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    The short overall length of the ZP-5 makes the gun easy to conceal.

    Zenith Z-5P – The MP5K Done Right

    We here at GunsAmerica have a deep respect for the MP5. Today we're test driving an MP5K from Zenith Firearms. Before you make assumptions about the quality of the imported H&K clones, you should check out this review. Zenith's Z-5P is a contender. ... More

    The short overall length of the ZP-5 makes the gun easy to conceal.Zenith Z-5P – The MP5K Done Right
    We here at GunsAmerica have a deep respect for the MP5. Today we're test driving an MP5K from Zenith Firearms. Before you make assumptions about the quality of the imported H&K clones, you should check out this review. Zenith's Z-5P is a contender.
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    These are the models of basic Software Defined Radio (SDR) I have tried. For the regular dongle, which covers 100mhz-1.7ghz, the blue one seems to be the latest, with an updated tuner chip. The two blocks on the left include an Up Converter to be able to tune below 100mhz, in the HF bands used by Hams.  the only difference between the two seems to be that switch that is absent from the less expensive one but it seems to work just as good without the switch.

    Prepping 101: TEN BUCKS - Worldwide All Band Radio Scanner

    How important are survival communications? From a prepping budget perspective, I’ve asked that question a lot. And unfortunately, as with many subjects I’ve covered, there is a ton of misinformation out there about the subject. When you buy a “ ... More

    These are the models of basic Software Defined Radio (SDR) I have tried. For the regular dongle, which covers 100mhz-1.7ghz, the blue one seems to be the latest, with an updated tuner chip. The two blocks on the left include an Up Converter to be able to tune below 100mhz, in the HF bands used by Hams.  the only difference between the two seems to be that switch that is absent from the less expensive one but it seems to work just as good without the switch.Prepping 101: TEN BUCKS - Worldwide All Band Radio Scanner
    How important are survival communications? From a prepping budget perspective, I’ve asked that question a lot. And unfortunately, as with many subjects I’ve covered, there is a ton of misinformation out there about the subject. When you buy a “survival radio,” like the ones with the little solar panel and hand crank, you are buying a multi-band receiver, and you’ll pay more depending on how many bands you want. A basic radio, some even under $20, will be AM/FM, and most of them also have the NOAA weather channel, which is 162.4 mhz. Pay a little more and you may get some of the Ham radio bands, but you will seldom hear any traffic on those bands, because the included whip antenna is not made for those frequencies. Police, fire, airplane, and a hots of other frequencies that would be nice to monitor in a survival situation are not in those radios. Getting all of those frequencies, until now, has been very expensive. This article is about a newer type of radio called “Software Defined Radio,” or SDR-RTL, and it changes everything.
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    Though the barrel isn't as long as some full sized pistol, the grip and frame still feel substantial in the hand.

    Walther's first .45--the PPQ M2--Review

    While most of the gun industry is still worried about what they'll debut at SHOT show in January, Walther is making news. They've got a new addition to the PPQ line. The PPQ M2 in .45 ACP. How will Walther's first attempts with the most American of c ... More

    Though the barrel isn't as long as some full sized pistol, the grip and frame still feel substantial in the hand.Walther's first .45--the PPQ M2--Review
    While most of the gun industry is still worried about what they'll debut at SHOT show in January, Walther is making news. They've got a new addition to the PPQ line. The PPQ M2 in .45 ACP. How will Walther's first attempts with the most American of calibers stand up? Read our review.
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    As compact as it is, the double barreled from end looks very intimidating.

    DP-12 Review--A Functional Double Barrel Bullpup

    When we first saw the DP-12 at SHOT Show, we were leery. Bullpup shotguns always seem to get our hopes up, then dash them to pieces with faltering reliability. They're rarely anything more than range toys. But we've been beating up the DP-12 now for ... More

    As compact as it is, the double barreled from end looks very intimidating.DP-12 Review--A Functional Double Barrel Bullpup
    When we first saw the DP-12 at SHOT Show, we were leery. Bullpup shotguns always seem to get our hopes up, then dash them to pieces with faltering reliability. They're rarely anything more than range toys. But we've been beating up the DP-12 now for a few weeks, and we're converts. Read our review.
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    The Auto Ordnance 1911A1 is true to the original, but you can even get one that's MA compliant, if you must.

    Auto Ordnance 1911A1 Review

    Looking for a historical shooting iron that evokes America's fighting past? Check out Auto Ordnance's version of the A1. The gun is a fair representation of the WWII era 1911s, and is a great at the range. ... More

    The Auto Ordnance 1911A1 is true to the original, but you can even get one that's MA compliant, if you must.Auto Ordnance 1911A1 Review
    Looking for a historical shooting iron that evokes America's fighting past? Check out Auto Ordnance's version of the A1. The gun is a fair representation of the WWII era 1911s, and is a great at the range.
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    Taking my time the little Galesi is capable of a pretty tight group from 15 feet.

    The Used Market: The Pocket .25

    When I first came across this little gun I immediately thought of a Colt Vest Pocket without the grip safety. That is how the back half of the pistol looks. After closer inspection I noticed it had a fixed barrel. That is not something the old Colts ... More

    Taking my time the little Galesi is capable of a pretty tight group from 15 feet.The Used Market: The Pocket .25
    When I first came across this little gun I immediately thought of a Colt Vest Pocket without the grip safety. That is how the back half of the pistol looks. After closer inspection I noticed it had a fixed barrel. That is not something the old Colts have. But a Walther PPK does. I have come to the conclusion that this little Galesi could be the product from a marriage between a PPK and a Vest Pocket. Those are some pretty good genes from both sides of the family.
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    I added ten more pounds of pasta to my bag than I usually put in a 6 gallon bucket, and there was still room for more.

    Prepping 101: Bags vs. Buckets - Long Term Bulk Food Storage

    When I first started this column, I discussed the importance of putting away your own bulk ... More

    I added ten more pounds of pasta to my bag than I usually put in a 6 gallon bucket, and there was still room for more.Prepping 101: Bags vs. Buckets - Long Term Bulk Food Storage
    When I first started this column, I discussed the importance of putting away your own bulk food, and not just buying a cat litter bucket with a "30 day supply" in it. Without food, water and shelter you will have to leave the house after things collapse, and that's bad. You don't have to spend big bucks on mail order food. Survival food is just food that won't spoil without refrigeration. Beyond that, survival food is what you make of it. And you can make it a lot cheaper than you might think.
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    Build an AR-15: Choosing the Right Butt Stock

    Proof that the AR-15 can be almost anything you want is easy to see in the wide selection of available stocks. Fixed? Adjustable? Minimalist? The choice is up to you. We're here with some tips that will help you narrow down the list, and we'll lay ou ... More

    VLTOR-stock-1-1024x683Build an AR-15: Choosing the Right Butt Stock
    Proof that the AR-15 can be almost anything you want is easy to see in the wide selection of available stocks. Fixed? Adjustable? Minimalist? The choice is up to you. We're here with some tips that will help you narrow down the list, and we'll lay out everything you need to know when you build an AR-15.
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    Bigger is Better: Glock 40 GEN4 MOS 10MM

    Tired of all of the kerfuffle about the diminutive GLOCK 43? Had your fill of all of the hype about single-stack stopping power? Want a polymer pistol capable of stopping a Grizzly? Check out the GLOCK 40. This beast is big, capacity is not an issue, ... More

    G40-1-7Bigger is Better: Glock 40 GEN4 MOS 10MM
    Tired of all of the kerfuffle about the diminutive GLOCK 43? Had your fill of all of the hype about single-stack stopping power? Want a polymer pistol capable of stopping a Grizzly? Check out the GLOCK 40. This beast is big, capacity is not an issue, and it shoots the 10mm, which--when loaded right--is impressive. So how does the G40 handle?
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    Shooting From Off-Body Carry: The Man-Purse Test

    Do you carry a man-purse? Or an actual purse? Do you have a gun tucked away in some sort of off-body carry bag? You should read this. We were asked to test the concept, and it didn't go as well as we thought it would. ... More

    Man purse shoot  2600Shooting From Off-Body Carry: The Man-Purse Test Posted on: September 1, 2015
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    Here's some of what's to come (and some that have already been scratched from the list). Knives by Ka-Bar, SOG, Ontario, Browning, ESEE,

    The Quest for the Perfect Knife

    I have a question. Do you carry a knife? Is there a knife in your pocket? On your belt? In your truck? In your purse? In your hunting kit, in your bug-out-bag? On your chest rig? Knives are like guns, and some of us can't get enough. But if you could ... More

    Here's some of what's to come (and some that have already been scratched from the list). Knives by Ka-Bar, SOG, Ontario, Browning, ESEE,The Quest for the Perfect Knife Posted on: August 24, 2015
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    Being more practical than tactical, my EDC kit is small.

    EDC: Work at Home Dad

    Sometimes the realities of everyday carry are hard to accept. There are some places where guns are not allowed. So what do you do? Leave the gun at home, or lock it in the car? And then what do you have left? Bruce Flemings, a stay at home dad and gu ... More

    Being more practical than tactical, my EDC kit is small.EDC: Work at Home Dad Posted on: August 21, 2015

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    Smokeless vs Black Powder

    From IraqVeteran8888, "In this video, I show the differences between Smokeless and Black Powder and discuss the history and use of each. I also dispel movie myths about black powder explosions." ... More

    Smokeless vs Black Powder Posted on: November 3, 2014
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    Reloading Showcase: 11mm Mauser

    From IraqVeteran8888, "Alright guys, we have our first video filmed in the new reloading shop. In this video I feature the process for hand loading 11mm Mauser for the 71 and 71/84 Mauser rifles..." ... More

    Reloading Showcase: 11mm Mauser Posted on: October 21, 2014
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    An Easy Way to Train With 300 Blackout

    Today’s spotlight is on a very special set from Barnes Precision Machine--an AR-15 with uppers in both 5.56 and .300 AAC Blackout. Why two upper receivers? That is the brilliance of the Blackout. 300 AAC was designed from the ground up to work with ... More

    An Easy Way to Train With 300 Blackout Posted on: August 26, 2014

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