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Dave Morelli

About Dave Morelli

Dave Morelli is a retired Las Vegas police officer and SWAT sniper now living in Idaho. He regularly writes on topics pertaining to law enforcement, search and rescue and precision marksmanship.

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Gun Training Should Involve a Dose of Nasty Weather

It’s too windy, or it’s cold or raining too hard to go out and practice. The truth of the matter is, whether hunting or competing, long-distance shooters can’t always depend on blue bird skies. To win in nasty conditions, your gun training can't be called for bad weather.

The TLR-1 lit up this completely dark laundry room so brightly it flushed out the camera picture. No Flash.

Two Critical Accessories in Building a Defensive AR-15

There are endless ways of configuring an AR-15. But, when it comes to home defense there are two accessories that are musts. If you focus on lights and sights, your gun will be decked out with what you need when it matters most.

Cowboy Action competitions often demand precise shots, such as this one where a competitor attempts to hit a target through two doorways.

Getting Western with Cowboy Action Shooting

Whether you're a tenderfoot or an old cowhand, Cowboy Action Shooting has plenty to offer. The fast-moving competition combines the skill of 3-gun shoots and the rich history of the Wild West. Kick up your boots and take a gander at what it takes to be quick on the draw.

Cold dry air creates more resistance to a bullet in flight than warm humid conditions. Such environmental considerations must be taken into account when making an accurate long-range shot.

5 Biggest Challenges to Long-Range Shooting

From environmental variables to internal ballistics, long-range shooting presents a host of challenges. Get dialed in by finding out the 5 big factors you face in making long-range shots.

The Sig 516 Patrol Rifle comes in a standard black model, but is also available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and a black/Olive Drab (OD) Green version. Beyond the colors, each model boasts many of the same features.

AR-15 Review: SIG 516 Patrol Rifle

The SIG 516 Patrol is not just another AR. It has some really cool improvements over the typical AR-style rifle. One of the most notable improvements is it’s gas piston operated. But that's not all.

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Targets for Precision Shooting

There are no special targets that will make us better shooters. To be better shooters we need to use targets for shooting a lot and regularly. Here are some good targets for long-range shooting.

Dynamic Entry Tools

Post-Disaster Survival: Dynamic Entry Tools 101

Following a disaster, access to friends and family may be not be as easy as opening a door. Understanding dynamic entry tools and techniques is important. Tactical expert and law enforcement veteran Dave Morelli explains these concepts in this article.