AR Pistols or SBR. Which Is Better?

The Roper Report

I’ve been a fan and strong advocate for short-barreled rifles (SBRs) for a long time, especially in 5.56mm NATO.

For realistic applications, a 16-inch barrel is about 6 inches too long for me. I served as a law enforcement officer for decades, and the most practical 5.56mm carbines seem to have barrels between 10.5 to 11.5 inches long. Modern ammunition keeps these weapons ballistically efficient yet short enough to be handy in close spaces, and they can still be reliably suppressed.

I’ve used SBRs to consistently engage targets out to 500 yards. In other words, they meet the needs of all but the most specialized tasks. Shorter barrels (7 to 9 inches) can be useful for dedicated law enforcement entry work as well as home and vehicle defense. Advancements in bullet and ammunition technology have made SBRs excellent options when your targets are inside 100 yards, but you can still stretch your…

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Homemade Grass Suit Erases your Visual Imprint.

Your visual imprint is anything that differs from the environment you are in.

Hunters, Military and Spies, all try to hide their visual imprint.

But I believe nothing can erase your visual imprint, like what only the most elite sniper uses.

You can’t buy it.

But it completely erases you.

Josh shows you how to make it right here.

So you can become invisible if you need to.

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Like a good neighbor, ShieldWall is there!

Great story from the Washington Post about being a good neighbor…but we would add, A. Move to a rural area where there is no homeowner’s association or city rules and ordinances to follow, and more space between neighbors. B. Organize a Neighborhood Watch, whether you think you need one, or not. C. Homogeneity is our strength. 

By Daniel Bortz   Washington Post

October 2

To live in a great neighborhood — and enjoy all the comforts that come with being part of a tightknit community — you have to be a good neighbor yourself.

There’s certainly no shortage of examples of bad neighbors in TV shows and films (think Homer Simpson or any neighbor from “Desperate Housewives”). But what does it mean to be a genuinely good neighbor?

Here, etiquette experts share ways to build and maintain positive, long-lasting relationships with your neighbors. (It requires more than lending someone a cup of sugar.)

Share important information

One of the best ways to welcome new neighbors is by providing them with a “need-to-know” checklist, says Diane Gottsman, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life.” If you know a great housekeeper, handyman, dry cleaner, dog walker or lawn-mowing service, give your new neighbor a sheet with their contact information. Also include suggestions on the best and nearest grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies.

Keep up your curb appeal

Just one ugly home in a community can reduce property values for the entire neighborhood. Hence, you don’t want to become known as the owner of “that ugly house” — i.e., the one with knee-high grass, overflowing gutters, dirty windows, peeling paint or toys scattered across the front yard. “You should be cleaning up the front of your house as much as possible,” says Lizzie Post, co-president at the Emily Post Institute, a Burlington, Vt.-based etiquette-training business.

Be a responsible pet owner

“Pets can be a big bone of contention between neighbors, so you need to keep them in check,” says etiquette consultant Lisa Mirza Grotts.

Start with pet etiquette 101: Clean up after your pooch. “When you take your dog for a walk, do not deposit your dog’s poop bag into someone else’s trash can,” Gottsman says. “It sounds basic, but it happens a lot.”

Organize a service project

You may want to attend block parties, community cookouts and other neighborhood events so that you can mingle and form friendships. But to go an extra mile, suggests Elaine Swann, founder of the Swann School of Protocol , coordinate a community-wide project that neighbors can participate in together, such as decking out your neighborhood’s playground for Halloween.

Live by a senior citizen? Assemble a group of neighbors to help spruce up their yard or hang holiday lights.

Invite your neighbors over

Recently moved in? One way to build rapport is by inviting your neighbors over for a housewarming party (instead of only inviting your friends). But, “Let people know that you’re not accepting gifts,” Post says. “This should be simply a social event.”

Once you’ve established a relationship, you could form a neighborhood book club or weekly softball game to deepen friendships.

Don’t be the town gossip

Part of being a good neighbor is avoiding gossip. However, Post says there’s a difference between “good” gossip and “bad” gossip. “If a neighbor’s mother passes away, communicating that news to other neighbors so that people can attend the funeral is good gossip,” she explains. Bad gossip, meanwhile, spreads negative rumors (e.g., “I heard Jerry got fired from his job. I can’t say I’m surprised”).

Be a respectful party host

Keeping music at a reasonable noise level when you’re throwing a party is common sense. An aspect people frequently overlook, though, is minding where their guests park. “The last thing you want is for your guest to block your neighbor’s driveway,” Gottsman says. You also don’t want your guests’ cars to take up the entire block, which is why Gottsman suggests hiring a valet service.

Abide by community rules

When you live in a homeowners or condo association, you have to comply with the community’s rules. Still, a lot of people don’t take the time to review their association’s rules, Swann says. These rules may dictate parking restrictions, trash and recycling schedules, landscaping requirements, move-in procedures and more.

Breaking your association’s rules can not only result in fines but also ruffle feathers with neighbors. “It’s your responsibility to police yourself if you want to avoid conflict,” Swann says.

Also, check local codes to make sure you’re following city ordinances, particularly regarding noise. (For example, Arlington prohibits shouting, yelling and other loud noises from midnight to 9 a.m.) A new survey by showed that six of the top 10 complaints people have about their neighbors involve noise, whether from music, voices, parties, kids, pets or the TV.

Handle conflict judiciously

No matter how friendly you are, you may have disagreements or quibbles with neighbors. Handling these conflicts with tact is crucial.

Generally, if you have an issue with a neighbor, your first line of defense should be to try to resolve the problem with the person directly. This should be done face-to-face — not over text message or email, where messages can get misconstrued, Swann says.

Let’s say your neighbor’s dog is peeing on your garden. Broach the subject by starting with a compliment, and then suggest working together toward a solution: “Duke is such a sweet dog. However, I have noticed that he’s been peeing on our begonias, and I would really love to curb that behavior so that my flowers don’t die on me.” If you can’t resolve the issue one-on-one, contact your homeowner’s association.


Free Blankets Here!

The Roper Report

Wagon  burners are going on the warpath this Columbus Day, which they refer to as ‘Indigenous People’s Day’, scolding the poor Italian who sailed for Spain after the newly Judenfrei comonarchy had reunited and ReConquista’d their land from the Muslim invaders after hundreds of years of struggle and resistance.

Old Chris himself didn’t fare too well, and he’d used the maps of Vikings who explored America five hundred years earlier, as told in Glome’s Saga, to get here, but the tradition of the holiday is what matters, except for those who speak with forked tongue.

To celebrate, we thought we would share with The Roper Report readers a recent letter sent to ShieldWall Network Coordinator Billy Roper, and his off-the-cuff response to one of the primitives.

By the way, here is a link to the book referenced, proving that Whites were actually here first.

From: Billy Roper <>

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Why You Need Dry-Fire Practice

Do part of any defensive firearms training and you can almost hear a listener’s brain turning off and his eyes glazing over. If pushed to explain this lack of enthusiasm, sooner or later they’ll say, “It’s boring.” Well, yes, there’s definitely no sizzle to clicking an empty pistol at an improvised target or blank wall. Also, there aren’t any of the things that make live fire enjoyable: no loud noise, no recoil, no downrange results with which to congratulate (or criticize) yourself. No shooting the breeze with fellow handgunners about the great merits of your choice of gun and caliber. No discussion of shooting tips, nor any help in rationalizing your poor performance. Dull.

Two of the reasons offered for not dry-firing are that it can damage the gun (in particular, the firing pin/striker could break) and without live fire you don’t learn to control the recoil of the firearm. While there’s some truth to firing pin damage, with modern firearms this is only a remote possibility. One top shooter I know dry-fired his Glock about 80,000 times before the firing pin started to wear down. (It didn’t “break,” however.)

It’s true you don’t learn how to control the arm in live fire. But recoil control should supplement dry-fire. After all, if you can’t hit anything due to lack of trigger control, there’s little reason to shoot.

On the positive side, the strongest argument offered for dry-firing is cost savings. I’m not talking just about ammo here, although with today’s supply and demand situation that’s certainly a big one. There’s also the time and money spent for travel to and from the range, along with costs associated with using the range.

While most everyone agrees that dry-firing is the best way to learn trigger control, “boring” appears to trump everything. I’ve done both live- and dry-fire but, early on, most of my practice was live fire thanks to the U.S. Army and as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service—along with a lot of free GI .45 ACP ammo. By adding reloading to 10,000 rounds of hardball, I spent my practice time at a range. I got better, but I also ingrained some bad habits that were masked by live-fire and bedevil me even now, some four decades later.

Dry-fire practice is invaluable in that you can focus on one thing at a time without the distractions of live fire. If you’re concerned about damaging your handgun—although, as mentioned earlier, most modern handguns will stand up to more dry-firing than most any of us will ever do—buy a dozen or so snap caps. These are inert, visibly marked dummy cartridges to cushion the firing pin strike. You want to buy at least a dozen, because more is always better, and you will certainly lose or misplace some. They’re great not just for dry-firing but also for gun manipulation drills such as malfunction clearing and mag changes.

As to where to start dry-fire practice, some basic questions arise, but the first order of business is safety; dry-fire does not also include “dumb-fire.” All of you know the “unloaded” handgun may well be the most dangerous gun. I have a general impression that accidental discharges happen more with “empty” rather than loaded guns. How many times have we all read or heard, “I didn’t think it was loaded,” right after the “bang”?

Anecdotally, I think that “dumb-fire” mostly destroys wall light switches, TV sets and full-length mirrors. (Mirrors get it when practicing draw-and-fire drills.) And yes, there have been fatalities.

So you must begin with a verified safe and empty handgun, ammo separate from the gun and preferably put in another room. Next, you need a location where you will not be interrupted by anyone. Once established, most of your “downrange” area must be able to stop an accidental live round.

Finally, have firm time limits that are not exceeded for any reason. If you then want to load up, do it in the location of your ammo—not in the dry-fire area. Wall switches, TV sets and full-length mirrors are most often nailed after formal practice, usually a case of “just one more.”

Begin with the most basic method, which requires only a safe and empty handgun and a wall for the Wall Drill, which means using a wall that is light-colored and is a backstop more than capable of stopping a bullet from penetrating or ricocheting. There is no target; the drill is simply to bring the gun up, align the sights and press the trigger, while observing the action of the sights as the sear releases. (George Harris, formerly of SIG Academy, is the one who dubbed this the Wall Drill.)

Here you learn trigger control, which is 90 percent of effective firearms shooting. You can see how your trigger press affects sight alignment, along with how you must maintain your sighting even after the sear releases. Jerk the trigger and the front sight dives or snaps to the side and down, out of the rear sight notch. Boring? Yes. Worse still, you have no good excuse for this, although blaming a too-heavy or rough trigger pull is common.

There are no simple tricks. Problem is, there’s no way to excuse what you see your sights do when you jerk rather than pull the trigger. Sure, you can rationalize and claim you really need the ubiquitous “trigger job,” but this excuse lasts only until get the work done and find your front sight still disappears when you pull (read: jerk/yank) the trigger.

You can have a change of pace by modifying the drill with an eraser-tipped lead pencil and a sheet of paper for the “pencil drill” or design your own. Hang your target such that your gun muzzle is almost touching it. When the pencil is launched, its tip will dimple or mark, forming a pattern of your efforts. WARNING: Do not fire the pencil at anyone or anything! Depending on the gun’s firing system, the pencil point will break skin.

Dry-fire a dozen or so times while paying attention to only one thing at a time. If you try to correct multiple errors, you can’t know which correction worked on a particular error. Start with observing how your trigger press affects sight alignment. By the way, if you’re not seeing this, you’re closing your eyes just as the sear releases.

Dry-fire practice is the foundation on which you build shooting skills. Did I say dry-fire is boring? Add this: It is also indispensable.


Unmasking ANTIFA 11: Share Make This Unmasked ANTIFA Member Famous!

New Conservative Movement

Article by Bryan Howard

September 23, 2018

Berkeley Police:

Andres Gonzalez, 35, of Oakland, was arrested at Civic Center Park on five counts of carrying a banned weapon.

Andres Gonzalez is a dangerous violent animal who planned on using a deadly weapon to cause serious harm to a Conservative.Take a look at her picture and share this post, make this violent terrorist famous.

Unmasking Antifa 11

On August 15, 2018 declared war on ANTIFA by creating the Unmasking ANTIFA Project. Please help this war and share their pictures.

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On a recent ShieldWall Network trip, it was found that two of us were carrying the same model, caliber, and generation of Glock .45, with very similar holsters, which caused some momentary confusion during gear transport. This article describes the importance of marking your magazines, as well. 

This past weekend I helped to orchestrate an epic shootfest for a buddy’s bachelor party and it provided a great example of why you should mark your magazines. More about that in a bit.

I hope Dave’s marriage is way more fun than we had at the range, but I gotta say, that is gonna be a challenge. The day was glorious and contained everything from real training to fun with guns, .22lr to .50BMG, single shot to full auto, and paper targets to time on the Roger’s range.

All of that fun meant lots of magazines! In my case, marked magazines. I like my gear. I invest a lot in my gear. Even though I enjoy allowing other shooters to use my gear, I actually want that gear back! I bet you feel the same way.

That means that like me, you might want to consider taking the time to mark your magazines.

Mark Your Magazines: Why you should mark your mags.

Tuesday morning rolled around. That meant it was time for me to reorganize after a three day weekend of firearms instruction. When it comes to teaching guns, it seems there is at least as much work that takes place off of the range.

As I started to work through the boxes of gear, I came across lots of mags. With the exception of two of those mags, they were all mine.

I knew that the mags were mine because they were marked with my name, my company name and a number. You see, after years on the range, one thing I know is that a GLOCK mag looks like a GLOCK mag and with the amount I invest in magazines, it makes sense to make certain that I get my gear back.

If you are reading blog posts here at GunMag Warehouse, you know how important mags are to your shooting and you know that they are a significant investment. You want your mags back after a weekend of shooting and that is why you should mark your mags.

If it gets mixed in with someonelse’s gear or gets misplaced or left behind a marked mag is much more likely to be returned.

How to Mark Magazines.

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Over the years I have found that the best way to mark magazines is with a simple paint marker. I make sure that the marker is a contrasting color to the magazine, white works well in most cases, but if you like some other color go for it as long as it will allow you and others to see who the mag belongs to.

When it comes to the actual marking, make sure to follow the directions that come with your paint marker. Since guns and oil often go together, pay particular attention to the cleaning instructions.

It makes sense to test out your paint marker on something that isn’t valuable before you start marking. Making sure to have the right amount of paint in the tip can help to ensure your mags look neat and more importantly that your markings are legible.

When I mark my mags I like to mark them in multiple places so that if one marking wears away, another may still be visible. I also like to be able to see the mag I.D. from multiple angles. I ALWAYS mark the body of the mag as that is likely to be the most easily seen, and I often mark the baseplate as well. This helps me keep parts together in the same unit and prevents someone from simply replacing a baseplate and making the rest of my mag “theirs.”

Finally, make sure your mags have some drying time before they get used.

What markings do you need?

Lots of folks have some kind of a unique mark they like to put on their gear to I.D. it. I’ve seen officers use badge numbers or people using a neat display of initials or a personal mark. All those ideas are groovy, but they may only have meaning to the individual or a small group. When you are at a training course of a dozen or more people or you leave your gear at a public range, those unique marks may not be enough. While unique is cool, it may not help your mags to get back to you.

I recommend making sure to mark your mags with your last name. If you have a last name that is common, consider first initial and last name at a minimum. Last name helps an instructor or range worker be able to cross reference paperwork and your mag and facilitates them getting your gear back to you.

While you are at it, make sure to add a unique number to each mag so you can track its performance over time. When you experience a malfunction knowing what mag was being used can help you to track down the source of the malf. After all magazine reliability is important!

I typically use a 2 digit number identifier such as “01” or “18”. I can’t think of a single firearm I own that has less than 10 mags to go with it and I like that consistency of seeing 2 digits. Yeah I guess I am a bit “type A” about some things.

Final Thoughts

Shooters need mags. Lots of mags and that necessitates an investment. Taking the simple step of marking your magazines is an excellent way to protect your investment and keep your gear for years to come.

Marking your mags helps you to identify the magazines that belong to you. It helps others return your gear to you when they scoop it up by accident or when you leave it behind. Marking your mags with a unique number can also help you keep your gear functioning at its best. These reasons really make the idea of marking your mags a no-brainer.

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Now, I need to track down the owners of a well used HK VP9 magazine and a brand new FDE Hexmag, both unmarked!

How do you mark your mags?

Paul Carlson, owner of Safety Solutions Academy, is a Professional Defensive Shooting Instructor.  He has spent the past decade and a half studying how humans can perform more efficiently in violent confrontations and honing his skills as an instructor both in the classroom and on the range.

Through Safety Solutions Academy, Paul teaches a variety of Critical Defensive Skills courses in more than a dozen states annually.  Courses range from Concealed Carry Classes to Advanced Critical Defensive Handgun Courses and include instruction for the defensive use of handguns, rifles and shotguns.  Safety Solutions Academy regularly hosts other industry leading experts as guest instructors to make sure that SSA’s students have the opportunity for quality instruction across a broad range of Critical Defensive disciplines.

The Role of Guerrillas and Gangs When SHTF.

The Roper Report

Most of the participants in the next civil war will only be wearing the uniform they were born in. This will simplify things greatly from the last time, as many people who are too gutless or preoccupied to pick a side now will just have one conveniently chosen for them. The following is a look at how volunteer, unofficial forces participated in Civil War I. Since people are still people, and human behavior is largely the same in such situations, things this time will be at least this bad, if not worse, with lower morals and more effective weaponry as a force multiplier. The point made at the end of the article should be extrapolated to the modern situation by understanding that resistance to Federal (and perhaps state) power is a more likely scenario than secession by a state or states, so the internally destabilizing and resource depleting effects of…

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Top Alt-Right Site Now Siding With Antifa – Calls For Attacks on Pro-Life Women

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Top Alt-Right Site Now Siding With Antifa – Calls For Attacks on Pro-Life Women

Deep State Plants Andrew Anglin and “Weev” Auernheimer Celebrating Jordan Hunt’s Attack on Pro-Life Woman – Saying All Women Should Be “Beaten, Raped and Locked in Cages”

In an article on today’s “Daily Stormer” web site, mixed in with stories supporting Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh,  Andrew Anglin and Weev published an article in which they lauded the cowardly attack by Jordan Hunt on a pro-life woman.

In the article, “Roy Batty”, most likely another one of Anglin’s sock-puppet pseudonyms, compared the soy-boy Jordan Hunt to Chuck Norris, and sided with Hunt when he called journalist Ben Shapiro a “Nazi” in a Tweet after the attack.

The article went on to attack all pro-life activists and conservatives,  whom they said worshiped “Cuck Jesus”. It is clear that this is all being done in an effort to…

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