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Rifle Range Day

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Spent the morning with my buds J.T., Patrick, and Preston at the rifle range. Shot my AR10 .308 and the Remington 700P .300 WinMag. Great day.

Rogues Gallery

Above: What a collection of rogues I had to hang out with.

andy shooting 200 yards

Above: I’m lining up my shots at 200 yards.

Below: My first 3 shots at 200 yards. I’ll take it. We had a slight breeze from right to left.

first shots with 300 win mag

What a beautiful day!

rifles on the bench

Breaktime

Spent the morning working move-draw-shoot drills from concealment today. At 15 yards I’m averaging 1.34 seconds for consistent half-A-zone hits. At 10 yards, I’m hovering around 1.15 seconds. Had a couple at 1.07 today (w/o the move off the X).

I carry my Glock 19 as deep as my holster will go, so I really have to horse the gun out of my pants with little more than thumb and pinky. If I carried with the full grip exposed above my belt I’d want my times to be a bit faster. As it is I’m pretty happy with these times from concealment.

gun, holster, ammo, timer

EDC Knife: CRKT Outrage

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This is a knife I recently acquired as an everyday carry. I picked it up for a couple of reasons, including the fact that it’s a Ken Onion design and the fact that the blade belly is interesting and seemingly efficacious. I’ve carried it for a couple of months and really dig the low profile in the pocket (note the clip position) and the ease of opening.

It’s a flipper and the action is very nice. The handle is a textured 6061 aluminum with a 2Cr13 steel liner lock. The blade material is 8Cr13MoV steel and I just love the profile. It feels fantastic in the hand in both directions. Very happy with this purchase.

CRTK Outrage by Ken Onion

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WEDC Chest Rig

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Given that we are at war and that war may find any one of us at amy time, anywhere we normally go during the day or night, there are a few extra things I carry in my truck at all times. Among my wartime everyday carry (WEDC) in my vehicle is the Haley Strategic Disruptive Environments 762 heavy chest rig. In this case, it is not “heavy,” but loaded up with M4 magazines (which fit just fine) for my .300BLK rifle that is also with me at all times in the truck.

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WEDC Battle Belt

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Wartime everyday carry (WEDC) is different from normal EDC. Aside from how it affects advisable on-body carry items, I believe it affects what you keep with you in your vehicle. Here’s my WEDC battle belt I keep in the truck at all times.

Wartime EDC: battle belt

It’s an HSGI rigger belt with a micro-grip (velcro) pad. I’m using ITW FastMag pouches for the carbine magazines, dump pouch, and the holster is (I think) an HSGI padded leg panel to which I’ve affixed a Bravo Concealment OWB holster that I replaced the belt loops with malice clips in order to affix it to the drop-leg pad. The holster accommodates the Surefire XC1 I have on my EDC Glock 19. The result is a minimalist and rock-solid drop-leg holster that rides very high (like it’s supposed to). Love it.

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!