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The Effective Range of 6.5 Creedmoor

The Effective Range of 6.5 Creedmoor

Ballistics and effective range can be a tricky subject to get into, especially when you’re working ...

Faxon’s Best .308 Bolt Action Rifles

Faxon’s Best .308 Bolt Action Rifles

Faxon and Refactor teamed up again to create another guide to explore the firearms frontiers for ...

Faxon Glock Barrels

Best Glock Barrels: Top 7 for Reliab...

Ever felt the sting of disappointment when your Glock doesn’t deliver as expected? Often, the issue ...

9mm polymer ammo for law enforcement

Next-Gen Ammo: Exploring the Benefit...

Polymer Ammunition represents a significant development in the world of firearms, and HOP Munitions is a ...

Two FX19 Patriot LTs side by side.

FX19 Patriot LT: Faxon Firearms’ Lat...

Recently, Faxon Firearms expanded its catalog with the release of the FX19 Patriot LT, a sleek ...

Getting Into Glock Mag Extensions

Getting Into Glock Mag Extensions

Magazine extensions, particularly Ergonomic Base Pads (EBP), are critical for those looking to improve their Glock’s ...

FX7 Pershing Rifle

Faxon Firearms Unveils FX7 Bolt Acti...

Faxon Firearms, known for its commitment to quality in the firearms industry, announced the release of ...

Gun Art Expands "Defending Freedom" State Collection

Gun Art Expands “Defending Freedom” ...

Arizona-based Gun Art is proud to announce the expansion of its DEFENDING FREEDOM series. Our high-quality, ...

SIG’s Romeo-M17 Red Dot Gets An NSN

SIG’s Romeo-M17 Red Dot Gets An NSN

SIG Sauer has announced the award of an NSN for its Romeo-M17 red dot sight. The ...

AR-15 Lower Receivers: Materials, Choices, and Quality

AR-15 Lower Receivers: Materials, Ch...

When embarking on the journey of building or upgrading an AR-15, a crucial decision lies in ...

SAR9 SUBCOMPACT GEN2

SAR9 SUBCOMPACT GEN2: An Overview

The world of concealed-carry firearms is vast and ever-evolving. With the increasing demand for compact, reliable, ...

HOP Munitions: Where Polymer Meets Precision

HOP Munitions: Where Polymer Meets P...

Innovation, precision, and dedication to excellence have become paramount in today’s ever-evolving landscape of firearms and ...

Exploring the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite

Exploring the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite

With multiple firearm options available on the market, selecting the right one can become a task ...

Faxon Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel

Faxon Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel

For nearly six decades, the Ruger 10/22 has held a prominent place in the world of ...

The Faxon FX22: From Plinking to Competition

The Faxon FX22: From Plinking to Com...

Faxon Firearms has announced the release of its FX22 Complete series, a collection of guns intended ...

Bang Saber: Flashbang for civilian use (that you can buy on line)

Bang Saber: Flashbang for civilian u...

The “Bang Saber” is a flashbang for civilian use. It might not be quite as effective ...

Gray Beard Ammo Announces Grand Opening

Gray Beard Ammo Announces Grand Open...

Get ready, firearms enthusiasts! Introducing Gray Beard Ammo: Conway, Arkansas’ Premier Gun Store. Gray Beard Ammo ...

Revolutionize Your Glock 43x Experience with Top Accessories

Revolutionize Your Glock 43x Experie...

In the quest for improved accuracy and performance, firearm enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for ...

A Tactical Shirt for Self-Rescuing Princesses and Badass Women

A Tactical Shirt for Self-Rescuing P...

First of all, no. This shirt is not yet available in Flat Dark Earth, but we’ve inquired about ...

Three Faxon Glock Barrels laying on a marble slab

Enhanced Performance with Faxon Gloc...

Are you a Glock 48 owner seeking to boost your firearm’s accuracy and performance? Learn about ...

New HandALL Models: Slip On Rubber Pistol Grips

New HandALL Models: Slip On Rubber P...

Hogue has added a couple of new models to their line of slip on rubber pistol ...

Glock 17 Gen 5 Performance Mastery: Barrel Upgrades by Faxon Firearms

Glock 17 Gen 5 Performance Mastery: ...

Known for its unwavering reliability, user-friendly nature, and pinpoint accuracy, the Glock 17 Gen 5 has ...

SilencerCo: On a Mission To Do It Better

SilencerCo: On a Mission To Do It Be...

SilencerCo is on a mission. A mission to do it better. Do what better? Good question ...

Hard Head Veterans American Made ATE Lite Ballistic Helmet

Hard Head Veterans American Made ATE...

Hard Head Veterans, a veteran-owned and operated helmet manufacturing company, has announced the launch of its ...

SilencerCo Retooling for Success

SilencerCo Retooling for Success

Firearms technology is ever-evolving. Companies who ignore the adage “innovate or die,” rarely remain relevant, if ...

Faxon Firearms' 16 inch 300 blackout barrel

Choosing Your 300 Blackout Barrel

A popular and adaptable cartridge, the 300 Blackout is a go-to option for hunting, home defense, ...

Gunner AR15 Barrel Profile product photo

AR15 Barrel Profiles 101: Choose the...

Choosing the appropriate AR15 barrel profile is one of the most important decisions to make when ...

Mike-102: an AK-AR-HK Hybrid?

Mike-102: an AK-AR-HK Hybrid?

One of the more interesting rifle-related things unveiled at SHOT Show 2023 was also one of ...

man holding a rifle and wearing Speed Demon glasses

Revision and Fast Metal Join Forces ...

Two industry giants have come together to create something truly special. Revision Military, a leading producer ...

Final Rule ATF 2021-05F: The BATFE on 80% Frames

Final Rule ATF 2021-05F: The BATFE o...

FINAL RULE ATF: Last week, the BATFE issued new guidance on the legality of 80% frame lowers like ...

Ruger 10/22 bolt

Ruger 10/22 Bolt Upgrade from Faxon ...

There are many parts that make up a 10/22 rifle, and each one of them plays ...

Faxon FX19 Patriot and Hellfire pistols laying on a table

Faxon’s FX19 Glock 19 Complete Kit...

The Polymer 80 kits have become so popular that they are usually out of stock everywhere ...

Best Pistol Compensator for CCW?

Best Pistol Compensator for CCW?

There’s been a resurgence in pistol compensators this year as a few manufacturers have come out ...

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE DAYS LEFT

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE DAYS LEFT

We’re down to just three days left before TRIGGRCON! Just a reminder, if you didn’t manage ...

Triggrcon cover

TRIGGRCON 2022: One Week Left!

There is just one week left until TRIGGRCON 22! The clock is ticking; don’t miss out ...

Overwatch Tactical Close up

Faxon Overwatch Tactical | New 8.6 B...

Not content with merely making barrels for the new 8.6 Blackout, Faxon Firearms has recently released ...

Vortex at TRIGGRCON

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE WEEKS LEFT!

You’ve got three weeks left to prepare for TRIGGRCON! Hope you’ve got your pre-registration done, if ...

TRIGGRCON venue promo

TRIGGRCON 2022: Moving Midwest

Rainier Arms & UN12 are excited to announce they’ll be hosting TRIGGRCON 2022 near Wichita, Kansas ...

Navy Arms FRF2 Sniper Rifle Replicas Available (for a little while)

Navy Arms FRF2 Sniper Rifle Replicas...

Martinsburg, WV based Navy Arms (@navyarmsfirearms), a replica manufacturer and importer of historical firearms, has announced the availability ...

West Coast Armor Promotional Picture

West Coast Armor | Chest Plates For ...

Body Armor used to be cumbersome and expensive, good thing it ain’t 2005 anymore. Happily, West ...

Core Vision Training Promo Pic

Prepare Yourself With Core Vision Tr...

An area of increasing concern for all of us is the occupied home invasion, which can ...

SIG P365 X-MACRO: It’s a 17+1. Here are the details

SIG P365 X-MACRO: It’s a 17+1. Here ...

As many of you have already heard (and more are about to), SIG Sauer has released ...

The Faxon Firearms Sentinel AR10 Chambered in 8.6 BLK.

The Faxon Firearms Sentinel AR10 Cha...

It’s all in the name…Sentinel. A Sentinel is a guard whose job it is to stand ...

MD9 resting on bag next to a helmet

The New Maxim Defense MD9 PCC

Over the past few years, you’ve probably seen a massive resurgence of the pistol caliber carbine, ...

Faxon Firearms: A Guide To Finding The Best AR-10 Barrel

Faxon Firearms: A Guide To Finding T...

Faxon Firearms’ recently partnered with RE Tactical to write up what they refer to as the ...

Lancer OD Green Mags in AR

Lancer OD Green Mags: At GunMag Ware...

GunMag Warehouse is proud to announce the exclusive availability of AR15 Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines in Olive Drab ...

Nightstick SFL - An Excellent Shotgun Forend Light Option

Nightstick SFL – An Excellent Shotgu...

Mounting lights on pump-action shotguns is a real hassle. Working the pump back and forth makes ...

Helmet Pads from Hard Heads: Helmet accessories For Your Lid

Helmet Pads from Hard Heads: Helmet ...

Hard Head Veterans is excited to showcase their Micro Lattice Pads – helmet accessories that are ...

Night Fision Optics, dot site on pistol

Night Fision ORS Tritium Sights | De...

Night Fision’s Optics Ready Stealth Series (ORS) tritium sights are engineered to offer a lower ⅓ ...

A Frozen Aero Precision Rifle Under Testing

Aero Precision AR15 Successfully Tes...

An Aero Precision AR15 has successfully completed a series of rigorous testing procedures required to meet National ...

Rimfire Barrels

Faxon Firearms Rimfire: New 10/22 Ba...

Push Reliability and Accuracy to new heights with Ruger 10/22 barrels From Faxon Firearms. Faxon Firearms ...

SIG P322 Review pistol

The SIG P322 Review – Rimfire Perfec...

For a long time, SIG seemed stuck on the P320 and P365 as far as handguns ...

DSX D Suppressor on rifle

DSX-D: Duty Suppressor System

The DSX-D Duty Suppressor System from Maxim Defense was built to optimize quiet performance in a ...

DRF-22

DRF-22 Maxim Defense’s Rimfire Suppr...

It’s said in the industry that it’s easy to make a 22 suppressor, but to make ...

DSX-D Supressor Maxim Defense

Maxim Quiet: Maxim Defense Moving to...

Maxim Defense is now manufacturing suppressors. Beginning with one for a belt-fed, then the DSX-D (Duty ...

All About Armslist - Hundreds of FFLs and Millions of Users

All About Armslist – Hundreds of FFL...

If you’re a firearms enthusiast, chances are you have heard of ARMSLIST. In fact, with more ...

New Fifty Shades of FDE Patch!

New Fifty Shades of FDE Patch!

If you’ve been following my social media feeds then you’ve seen my new patch that I ...

Mantis X Blackbeard

The Mantis X Blackbeard Review

Aaaargh, what be the best AR dry firing tool of the seven seas? The Mantis X Blackbeard ...

MD-1505

Maxim Defense MD-1505: An AR Take on...

The PDX from Maxim Defense has proven to be an extraordinarily popular design over the last ...

Springfield XD-E

The XD-E 3.3 9mm from Springfield Ar...

[Guest author] Over the years, I’ve owned several of the Springfield Armory XD series of pistols ...

Censoring on Instagram

Censoring on Instagram

Censorship is nothing new to Instagram. I understand that it is a private company but it ...

HRT Modulus Chest Rig Review

HRT Modulus Chest Rig Review

The Modulus Chest Rig By: Fifty Shades of FDE HRT Tactical knocked it out of the ...

ASP Raptor DF Flashlight review

ASP Raptor DF Flashlight review

ASP Raptor DF with Holder By: Fifty Shades of FDE For my profession in Law Enforcement, ...

New Micro Pistol: Taurus GX4

New Micro Pistol: Taurus GX4

By: Fifty Shades of FDE New from Taurus is their GX4 pistol, a lightweight micro compact ...

Save 10% at Toor Knives!

Save 10% at Toor Knives!

I have partnered up with another awesome company, Toor Knives. You can save 10% on your ...

M17 Enhanced Red Gun from ASP

M17 Enhanced Red Gun from ASP

Yesterday I posted on the HK416 Enhanced Red Gun from ASP. I covered the M17 model ...

New ASP Enhanced Red Gun: HK416

New ASP Enhanced Red Gun: HK416

ASP HK416 Enhanced Red Gun The New ASP HK416 Enhanced Gun By: Fifty Shades of FDE ...

My Mk18 Build!

My Mk18 Build!

I know I haven’t been active on here much lately due to my busy schedule with ...

Fifty Shades of FDE 90K Giveaway

Fifty Shades of FDE 90K Giveaway

Here are the full details on my Giveaway: Fifty Shades of FDE has reached a big ...

The Cloud Defensive REIN is here!

The Cloud Defensive REIN is here!

I got an exclusive on the Cloud Defensive REIN and REIN Micro. Go read it at ...

Opscoreamp

Ops-Core AMP Review up at the MagLif...

By far my favorite set of electronic ear pro. Go read my review to see why! ...

Bump Helmet Article at The Maglife

Bump Helmet Article at The Maglife

I wrote an article on the use and optimization of Bump Helmets. Check it out! Build ...

MR918

Review: Shadow Systems Corp MR918

By: Fifty Shades of FDE Photos by: Muzzle Flash Media I hope you are all doing ...

Highcom

Review of Highcom Armor Ultra Lightw...

I hope everyone is doing well in these trying time.  I myself am enjoying time at ...

ASP USA. SHOT Show 2020

ASP USA. SHOT Show 2020

By: Fifty Shades of FDE I stopped by the ASP Booth at SHOT 2020 to check ...

85K Fifty Shades of FDE Give Away!

85K Fifty Shades of FDE Give Away!

85K FDE GAW I am doing an awesome Giveaway only on my Instagram page @fiftyshadesoffde Go ...

5.11 Tactical. SHOT Show 2020

5.11 Tactical. SHOT Show 2020

By: Fifty Shades of FDE Always Be Ready 5.11 has always been about their motto: Always ...

REIN

Cloud Defensive. SHOT Show 2020

It’s gonna REIN! By: Fifty Shades of FDE The tactical weapon light forecast shows a high ...

Adams Arms. SHOT Show 2020

Adams Arms. SHOT Show 2020

Adams Arms AA19 By Fifty Shades of FDE Adams Arms introduced their custom Glock slides in ...

Eotech. SHOT Show 2020 Industry Range Day

Eotech. SHOT Show 2020 Industry Rang...

Eotech G43 3x Magnifier By: Fifty Shades of FDE I am back in Vegas for SHOT ...

Wild Things Gear. SHOT Show 2020

Wild Things Gear. SHOT Show 2020

White Out Overwhites By: Fifty Shades of FDE I met with Wild Things team last year ...

Crimson Trace shotgun laser and optics mount

A Lasersaddle for the TAC14

Wilsonville, Oregon based Crimson Trace (@crimsontrace) has announced the addition of Remington Arms 870 shotgun compatible ...

Clouddefensive COR OWL

10% off at Cloud Defensive!

OWL & CORv1 Take 10% off site-wide at www.clouddefensive.com! Use code: 50shades At checkout! ...

Clouddefensive COR OWL

Black November Sale at Cloud Defensi...

OWL & CORv1 The guys at Cloud Defensive don’t want people to wait till Black Friday ...

TLR7-A

Streamlight TLR-7A

Sig Sauer P320 Compact with X-Compact frame, TLR7-A I recently upgraded my P320 Compact with the ...

AR Maglock

AR Mag Lock & Freedom Follower Disco...

Fellow Gun Owning Californians, I have great news! I got you some discount codes for the ...

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Palmetto State Armory Sales 9/17/19

Here are some great deals at Palmetto State Armory! Use the links below to help support ...

A rifle with a Cerakote finish in Flat Dark Earth.

FDE! (Fifty shades of what, now?)

You’ve been reading this for years (and thank you for that): Fifty Shades of FDE. Chances ...

Archon-Type-B

Archon Type B now arriving!

The Archon Type B is hitting stores and the hands of shooters. It’s been the source ...

DIY Rattlecan Paint Job in Multicam Arid

DIY Rattlecan Paint Job in Multicam ...

Over the weekend I spent a few hours rattlecanning my Palmetto State Armory 18″ 5.56 Rifle ...

Goat Guns Miniatures

Goat Guns Miniatures

Miniature M4 in FDE If you’re into miniature weapons for decoration, check out Goat Guns! They ...

July 4th Sale at Cloud Defensive!

July 4th Sale at Cloud Defensive!

Cloud Defensive is having one hell of a package deal! Buy an OWL, get a 210 ...

25% off on Salomon at US Elite Gear!

25% off on Salomon at US Elite Gear!

Save 25% off Salomon at US Elite Gear! The Mark II’s are the only exception. Use ...

Inside Safariland, article up on B-B-C!

Inside Safariland, article up on B-B...

I got the privilege to go on a tour of the Safariland Group’s facility in Ontario, ...

SBA4 Now Shipping!

SBA4 Now Shipping!

SB Tactical’s latest Brace was unveiled at SHOT Show 2019 and is now shipping! Truth be ...

Great Deal for Ruger 10/22 owners!

Great Deal for Ruger 10/22 owners!

Champion Ruger 10/22 Magazine 2-pack, Cleaning Kit, Target Bundle Got at 10/22? Gun Mag Warehouse got ...

Palmetto State Armory Easter Sale!

Palmetto State Armory Easter Sale!

Go save some money this Easter Weekend at Palmetto State Armory! Use this link to go ...

The Primary Arms Platinum 1-8x24 FFP Optic - up on Mag Life

The Primary Arms Platinum 1-8×24 FFP...

The first LPVO I had on my SCAR 17s was a disappointment and couldn’t even get ...

Save at US Elite Gear!

Save at US Elite Gear!

I now am one of their Influencers for US Elite Gear! They have pretty much all ...

Huge Trijicon SALE at Primary Arms!

Huge Trijicon SALE at Primary Arms!

I guess yesterday was just a start over at Primary Arms…. I just got notice that ...

On Sale at PA: Trijicon Accupower 2.5-10!

On Sale at PA: Trijicon Accupower 2....

It’s been a busy 2019 so far and I haven’t posted much on here. I am ...

SHOTrep: High Risk Training

SHOTrep: High Risk Training

By: Fifty Shades of FDE When it comes to plate carriers, there’s a lot of options ...

My top 3 from SHOT Show 2019 Range Day

My top 3 from SHOT Show 2019 Range D...

My top 3 products from the Industry Day at the Range: Top Three Products at Range ...

Pro Shot at SHOT Show 2019

Pro Shot at SHOT Show 2019

By: Fifty Shades of FDE I stopped by the Pro Shot booth #1030 and took a ...

SHOT Show 2019: Wild Things Gear

SHOT Show 2019: Wild Things Gear

By: Fifty Shades of FDE I met with the guys at Wild Things Gear, who make ...

The "RailChanger" is now available from Armageddon Gear and Area 419

The “RailChanger” is now available f...

Armageddon Gear has released something a kit they call the RailChanger. Working in collaboration with Area 419, ...

Kershaw Knives "Bareknuckle" beginning to arrive

Kershaw Knives “Bareknuckle” beginni...

Kershaw Knives has started 2019 strong with a knife they call the “7777 Bareknuckle.” The 7777 ...

V43 from Victory First to debut at SHOT Show 2019

V43 from Victory First to debut at S...

We received a release from Victory First. They’re an outstanding training organization in Virginia with a ...

Grey Ghost Gear TQ Hydration Pack

Grey Ghost has a new “hydration EDC ...

The tan color is Coyote, rather than FDE, but it looks to be a pretty nice ...

Lightforce USA "Striker" Vehicle LED lights now available

Lightforce USA “Striker” Vehicle LED...

Lightforce USA has released a line of rectangular vehicle LEDs called the Striker series, with15 LumiLEDs aboard, but the ...

Fifty Shades of Fried Rice, my recipe at B-B-C

Fifty Shades of Fried Rice, my recip...

I share my Fried Rice recipe that I have made up over the years of trial ...

SB Tactical Brace for CZ Scorpion EVO Pistol

SB Tactical Brace for CZ Scorpion EV...

The SB Tactical Line has expanded to include the CZ Scorpion EVO Pistol! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...

Elcan Sale at Tactical Sh*t!

Elcan Sale at Tactical Sh*t!

Photo Courtesy of my friend Chris Tactical Shit has the lowest prices on Elcans right now ...

Black Friday Sales!

Black Friday Sales!

The Black Friday Sales are upon us! I will list all the great deals and links ...

Report on 3M Peltor Sport Tactical 500's on B-B-C

Report on 3M Peltor Sport Tactical 5...

Go read my full report on the Peltor Sport Tactical 500’s: Report | 3M Peltor Sport ...

Cali Combat Hoodie

Baja Style Tactical Pullover: the Ca...

The “California Combat Hoodie” is now available for pre-order at All Skill No Luck. The “tactical” ...

Palmetto State Armory

Palmetto State Armory

Palmetto State Armory has been around for almost a decade, providing quality AR parts and accessories ...

Press Release: Bruiser Industries

Press Release: Bruiser Industries

My good friend Joe, a fellow writer at Breach Bang Clear, just retired from 14 years ...

Presscheck Consulting Fall/Winter Schedule Updated

Presscheck Consulting Fall/Winter Sc...

Get out and train with SGM(R) Chuck Pressburg of Presscheck Consulting! Here’s the press release: (Fayetteville, ...

Color Matching, JTT at B-B-C

Color Matching, JTT at B-B-C

For those who want it all to be one color go read my JTT at Breach ...

Report: Radical Firearms FDE Upper

Report: Radical Firearms FDE Upper

Radical Firearms is a Texas based company that manufactures AR style rifles at an affordable price ...

MGL HRS Joins Mean Gene Sling Series

Mean Gene Sling Offers Hunting Sling...

Mean Gene Leather makes some great stuff, and while it isn’t really in FDE, he does ...

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New Optics Mounts Available from Rep...

Reptilia has announced the availability of two new optic mounts: the ROF SAR, a 30mm Tube Red ...

Police & Security Forces in Brazil get Radical Firearms Rifles!

Police & Security Forces in Brazil g...

I’m currently working on my own report on a Radical Firearms Upper they sent me last ...

Report on Adaptiv X Jeans and Carbon Tactics Belt at B-B-C

Report on Adaptiv X Jeans and Carbon...

Here’s my full report of my personal favorite EDC pants and belt. Follow the link below: ...

First Look at FCU X01 at B-B-C

First Look at FCU X01 at B-B-C

If you’re wondering what that X01 was on my feed, here’s a first look at it: ...

Tenicor Velo Holster earns Golden Triggr Award

Tenicor Velo Holster earns Golden Tr...

Congratulations to Tenicor! They got the Golden Triggr Award for Accessories at Triggrcon last weekend. Here’s ...

5.11 Carson Anniversary Event

5.11 Carson Anniversary Event

Come by the 5.11 Store in Carson this Saturday 8/4/18 from 10 AM to 8 PM ...

Cloud Defensive OWL Update 7/27/18

Cloud Defensive OWL Update 7/27/18

I have an Update for you on the Cloud Defensive OWL. Here’s a message from the ...

Limited Restock of Gen 4 Glock ATEi A9 Pistols Now Available

Limited Restock of Gen 4 Glock ATEi ...

ATEi is happy to announce that the upgraded Gen Glock 19 A9, first introduced right around ...

55K Fifty Shades of FDE GAW

55K Fifty Shades of FDE GAW

Happy Independence Day! I thought it’d be a great day celebrate our Freedom, thanks to every ...

Invisio Hearing Protection Demo & Range Time

Invisio Hearing Protection Demo & Ra...

FYI: got this from a friend, Invisio Hearing Protection Demo & Range Time Open to all ...

Report: Qore Performance IcePlate at B-B-C

Report: Qore Performance IcePlate at...

Keep cool with Qore Performance IcePlates! My full report is at: Report | Qore Performance IcePlate ...

Lone Wolf Distributors

Lone Wolf Distributors

Need Glock parts and accessories? Go to Lone Wolf Distributors via the link below to help ...

Report: CORE Survival Helstar Series at B-B-C

Report: CORE Survival Helstar Series...

My report on CORE Survival Helstar Series markers is at: CORE Survival | A Report Photos ...

Brownells, Gorilla Ammo, Shoot Steel-Affiliate Programs

Brownells, Gorilla Ammo, Shoot Steel...

Some new ways to support Fifty Shades of FDE! Please use these links to these awesome ...

Review: Craft Holsters

Review: Craft Holsters

It has been awhile since I’ve run a leather holster. My current lifestyle has me going ...

Cloud Defensive OWL Update!

Cloud Defensive OWL Update!

The Cloud Defensive OWL went through some updates and is still on track for Summer Release! ...

LFT Brokos Belt Overview

LFT Brokos Belt Overview

My good friend Dan Brokos sent me some new products that he designed based on his ...

Holosun HS503GU FDE/Elevated Tech Slide

Holosun HS503GU FDE/Elevated Tech Sl...

I just got in some new FDE products, the Holosun Circle Dot Micro Red Dot optic ...

Lead Faucet Tactical-Brain Dump on CQB Carbine Course (at B-B-C)

Lead Faucet Tactical-Brain Dump on C...

Lead Faucet Tactical-Brain Dump on CQB Carbine Course My full AAR or Brain Dump on Dan ...

Rifle Supply Memorial Day Glock 19X Sale

Rifle Supply Memorial Day Glock 19X ...

My friends at Rifle Supply are having a sale on the Glock 19X over the Memorial ...

Cloud Defensive Memorial Day Sale

Cloud Defensive Memorial Day Sale

Cloud Defensive doesn’t run sales often, only two to be exact: Memorial Day and Black Friday ...

Safariland 6365 Holster Video Review on YouTube

Safariland 6365 Holster Video Review...

It’s been a crazy busy year. I’m working on a lot of reviews and trying to ...

5.11 Commerce Warehouse Sale this weekend!

5.11 Commerce Warehouse Sale this we...

The 5.11 Commerce Store is having a Huge Warehouse Sale this coming weekend. These are some ...

Primary Arms/Holosun ACSS Red Dot

Primary Arms/Holosun ACSS Red Dot

Holosun Paralow HS503G Red Dot Sight – ACSS Reticle I just received fhe Primary Arms exclusive ...

New Raptor Scopes from Primary Arms!

New Raptor Scopes from Primary Arms!

Primary Arms is on a roll…they have just released their new Raptor 1-6 scopes for 5.56/5.45/.308 ...

First Look: TA31D ACOG with ACSS Reticle from Primary Arms

First Look: TA31D ACOG with ACSS Ret...

I got myself a brand new P3 Piston upper from Adams Arms and needed an optic ...

Awesome Giveaway from Lightforce!

Awesome Giveaway from Lightforce!

Get in on this Giveaway! All you have to do is go to the link at ...

PA Gen III 1-6x optic with New ACSS Reticle

PA Gen III 1-6x optic with New ACSS ...

Primary Arms GEN III 1-6X24 SFP Rifle Scope with ACSS-GRIFFIN-MIL Reticle This is a new offering ...

P365: First Range Trip

P365: First Range Trip

I picked up my Sig Sauer P365 on Monday and today I got to hit the ...

SGI: High Risk Dignitary Protection Course

SGI: High Risk Dignitary Protection ...

New Training Opportunity in SoCal from Solutions Group International: SGI High-Risk Dignitary Protection Course Now Open ...

New Primary Arms 4-14x44 Optic

New Primary Arms 4-14×44 Optic

Primary Arms just released a new optic: Primary Arms 4-14X44mm Riflescope – ARC-2 MOA Reticle SKU: ...

Just in: PA Platinum 1-8x24 with ACSS!

Just in: PA Platinum 1-8×24 with ACS...

Primary Arms sent me one thier Platinum 1-8×24 Optics with ACSS and I will be reviewing ...

Flash Sale on Geissele at Primary Arms!

Flash Sale on Geissele at Primary Ar...

Get on this Geissele Sale over this weekend at Primary Arms! https://tinyurl.com/ya7xopsp ...

Report: Etymotic Gunsport PRO-15 at B-B-C

Report: Etymotic Gunsport PRO-15 at ...

Go read my report on these electronic ear plugs from Etymotic! Photos by Muzzle Flash Media ...

Primary Arms!

Primary Arms!

Fifty Shades of FDE is now an affiliate of Primary Arms! I will be reviewing their ...

Radical Firearms SHOT Show 2018

Radical Firearms SHOT Show 2018

Radical Firearms SHOT Show 2018 While I was at SHOT, I stopped by and visited my ...

Crye Precision G4

Crye Precision G4

Crye Precision G4 SHOT Show 2018 Crye Precision is releasing a new generation of Combat and ...

Victory First SHOT Show 2018

Victory First SHOT Show 2018

Victory First SHOT Show 2018 I stopped by and spoke to Matt Jacques about new products ...

JTT Mag Extensions at B-B-C

JTT Mag Extensions at B-B-C

I write about my experience with magazine extensions and how I use them. Read on at ...

Night Vision Operators Course with 1 Minute Out and Emerging Tactical Solutions

Night Vision Operators Course with 1...

Training Announcement Night Vision Operators Course While I was SHOT Show two weeks ago, I met ...

Painting your Optics, JTT on B-B-C

Painting your Optics, JTT on B-B-C

Just Tip on how to Rattlecan your optics over on Breach Bang Clear: JTT: Painting Your ...

SHOT Report on BBC

SHOT Report on BBC

Life is back to normal after a week in Las Vegas. Here are all of the ...

Peltor SHOT Show 2018

Peltor SHOT Show 2018

Peltor SHOT Show 2018 By: Fifty Shades of FDE I stopped by the 3M Peltor booth ...

5.11 Tactical at SHOT Show 2018

5.11 Tactical at SHOT Show 2018

5.11 Tactical SHOT Show 2018 This has been a busy show for me. All of my ...

Exclusive on the Cloud Defensive OWL at BBC

Exclusive on the Cloud Defensive OWL...

Starting out SHOT SHOW 2018 coverage early! Go read about it here: http://www.breachbangclear.com/owl-optimized-weapon-light-cloud-defensive/ ...

New Glock 43 Slides from GGP!

New Glock 43 Slides from GGP!

I recently was sent a Grey Ghost Precision Glock 19 V2 Slide and Barrel. Jeff over ...

SHOT 2018.

SHOT 2018.

I will be covering this year’s SHOT Show, this time, I’ll be there for the entire ...

Tactical Training GAW!

Tactical Training GAW!

Enter this Awesome Give Away at my Instagram page @fiftyshadesoffde! @mindset_tactical_solutions is offering the Winner a ...

Review: Double Click Holsters-Safe Carry Ranger 

Review: Double Click Holsters-Safe C...

This article was published on Breach Bang Clear on September 1st of last year. I don’t ...

Report: SureFire Masterfire Holster at BBC

Report: SureFire Masterfire Holster ...

I report on SureFire’s Masterfire Holster System. You can read it at Breach Bang Clear! Report ...

Pictures of my P320c after the Voluntary Upgrade 

Pictures of my P320c after the Volun...

Here are some before and after photos for comparison of my P320c FDE. The photos with ...

Update! I got my P320c Back!

Update! I got my P320c Back!

Update on the Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upgrade. To my surprise, my Sig Sauer P320c was ...

Report on the HSP FlatPack Plus at BBC

Report on the HSP FlatPack Plus at B...

I report on the Haley Strategic Partners D3 Flat Pack Plus, which has been my Everyday ...

Update: Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upgrade

Update: Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upg...

I received a RMA number and return label from Sig Sauer. I just shipped my P320c ...

AAR: Recoil Magazine's Summit in the Sand 

AAR: Recoil Magazine’s Summit in the...

Recoil Summit in the Sand: AAR Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend Recoil ...

Recoil: Summit in the Sand

Recoil: Summit in the Sand

I got the awesome opportunity to attend Recoil Magazine’s first Live Event: Summit in the Sand ...

JTT: Setting up Outer Carrier at BBC

JTT: Setting up Outer Carrier at BBC

My tips on setting up outer carriers. http://www.breachbangclear.com/jtt-setting-outer-carriers/ ...

9/11 16 years later. Never Forget.

9/11 16 years later. Never Forget.

There are many stories of Heroism on that horrible day that I myself have just read ...

P320 voluntary upgrade 

P320 voluntary upgrade 

Here is the latest on the Sig Sauer P320 voluntary upgrade: ​https://www.sigsauer.com/support/p320-voluntary-upgrade-program/ ...

JTT: How to get through Screening at BBC 

JTT: How to get through Screening at...

Today I go over some helpful tips on getting through the screening processes that you’ll most ...

TCI/Safariland DEHP Review

TCI/Safariland DEHP Review

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a review on here. I’ve been busy with ...

WTW: Beretta 85F Cheetah on BBC 

WTW: Beretta 85F Cheetah on BBC 

I wrote today’s edition of Weapon Trivia Wednesday at Breach Bang Clear: WTW: The Beretta 85F ...

Father's Day Wish List on BBC

Father’s Day Wish List on BBC

The Breach Bang Clear Minions have come up with a List of awesome stuff to get ...

JTT: Setting up your WML (at BBC) 

JTT: Setting up your WML (at BBC) 

I offer some tips on setting up your Weapon Mounted Light at Breach Bang Clear. JTT: ...

5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier Review at BBC

5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier Review at...

I review the 5.11 Tactical Tac Tec Plate Carrier at Breach Bang Clear. Read the full ...

Badass stuff from Daniel Defense at BBC

Badass stuff from Daniel Defense at ...

Check out the latest video and news on Daniel Defense at Breach Bang Clear! Little Birds, ...

Review: Cloud Defensive LCS Mk2  (BBC)

Review: Cloud Defensive LCS Mk2  (BB...

Go read my review of the Cloud Defensive LCS Mk2! Cloud Defensive LCS Mk2 Review ...

MNKF: HK Ally Knife (BBC)

MNKF: HK Ally Knife (BBC)

My everyday carry blade is featured on tonight’s MNKF (Monday Night Knife Fights) at Breach Bang ...

JTT: Use the right tool (BBC)

JTT: Use the right tool (BBC)

Just The Tip on the Mag Lula Uplula, go read more at: JTT: Use the Right ...

Support this page!

Support this page!

​Please help support this page & Breach Bang Clear by going to www.madduo.com where you’ll find ...

Be Advised: RCS Roland Special Phantom Holster (BBC)

Be Advised: RCS Roland Special Phant...

Raven Concealment has you covered if you’re running a Roland Special on your Glock 19! Read ...

AAR: Guerrilla Approach-High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics Course (BBC)

AAR: Guerrilla Approach-High Threat ...

Go read my After Action Review on the Guerrilla Approach-High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics Course that ...

WTW: FN FNC-80 at BBC

WTW: FN FNC-80 at BBC

I wrote a Weapon Trivia Wednesday piece on the Carbine Al Pacino used in my favorite ...

Op-Ed at Breach Bang Clear 

Op-Ed at Breach Bang Clear 

Go read my latest Op-Ed at Breach Bang Clear! Dickheads in Every Community: Cops and Gun ...

SO Tech, Small American Business (BBC)

SO Tech, Small American Business (BB...

Read more about SO Tech Tactical at Breach Bang Clear! Small American Business: SO Tech Tactical ...

5.11 & Ubisoft: Ghost Recon Wildlands (BBC)

5.11 & Ubisoft: Ghost Recon Wildland...

The newly released Ghost Recon Wildlands is so much more than just a video game. Go ...

North Hollywood Shootout, 20 Years Later (BBC)

North Hollywood Shootout, 20 Years L...

I wrote a piece on the North Hollywood Shootout and how it changed Law Enforcement. Go ...

Dynamis Alliance SHOT Show 2017 coverage on BBC

Dynamis Alliance SHOT Show 2017 cove...

Here’s some more coverage from SHOT Show 2017 of Dynamis Alliance. A Quick Look at Dynamis ...

Shot Show 2017 US Palm/Armor Express Coverage on BBC 

Shot Show 2017 US Palm/Armor Express...

Here’s my coverage of some new things coming from US Palm & Armor Express! US PALM/Armor ...

Cloud Defensive LCS Mk1 Gen2 Review is at BBC

Cloud Defensive LCS Mk1 Gen2 Review ...

The Gen 1 was great but the Gen 2 is even better! Go read my review ...

Fifty Shades of FDE SCAR17 Update video

Fifty Shades of FDE SCAR17 Update vi...

I don’t post too many videos on YouTube due to time constraints and I lack the ...

Pictorial Essay on LoF Shooters Glove at BBC

Pictorial Essay on LoF Shooters Glov...

To read my Pictorial Essay on Line of Fire, go to: Line of Fire/Dynamis Alliance, Shooter's ...

Cloud Defensive LCS Gen2 announcement at BBC

Cloud Defensive LCS Gen2 announcemen...

The Cloud Defensive LCS Gen2 is here! ​http://www.breachbangclear.com/cloud-defensive/ ...

Shot Show 2017 B5 Systems New Products at BBC

Shot Show 2017 B5 Systems New Produc...

Some new products from B5 Systems, go read it at BBC: SHOT Show 2017: B5 Systems ...

SHOT Show 2017, LoF product release on BBC!

SHOT Show 2017, LoF product release ...

Go read up on Line of Fire’s Cold Weather Mitt System! Line of Fire Cold Weather ...

JTT: Optimizing the drop leg holster, on BBC

JTT: Optimizing the drop leg holster...

If you must run a drop leg holster, here are some tips. Photos courtesy of Muzzle ...

@fiftyshadesofFDE 50k Instagram Giveaway

@fiftyshadesofFDE 50k Instagram Give...

***Update: I’m making rule #5 optional since a lot of people do not have a Facebook ...

Kershaw Siege Review on BBC

Kershaw Siege Review on BBC

I review Kershaw’s first Tomahawk: the Siege. Go read it here: Review: Kershaw Siege Tomahawk ...

Review: High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics, on BBC

Review: High Threat Environment Vehi...

Go read my review of Aaron from Guerilla Approach’s latest training video on Panteao Productions over ...

Cloud Defensive LCS Mk1/ICC Review live at BBC

Cloud Defensive LCS Mk1/ICC Review l...

A new solid solution to mount your ST07 switch! Go read it over at Breach Bang ...

First Look: Polymer AR10 Magpacker. Live at BBC

First Look: Polymer AR10 Magpacker. ...

Got an AR10/SCAR17? Check out my latest review, link below: Eyes On: AR10 Polymer Magpacker ...

A Visit to Los Angeles Cerakote. Live on BBC

A Visit to Los Angeles Cerakote. Liv...

Read about my Cerakote adventure over at Los Angeles Cerakote! A Visit to Los Angeles Cerakote ...

Lack of Firearms Training after the Police Academy Op-Ed: live at BBC

Lack of Firearms Training after the ...

Read my Op-Ed over at Breach Bang Clear: Lack of Firearms Training After the Police Academy ...

Magpacker Review, live on BBC!

Magpacker Review, live on BBC!

My second article as a guest writer for Breach Bang Clear is now live: Review: Magpacker ...

BPG Blast Shield Cover Review is live at Breach Bang Clear!

BPG Blast Shield Cover Review is liv...

I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been guest writing for the guys at Breach ...

Safariland/Protech Tactical Delta5HC Ballistic Helmet Review

Safariland/Protech Tactical Delta5HC...

Before I get into my review, first I’d like to go over the history of the ...

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Surefire Helmet Light Mount for OpsC...

For many years, those that run the Surefire HL-1 Helmet Lights have been looking for a ...

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Hatch Task Specific Series gloves Re...

I have more sets of gloves through the years that could fill up the trunk of ...

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Keeping your Warrior’s Edge sharp...

Long before I thought about joining the ranks of the Law Enforcement profession, I’ve always viewed ...

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Safariland 6365 Duty Holster Review

In my honest and personal opinion, based on over a decade of experience with all kinds ...

EmdomUSA CM Belt Review

EmdomUSA CM Belt Review

I get asked a lot of questions about my Battle Belt. I figured it was long ...

Thomas Tactical Precision AIWB Glock 43 Holster Review

Thomas Tactical Precision AIWB Glock...

There’s a ton of options when it comes to custom kydex holsters. The hard part is ...

AAR Iron Works Tactical: Every Day Carry class 5-14-16

AAR Iron Works Tactical: Every Day C...

I was invited by my best friend Jeff @muzzleflashmedia to attend a shooting class that really ...

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Sig Sauer P320C FDE 9mm Review

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been updating my weapon systems and ...

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The Fifty Shades of FDE SCAR 17

Some of you follow my Instagram Account @fiftyshadesofFDE so you know a lot about this. I ...

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Surefire UDR Dominator Review

I got a rare chance to take a bunch of Surefire Flashlights for a so-called test ...

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Steve Ryan Push Dagger Review

This would be my first knife review on this blog and I’m starting it off with ...

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Trijicon HD Night Sights Review

Trijicon is best known for their Bright and Tough Night Sights on pistols. A few years ...

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KDG/AXTS Talon SCAR Selector review.

There are more accessories available for the FN SCAR platform out today than ever. Thanks to ...

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Your First Pistol

This post is to help all of the new shooters decide which handgun would be perfect ...

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Trijicon RX30 Reflex Review

Trijicon has an excellent reputation in optics for all sorts of weapons systems. They’re known to ...

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Body Armor

I get a lot of questions regarding body armor. I used to have those questions myself ...

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Weaponology

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! My last post ...

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2015 in review

“Beware of the man who only has one gun.” I found this quote fitting for me ...

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.308 Battle Rifle for Civilians

I saw YouTube video where the two guys in it were discussing the relevance of a ...

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Kinetic DG SCAR MLOK MREX Rail Exten...

One huge complaint against the FN SCAR weapons system is the fact that it is very ...

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Glock 43 Review

For those who know me well, this would be a shocker because I’m known to be ...

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Camouflaging My Rifle

I’ve always wanted to Camouflage my rifle via rattle can but never had the courage to ...

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Surefire Warden Review (Update 7.62)

I thought I’d write an update to my previous review of the Surefire Warden since there ...

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

Our Second Amendment, in my opinion is our most important Amendment in our Constitution because it ...

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Surefire

Surefire doesn’t really need any introduction, it’s reputation as a high quality flashlight and tactical equipment ...

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence cases are difficult to deal with from the start to the conclusion because nobody ...

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Surefire Warden Review

There is not a lot of information out there on Surefire’s highly anticipated Warden. I know ...

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Gun Culture and Law Enforcement

Before I got into the profession of Law Enforcement, even as an Explorer, I thought that ...

Jurors

Jurors

Jury Duty: two words that are dreaded by almost every citizen that gets a notice in ...

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Heckler and Koch MP5

It’s not everyday that I get to shoot a fully automatic submachine gun. Actually it’s extremely ...

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FNH SCAR 17s FDE

I recently acquired the Fabrique Nationale Herstal SCAR 17s. It was a rifle that I have ...

Never Off Duty

Never Off Duty

The moment you accept the oath, are sworn in and given a badge, your life changes ...

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United We Stand.

United We Stand. Do we as Americans still remember this phrase? It sure doesn’t look that ...

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Optics

My knowledge on optics for long guns is very limited. I can say that I’m proficient ...

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Beretta M85F Cheetah .380

I’ve carried the Beretta M85F Cheetah chambered in .380 ACP or 9mm short for many years ...

When Evil stares at you, stare back!

When Evil stares at you, stare back!

Throughout my career, I’ve come across a lot of criminals. Most of them made poor decisions ...

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Backup Gun

The worst case scenario. If anyone really knows me, they know that I always plan for ...

Knowing How to Help.

Knowing How to Help.

One of the most rewarding feelings you get out this job is knowing that you helped ...

Deadly Force

Deadly Force

Since this is a huge topic today, thanks to our media, I will give you some ...

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Heckler and Koch VP9

In this line of work, you have to adapt and adjust with the times. When it ...

Training & Experience

Training & Experience

Training and experience are, in my opinion, the most important things to a Peace Officer. There ...

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Safariland

The Safariland Group brand needs no introduction of you’re a LEO or service member. Their motto ...

My Support System.

My Support System.

I am truly blessed to have my family and friends who support me every single day, ...

The Worst Father.

The Worst Father.

Some people shouldn’t be parents. There are some horrible parents out there who do terrible things ...

Personal Defense.

Personal Defense.

Having the knowledge and ability to defend your own life is absolutely vital in the field ...

Gangs

Gangs

Most of us aren’t exposed to the gang world other than watching documentaries on cable. Even ...

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Striker Fire Showdown! P320 vs. VP9

Striker Fire pistols have been around for many years and in my opinion, they are perfect ...

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To Protect

One of the most important duties as a Law Enforcement Officer is to protect. It is ...

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Peace Officer Memorial Month

May is dedicated to Memorialize Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, those who have ...

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Train Hard. Fight Easy (or Easier)

This year has been the best year yet in my career when it comes to training ...

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AAR Falcon Ops Group LEO/MIL 1.5 Pis...

Training. For a true professional in any field, it never ends. In the field of Law ...

Personal Responsibility.

Personal Responsibility.

I dedicate this post to my dad. It’s his birthday today. Both he and my mom ...

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LWRCI M6A2

AR-15’s, there are so many different manufacturers to choose from. I myself only have one. I ...

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Sig Sauer P229R+Surefire X200b revie...

This is my first gun review post. I am a firearm enthusiast if you don’t know ...

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Traffic Court

*Note: whatever I mention in this post or any of my posts for that matter, are ...

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Modern Day First Responder

When I got into this line of work, I never really thought much medical skills. It ...

Duty Weapons

Duty Weapons

What you carry on duty is your preference, as long as you’re within your department’s guidelines ...

The Remorseless Bank Robber

The Remorseless Bank Robber

This case was something that you’d think came out of a Hollywood movie. It involves bank ...

Bailiff

Bailiff

Everyone knows what a Bailiff is. If you’d seen Judge Judy, Bailiff Byrd is always standing ...

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Teamwork

Members of the Thin Blue Line are all part of a vast team that defends citizens ...

Priorities

Priorities

Everyone has their own priorities in life. I’m not here to criticize anyone else’s, I’m just ...

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Tackleberry

The term “Tackleberry” is used often to describe a type of person in my profession. It ...

the Sheepdog Mindset

the Sheepdog Mindset

The term ‘Sheepdog’ is used quite a bit lately. You may have heard it from members ...

Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to Fifty Shades of FDE! I am a Full-Time LEO, husband and father. I have ...