Which Rifle Should I Choose?

How Do I Choose Which Rifle to Buy?

So you have decided to buy a rifle, but the big question still remains: Which rifle should you choose?  There are many options and this can make the choice intimidating for Which Rifle, Aegis Academy, Rifle Training, Gun Trainingsome, especially when you start to consider the high cost of some rifles.  No one wants to get a bad deal, but making a smart buy is difficult when you aren’t quite sure what makes one option better than the other.  This happens to me every time I am unfortunate enough to find myself in a home goods or furniture store.

The good news is (for you rifle shoppers, at least) there is a great deal of information about firearms, and rifles specifically, available online and elsewhere.  Actually, just ask any random person and they will likely have an opinion about the pros and cons of firearms.  This leads me to … Read more »

Cold Weather, Gun Lubricants and Your Firearms…

Gun lubricants, Cold weather lubrication, Aegis Academy ,Gun trainingAs the North East is experiencing record breaking lows I thought it a good idea to remind people that temperature has two primary impacts on weapons. We will give a cursory glance at ballistics, which is a complex subject and is or will be explained in detail in Howard’s Ballistics Series. Mechanical functionality is the larger concern for most defensive engagements.

If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, you can safely assume that most every day gun lubricant will be affected. You have a couple of choices. One is buy cold weather gun lubricant.

FP – 10, what we generally recommend for every day use is functional down to about -50.  Artic Brake fluids are another option, which may well make it to -75. Eventually everything freezes… CLP Break Free, a decent inexpensive preservative, and moderate gun lubricant work fines down to about 25 degrees at which point is … Read more »

Gun Safes – What to know before you buy!

Gun Safes – What to know before you buy!

Gun Safe, Aegis Academy, Firearms TrainingIf you own a firearm, you need a gun safe. We’ll get to what safe in minute, but spend a few seconds on why. Regardless of what state you live in, level of proficiency with the gun, or family situation, proper storage is your responsibility. Many states, including California, have enacted legislation, which will make you legally responsible if you do not properly store your firearms. You need to know the regulations and laws in your state, but beyond that there is a moral obligation all responsible gun owners have to protect their firearms from begin stolen by criminals. A gun safe is the best way to do that. Now back to what gun safe to buy!

Deciding on what gun safe to buy can be a daunting task. Looking past manufacturer claims and other gun owners’ opinions are four real … Read more »

Buying a gun can be confusing

Tips on purchasing a handgun…

buying a gun-aegis academy-pistol shootingMost of you have purchased a car at some point in your lives. My guess is that you did not walk in to the car dealership and tell the salesman “I have $20,000 and I need a car”… Unfortunately, we see it all the time with people buying a pistol. “I have $700.00 and I need to buy a gun.” This is not the most effective way to approach it!

There are a number of things you should evaluate when you purchase a pistol.  Buying a gun that your friend likes is irrelevant, despite his exemplary service in the 382nd underwater, airborne, black ninja, secret squirrel tough guy division.  Everyone has unique body types and unique requirements for their firearms!

Some of our clients show up for a pistol course with their brand new gun only to find out there was a better choice for … Read more »

A Brief History of the Karambit

Where curved blades originated

history of the karambit - steve tarani - edged weapons trainingThe Karambit can be traced from Sumatra to Malaysia and Java. The Karambit  of Lombok, (the island found between Bali and East Java – specifically the island of Sumbawa), is traditionally a larger or “battlefield sized” karambit and is much larger than its more personal-sized Javanese cousin. There is also another variation of the Karambit which comes from Madura Island (located Northeast of Java) which is more curved known as the Clurit. There are also many different shapes and designs of the combat Karambit such as Rajawali (bird head shape) and others which include protruding spurs used for tearing flesh in the heat of battle.

Today, these features have been reduced to merely fanciful designs and in most cases ceremonious etchings. The combination of the original design of the tiger’s claw combined with the hand weapons of the ancient characters of the Mahabharata and the … Read more »