Ambidextral Hunter

ambidextrous hunting

As I have noted in both "The Ambidextral Rifleman" and "The Ambidextral Gunfighter", the Lever Action is the best, most perfectly mirrored, manual action. 
Why serious hunters should become ambidextrous...Ambidextral Hunters.

Optimal use of cover.
Optimal use of concealment.
Optimal use of terrain for steady hold factors.

The how (easy), like in The Ambidextral Gunfighter, is translated to a hunter's context.

How current hunting, manual action, rifle platforms can be improved and made safer for the ambidextral hunter. 

Back Country Bears

Crossbreed Chest Holster. AmbGun recommends left hand carry and initial presentation...once you are fully ambidextrous. 
XDM 10mm and Chest Rig Manual of Arms
MantisX and Training Laser
Sentry Solutions Tuf-Glide
Public Range Safety
US Air Marshal Drill
Optimal Use of Cover
Ride and Shoot

Chest Rig improperly worn. Top strap should be over right shoulder.
(thanks Bill J)

The Chest Rig by Crossbreed HolstersSaddlery Smell Like Kings Saddlery in SheridanStretchy StrapsRetention while Mountain BikingProtection of Trigger and Mag ButtonRange Safety at Public RangesWhy Left Hand Carry and Presentation

Chest Rig improperly worn. Top strap should be over right shoulder.
(thanks Bill J)

proper LH wear of Chest Rig
"This is the primary video in the Safety in Bear Country video series, and is a major educational tool for anyone living, traveling, or working in black and grizzly bear country in North America. It includes the consensus opinion of leading experts on bear behavior and its relevance to human safety.  Viewers will develop a better understanding of bear behavior and how this knowledge can help them to minimize the chance of bear encounters and bear attacks. The video stresses that a much greater degree of co-existence with bears is possible if people understand and apply a few safety principles."

Tikka T1x

The Ambidextral Gunfighter discovers (and re-discovers) the charms of the bolt action rifle...especially the bolt action 22LR. 
How to upgrade and improve the Tikka T1x rifle stock.
The Ruger 10/22 Collectors Series 2nd Edition has been a longtime Project Appleseed favorite. Equipped with a BX Trigger it has earned many Appleseed students their Rifleman patch. Can the exceptional Tikka T1x bolt gun deliver Rifleman scores equal to the 10/22?
Seeking a source for a Tikka T1x firing pin. If none are found, it is possible that we'll produce our own version. 

Mossberg MVP Scout

Marlin Guide Gun

While I have not personally tested the Maven RF1 rangefinder, I do like that it is made in the Phillippines rather than the PRC. It looks like premium quality from a Lander, WY optics manufacturer. 
Check it out if you're seeking a rangefinder.
45-70 Trajectory
Installing XS sights on the 45-70 Marlin Guide Gun.
Zeroing 9 & 180 Yards vs 100 Yard Zero.
AQT (Appleseed Qualification Test).
XS Sight Systems ML-0012-5 Ghost Ring WS Marlin 336, 1894, Integral Ramp

AmbGun Hunting

At my favorite tar paper shack near Phelps Mountain. Elk hunting with my glorious Marlin Guide Gun. 
Wyoming antelope/pronghorn taken with Marlin Guide Gun prone from 140 yards-ish. Headshot makes for quick kill and fine tasting meat. 
Because sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted...or you just fall (the hunter's most common cause of injury) is THE ambidextrous gunfighting resource. Why you should become an ambidextrous gunfighter. How you can become an ambidextrous gunfighter. What the ambidextrous gunfighter requires in his equipment.

Ambidextrous "optimal use of cover", optimal use of terrain for steady hold factors.
Training the brain so that both the left and right eye can pick up the sighting system. Perfectly mirrored controls for unconscious, bilateral transfer of skill. operation both left and right handed. 

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