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New Updates in Body Armor Technology: Clear Metal?

I look at how body armor technology has changed in my lifetime and then wonder what amazing discoveries will be coming over the next 40 years? Clear metal? Force Fields? Who knows? –Marky   TSSBulletproof While the U.S. Navy is busy with the development of a new bulletproof material called Spinel, Surmet Corporation is already commercially producing its own version …

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Man Arrested in Orlando for Open Carrying “Assault Rifle”

Christopher Ray Arrested For Open Carry of “Assault Rifle”     I don’t claim to understand all of the Open Carry regulations in Florida. But it seems like this guy isn’t helping. I support open carry for a myriad of reasons. The first being it’s a buffer. A frontier. Much like when the anti-gun types successfully got rid of class …

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Dutch Special Forces to Buy 300 Blackout Caliber Carbines

Dutch SF Boarding Helicopter Janes The word has come down that the Netherlands SF (Korps Commandotroepen — KCT) is buying 195 300 Blackout carbines and 1.82 million rounds of 300 BLK ammo. I was  reticent to post this since I fully expect the 300 BLK mafia to make my life a living hell in constantly having to swat down all …

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PTR Industries is Having Financial Issues

  It seems PTR Industries is having some kind of financial issues. The word is they are behind paying rent on a building they lease from their county government. I currently own a PTR 91 GI that was a special run for Gabe Suarez and highly recommend any GI PTR. The reason being, it is my understanding, that the GI …

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Terror Attack in Tunisia and How a Civilian Can Be Prepared.

    Photographs of the Tunisian beach gunman either right before or during the attack. Witnesses say he hid his rifle in an umbrella. Included is a Sky News link below that shows a report from the scene. Pay special attention to how close it seems the shooter got to Western Tourists before opening fire. What are the chances you …

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.45 ACP Shotshells by Scott Mayer

  If you handload and shoot a .45 Auto, RCBS has a fun set of dies in its special order catalog that lets you use cut-down .308 Win. cases to make .45 ACP shotshells. Your average gunshop will probably have never heard of this die set, but the RCBS item number is 56552. When I got my set years ago, …

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The Confederate Flag. Or Is it?

Gov. Haley has called for the removal of the “Confederate Flag” that flies on the state house grounds this week. It has caused much controversy and many are happy to see it go while others oppose it. Regardless of which side you take on this issue, there are a few things that need to be made clear. First off the …

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Larry Vickers Bans Appendix Carry For Un-vetted Students.

    The ass hurt over the LAV banning appendix carry is hilarious. If Larry Vickers doesn’t want open enrollment classes to carry appendix, that’s his choice. Respect it. Love it or leave it. But isn’t it funny? Everybody seems to be missing a glaring point. If you run appendix carry, run appendix carry. If you don’t like appendix carry, …

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CZ’s Sub-Compact CZ75 RAMI — By Scott Mayer

The CZ 2075 RAMI–CZ’s sub-compact version of its venerable CZ75 pistol–combines small size with up to 14 rounds of capacity depending on the chambering.  In the category of interesting but useless information, know that its name is derived from the first two letters of its designer’s first names, Radek Hauerland and Milan Trkulja. Operation is the proven short-recoil system with …

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Old Time Gun Store

Some of you know I travel quite a bit. And one of the perks of that is I am always looking for out of the way gun shops to visit. But it’s not the new, fancy shops with the latest SHOT Show products that attract me. It’s the small mom & pop shops that generally float my boat. The exception …

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Video: Testing The Rhodesian Army Shotgun

Testing the Rhodesian Army Shotgun   First shots with the Rhodesian Army A5 Shotgun made by browning. It’s a 7+1 12 gauge. The shells used for the test are low-brass, light target loads. At the time of this writing, it is my understanding that 1000 of these shotguns were made for the Rhodesian Army. The rumor is somewhere between 200-500 …

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African Bush Wars – Rhodesian Shotgun

Here is a very uncommon shotgun. It is a Browning A-5 / Auto-5 action, but with a factory original extended magazine tube and fore arm. Here is what I think I know about this shotgun. I have read that 1000 were made as a custom order for the South African Police. But South Africa smuggled them across the border to …

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Switching Stocks on PTR 91 / G3

  When setting up the truck gun project, I purchased two aftermarket stock options. The first was a Choate folding stock, The second and much more expensive was a German Military telescoping stock. If you notice, this version has a larger than “normal” butt-plate. Not being a expert HK guy or milsurp collector, I can’t actually specify what the names …