Join Us in Wishing the Marine Corps a Happy Birthday

November 10, 2010 by  
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Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.  Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II.  By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.

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In 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto “Semper Fidelis” (English: Always Faithful)
Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps. To all of my Marine Corps Brothers and Sisters both past and present,  thank you for your service to our country
Semper FI

The Single Action Revolver (With Video)

November 1, 2010 by  
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The single-action revolver has been used for self-defense, putting meat in the pot and for just plain fun shooting.  When I was 12 years old my Granddad mail ordered a Remington Black Powder Single Action  .44 copy for me  from an add in one of the hunting magazines of the day. I practiced drawing and firing that gun for hours every day. I used a holster brought back to Michigan from Mexico for use as a decoration on someones wall.  I wore the holster out drawing firing and re-holstering. Read more

Knife Throwing: No Spin / Flip Technique (With Video)

May 9, 2010 by  
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No Spin /Flip knife throwing is an alternative throwing style. The principal difference between this style and standard knife throwing is that  the knives are thrown so that they fly straight into the target with no rotation, or flipping.  The knife fly’s straight like an arrow.  This is accomplished by a throw that resembles a shot put  accompanied by a slight downward flick of the wrist as the knife is released, in order to cancel out momentum accumulated in accelerating the knife. This style is considered more difficult than standard knife throwing, but I completely disagree, It has a huge advantage you do not need to gauge the distance to the target. In my opinion it is more useful for defense and hunting .  I have tried this style with a pocket knife to a machete and it works fine with them all. I would only throw my field knife in the gravest extreme. But I am addicted to this new sport. Read more

Learning to Make Precision Shots (With Video)

January 9, 2010 by  
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Exhibition shooting or trick shooting is a sport in which a marksman performs various feats of skill, using non-traditional targets. This type of shooting can stress either speed, accuracy, or both. Elements of danger can be added for effect. However this type of shooting also increases skill. As in this video if you can hit an aspirin you can hit just about anything. If you want to improve your skill, you have no choice but to challenge yourself. There is no better way I know of then to try and hit things that most people consider to be impossible to hit. Read more