Gun Review: LWRC IC-A5 Individual Carbine

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A few years back, the Army finally realized that it might be time to modernize their 60-year-old M-16 battle rifle. The gun has had minor tweaks since its introduction, but with all the advancements...
Star Model B 9mm pistol

Gun Review: Star Model B 9mm Pistol

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I've written previously about how to get a type 3 FFL for curios and relics. That's the license that will let you have WWII era firearms shipped straight to your door with no mucking...

Gun Review: Czech Vzor 58

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The Czechoslovakian Sa Vz. 58 assault rifle has to rank high as one of the least understood and most underappreciated military rifles of the twentieth century. Case in point: for many years I thought...

How SIG SAUER’s MCX Killed the Honey Badger

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Early last year, Advanced Armament made a splash unveiling their Honey Badger PDW. It was a thing of beauty; a custom-designed .300 AAC Blackout rifle that's no bigger than an MP5SD and with looks...

Gun Review: Thompson Submachine Gun

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There are very few truly iconic firearms, ones that the lay public as well as gun nuts can identify at first sight. Not only are those instantly recognizable guns a perfect representation of the...

Gun Review: Accuracy International AX-50 Rifle

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Accuracy International isn't a household name for most American shooters. But military snipers throughout the world revere the marque as it if it was divinely inspired. And with good reason. World’s longest sniper kill?...
Navy M4 carbine

News Flash: Most Common Civilian-Owned Firearms Are ‘Military Grade’ Weapons

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One of the phrases that frequently gets tossed around by anti-gun activists -- people like noted firearms experts Emma Gonzalez and Justin Trudeau -- is "military grade weapons." The connotation, of course, is usually...
Bindon aiming concept training

The Bindon Aiming Concept and One Big Misunderstanding

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It’s the Marine Corps' fault. They were the ones who got this whole mess confused. It might not be doctrinal Marine Corps training, but it is the training taught by NCOs to junior troops....
M1 Garand Rifle Review

Gun Review: US Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (M1 Garand)

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Let's face it. The vast majority of guns are rather boring. Not from a "yee-haw!" perspective, but from the perspective of mechanical ingenuity and history. The modern AR-15 may be the best example. As...

Gun Review: IMI Negev LMG

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The M249 is one of the most successful squad automatic weapons ever introduced. Where previously an entire crew was required to set up and run a machine gun, the M249 allowed a single soldier...
mil spec m4 rifle

Does ‘Mil Spec’ Mean Anything Anymore? Did it Ever?

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In the gun realm, we are encouraged to think that anything "mil spec" must therefore be good. Reliable. Iron-clad tough, able to withstand the rigors and horrors of the battlefield. But does it actually mean...

Obscure Object of Desire: Borchardt C93, The First “Modern” Semi-Automatic Pistol

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By beetle There are a lot of features in modern guns that we take for granted. At a basic level, the design of most pistols today seems very similar. Almost every one will make use...