Reviews

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IWI Academy Tavor I: The Bullpup School

In 2013 the bullpup and carbine markets of the United States received a shake up when Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) opened on our shores and set up in Middleton, Pennsylvania. With their arrival they brought a rifle that many had been curious about and pining after for over a decade. The Tavor SAR. These modernized bullpups, built for the mechanized and …

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Are We Gunslinger Super Heroes?

From Mike Westra Every student that takes my concealed carry class hears these two questions at the beginning of the class. “Why are you here? and “What motivated you to take this course?” The usual answer is ” So I can protect my family”, however not last week. The only answer that I heard was “To kill the next active …

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The Civilian PDW Concept, Part 1

The PDW concept came to be at the end of the 1980s and was a product of a NATO request. NATO wanted to replace their 9mm submachine guns. They wanted a weapon that wasn’t as large as a rifle, but more potent than a submachine gun. NATO specifically wanted something that could efficiently defeat body armor. That’s the military/NATO PDW, …

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RECON Drill: Do you set up shoot and move?

Shooting and moving is an important skill to dust off every once in awhile. Sadly it’s raining today so we will live vicariously through YouTube. I did a variation of this early this week and I was… dusty. But by the third run the fail duster had done its job and I was shooting where I wanted to again. Pro …

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Sunday Sermon: Accuracy is Relative

“Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on ‘pucker factor’ than the inherent accuracy of the gun.” A note on accuracy. It is a widely abused term. If a rifle isn’t ‘Sub-MOA’ (even if the person asking has no notion what that means) or a handgun doesn’t stack rounds at ten yards in their hands then the gun in …

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GETTING GOOD TRAINING?

  When making a major purchase, a smart consumer will research options, read reviews, and compare products. A good student will do the same when seeking a firearms instructor and evaluating the quality of training offered. You are making an investment with your consumer dollars — and your life may someday depend on this training. The first step is to …

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Review: AR500 Valkyrie Carrier System, UHWMPE

“Testing Armor” is a bit of a misnomer. Modern armor is a system with a series of components each doing a specified job. In most rifle armors there are three components to the system. What we’re testing is how these function together. -Hard Plate: Designed to take the rifle round impact on the strike face, will withstand rounds per it’s …

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What Should You Be Doing!?

If you aren’t actively engaging or addressing the threat what is your new priority? Reload Run Communicate Reload. Get ready to reengage the current threat when it reappears or to engage the next threat, which may be a greater one depending on your circumstances. You don’t want to be in the position of having fewer rounds in your gun when …

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Two Stage Precision Ignition: Geissele Trigger Review SSA-E and SuperSCAR

I swore I would never become a trigger snob. I believe I have succeeded. The AR15’s stock, single-stage, mil-spec weight trigger works fine. I’ve shot targets out at 500 yards with an unaltered mil-spec M-16A2 rifle. The same can be said for the SCAR series rifles. The stock FN single-stage triggers with their moderate weight and clean break (on both …

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AR500 Armor Wants You in PE!

Polyethylene The fine folks of AR500 dropped me a line that their latest addition to their rifle armor offerings is on sale.  Seriously on sale. Like an exceptional Testudo carrier and UHMWPE plates for less than a pair of plates normally on sale. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene offers a lighter weight, greater mobility, increased comfort load out of rifle rated …

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