If there is an oft told tale of US service rifle failure more common than the myth of the M16 being UN-reliable, it is the tales of the failures of the M1 carbine in the Korean war, to penetrate the thick coats worn by communist soldiers. Anyone who is interested in US ordnance history of … Read moreThe M1 Carbine Penetration Failures In Korea : True or More To The Story
By Andrew Betts If you spend enough time at an outdoor range, especially on the weekdays when the retirees are there in force, you are certain to hear someone opine that they prefer the M14 to the AR/M16/M4 because it “turns cover into concealment”. This is usually in conjunction with their opinion that the DoD … Read moreDoes an M14 Really Turn Cover Into Concealment?
Review of the Lehigh Extreme Penetrator by Andrew Betts.
In looking for a sling for my Colt 733 clone I wanted something that had both modern two point adjustability and an appearance that didn’t look out of place on a quasi retro AR. I hadn’t had much luck finding anything that really suited me until I stumbled across the Way of the Gun sling … Read moreFrank Proctor Way of the Gun Sling
The idea that the piston operated AR15/M4 would be an improvement that fixes all of the perceived short comings of the weapon has been something that has gained ground in certain corners since the dubious “dust tests” and H&K marketing from a bit over 10 years ago now. Miss-use by users in the GWOT and … Read moreColt 6940 Piston Carbine Test & Review Part 1
Pictured are single examples from two pairs of Bates footwear I have. A Leather Durashock Oxford on the left and a 5″ Tactical Sport Boot on the right. As you can see both have had serious issues with their soles. The soles on both of the Oxfords have begun to disintegrate and crack, leaving chunks … Read moreDon't Purchase Bates Footwear
Recording projectiles flying to the target is a very simple process, and it produces some neat results that you can take home with you on film after your done at the range. A up to date camera is a must. I used to film with a standard definition camera, and when you zoomed in the … Read moreHow To Record Your Bullets In Flight
By Cat Lindsay I like big guns and I cannot lie… This could be the song of my ladies! At the last Ladies Introduction to Shooting class, while I only had one student, it was one of my best classes ever! C, a 5’/100lb. 30-something spa owner, came to my class because her business … Read moreI like big guns and I cannot lie…
Fusion By Andrew Betts Federal’s Fusion line may very well be the best kept secret in defensive rifle ammunition. It is a bonded soft point (okay, technically it is plated but the result is essentially the same) that bears a strong similarity to the Gold Dot line from Speer. That might seem odd at first … Read moreFederal Fusion Ammo Testing