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    The true gem in this list. If you want a gun to pass on to your kids, this is it.

    Top 10 Pocket 9mms ideal for Concealed Carry

    Last week, I offered up my top 5 list of compact 9mms. Some of you took issue with my choices. That's cool. I get it. So I'm trying it again. This time, I'm looking at 10 of the best single-stacks ideal for concealed carry. ... More

    The true gem in this list. If you want a gun to pass on to your kids, this is it.Top 10 Pocket 9mms ideal for Concealed Carry
    Last week, I offered up my top 5 list of compact 9mms. Some of you took issue with my choices. That's cool. I get it. So I'm trying it again. This time, I'm looking at 10 of the best single-stacks ideal for concealed carry.
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    This is a set that will work far better than a strip line that can be easily seen and stepped over in daylight. The unwelcome visitor is funneled between a brush pile and a tree, that has been blocked by an easily moved object. The object is attached to the trip wire so when it is stepped on or kicked aside, the alarm will sound.

    Prepping 101: Perimeter Alarms - Low Tech Security for $20

    I have pondered the subject of perimeter security for some time and I have decided that it is probably the hardest to come up with a hard and fast rule. You have to sleep at some point. And even if you have enough people to keep watch, how much advan ... More

    This is a set that will work far better than a strip line that can be easily seen and stepped over in daylight. The unwelcome visitor is funneled between a brush pile and a tree, that has been blocked by an easily moved object. The object is attached to the trip wire so when it is stepped on or kicked aside, the alarm will sound.Prepping 101: Perimeter Alarms - Low Tech Security for $20
    I have pondered the subject of perimeter security for some time and I have decided that it is probably the hardest to come up with a hard and fast rule. You have to sleep at some point. And even if you have enough people to keep watch, how much advance notice will you have? I have looked into 12 volt motion detectors, but so far I have not found a better option than these hand welded alarms on Ebay. They use a standard .22 short nailgun blank, available at Home Depot. If you are handy you could make them yourself, but at $20 each they are a pretty cheap investment for a pretty important aspect of long term survival.
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    The Perfect Package: PWS's MK107P

    Now that James Bond has an iron clad set of balls, it's time he upgraded his arsenal. While there's nothing uniquely gadget-like about the Primary Weapons Systems MK107P, it does come in a briefcase. Q would be a bit jealous. And a tuxedoed 007 would ... More

    pws mk107 3The Perfect Package: PWS's MK107P
    Now that James Bond has an iron clad set of balls, it's time he upgraded his arsenal. While there's nothing uniquely gadget-like about the Primary Weapons Systems MK107P, it does come in a briefcase. Q would be a bit jealous. And a tuxedoed 007 would look sharp carrying the Kenneth Cole case, but to hell with Bond. The novelty of the briefcase evaporates when you pull the trigger. This AR pistol is a surgical tool--it's better than Bond--the PWS MK107P is exactly what's right about America.
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    The left side of the gun protrudes out. This is where the barrel sits when compacted.

    The Surprising Survival Rifle: Henry's AR-7--Review

    When I think of the Henry brand, I don't typically think about survival rifles. The company is much more well known for their lever-action powerhouses. But Henry makes other things, too, and the U.S. Survival Rifle, or AR-7, is a winner. It is compac ... More

    The left side of the gun protrudes out. This is where the barrel sits when compacted.The Surprising Survival Rifle: Henry's AR-7--Review
    When I think of the Henry brand, I don't typically think about survival rifles. The company is much more well known for their lever-action powerhouses. But Henry makes other things, too, and the U.S. Survival Rifle, or AR-7, is a winner. It is compact, practical, and the AR-7's accuracy will make you think twice about your go-to rimfire rifle.
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    Leatherwood ART M-1000 Auto-Ranging Riflescope

    When it comes to shooting gadgets it is very seldom that I want to jump up and down on my roof and yell “look at this look at this look at this!” But this is the way I feel about the Leatherwood M-1000 scope. I almost wish it was a $2,000 thing, ... More

    artLeatherwood ART M-1000 Auto-Ranging Riflescope
    When it comes to shooting gadgets it is very seldom that I want to jump up and down on my roof and yell “look at this look at this look at this!” But this is the way I feel about the Leatherwood M-1000 scope. I almost wish it was a $2,000 thing, because people would take it more seriously, but though it is based on technology going all the way back to 1970, and the MSRP is $459, with a generalstreet price under $400, it is one of the most excitingly nerdy thingamajigs I have ever encountered in the shooting world. It may be a little ugly compared to the more elegant scopes of today, but this largish awkward looking scope can give you the ability to “frame, aim and shoot, ” point of aim, point of impact between 100 and 1000 meters without ever having to lift your eye from the eyepiece. And you can change from one load to the next, or even one rifle to the next with two minor adjustments. Does that totally rock or does that totally rock?
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    The Top 5 Compact 9mms

    A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Top 5 Compact .45 ACP article that stirred up a lot of controversy. That isn't surprising. A lot of you have already formed your own opinions. I expect this list will be just as contentious, if not more. The list of co ... More

    HK-VP9-12The Top 5 Compact 9mms
    A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Top 5 Compact .45 ACP article that stirred up a lot of controversy. That isn't surprising. A lot of you have already formed your own opinions. I expect this list will be just as contentious, if not more. The list of compact .45s is limited, as there aren't that many out there. 9mm is a different story. There are a lot of compact 9mms--choosing the best five requires a lot more thought. But we're up top the task.
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    This is a batch of soap that I made about 6 months ago. It has dwindled because of neighbors and friends who always want another bar.

    Prepping 101: How to Make Soap

    In a survival situation you can't take anything for granted. Cleanliness is absolutely required, and soap is something you already should be storing in decent quantities. You don't have to make it yourself, but I just realized that I might as well sh ... More

    This is a batch of soap that I made about 6 months ago. It has dwindled because of neighbors and friends who always want another bar.Prepping 101: How to Make Soap
    In a survival situation you can't take anything for granted. Cleanliness is absolutely required, and soap is something you already should be storing in decent quantities. You don't have to make it yourself, but I just realized that I might as well share how to do it. I've been making soap for over a decade and my only warning about making soap is that if you plan to give some to your friends and family, don't, unless you want to start a free soap business. Homemade, cold process soap made from vegetable oils will eliminate most dry skin issues, and used as shampoo, it will do away with the need for dandruff shampoo. Believe it or not, I've even had reports from friends that it gets rid of hemorrhoids. Soap is an interesting product because you aren't allowed to advertise it with any health claims, but suffice it to say that store bought soap just isn't the same as homemade.
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    The scope is the primary component of the shooting system. It fuses the data from all of the sensors into a firing solution through the built-in ballistics computer.

    TrackingPoint Review - 70% First Hit Sniper Accuracy at 1,000 Yards!

    At 1,000 yards, according to US Army research, first-shot-hit probability is less than 5%. TrackingPoint’s shooting system has improved that to 70% or better. ... More

    The scope is the primary component of the shooting system. It fuses the data from all of the sensors into a firing solution through the built-in ballistics computer.TrackingPoint Review - 70% First Hit Sniper Accuracy at 1,000 Yards!
    At 1,000 yards, according to US Army research, first-shot-hit probability is less than 5%. TrackingPoint’s shooting system has improved that to 70% or better.
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    PTR 91 Wood Classic KR – New Gun Review

    The .308 battle rifle is making a comeback. Ruger released their SR762 to high praise. Colt's modular 901 can accept uppers in .308 and .223. The AR10 is still alive and kicking, and rocking throwbacks, like Springfield Armory's MiA line, manage to b ... More

    PTR 91 Wood Classic KRPTR 91 Wood Classic KR – New Gun Review
    The .308 battle rifle is making a comeback. Ruger released their SR762 to high praise. Colt's modular 901 can accept uppers in .308 and .223. The AR10 is still alive and kicking, and rocking throwbacks, like Springfield Armory's MiA line, manage to be both nostalgic and innovative. What is it about the hard-hitting 7.62 x 51 that makes it so appealing? Wasn't the high-pitched crack of the AR-15 sound the death knell of oversized, overweight, overkill? Apparently not. There's more staying power in the old-school battle rifle than the slew of 5.56 rifles would have us believe. None of this is news to the fans of the H&K G3. Yet import restrictions make the G3, and the H&K 91 (the civilian version of the G3) hard to come by stateside. Don't give up hope. At the upcoming SHOT show in January 2014, PTR will launch a new version of the Classic Wood 91, the KR. The K is for Kurz, which refers to the 16-inch barrel. The R denotes a welded rail. With a shorter barrel and a rail, the new iteration will appeal to those who respect the classic look of an old G3. It will also speak to those who want a hard-hitting CQB rifle with manageable length and the option to more easily add optics. If you are looking for heavyweight precision, with just a hint of German engineering, take a good long look at the PTR 91. These American-made 91s are taking the iconic H&K design to new levels of precision and reliability.
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    The Perfect Package: PWS's MK107P

    Now that James Bond has an iron clad set of balls, it's time he upgraded his arsenal. While there's nothing uniquely gadget-like about the Primary Weapons Systems MK107P, it does come in a briefcase. Q would be a bit jealous. And a tuxedoed 007 would ... More

    pws mk107 3The Perfect Package: PWS's MK107P Posted on: October 26, 2014
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    The left side of the gun protrudes out. This is where the barrel sits when compacted.

    The Surprising Survival Rifle: Henry's AR-7--Review

    When I think of the Henry brand, I don't typically think about survival rifles. The company is much more well known for their lever-action powerhouses. But Henry makes other things, too, and the U.S. Survival Rifle, or AR-7, is a winner. It is compac ... More

    The left side of the gun protrudes out. This is where the barrel sits when compacted.The Surprising Survival Rifle: Henry's AR-7--Review Posted on: October 25, 2014
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    The Top 5 Compact 9mms

    A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Top 5 Compact .45 ACP article that stirred up a lot of controversy. That isn't surprising. A lot of you have already formed your own opinions. I expect this list will be just as contentious, if not more. The list of co ... More

    HK-VP9-12The Top 5 Compact 9mms Posted on: October 21, 2014

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    Leatherwood ART M-1000 Auto-Ranging Riflescope

    When it comes to shooting gadgets it is very seldom that I want to jump up and down on my roof and yell “look at this look at this look at this!” But this is the way I feel about the Leatherwood M-1000 scope. I almost wish it was a $2,000 thing, ... More

    artLeatherwood ART M-1000 Auto-Ranging Riflescope Posted on: October 24, 2014
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    I'm 6'4", and have issues with short rifles. The Parallax rail allows me the extra protection for a solid thumb-over-bore hold.

    Parallax Tactical's Long Slim Forends

    Parallax Tactical is gaining momentum with the black rifle crowd. I found them the old fashioned way, by discovering I needed something, and then searching out the solution. Regular readers may have heard me bitch about my simian build. I'm tall. No ... More

    I'm 6'4", and have issues with short rifles. The Parallax rail allows me the extra protection for a solid thumb-over-bore hold.Parallax Tactical's Long Slim Forends Posted on: October 8, 2014
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    A*B Arms Hand Guards

    Hand guards are typically the first thing I want to swap out on a stock AR. How a gun feels in my hands makes a serious first impression, even before I've pulled the trigger. A*B Arms, a veteran owned company who manufactures here in the states, has ... More

    ab armsA*B Arms Hand Guards Posted on: September 20, 2014

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