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Gear in the Wild: The Glock 17 in the hands of a British Royal Marine

A Royal Marine at the Commando Training Center, fires down range with a Glock 17 pistol during the Royal Marine Operational Shooting Competiton (RMOSC) at Altcar Training Camp, Hightown, United Kingdom, May 15, 2018. The U.S. Marine Corps travels to the United Kingdom annually to compete in the (RMOSC) with the opportunity to exchange operational […]

How to Build an AR-15: A Beginner’s Guide

You do not always have to go to a gun store to purchase an AR-15. Surprised? I know I was when I first ventured into the hobby of building custom AR-15s. Some of you may not know, but building your own AR-15 is actually quite simple. However, if you do not know anything about the […]

Anti-Glock: The Dark Side of Plastic Perfection

Upon hearing about my fellow TAG team member Brian‘s article titled “Do All Roads Lead to Glock?,” I knew with absolute certainty I had to present the other half of the argument and be that guy—the Glock hater. I’m tired of shootists perpetually singing the praises of this platform—it’s the ultimate in reliability, they’re inexpensive, […]

Gear in the Wild: Glock’s 19X on display at the Marine South Exposition

A Glock 19 pistol is displayed during the Marine South Exposition at the Geottege Memorial Field House on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Apr. 11, 2018. The Marine South Exposition is sponsored by the Marine Corps League and is a forum for defense contractors to display, inform, and promote the latest defense equipment and […]

The Great Caliber Debate: What action movies have to say about 9mm vs .45

I’ve owned a 1911 for some time, and although I’ve had other pistols before it, I’ve found that there aren’t very many guns I’m more accurate with than my trusty old black and brown .45. To be honest, I’ve never put much stock into the Glock vs 1911 debate. They’re both reliable, accurate, and easy […]

Gear in the Wild: Spanish soldier inspecting a Brit’s SA80A2 rifle

A Spanish soldier, assigned to Task Force Besmaya, inspects a British SA80A2 rifle before a rifle range at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Nov. 28, 2018. The soldiers learned to use other Coalition partners’ weapons to build camaraderie and build a positive working relationship. The 74 nations and five international organizations that make up the […]

My EDC hot rod: Why I just can’t seem to leave my old Glock 19 alone

I didn’t start my journey into firearms as a Glock guy – in fact, the first pistol I ever purchased was by trusty old 1911. It took time, and the constant badgering of men with tactical experience and proficiency that I respected to convince me that I needed to try one out for myself. So, […]

Gear in the Wild: The M1911 in the hands of a Force Recon Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads an M1911 .45 caliber pistol in Guam, January 29, 2018, during Visit Board Search and Seizure training. VBSS teaches Marines how to take over ships for searches and counter-piracy operations. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides […]