Shooting Mechanics: The Tactical Chicken Wing

The Tactical Chicken Wing

 

A great example of a technique more suited for competitive and sport shooting but not the modern tactical battlefield.

Train Often and Realistically.

 

(Note the Elbow Position in the above and below photo)

 

Boers, Beans, Bullets and Bear Soup

Boers, Beans, Bullets, and Bear Soup – Parts  1 & 2

 

Nifty two part series on the history, tactics and arms of the Boers.

Note: Although I disagree with many of the author’s opinions regarding rifle and caliber choices, as I have grown older I have found the best advice to new shooters is to find what works for you, ie what you can shoot accurately, reliably and consistently.

After that, go TRAIN and after that, go TRAIN somebody else!

Remember: The most Dangerous thing in the world is a Well Trained Rifleman, so get out there and GET AFTER IT!

 

 

AK Corner: Poor Man’s EO-Tech

 

Sonny Puzikas was the first person I heard use the term “Poor Man’s EO-Tech” in relation to the front-sight aperture on an AK many moons ago.

Coming from the AR school of thought, I was not sold on the ideal that you could neglect your rear sights and still make accurate shots.

I was soon proven wrong and shown how at 50+ yards this technique could put Combat Accurate (not sub-MOA groups) rounds on target, aka “Snap Shots”.

(Snap-Shot Sight Picture)

Reviewing Head Shots

When drilling on “Head Shots” in relation to STOPPING a Bad Guy IMMEDIATELY, it is VERY Important to understand BRAIN ANATOMY.

Here are two articles on the subject I highly recommend you re-read:

 

Don’t Forget to Drill on Head Shots

Are You Good Enough to Take a Head Shot When Everything is On the Line?

 

 

 

 

AK Corner: PSA AK-104 Facts and Review

(FYI: I found this guy’s YT channel by complete accident and just a disclaimer, I have no relationship to or with him. I just like the review.)

Since my buddy NC Scout reviewed this gun last year I have had my sights on it.

Few Things the video review covered that are worthy of Note:

  • Barrel length on AK-47/74 rifles in 7.62×39 or 5.45×39 can be shortened without a drastic loss of FPS unlike AR-Patterned Rifles in 5.56. So when you go from a 16″ bbl to a 12.5″ like the one found on the PSA AK-104 you only roughly lose 100 fps (around 2200 fps). Not bad.

  • As far as accessories go I am a minimalist. I would not bother with the TDI Dogleg rail if you are running an Ultimak. Mount a solid budget friendly red dot like a Holosun or Primary Arms Mico scout style and a light mount and call it a day. (If you wanted to mount a rear optic, using a quality side rail mount would be more stable IMO than the TDI Dogleg.)

  • All the other stuff like the Charging Knob from TDI you can leave off. I *might* try the hand stop by Slate Black Industries and of course a Standard 2 Point Blue Force Gear AK Sling in Coyote Brown.

  • The only variable for me on this gun is the stock or brace. I have a few ideals but I am going to have to wait until I have the gun in my hands to make a decision. When I built my M92 I used a spacer from RFT that worked really nice with the SB-47 brace. That would be a great alternative to installing an AR adjustable brace IMO.

  • The Definitive Arms Fighter Brake Muzzle device looks decent but I will most likely run either a CNC Warrior Krink Booster or Night Brake.

Stay Tuned for Torture Test and Other Reviews of the PSA AK-104 by The Tactical Hermit.