Matthew Vanderboegh: Defensive Operations in Urban Areas – What I Learned from the Surge

Western Rifle Shooters Association


Excellent pointers from the new SSI boss.

One synthesis (of many useful insights):

You can buy/borrow/scrounge/steal stuff; you have to make fitness yourself.

Less than nine months.

Use it well.

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Beginning The Tenth Year

Western Rifle Shooters Association


The first substantive post at the old WRSA Blogspot site was posted on April 19, 2007.

I had just been excommunicated from the Church of the Holy M-14 And Whatever The Hell You Do, Don’t Think Things Through Beyond A Few Baby Steps ‘Cuz It Might Scare The White People.

Sure glad I’m over that now. 🙂

For the people who have been around from the beginning, words fail – other than “Thank you” from the bottom of my heart.

For all of the contributors, commenters, readers, and linkers over the past nine years:

It would have been impossible without you.

Thanks to all y’all.


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Remember The 14 Words

Bono, the Irish-born singer and songwriter who is lead vocalist of the rock band U2, has blasted Hungary and Poland in the context of the fight against terrorism and the global refugee crisis as examples of “hyper-nationalism”.
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee at Capitol Hill, the musician called on members to take swift action to deal with the global refugee crisis and terrorism.
Bono talked about the flood of people fleeing their homes and called it a human torrent threatening the very idea of European unity. He urged lawmakers to think of foreign aid as national security instead of charity.
“When aid is structured properly, with a focus on fighting poverty and improving governance, it could just be the best bulwark we have against the extremism of our age,” Bono said.
“Existential threat”
Bono said members of Congress need to confront an “existential threat” to Europe that hasn’t been…

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Rifle Mags Measured In “Footpounds”

Mason Dixon Tactical

IMG_20160325_172659 M14 Mags. polymer Thermold 20 rounders on the left, steel Check Mate Industries 20 rounders on the right.

I hear all the time about guys trying to lighten their combat/Survival loads, and sometimes it leads to ridiculous measures. Although there are some things that can be done to reduce those “Footpounds”, sometimes, you have to just flog your “Inner Pussy” till it goes back in and do the deed. One of the things that has made a big difference in the weight of those loads is the availability of polymer mags that can replace the steel mil issue ones. There are a number of manufacturers out there, but only a few have a good rep for reliability and durability, and the two I have actually used that have been reliable are Thermold and Magpul (I’ve haven’t used US Palm, but I have heard nothing but good about them). The Tapco…

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