Author Archives: Dave Morelli

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.

Bug-Out Bag

How to Make a Winter Bug-Out Bag

There is a lot of talk these days about putting together some sort of bug-out pack. I agree it is a good idea to be prepared for emergency, but there are a host of ideas as to what a bug-out pack is for. Lots of folks think they could throw a minimal pack on...

The Slide

Three-Gun Shooting Competition: Heaven or Hell?

Have you ever dreamed of doing something to challenge every element of your shooting skills? Point your truck toward Parma, Idaho and bring along a couple thousand rounds of ammunition, it is time to take on the MGM Iron Man 3-Gun Competition. You’ve got to be nuts to try it, but now that I...

Keep Your Bolt Running Right

When was the last time you paid any attention to the bolt on your bolt-action rifle? New tools now make routine maintenance much simpler.


Video: First Round Hit

Precision Marksmanship Columnist Dave Morelli takes you through the process of ranging targets and compensating for environmental factors to make sure your first shot is a hit.


Video Gun Review: McMillan TAC-308

It was 1973 when Gale McMillan started producing stocks for his own use in benchrest competition. He soon started making them for other shooters as well. Today, the company has evolved to a high quality stock and custom rifle manufacturer that carries a well-known and respected brand name in both the hunting and tactical...

Russian Saiga Semi-Auto Shotgun

Video Gun Review: Russian Saiga Semi-Auto Shotgun

Dave Morelli reviews the Russian-made Izhmash Saiga semi-automatic shotgun. Morelli discusses how to modify the shotgun to accept aftermarket mags and optics, plus ATF rules to consider when upgrading the Saiga. Coming soon a full article review of this tactical shotgun. Recommended Resources for Gunsmithing Gunsmithing with Patrick SweeneyCD Gunsmithing Semi-Automatic PistolsCD Gunsmithing the...