeks and will publish a review later this month. Can’t wait to get out on the range with it tomorrow!

Kel-Tek KSG

Escape Drill #2

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Escape Drill #2

I tend to use escape drills often because it’s likely that my first response to real danger will be to try and get away. When/if I discover I cannot escape because of pursuit and/or being under fire, I may have to stop the threat from cover and/or while moving.

The Drill

  • At the beep, run away from two bad guys toward cover
  • Draw from concealment and defend with two rounds on each while standing behind small/thin cover
  • Gun runs empty
  • Exchange magazines while running to better cover and defend against a third bad guy you didn’t see earlier

My time here was 11:38.