Since the passing of our friend Kevin AKA “Hognose” owner of weaponsman.com we have be reposting his work here in tribute and to make sure it survives. This is another technical article from Kevin in part of a series. The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon is widely distributed in the US Army and Marine Corps (even … Read moreThe SAWs that never WAS: Part 1 & 2
That is rust on that bolt tail. As you see with this bolt, Nickle Boron coated item will stain black over time. I swear that I think all these people who say that NiB bolt carrier groups just wipe clean don’t actually shoot their firearms. I’ve found the Ionbond/Diamondbond coatings have held up much better … Read moreI don’t get the appeal of Nickle Boron coatings.
One of the best and a very reliable firearm you can decide to buy is a new, police trade-in or used Smith & Wesson M&P9, if you know what to look for. When looking at one of these used M&P9’s there are important things you need to look for. In this short article, I will … Read moreSmith & Wesson M&P9, Version 1, What to Look For
Around a decade ago it was common knowledge that Eotechs were faster to use and better than Aimpoints. Just like how not very long before that it was common knowledge that the Earth was flat. The Eotech sights use a laser to project a hologram of the reticle in the optical window. This allows for … Read moreOptic of the week – SU-231/PEQ Eotech 553
Over the past few weeks, I have been helping a friend determine what the issues are with a rifle. The subject of this article is one of 8 Larue rifles purchased by a local Police SWAT Sniper team for their use. Upon receiving the 8 rifles, they experienced a lot of issues with those rifles. … Read moreLarue Tactical OBR 7.62MM Rifle .. Troubles..
PS magazine has been dead and gone since 2012 and its sister publication The Accurate Rifle even longer. It was a real shame these magazines and the info they provided are now long gone. I don’t know what happened to most of the writers who had monthly articles. No doubt they are floating around somewhere. … Read morePrecision Shooting Magazine
Last Saturday I was loading some 5.45 into mags and realized I should say a few words on this product. So, here is a quick unsolicited product endorsement. The Maglula Mag Loader is great. The one in the picture above I bought a good many years ago and has loaded at least 20,000 rounds. It … Read moreReview: Maglula Mag Loader
As you know I am big on vintage firearms paraphernalia. I am always on the look at for anything gun related from days go by. From back when even simple things were made to a higher quality. And sometimes as a reminder of a better time in our country. After a good friends recently passed … Read moreA LOOK BACK: VINTAGE LYMAN RELOADING TOOLS
Brett of TacticalPay Radio recently invited Shawn and I to appear on one of their podcasts. While Shawn was ultimately unable to record the show, I carried the flag for Loose Rounds and The 5.56mm Timeline. Topics included: A discussion of the state of the online gun community during the early 1990s; Online and offline … Read moreGun History and Blogging with Daniel Watters from Loose Rounds – TacticalPay Radio Ep. 17