Gun Review: Century Arms WASR-10 (Romanian AK)

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“Loose is good.” I think. Since that’s really just a hunch, I did the easiest most journalistically-thorough thing and Googled the phrase. My results? Well, let’s just say they stuck…

TAPCO: “Clothes” that AR’s wear.

Flew into Charlotte on an AirTran flight, sitting on the same row as a rep from TAPCO (pictured). We had between us a nubile 18-year-old on her way to Ecuador (!) for a school sabbatical. We were both grateful she was not a 300-lb. Samoan wrestler with sweaty arms, for the seats are…well…kinda tight, even on an exit row. (And yes, Mr. Flight Attendant. I know the door weighs 41 lbs. And I’m perfectly capable of opening it in case of an emergency. But don’t count on me to put it on the seat…if we crash, saving the door will be the last thing on my mind.) (more…)

Flew into Charlotte on an AirTran flight, sitting on the same row as a rep from TAPCO (pictured). We had between us a nubile 18-year-old on her way to Ecuador…

Editorial: Pet Peeves: Gun Terminology

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Anyone who has seen the pate of my head lately will know that I suffer from chronic frustrations that cause me to pull the hair from my head.  Take, for…

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For the AK-47 Owner Who’s Got Everything

TTAG has searched the wold over for something unique in the firearms-themed drinks category and found this little number, available from Urban Outfitters for around a Jackson. Perfect for cocktail parties where…

If the NRA ever decided to commission a TV show that’s like Jackass meets Shooting USA, it might look like the video above. Strike that. It might look EXACTLY like the video above. The jackass in question has been a busy boy, shooting off 300-some-odd rounds in an AK-47, quickly enough to catch the foregrip on fire. Stop and think for a moment just how hot the barrel would have to get to accomplish this feat. I don’t know at what temperature wood will catch fire (if the foregrip was made of paper, I could tell you. 451°.) After marveling at the physics of it all, let’s stop for the nonce and consider what kind of moron would shoot a gun in a way to make it catch on fire. I’m no metallurgist, but you gotta come from the shallow end of the gene pool if you think you can heat metal hot enough to burn wood and not assume that you’re risking metal fatigue or some kind of catastrophic event with the barrel in the near future. (Exploding barrel…meet moron. Moron…meet exploding barrel.) (more…)

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Fired Up.

If the NRA ever decided to commission a TV show that’s like Jackass meets Shooting USA, it might look like the video above. Strike that. It might look EXACTLY like…

Which Gun Should I Buy: AR-15 or AK-47?

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I’m in the market for a carbine. Don’t need it. I’ve got a perfectly serviceable Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun in .12 gauge that handles the home defense chores just fine,…

Considering this last night’s news that the U.S. Army is sending 5000 M14 Enhanced to Afghanistan, I thought it a good time to post this look at the weapon’s rival: ye olde AK-47. The M14’s not the M16, but still.

AK-47 v. M16

Considering this last night’s news that the U.S. Army is sending 5000 M14 Enhanced to Afghanistan, I thought it a good time to post this look at the weapon’s rival:…

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Feds May Charge Ex-Blackwater Chief for NC Weapons Cache

The AP reports that Uncle Sam is considering booking former Blackwater execs on weapons charges relating to 22 weapons stashed at the company’s North Carolina headquarters. Blackwater suits under the…

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Blackwater Stole 500 AK-47s from Afghan Police/U.S. Taxpayers

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee spent a good part of today hearing testimony about the misadventures of Afghan defense contractor Blackwater (a.k.a. Xe Services a.k.a. Paravant). The senators were…