Posts by Alex C.

Alex C.

Alex is a writer for The Firearm Blog who was born and raised in Texas with years of experience in hunting, shooting competitions, and general collecting. A degree in History from Baylor University has contributed to his love of both early and modern firearms technology, but Alex is most fond of machine guns and other NFA toys.
You can reach Alex at alex.capps@thefirearmblog.com

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Gun Review: DSA SA58 PARA Carbine

The FN FAL is one of the greatest battle rifles to have ever graced the Earth. It garnered a reputation for extreme reliability, durability, and user friendliness over its decades of service and one of the rifles biggest fans is our boss man Steve. His opinion of the [Read More…]

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The Mauser 98: The Perfect Rifle

As one of the younger members of the TFB staff, it allows me to have a unique perspective into our great hobby by regularly going shooting with people of all ages and backgrounds, and I really enjoy the diversity. When you go with the younger crowd, the name of the game [Read More…]

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Product Announcement: HK VP9 Pistol

At SHOT this year, HK USA president Wayne Weber announced that a new striker fired pistol was in development. The mystery has been revealed as the VP9 pistol; The gun seems to borrow quite a lot from the P30 pistol and looks a bit like a Walther: MSRP is $719, so a [Read More…]

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Gun Review: KAVOD Custom KVD-15

The great Phil White let me know a couple of weeks back that a fantastic custom AR15 maker was eager to send me a test rifle so that I could experience first hand what their company is all about. Since I started writing for TFB, I have reviewed four AR style firearms [Read More…]

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Rest in Peace Barry

I got word earlier today that Barry of Iraqveteran8888, one of the best gun-related YouTube channels out there has passed away. I always enjoyed watching videos where he taught young ones like me about things like the lost art of cut shotgun shells, or when he recited a [Read More…]

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Caseless Wonder: The VEC-91

It all started when I was at my local hardware store that also sells firearms and firearm accessories. I was looking around on the ammo isle and on the very bottom shelf I saw a dusty label that said “Caseless .223″. I did a double take and opened one of the [Read More…]

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HK97: April Fools’!

It pains me to admit this, but my post on the H&K 97/Civilian MP7 was nothing more than an April Fools’ Day hoax. For those who believed it, I apologize. But kudos to those who figured it out. I tried my best to make it as elaborate as possible. I bought an [Read More…]

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Odd Guns: The H&K VP70z

I have been wanting to start a series of articles for a while about odd and unique guns that for whatever reason are just not popular in the United States. I have admired TFB writer Ian McCollum’s personal blog “Forgotten Weapons” for years, and while [Read More…]