Category: Rifles

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FN SCAR 16s Field Strip


The FN SCAR 16 is the 5.56×45 version of the SCAR platform, and it certainly has been catching the eyes of militaries around the world. While no major military has committed to adopting it yet, it is in limited use by many different armed forces. So what’s under all the aluminum? [Read More…]

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The Carcano M41 Rifle


The Italian Carcano family of rifles are generally regarded as poorly made, crude guns with few merits and poor accuracy. While they certainly aren’t as bad as is commonly believed, they are one of my least favorite bolt guns. The action is rough, the length of pull is awful, and they cannot [Read More…]

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RELEASED: ATF Firearms Commerce In The United States – 2016

Since I am getting “mixed” reviews on my cheesy Buddy Cop graphic comedy series, how about a mid-week’s look at some dry accounting numbers? Ok, maybe they aren’t so dry since all of the stats involve guns. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, [Read More…]

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Tacticool for Life: ESA Ukraine and Instructor Sem

If there’s one thing it might have been nice to not witness it’s the rise of the Tactical EVERYthing in the gun industry. Don’t misunderstand me: true tactics are not only useful but can be lifesavers. Suffice to say it is not the legitimate tactical [Read More…]

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FN FS2000 Field Strip


The Belgian FN FS2000 is a very futuristic looking bullpup rifle that is sure to catch the eye of many folks at the range. Chambered in 5.56×45 and being very friendly to southpaws (forward ejecting with ambi controls), the gun offers a lot to the end user but has seen very little military [Read More…]

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Hogue Inc: “Wells Fargo Refused Our Business Due to Weapons Manufacture.”

Over the last weekend of July 2016 Hogue Inc. posted a statement on their Facebook page outlining their experience with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is one of the largest banking institutions in the country. The bank was founded in 1852 and is quite well known for its logo [Read More…]

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Deputies Find Cache Of Weapons While Serving Child Porn Arrest Warrant

In Navarro County, TX Sheriff’s deputies were serving an arrest warrant to 79-year-old Harvey Alex Strain for possession of child pornography. When they arrested him he had a loaded handgun on him. They searched his residence and found a cache of weapons. 45 [Read More…]

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