Keith Finch

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing editor@gatdaily.com Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006, an Infantry Marine and Squad Leader. Additionally holding a US Army MOS of 91F Small Arms Repair Technician for the State of Michigan. Keith's work in the commercial firearms industry started in 2009 as an NRA certified instructor teaching concealed weapons courses in the Kalamazoo MI Area. Now he reviews, writes, publishes the GAT Daily content, and sticks his nose into every corner of the industry because firearms technology is awesome.

Gear Review: Midwest Industries SCAR SOCOM Handguard

From GAT Daily In 2004 the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) solicited an upgraded modular assault rifle system through the SCAR Program (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle). The winner of the program was FN Herstal and their rifle is the bearer of the title SCAR (Though in military designation they’re known as the Mk16, Mk17, and Mk20). The …

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Gun Review: Zenith Z5RS, The Everyman MP5

Original Post From GAT Daily Since it’s introduction in 1964 the H&K MP5 has been arguably the most successful pistol caliber carbine. With over 100 variants produced, several international licensed manufacturers, and adopted by 40 nations for their police, military, and special operations forces, the little German space magic 9mm has a prestigious history that has stretched into 2017 with …

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Reloading “Accidents” Do Happen

Why the quotes? Because most reloading “accidents” aren’t “accidents” at all. They are failure to follow established rules. Or failure to be attentive enough. Or deliberately doing something wrong for the umpteenth time because you have always gotten away with it in the past.   Like the reloader with 30 years accident-free experience who decided to seat a primer just …

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PERFECTION?  GOING HANDS ON WITH GLOCK’s 5th GENERATION PISTOL

From Mike Westra Thirty six years ago a man who made knives, shower curtain rods and kitchen cabinet accessories in his garage set out to make his first handgun.  What he came up with some would say is the best handgun ever produced.  Log into any gun forum and you will see lovers and haters going at it.  What caused …

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How To Find The Best Gun Safe – A Buyer’s Guide

From GAT Daily A good gun safe is an absolute necessity for any serious gun owner. There are many advantages of having a decent safe. First and foremost, storing your guns in a good safe keeps them protected against a variety of dangers and risks. While it may seem that the biggest danger for your guns is theft, and while …

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Dakota Tactical DTAC Modular Handguard

The MP5 platform of today is experiencing a second discovery. A child of the 20th Century action scene both on screen and down range with Military and Law Enforcement the MP5 was the pinnacle standard of the submachine gun/pistol caliber carbine. But times they are a changing… With several newer options hitting the market the MP5 and it’s kin, my …

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On HR 3458

From Mike Westra According to a study done by the World Health Organization one person dies every 100 seconds in an armed conflict somewhere in America.  That means in the time it took you to shower and drink your first cup of coffee this morning 20 people died.  In the time it takes you to read this article another 6 …

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For the First Time Since the Law Change in 2001, Michigan’s Active CPL Numbers Have Dropped.

For the first time since the current shall issue CPL change in 2001 Michigan’s number of active Concealed Pistol Licenses has dropped month to month. Just slightly though… In July 2017 there were 617,873 licenses active according to the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, that number dropped to 616,941 as of August 1st. A down …

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Rifle Systems Spotlight: Daniel Defense

Daniel Defense is arguably one of the most successful turn of the century firearms manufacturers. Since their founding in 2000 they’ve become a leader in the vast AR15 community with top tier rifles and components, doubling their year over year output three separate times in less than two decades. It was one of their components, the RIS, that originally put …

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How I Quit Caring About Printing and Learned to Love My Full Sized Gun

From GAT Daily As a guy who carries a Sig Sauer P226 daily I agree with Travis here… From Travis Pike When I was first issued my concealed carry permit I went with what I thought was the wise route in weapon selection. I had read from many others that most new concealed carriers carried a gun much too large. …

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