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Articles and reviews related to the AK-47 and all other variants of the kalashnikov rifle. Reviews on top manufacturers as well as training and tequniques related to the AK rifle system.

EDC Carbine: Galil ACE. The First Impressions

EDC Carbine The EDC carbine, here meaning ‘Pistol’ Carbines and Short Barreled Rifles, continues to be a popular platform. Their unique compact profiles and legal niche give them a utility no other platform can surpass. My LWRCi and Zenith MP5 are used daily and sometimes in tandem as PDW’s during EDC. They are simple vehicle/bag portable items that take little more effort …

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It’s a Monday…

Gun Control proponents have made gains. -Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The age to purchase firearms in Florida is now 21. Military service members and LEO’s can purchase if they are under 21 for rifles and shotguns. A three day minimum waiting period is now applicable for all firearms. Exceptions for concealed carry license holders, …

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Trump Trump’s the Trump Slump: Gun Control talk has thinned the stock of firearms nationwide.

The title image was sent to me from Southwick’s of Plainwell, MI. My friends down there usually have a healthy stock of AR-15’s and similar rifles and they have been slow business in the year since Trump was elected. They still have a few left but the supply and demand have certainly inverted. Other stores are cleaned out completely. President …

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A Pediatrician Explains the AR-15

The Doctor will school you now. From Dr. LateBloomer The “AR-15” is the common name for a style of semi-automatic rifle which is perhaps the most misunderstood firearm in modern history. To listen to gun controllers, one would think that this style of firearm had emerged from the depths of hell, become sentient, and started attacking residential subdivisions across the …

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The Gun Control Value Menu: The Proposals

It’s time to have a meaningful conversation about Gun Control. The ideas espoused by gun control activists and advocates inevitably coalesce into several ideas for policy change. Each of these changes have a stated goal, the same two goals in each case. Keep firearms out of the hands of “those people who shouldn’t have guns” and to save lives, “even …

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Let’s Make a Deal: President Trump’s Line on Gun Control. Proposes Bans

Yesterday the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to set rules “banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.” “GUN AND MAGAZINE BANS. Gun and magazine bans are a total failure. That’s been proven every time it’s been tried. Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding …

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Clever Girl… Aklys Defense “Velociraptor” AKSV

This year at SHOT was fairly sparse on truly new products. Obviously there were new models. Companies had more variants and accessories to improve their legacy products but it was a vanilla show in most respects. But there is always an outlier.   Aklys Defense had this bizarre box muzzled Kalashnikov prototype. Color me intrigued. The Aklys Defense AKSV is a …

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IWI US: SHOT Show 2018

IWI kicked off in the United States by bringing the Tavor. Five years later they are set to have over 60 active products from Jericho pistols to the Galil ACE line up and adding the Tavor 7 and TS12. The original Tavor SAR21’s have been retired.   The Tavor 7 was teased and previewed well before SHOT. The IWI US …

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SHOT Show 2018: Haley Strategic Partners

Stopping by Haley Strategic’s booth I met up with a couple familiar faces. After shaking hands and exchanging the pleasantries we headed back to check out the prototypes. The new modular D3 Micro’s are soon to be released. Shipping will start once availability and supply are secured. The Micro’s are a streamlined evolution of the D3 chest rigs with a …

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Sunday Sermon: If You Can Choose What to Bring to a Gunfight, Bring a Long Gun and Some Friends with Long Guns

The old saying goes “The handgun is used to fight to your long gun”. The phrasing may vary sightly but the intent of the message remains consistent. Get to a rifle or shotgun as quickly as you can in a fight and you will have a considerable advantage. Long guns trump handguns in every feasible scenario, save within arms reach. …

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