An Old Warhorse Rides Again: Faithfully Restoring a K98k Mauser

Because of my involvement in the Civilian Marksmanship Program sports and similar hobbies surrounding old military rifles I often find myself in an ethical debate with my fellow competitors and enthusiasts. In a loud world of dime-a-dozen AR clones and wannabe snipers assembling parts builds out of multi-thousand dollar actions, the (relatively) quiet debate over […]

New From FN America: FN DMR II and Tactical Carbine II Rifles

FN’s upping the features on their well-respected DMR and Tactical Carbine ARs. Here’s their press release: FN’s SERIES OF MODERN SPORTING RIFLES RE-ENGINEERED FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE (McLean, Va. – Dec. 05, 2016) FN America, LLC announces the release of the next evolution of modern sporting rifles bearing the FN 15™ name and featuring the newly-designed FN […]

Gallup Poll: Support for Assault Weapons Ban Drops to 36%

President Clinton enacted the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in 1994. [For an overview of the AWB concept click here.] Since its expiration, the Democratic Party has been hell bent on reenacting and strengthening an “assault weapons” ban. While that may have been a winning argument back in the early 1990’s, a new poll by Gallup shows that support for outlawing […]

New from Kalashnikov: AK-400 (For Russia’s Special Forces)

“The AK-400 is superior to the tried and true AK-74 and state-of-the-art AK-12 in terms of both precision and fire dispersion,” a source within the Russian military industry tells Izvestia newspaper. The source went on to say that the “AK-12 is a weapon for the infantry, paratroopers, and reconnoiters. And the troops in the Special Forces […]

Classic Gun Review: Marlin Model 39

The Marlin Model 39 claims to be the oldest continually-produced cartridge rifle in history.  Its parent design was born during the unexceptional presidency of Benjamin Harrison, whose bust never even made it onto the Mount Rushmore Commemorative Paperweight.  Unlike that former Commander-In-Chief, this 19th Century Fox was blessed with what sales and marketing types like […]

Gun Review: Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum

For students of the history and romance of so-called cowboy rifles, Bayonne, New Jersey isn’t a particularly evocative locale. Ilion, New York (Remington). New Haven, Connecticut (Marlin). Those are the places where West-winning long guns were born. Even though the virtues of the long guns made in those storied factories have withstood the test of time, […]