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Training for Reality

“Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.” ― M. Scott Peck At Master Arms & Tactical, LLC, we strive to train our students for the reality of what they may encounter outside the classroom.  While most of our students seek training for self-defense purposes, many have no familiarity with firearms.  We begin with the basic theories and then move to fundamental application.  For example, our Basic Handgun class is largely firearms safety, law, and other topics presented in a classroom.  It isn't until after…
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9mm and Above

Not long ago, a student asked us during a Basic Handgun class if we would qualify new shooters with a .22 caliber target pistol.  The logic is simple.  Start small (caliber and recoil) and build up to something bigger.  That is a valid theory when it comes to things like motorcycles and hot sauce, but we disagree when it comes to firearms. The smallest caliber we will train a student with is 9mm (9x19 AKA 9mm Luger AKA 9mm Parabellum) and our standard training platform is the Sig Sauer P320[1] full frame 9mm semi-automatic pistol.  Here's the thing: The Self-Defense Scenario Everyone has their reasons for seeking out firearms training, but most of our students report wanting a gun for self-defense.  In a self-defense scenario, you will want your shots to…
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.223 vs 5.56

Not a new question, by any means, but a persistent one: when purchasing an AR15, is there a difference between .223 and 5.56?  This blog post attempts to provide some insight. AR-15 .223 vs Mil-Spec 5.56mm ChambersGet the right chamber for your AR15 to be successfull Even though many manufacturers and specifications say you can use the SAAMI .223 and Mil-Spec 5.56 mm in the same barrel, there are some pros and considers to consider before you plunk down that hard earned cash.
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