Del-Ton’s First Big-Bore AR — The Echo DTI .308

The new Del-Ton Echo DTI .308 rifle is the company’s first foray into the big-bore AR market, and the company has done so with the intent of appealing to a broad range of users. Marketed under the tagline “Shooter/Hunter/Defender”, it is clear that the DTI .308 is designed to fulfill a broad range of missions.… [Continue Reading]

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SP10: Seekins Precision’s High-Power .308 Rifle

As the patrol rifle has become increasingly popular in law enforcement circles, the limits of the .223 round are also becoming apparent. It is important to keep in mind that the .223, or 5.56mm, was developed in order to allow soldiers to carry more ammunition, not because of its down-range effectiveness. The thinking was that… [Continue Reading]

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DIY AKs with the American Gunsmithing Institute

It seems like the AR will always be America’s Rifle, but an old challenger from the East is giving the comparatively young AR a real run for its money in the domestic tactical market. The AK, or Avtomat Kalashnikova, still has a long way to go to catch up to the AR, but it is… [Continue Reading]

AK DIY

Phase 5 Weapons Systems P5T15 5.56mm Rifle

The term “mil-spec” is bandied about in the AR world like it is the balm for all that ails you. All it means is that a piece of equipment meets the minimum acceptable standard for military use. When it comes to small arms like the M16 rifle or the M9 pistol, that standard can be… [Continue Reading]

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RIFLES

Del-Ton DTI-308

Del-Ton’s First Big-Bore AR — The Echo DTI .308

The new Del-Ton Echo DTI .308 rifle is the company’s first foray into the big-bore AR market, and the company has done so with the intent of appealing to a broad range of users. Marketed under the tagline “Shooter/Hunter/Defender”, it is clear that the DTI .308 is designed to fulfill a broad range of missions. […]

seekins precision

SP10: Seekins Precision’s High-Power .308 Rifle

As the patrol rifle has become increasingly popular in law enforcement circles, the limits of the .223 round are also becoming apparent. It is important to keep in mind that the .223, or 5.56mm, was developed in order to allow soldiers to carry more ammunition, not because of its down-range effectiveness. The thinking was that […]

AK DIY

DIY AKs with the American Gunsmithing Institute

It seems like the AR will always be America’s Rifle, but an old challenger from the East is giving the comparatively young AR a real run for its money in the domestic tactical market. The AK, or Avtomat Kalashnikova, still has a long way to go to catch up to the AR, but it is […]

HANDGUNS

Chris Kyle Springfield

American Hero’s 1911: The Chris Kyle Legend Series Springfield Armory .45

We like to think of American servicemen and women as heroes. But I think that is wrong. I think using that term on people like me who did nothing in the service diminishes the sacrifices of people who are actual heroes. People like Chris Kyle. If you don’t know who that is, take a break […]

IWI Uzi Pro Pistol

IWI’s Compact Uzi Pro Pistol

It was 1985 when Chuck Norris, fresh from rescuing American POWs still held by the Viet Cong, returned to America only to have Florida invaded by terrorists in the middle of his much-needed vacation. I may be getting news reports mixed up with the film Invasion USA, but in either case the solution was two […]

Ruger SR45

SR45: Ruger’s Tough-As-Nails .45 ACP Pistol

The never-ending debate between aficionados of one handgun caliber over the other has been known to get personal, but in practical applications, such as in law enforcement, terminal ballistic performance is far being from the only issue. Police agencies must select a pistol/caliber combination that delivers what they need on every level and for every […]

SHOTGUNS

Buildup Unlimited shotgun conversion kit for Remington 870 and Mossberg 500

Bullpup Unlimited Remington 870 Shotgun Conversion Kit

With more than 10 million produced so far, the Remington 870 shotgun is one of the most popular shotguns ever made. Considering the 870 has only been in production since 1951, that is quite an accomplishment. In these 60 plus years of production, there have been innumerable variants of the 870 and even more aftermarket […]

A great training round that lets coaches see where the shot is going.

Spot the Shot: Winchester’s AA TrAAcker

Winchester’s AA TrAAcker allows beginners and coaches to adjust their aim and lead for better clay-shooting success. By Nick Amselle I recently tested Winchester’s new TrAAcker shotgun ammunition. The type I used was 12 gauge 2¾ inch 1 1/8-ounce 8 shot. It has a bright orange wad that contains some of the shot. This, along […]

Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500 Thunder Ranch 12 Gauge Shotgun

To say that the Mossberg 500 shotgun is a classic would be a bit of an understatement. It is one of the most popular shotguns ever made and has been in continuous production since the early 1960s, with millions manufactured. A 12-gauge Model 500 was the second gun I ever owned, and the first one […]

TRAINING

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Tatiana Whitlock’s Concealed Carry Tips For Women

Have you been looking for a concealed carry training class but ran into difficulty finding one at a convenient time or location? Maybe you took a class and were disappointed to find it dominated by more advanced, tactically minded students. If so, consider a video training class from Panteao Productions‘ Make Ready series. Tatiana Whitlock […]

Colonial Shooting Academy

Colonial Shooting Academy: America’s Largest Indoor Range

The Colonial Shooting Academy (CSA), located in Richmond, Virginia, is the largest indoor range in the United States, with over 50 shooting lanes from 20 to 25 yards. It was designed from the top down to satisfy the needs of area consumers desperately in need of a full-service retail shooting establishment that offers a comfortable […]

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DIY Tips: Building Your Own Airgun Range

Have you seen the price of ammunition lately? While it’s available, it certainly isn’t getting any cheaper. If you are serious about your handgun training, you also need to add the cost of gas and range fees to the equation, not to mention the time it takes to get to the range. Fortunately, there is […]

HOLSTERS

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The EAA ABDO Holster

Cell phones used to be very large, then they got very small and now they are enormous again. No one blinks an eye to see you carrying a cell phone the size of a hubcap anymore, so why not take advantage of that and design a holster that looks like a cell phone case? This […]

versacarry

Everyday Carry: Versatile EDC Holster Options

In the old days, all you needed to slap iron was a tough piece of cow leather to hold your gun on your belt, and when things started to get fancy they added a snap. If you were cheap, you could just stick the gun in your belt holster-less. However, with new types of carry, […]

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Versacarry Holster Systems

Some solutions are so clear and work so well that you end up wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Versacarry Zero Bulk holster system is certainly one of these ingeniously simple and yet extremely convenient and effective devices. Like many gun owners, I have more than one handgun. When I carry concealed I […]

GEAR

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Gun Safes & Accessories For Home Defense

As gun owners, we are each responsible for gun safety, and a large part of that includes safe storage. Of course, what constitutes safe storage can vary from person to person. Someone with a large firearms collection and small children at home will have far different needs than an adult living on their own who […]

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New Women’s Self-Defense Products For 2016

Having the advantage in a deadly encounter, whether it’s in your home or while you’re on the go, means making sure you have the best self-defense gear possible and know how to use it. For women, finding the right gear has traditionally been tricky for a variety of reasons—but not anymore! Check out these new […]

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AK Roundup: 12 Stocks, Grips & Foregrips

If the standard Warsaw Pact AK stock feels a bit on the short side for the average American, that is no accident. Designed to adapt to the broadest range of troops without adjustment, the shorter length of pull was a reasonable solution to the problem. In addition, it accounted for the use of heavy winter […]

TACOS

Mmmmm good.

School lunch (tacos)

By Nicolas Amselle School lunches are notoriously terrible. From begging to trade with someone who packed at home to doing your best to gag down “casserole Surprise,” everyone knows how bad they are. But at least they have always been relatively basic; Nuggets, tater tots, sandwiches, mystery meat loaf, and other such things. But finally, […]

Oh Hell No!

Fusion Food can Bite Me

WTF? Seriously WTF? Asian Tacos? What the hell is wrong with people? I love Mexican food and I love Chinese food. I know let’s mix them together. I assume this is the thought process that drives this new trend toward fusion cuisine. I call it the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup syndrome. Recall the old commercial […]

World Famous does not necessarily mean good.

World Famous Frito Pie

I’ll admit it. I am not a big fan of chili. But when you see a sign that says “As seen on TV’ and “World Famous” and “Frito” you have to try it. Frito Pie is a concoction native to New Mexico and Santa Fe specifically. The Five and Dime where the Pie is made […]

POLITICS

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An Internet Gun Ban: Killing The First And Second Amendments

President Obama recently announced several Executive Actions on gun control. These were relatively minor steps (there is only so much a president can do on his own) but every single one was a poke in the eye to gun owners. Even his proposal to add more agents to the NICS background check system could be […]

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SHOT Show: What Actually Goes On

The SHOT Show is a four-day hootenanny held every year in Las Vegas. It is the industry trade show for the entire shooting, hunting and outdoors community including a significant section for law enforcement. It is also the largest such show in the world with miles of exhibitors (seriously you would have about 60 seconds […]

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Cecil The Lion And Ethical Hunting

What is ethical hunting? What is the difference between shooting a lion and shooting a deer? For that matter what is poaching? Unless you are blessed enough to live under a rock and not have to deal with the constant barrage of social and other media you have likely heard of the famous and beloved […]

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