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Body armor, be it a softer Kevlar-type material, ceramic or steel plate is a must-have if you expect to survive a gunfight.  All law enforcement and military wear them and if our society continues to break down not only will you have to carry a firearm everywhere, you will also need to be prepared to survive a gunshot or two.  Unfortunately, the cost of rated, commercial body armor is just too high for many people.  There is also talk of Democrat legislators attempting to ban law abiding citizens from protecting themselves.  Don’t despair, it is entirely possible to make your own body armor from commonly available items.

First things first: We are not experts on body armor.  We are not lawyers, or scientists or cops…We just want to help share information with members of the public who may be curious.  We do not suggest that you ever assume anything we tell you or share with you is actually going to be as good as a rated commercial body armor you could buy.  Do not ever do something as foolish as attempting to test body armor by wearing it while you shoot it.  Don’t sue us we’re just sharing information, use it are your own risk.  If you agree, please continue…

Before you decide what type of armor you need to have, you need to decide what kind of threat you want to defend against.  Handgun or rifle?  A 9mm is much easier to stop the a 5.56 green tip.  If you want to stop anything that could be shot at you, assume you need rifle armor.

Before you make the plates yourself, you might want to shop around for armor plate carriers.  Those of the vest-like pouches that will carry your armor plates.  CLICK HERE to see some plate carriers.  Once you know what size plate the plate carrier of your choice will accommodate you can begin planning to build your armor plates.

Below are a couple of examples of videos where guys make their own armor plates.


Some basic materials you’ll need for your armor plate is some kind of fiberglass cloth, epoxy resin with hardener and possibly ceramic tile, depending on your design objectives.

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Sure, it’s illegal as hell without the right paperwork, but you know you’ve thought about it.  Shooting full-auto is an awful waste of ammo, it’s harder to hit your target, and runs your magazines empty in two seconds.  But who cares about that!  It’s fun!

With the proper knowledge, and a machine shop many models can be converted to operate fully automatic.  We never advise anyone to break the law, so of course this is all just for edu-tainment purposes.

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“When you’ve got a fully-automatic Glock, it’s kind of like holding the hand of God” ~ FPS Russia


We can’t offer any technical or legal advice regarding converting your firearm to fully automatic.  We believe that the Second Amendment guarantees our right to fully automatic firearms, but the law of the land right now doesn’t protect that right.  We encourage you to do lots of legal and technical research prior to embarking on any modifications that could destroy an otherwise functional firearm, cause injury to you or others, or possibly result in legal trouble. For you.  If any readers have links, products, or advice to share, feel free to post below, anonymously if you want.

Books on Converting to Full Auto


The Glock Exotic Weapons System

Shooters prize the semiautomatic Glock for its reliability and ease of use. But what many may not know is that with a few scraps of metal and some simple hand tools, the amateur tinkerer can convert any Glock to full automatic. The conversion design detailed in this book allows properly licensed individuals to transform a regular semi-auto pistol into one that delivers selective-fire operation without altering the major components of the gun such as the receiver (frame) or slide. Step-by-step instructions, professionally prepared technical illustrations of weapon functions in semi and full-auto combined with high-quality photos showing the modified factory components and their proper relationships with the full-auto conversion parts allow the reader to clearly see and understand how the whole system works. Warning: Actual construction of the weapon described in this book may be illegal under federal, state, and local laws. All BATF rules apply, and the BATF actively pursues and prosecutes anyone who violates federal gun statutes. Therefore, this book is for academic study only.


Theory in Full Auto: Springfield XD: Full Auto Conversion

This book explains the theory behind the full auto conversion of a Springfield XD pistol. It contains pictures and schematic. The book is only written in theory. None of the plans or ideas have been made or tested.


Full Auto Mac 10 Modification Manual



Full Auto Volume 2 Uzi Modification Manual



KG-99 TEC-9 Full Auto Conversion including MINI


The Ruger 10/22 Exotic Weapons System

Now you can convert your Ruger 1022 into a selective-fire weapon that can fire over 1,000 rounds per minute. Build the parts that will transform your Ruger 1022 to full auto – without modifying the receiver or trigger housing. Over 60 explicit photos, machinist’s drawings and full-scale templates accompany the detailed instructions.

This book might not have all of the knowledge required, but it will give you the blueprints for a key part.  Reviews are mixed as far as whether this book will give the novice what he needs to actually perform the transformation.


Select Fire 10/22

Thorough prints and measurements for “information purposes only”. Pretty straight forward stuff but you’d need a good drill press and some good digital calipers for measurements.


Ruger Mini-14 Rifle, Full-Auto Conversion Manual

No reviews or descriptions for the M-14 Conversion Manual are available on


Select Fire AK-47 Conversion Manual

Ever want to convert your gun from a semi- auto to a full auto? This book will teach you how.

One reviewer comically wrote:

With this booklet and an AK47 or 74 laying there on the bench. If you can not figure it out in less than three hours. Give it up and take up knitting or how to do a crossword puzzle. I mean give me a break. I think even Joe Biden could figure out how to do this one. NAH that is asking to much. just say it aint so joe? Nice thing is not a lot of parts to buy with this. yes you might need to weld some stuff. So buy a harbor freight wire feed welder you have needed one for a long time now. then a grinding tool. Maybe a file or two. and a hacksaw. dang this aint rocket science. go joe>

Full-Auto Conversion Of The SKS Rifle

Learn how to modify the rifle’s trigger assembly with simple hand tools, safely test the weapon for proper function and enjoy recreational full-auto fire. All BATF rules apply. This book is for academic study only! 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 80 pp.


Full Auto Volume 1 AR-15 Modification Manual

The purpose of this small book is to clarify and explain the procedure and parts needed to convert a semi-automatic ar-15 assault rifle to be a selectable, full automatic weapon. Needless to say the actual conversion would be in violation of federal and various state and municipal laws and the reader is so warned (unless required paperwork is completed).

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If you’ve come to our website looking for information on Oil Filter Suppressors, Wix Suppressors, Maglite Suppressors, or the Integrated Muzzle Break Adapter Kits for the aforementioned improvised suppressors, WELCOME!

What we recently realized is that while there are hundreds of thousands of you looking to try this yourselves, most of you don’t have a good source of information to guide you through the assembly process.  It turns out that a lot that has been written on the subject of…let’s call them “home made silencers.”

We have never physically assembled one, so our knowledge and expertise on the subject is limited.  However, we can point you to the sources of knowledge you are looking for.  Buying one or more of these books could save you hours of (NSA monitored) internet searching, YouTube browsing, etc.

We wish you luck in your endeavors, and please make sure you obey all federal and local laws.

Books on How to Make a Silencer


How to Build Military Grade Suppressors

New Design Suppressor for Military Grade Rifles Brand New!! Keith Anderson,renown for his quality suppressor books has completely revised this manual. It features a more efficient suppressor design than the previous edition and takes you step by step from raw material to a finished military grade suppressor. This suppressor works for AR-15s, .50 BMGs or other models in between. The book covers construction tools, materials and techniques. It even tutors you in the art of welding. It is a must have for serious silencer enthusiasts and if you purchased the previous edition you will certainly want this one.

*Be sure to buy the companion DVD UPC# 793573814371. This is a must have tool to accompany the comprehensive publication by Mr. Anderson.

Modern Firearm Silencers
Modern Firearm Silencers

This illustrated report on suppressor technology presents innovative designs of well-known suppressor manufacturers and offers definitive comparisons of models based on prices, features, kits, independent manufacturers and technological advances. It also examines the history of the silencer and the attitudes of the U.S. government, the public and terrorists about its usage.

Home Workshop Silencers I
Home Workshop Silencers I

More than fifty 9″ x 12″ working machinist’s drawings present clear step-by-step directions for building three different advanced firearm silencers for submachine guns and pistols. Improvised materials and machining techniques are suggested.

Hayduke Silencer Book
Hayduke Silencer Book

Learn how to make a silencer from common items found around the house. George Hayduke, the Master of Revenge, will show you how! Enter the world of muffled mayhem with these simple, effective and legal silencer designs.

Silent But Deadly: More Homemade Silencers From Hayduke The Master
Silent But Deadly: More Homemade Silencers From Hayduke The Master

Despite what the Brady bunch might say, silencers serve some very civilized functions and contribute to a saner, quieter way of life, which is why a lot of folks like them. After reading The Hayduke Silencer Book, many readers shared their own ideas for simple designs you can build at home, legally. Here is the cream of the crop.

How To Make A Silencer For A .22
How To Make A Silencer For A .22

This handy little manual teaches you everything you need to know to legally manufacture a silencer for any .22 – without a lathe or welder. These inexpensive homemade silencers give you all the suppression you need, thread on solidly, do not affect your accuracy or the gun’s functioning and last for hundreds of rounds.

How to Make a Silencer For A .45
How to Make a Silencer For A .45

Because it does not produce a sonic “crack,” the .45 is an ideal pistol for a silencer. Here is a nuts-and-bolts guide to making your own silencer for the Colt 1911 Government Model .45 and its clones. Includes construction details for all components, manufacturing tips that will save you time and effort, and plenty of clear illustrations.

Sporting and Tactical Silencers
Silencer: History and Performance, Volume 1: Sporting and Tactical Silencers

This is the most significant book on firearm silencers in years. Find out the story behind and incredible capabilities of modern silencers used by elite military units and secretive government agencies. Author Alan Paulson has been called “the dean of the American silencer experts today.”

Silencer History and Performance: Cqb, Assault Rifle, and Sniper Technology
Silencer: History and Performance, Volume 2: CQB, Assault Rifle, and Sniper Technology

This highly anticipated second volume in the Silencer History and Performance series provides an unprecedented look into the evolution, tactical employment and performance of historic and state-of-the-art silenced firearms suitable for close-quarters combat, long-distance sniping and other professional applications. It chronicles the production of pioneering silenced weapons used during World War II and the Cold War as well as the more sophisticated low-signature designs and tactics that emerged from the Vietnam War and again during an explosion of creative development in the 1990s. The authors have combined recently declassified materials, numerous confidential sources and years of hands-on evaluations to reveal a wealth of information about today’s incredible screw-on and integral suppressors.

Workbench Silencers : The Art Of Improvised Designs (Silencers)
Workbench Silencers : The Art Of Improvised Designs (Silencers)

Here is a slew of new and interesting improvised silencer designs featuring innovative couplings plus variations on aluminum cans, oil filters, PVC pipe, plumbing devices, water sprinkler pieces and other unique materials. Warning: It is illegal to possess or make a silencer without BATF registration.

How To Make A Silencer For A Mini-14
How To Make A Silencer For A Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 may be the ultimate plinker, hunting and survival rifle. If you already have the many accessories available for it, why not complete your collection with a do-it-yourself silencer? Here are step-by-step instructions to show you how to construct a tough, working silencer able to handle the high pressures generated by the Mini-14’s .223 round. All BATF rules apply.

Silencers For Hand Firearms
Silencers For Hand Firearms

One of the world’s foremost experts, Siegfried Huebner has published numerous books and articles in his native Germany, and he has drawn from extensive research at the Mauser works, Heckler & Koch and the German army proving ground to bring to you this, his first English-language text on silencers. This complete and authoritative guide includes chapters on the principles of silencers, WWII silencers, clandestine weapons and more.


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With the left-wingers in an uproar about the State of Indiana’s law to protect business owners religious freedoms, it looks like we’ve found a logical hole in their argument.  Of course we did, there always is one because logic doesn’t apply to these people, only an anti-freedom dictatorial agenda charged with emotional rhetoric pounded out by the media 24/7.

We don’t dabble in “gay rights” on this page.  For the most part, if you leave us alone, we leave you alone.  As long as your sex life doesn’t cross paths with our freedoms, have at it.  Just don’t expect me to recognize something I choose not to acknowledge or legitimize.  Freedom of association is a principle we believe in.  If you don’t want our business, you won’t get it.

That being said, we see this as an opportunity to point out some more liberal hypocrisy.  You see, the left gets mad when religious freedoms (of Christians and conservatives) are protected.  In the case of this law (which was actually enacted nationwide by Bill Clinton in 1993) they say it would allow businesses to “discriminate” against gays.  Whatever.

Meanwhile, these same childish hypocrisy malcontents find it perfectly acceptable, even desirable, for businesses to discriminate against us in violation of our Second Amendment rights by refusing the business of law abiding gun owners.  If they had their way, the government would step in and mandate that nobody can carry a gun in any business, despite it being a Constitutionally protected right.  When they find a business like Kroger that will not bow to their demands to disarm their customers, they  lash out like petulant children.  They have the nerve to demand that a company discriminate against a certain, law abiding, segment of the population.

Hypocrisy much?

You see, either it is a private business to run as the management sees fit, with voluntary association and free market principles being applied…or we live in a totalitarian nightmare where the government can force businesses (people) to provide services to people despite their own conscientious objections.

You can’t have it both ways, comrades.

If a business doesn’t want to serve gun owners, gun owners walk away.  Why can’t the same simple philosophy be applied to everyone else?  If you want to have a gay wedding cake made and your local baker won’t make it, find another baker.  It is the way the freedom works.  If I want to have a wedding cake shaped like my favorite modern rifle, and my local baker won’t make it, I’ll find another baker.

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Can’t we just agree to let people choose what work they want to do, and with whom they conduct business?  Or is it the policy of the militant left in this country to treat every American as a slave, obligated to work at the demands on anyone who walks in the door, no matter how objectionable the merchant finds their business proposition?

You see America, the left doesn’t believe in “fairness.”  They HAVE TO have their way.  They HAVE TO win.  They MUST advance their agenda, regardless of the blatant hypocrisy and childishness it requires.  That is the logic of the left.  Victory at all costs.  They don’t care whose rights they trample.  The Democrat Party is the party of tyranny and lies.  It is on display right now.  This is not about “equal rights” for gays.  It is just another hypocritical attack on traditional American values.  It is an attack on freedom.

This was never about gays, cakes, equality or anything else.  It is about the mobs of control freaks on the left being able to dictate who must do what for whom.  It is about justifying tyranny and control.

Rant over.  Carry on.

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Tannerite_explosion_2 That’s right; home made exploding targets (Binary Explosives) for half the price of brand name stuff. We think these types of targets are awesome, and so do lots of Americans just like you based on the number of visitors this page gets every day, and the scores of YouTube videos on the subject.  “Binary explosive”, meaning combines a mixture of two substances.  In one example it consists of a generic mixture of 95% ammonium nitrate and 5% aluminum power, commonly known as ”ammonal”

The bottom line up front (BLUF) is, you can make an exploding target from the same materials as major brand products yourself for about half the cost of buying the brand name stuff.   It’s just two very cheap, safe and legal materials you mix together and shoot.  There is no magic.  In fact, even if you buy their product you still have to mix the same two chemicals together anyway.  It is all the same stuff!!! 

Now, where were we? A binary explosive target is a target that consists of two chemicals mixed together that goes “boom” when you shoot it.  It is legal and fun to shoot in the right settings and we’re going to tell you how to make it.  Do not take anything on this page as legal or scientific advice – we’re just sharing information for entertainment purposes only.  We advise you do not do this, but if you must, do your homework before you start.  Read and watch videos, and be careful.  Use at your own risk and don’t blow up anything you shouldn’t!  (Have fun, but don’t sue us – we have no money anyway.) Do not be this guy!!!


Watch this guy mix his own from a cold pack.

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…and this guy…

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MAKE YOUR OWN EXPLOSIVE TARGETS!!! The two key ingredients are (CLICK TO BUY): 95% ammonium nitrate 5% aluminum powder For “boom,” just impact with one high velocity rifle round. cold pack ammonium nitrate Some pointers we’ve discovered along the way: Dynarex Instant Cold Pack, 5 Inches x 9 Inches, 24-Count (Health and Beauty)

  • For those of you purchasing this with Aluminum Powder – 5 micron – 2 Pounds you may find it interesting to know that there is about 6.5 lbs of the active ingredient in this 24 pack.
  • Catalog # 4512 contains ammonium nitrate.
  • If you buy the case of 24 cold packs you should buy about 1lb of aluminum powder. The 1lb should do a lot more than the 24 cold packs.






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Below is a “how to” post on the subject from


So you want to know how to make an exploding targetThey are made from a binary compound that can be legally manufactured in the United States, and is commonly used down range with high velocity rifles. Preppers and Survivalists will find this legal mixture useful in a SHTF situation, and more pleased to find out that this can be bought premade through the patented version with no need to mix. [Visit that company's website.] Basically, when you shoot – it explodes.

This compound is so stable it requires high impact to detonate the mixture. Can-o-rice could be used on your property engaging a confirmed threat to your life or property would be it’s most practical use, disabling I.E.D.’s (Improvised Explosive Device), or disabling vehicles in Charlie Foxtrot situations. High-velocity firearm cartridges will detonate the mixture, low-velocity will not detonate the mixture.

Note: their are no federal laws for this mixture, always be in compliance with your local and state laws (Illegal in some places) . Be well informed.

How to make binary exploding targets at home (at the range)

The mixture itself is simple

For example: 100g AN mixed with 5g AL

  1. 95% Ammonium Nitrate  will have to be made into a fine powder. 
  2. Use blender to ground to the consistency of salt granules.
  3. Mix in well ventilated area with no open flames.
  4. Ignition Point 840 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Store in sealed container after grounded.
  6. After storage – If clumping occurs break the clumps apart and ground.
  1. 5% Aluminum Powder 300-600 mesh.
  2. Use different blender to avoid contamination.
  3. Blend into fine powder.
  4. Mix in well ventilated area with no open flames.
  5. Store in sealed container after grounded.
  6. After storage – If clumping occurs break the clumps apart and ground.

How to make it – The mix AN/AL

Pour the amounts into the container and shake them up until they are mixed together mixed accordingly to their weight 95/5 in any desired amount. Remember once you mix them together you must use them at the site. You cannot drive or store the stuff mixed together. (May violate federal law.)

A Federal explosives license or permit would be required to obtain any explosive device, such as detonators, used to initiate the mixed binary explosives. In addition, transportation of any explosive material, including mixed binary explosives, without a Federal license or permit is prohibited. [27 CFR 555.11: Definition of “manufacturer”; 27 CFR 555.26, 555.41(b)] Again do not drive with these compounds mixed.

As with any of the usCrow guides and manuals it is strictly advised that you practice caution and be well informed. Prepper and Survival weapons and devices like these require skill, character, and responsibility.

Of course, you can take a look at this: Army Improvised Munitions handbook

BUT – Before you start playing with forces you may not fully understand…DO NOT BE THIS GUY!!!  


Anyway, if after learning what you can here and elsewhere you decide you would like to just buy a binary explosive product online instead of making your own from compounds you will buy yourself and mix, you could try a product called Sure Shot.  They are a veteran owned small business and sell a centerfire sensitive exploding target for about $8/lb.  They also carry a 22LR sensitive target for about $14 for 1/2 lb.   If you care to learn more about Sure Shot, check out their website and/or video below:

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This article was originally published by Joshua Krause at The Daily Sheeple.


For as long as guns have been around, shooters have sought out innovative ways to increase their accuracy, and prepare themselves for real world combat situations. But for the longest time, this has mainly consisted of spending a lot of time on the range repetitively shooting sterile paper targets, or if you have the money, going through shooting simulations on an obstacle course. While an ideal training method for real world conditions, shooting simulations are usually out of the reach of most gun enthusiasts and are mainly reserved police and military personnel.

But over time technology is starting to give everyday shooters the means to hone their skills in a convenient and affordable manner. As early as 1989, the military was using SNES light gun games (the same technology used to play Duck Hunt) to help train their soldiers without burning through expensive ammunition. Since that time there have been several awesome developments in the field of marksmanship training, and we can expect some great shooting technologies to come along in the near future. But until that time comes, here’s what we have so far.

Below, I’m going to briefly go through a list of tools you can use to help your accuracy, starting with the latest and most expensive option, and working our way down to the cheapest and most rudimentary. None of these devices are brand new, and some of them have been around for a long time, but all of them have the potential to step up your marksmanship game; specifically in terms of pistol shooting, arguable the most challenging class of firearms to master. Let’s get started shall we?

LaserLyte TLB-RT


The LaserLyte became very popular at the height of the ammo shortages we saw a few years ago, and for very good reason. It gives you the ability to accurately measure your shooting skills without using any real ammunition. While the initial cost is pretty steep, it more than pays for itself with the money you save on ammo.

It works with a laser boresight that fits inside the chamber of your gun, but unlike a normal laser it doesn’t run continuously. It emits a quick flash of light when the firing pin strikes the laser, which then registers on a light receiver that is shaped like a bulls-eye.

This receiver gives you two options: training mode, which is just a simple point and shoot option that records where you hit, and reaction mode, which emits random led lights on the screen for intervals of 3-7 seconds. When you hit these targets in this mode, the device beeps and lights up.

But the most valuable aspect of the Laserlyte system isn’t the ammunition you save. It gives you the ability to practice things like drawing and firing, which would normally be prohibited on a firing range.

Sightmark Laser Boresight

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Now let’s move on to some of the cheaper tools. Boresights have been used for a long time to sight-in firearms. By shining a laser down the barrel of the gun, they make it pretty easy to adjust your sights without using any ammunition. But that’s not what I’m going to go over today.

Personally, I’ve used boresights as a kind of poor man’s version of the LaserLyte system. You can actually use the LaserLyte boresight for this, but since the light from that device is only emitted for a fraction of a second, I don’t find it very useful without the rest of the LaserLyte kit. I prefer a traditional boresight, like the SightMark laser, which lets out a continuous beam.

My method is pretty simple. Turn on the boresight, and place it in the chamber of the pistol. Find yourself a blank wall, and place stickers of various sizes and colors on it. Now, find a target you want to aim at, close your eyes, and draw your weapon. Open your eyes and see how close you were to the target, then rinse and repeat until you get it right. This is a great way to practice your instinctive shooting skills.

It does have some limitations, but again, this is the poor man’s version. I’m pretty sure your typical boresight isn’t design to absorb the strike of a firing pin, so you can’t really practice your trigger control with this method. But if that’s something you want, I’d recommend the sure strike laser ammo. This is a laser round for a system that is similar to the LaserLyte, except you can buy different adapters that will either give you a quick flash of light, or a continuous beam. You can also replace the snap cap part if it wears out.

Snap Cap Bullets

snap cap round

The boresights described in the above entries are great for practicing your trigger control, but unfortunately they will wear out at some point. Especially the LaserLyte bullet, which doesn’t give you the option to replace the cap that absorbs the firing pin. Some of these devices cost between 50 and 80 dollars, so if they break down on you, that’s a lot of money down the drain.

If you’re just starting out and need to spend more time practicing your trigger control, it might be a good idea to buy some cheap dummy rounds first. You can usually buy a pack of 5 for less than 20 bucks, and each one will be able to sustain thousands of strikes. And since you have to manually re-chamber a round every time you fire, having only one laser round can get pretty tedious after a while. Having five dummy rounds that you can load into your magazine means you can quickly reload several times without losing your focus.



I’m guessing you weren’t expecting to find exercise equipment on this list, but here it is. Using a gripmaster is an effective way to improve your trigger control, and to maintain your aim between shots. If you have a weak hand, the gun is liable to shift slightly after every shot, forcing you to readjust over and over again. So not only will it make your shots more accurate, but it will help you shoot faster and with more consistency.

For this reason, it’s apparently become very popular among law enforcement agencies and military personnel. Though there’s a wide variety of exercise equipment to choose from, I’d recommend the gripmaster that is designed to strengthen your fingers with individual spring-loaded tabs. Shooting a handgun isn’t just about forearm and hand strength. Finger dexterity is a major factor as well.

So if you’re new to the shooting scene, I’m guessing you’ve probably already put down a lot of cash on a firearm, as well as ammo and equipment to go with it. It’s an expensive hobby for sure, but it’s also a very valuable skill that every independent minded person should master. Just know that it is possible to practice this sport without breaking the bank, and with devices like these, you can quite literally get the most bang for your buck.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .