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The Everyday Marksman teaches regular people just like you how to live a more adventurous life through the study and practice of martial skills. We focus on marksmanship, survival, fitness, winning mindset, and equipment. Join us every other week as we talk to experts in the field and inspire success.

The Everyday Marksman teaches regular people just like you how to live a more adventurous life through the study and practice of martial skills. We focus on marksmanship, survival, fitness, winning mindset, and equipment. Join us every other week as we talk to experts in the field and inspire success.

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The Everyday Marksman teaches regular people just like you how to live a more adventurous life through the study and practice of martial skills. We focus on marksmanship, survival, fitness, winning mindset, and equipment. Join us every other week as we talk to experts in the field and inspire success.

Language:

English


Episodes

Evaluating Your Gear for Real World Use

3/24/2022
A series of recent events reminded me of the importance of actually checking your gear for fit, function, and purpose. It doesn't have to take long, and it pays dividends when you actually have to use your stuff for competition, personal defense, or worse. Unfortunately, many people just don't know where to start, so they begin and end with mounting pouches on their kit, snapping a few photos, and saying "Good enough!"

Duration:00:29:33

Three Reasons Fitness Matters in Scenario-X

3/8/2022
Today we continue on our Scenario-X series by touching on fitness. It's a core pillar of The Everyday Marksman philosophy, and in this episode I'm giving three domains where it really makes a difference. Only one of them actually has to do with accomplishing the mission at hand.

Duration:00:35:00

Do You Really Need That? A Better Gear Philosophy

2/17/2022
Gear articles are among the most popular on the site, so it shouldn't surprise you that I get a lot of questions about what chest rig to buy, how to set up belts, or whether or not someone really needs a set of plates and night vision. When just starting out, an aspiring prepared citizen is easily overwhelmed by the myriad of choices out there, not to mention the cost of actually acquiring it all. To many, the simple answer is defaulting to how the military does it. That means dividing up...

Duration:00:33:43

Make Ready! Defensive Conditions and Posture During Emergencies

2/3/2022
When we start talking about bad situations and what we think we're going to do, most people in the shooting world immediately think of firefights and raids. But that's not reality. There are far more mundane concerns that we're going to spend our time worrying about. Int his post, I'm proposing a system for quickly communicating defensive posture to yourself and the world.

Duration:00:27:00

Scenario X: Our Realistic End of the World Situation

1/20/2022
I've been having a lot of conversations lately about the right mixture of skills, equipment, communications, and other elements of a theoretical emergency situation. With that, it's time to revisit Scenario-X, our fictional disaster first introduced in the load carriage series. In this post, I want to build out my thoughts a bit more and discuss some of the nuances and reasoning behind it. Why? Well, because it's going underpin a lot of things coming up soon.

Duration:00:16:02

Five Things I’m Focusing on in 2022- You Probably Should, Too

1/13/2022
I dislike the whole New Year's resolution ritual, but that doesn't mean I don't do some self evaluation and pick some new things to focus on. In this episode, Allison and I discuss my primary focus areas for 2022, how they will affect the site, and why you should probably consider focusing on these things too.

Duration:00:24:17

How to Prepare for the Tactical Games with Mike and Pascale Green

12/22/2021
The Tactical Games are part of a growing trend with combining physical fitness with marksmanship in competition. I've seen them talked about quite a bit over time, and I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Green and his wife Pascale to talk about how the games started and what to look out four while you prepare.

Duration:00:25:19

When to Use a BDC or MRAD Reticle?

12/8/2021
In this podcast episode, I'm posted the edited down audio from my stream with Jeff Gurwitch and Ilya Koshkin. We focus on the best uses for BDC reticles against MRAD-based reticles at less than 500 yards.

Duration:00:20:33

Fun is Allowed, So Stop Being so Serious

11/10/2021
There's been an idea rolling around in my head for a long time: fun is allowed. You see, in today's short episode, I'm discussing what I hope becomes a recurring theme on the site for a while. Have you ever gotten the sense that we, the people of the gun, take things just a little too seriously?

Duration:00:12:34

Marksman Live: Offset Red Dots with LPVO Optics?

10/27/2021
In this episode, I'm reposting the audio from the first half of my livestream session with Ilya Koshkin last week. In it, we discussed the utility of LPVO optics with offset red dot sights. Jacob, the Pro-Gun Millennial, also joins us for the fun.

Duration:00:42:39

The Enemy Gets a Vote: Fighting Rifles in the Real World

10/14/2021
In this episode I'm talking to Jeff Gurwitch again. He recently put up a video on his YouTube channel that caught my attention. Why? Well, because on the surface it contradicts my own advice of, "Let the mission dictate the configuration."

Duration:00:36:31

Lessons Learned From My First PRS Rimfire Match

9/15/2021
I recently competed in my first PRS Rimfire match, and it was a great time. I also came away with several observations and lessons learned. Let's dig into what I would do different for next time and what you might consider for your first match.

Duration:00:24:53

Fireside Chat: Establishing a New Heading

4/29/2021
This episode expands on my last post about the future of The Everyday Marksman. I'm ready to talk a bit more about where we've been, where we're going, and the role you can play in it.

Duration:00:14:15

Don’t Just Dress Around The Gun

2/19/2021
In this episode of the Everyday Marksman, I’m talking to Alex Sansone, better known as The Suited Shootist and operator of the blog and YouTube channel under the same name. Alex is a bit different than most of the other guests I’ve had on the show because he doesn’t have the same military or high-level competition background as others. He’s a regular citizen who happens to care about protecting himself and his family while looking good doing it.

Duration:00:21:13

Ask Me Anything #2: Gear Whoring

2/4/2021
This episode is an off-the-cuff ask me anything (AMA). I gathered questions from social media as well as the discord server and opened the flood gates. Allison also joins me again to help dig into questions abut gear, shooting, and some fun stuff.

Duration:00:45:18

Freedom is Scary: Common Threads with Guns and Money

1/29/2021
I don't do musings posts very often, especially with the podcast. Current events this week have been a little wild with the stock market, and I've been watching from the sides. While I didn't partake in the Gamestop madness, I've certainly been entertained with the news articles and chatter on Reddit. During all of this, I realized that there is a common thread between the politics of gun control and what's been happening all week with retail investors.

Duration:00:06:51

The Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Training Course

1/19/2021
I've got a bit of experience between training and competition, though not as much as I'd like. Still, I've learned a few things along the way and today we're talking about some of the key lessons I wish I could go back and make sure I knew back at the beginning.

Duration:00:17:23

Why a Fitness Test? Why now?

1/7/2021
This is just a quick unedited rant about why I decided to launch a physical fitness test for The Everyday Marksman. In short, 2020 sucked, and 2021 might be worse: maybe it's time to hold ourselves to some objective standards.

Duration:00:11:33

Cash to Burn? Spare Parts & Magazines

12/18/2020
This is a short episode touching on an observation I've had lately. Since the biggest rush of gun-buying stuff, this year is new shooters, they haven't quite learned about all the other stuff they should be aware of. And that leaves an opportunity for enthusiasts like you and me.

Duration:00:11:16

The Right Optic for the Mission

12/11/2020
This episode is a bit of an audio guide version of my article on selecting AR-15 optics. It’s a bit more off the cuff than usual, and you can probably tell that I get a bit excited about nerding out with this topic. The principles I outline apply to just about any kind of optic regardless of the rifle, or handgun, that it mounts to. At the core, it’s about understanding the role you are trying to fill and then selecting an appropriate solution within the bounds of your budget.

Duration:00:23:40