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The 5 Best Less Lethal Weapons for Self-Defense

If you’re anything like me, then the protection of yourself and your family is of utmost importance to you. I would contend that none of these less-lethal weapons for self-defense that I will highlight are superior to a firearm in the hands of a well-trained person, but each of them has its place in either […]

The Machine Pistol – Where It Fits in the Toolbox

When World War I started, the men fighting it were armed with bolt-action rifles and machine guns that weighed tens of pounds. The need for a lighter, faster firing weapon became obvious. This need developed into two categories: The first was the automatic rifle; the second was the submachine gun. Both sides got submachine guns […]

The Mk 23 – The First Offensive Handgun

In the world of military firearms, handguns are sidearms. They are the weapons soldiers turn to in special conditions and rarely issued. Sidearms are not necessarily defensive weapons, but they are certainly not primary weapons. You won’t lead a charge with a handgun or lay down suppressive fire with a sidearm; that’s not traditionally how […]

The Gucci SIG P365 – Upgrade and Blast Away

Who doesn’t love the SIG P365? I can remember when the press release hit my email and I was blown away by the specs. At the next SHOT Show, the gun was everywhere and beloved by all. I got one as quickly as I could, and over time I began to extensively modify my P365 […]

The Rifle Versus the Carbine – What’s the Difference?

In the world of military firearms, the long gun rules. In fact, since the advent of firearms, from the musket to the rifle, the long gun has ruled. But there has always been a need for a shorter, lighter long gun. Once we could rifle barrels, it became a battle between the rifle vs. carbine. […]

Down and Dirty With the APC9K – The Best Subgun Out There

The world of subguns is ever-growing and I love it. I have a real fascination with submachine guns since the 2nd Amendment has been gleefully infringed upon impacting my right to full-auto access. To satisfy my need for these guns, I’ve turned to subguns. Subguns are legally just really big pistols. They took the machine […]

The HK 433 – A Cross Between the HK 416 and G36

When new rifles come on the scene, there is often a sound and fury about them. The HK 433 is no different, but unfortunately, I think it’s a very underrated rifle in the modern era. While people drone on and on about the MCX, the FN SCAR, and the newest NGSW rifles, the HK 433 […]

Glock 19 Gen 5: A Little Bit More Perfection

“Glock Perfection®” has been the company’s tagline for many years. When Glock released its fifth-generation pistols a couple of years ago, many people asked why. With Generation 5, Glock has made things just a little bit more perfect. That is kind of an oxymoron, though. I mean, if it’s perfect, can it become more perfect? […]

Spiritus Systems LV-119 Plate Carrier: One of the Best Options on the Market

Following 9/11, body armor made a comeback. Even with the trade-off of added weight, many lives in the Global War on Terror were saved by body armor. I have tried out many types of load-bearing equipment (LBE), load-bearing vests (LBV), and plate carriers over the years. Yet, it’s refreshing to come across gear that has […]

Master Dry Firing by Applying These Tips From a Portuguese SOF Operator

Editors Note;  Members are encouraged to send us original articles they have written for publication. Today we are sharing with you a piece on dry firing that came to us from “Marshal,”  an operator in the Portuguese Special Operations Forces. Marshal began his military career in 2005 at the Military Academy of Portugal. In 2012, […]