Among the numerous seminars, workshops, and special presentations afforded to those who visited the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis was a presentation by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who has authored and co-authored several books. In the presentation, entitled, "Sheepdogs! The Bulletproof Mind for the Armed Citizen," Grossman discussed in-depth the mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen, as well as the threats that the armed citizen could face. Additionally, Grossman detailed PTSD and the mind and body after encountering an armed threat. Overall, it was an excellent presentation and certainly exuded sage advice for all attendees.
For the Armed Citizen
American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.
Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.