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Savage 1907 Field Strip


The Savage 1907 is a beautiful early semi-automatic handgun that really made some waves when it was introduced, as the capacity and shootability made it a great offering to consumers looking for personal protection, and it even served France during World War I. Savage was a relatively new company [Read More…]

H&K P7 PSP Field Strip


The H&K P7 series of handguns were in production for 30 years and are coveted by many. These unique pistols function via gas delayed blowback and are just a dream to shoot. While they certainly look unconventional, the P7 is a West German wonder-gun that everyone should get some trigger time on [Read More…]

Lebel 1886 Run and Gun (This One Sucked)


By popular demand, we are now ponying up and putting the Lebel on the run and gun course. As the first rifle to make use of smokeless powder, the Lebel is one of the few moments in the history of small arms that changed the entire game. The 8mm rifle doubled the effective range of […] [Read More…]

Swedish AG42b Field Strip #ThumbCrusher


The Swedish AG42 rifles are direct impingement, 6.5×55 caliber rifles that are quite unique relative to the popular rifles of today. From the way the safety operates to the unique method of charging one, the manual of arms can be hard to learn for modern shooters. Still, the old thumb crusher [Read More…]

Top 5 AR15 Alternatives… That Failed


For decades now, companies have tried to release firearms to dethrone the mighty M16/AR15 rifle. While some attempts have been more successful than others (some enjoying even moderate success), all the ones on this list have fizzled out or seem to be losing most, if not all factory support. While [Read More…]

Hi Power Field Strip


The Browning Hi Power is a pistol that my generation seems to have forgotten, but in its day was a true trailblazer in terms of reliability and technological advancement. It took a lot that worked from other designs, but was simplified and had an impressive capacity for its day. So what does it look [Read More…]

FN FAL Field Strip


The FN FAL is perhaps the most famous battle rifle of all time, and served with distinction all around the world during the 20th century. Pity that smaller 5.56 caliber rifles have phased the gun out in military use, and civilians don’t seem to gravitate towards them as much either. [Read More…]

H&K PSG1 Sniper Rifle Overview


The Heckler and Koch PSG1 has been touted at the most accurate semi-automatic rifle in the world, even decades after its introduction. The iconic gun has been seen in the hands of counter-terrorist groups the world over, and it was truly a trailblazer when introduced in the 1970s (as precision [Read More…]

Type 99 Arisaka Run and Gun


The Arisaka Type 99 rifle in 7.7 Japanese was distributed to the Imperial Japanese forces during World War II,  but it never quite phased out the old Type 38 rifle in 6.5 caliber. This light, short rifle is equipped with a number of odd features that are sure to raise an eyebrow or two at [Read More…]

FN49 Run and Gun (Malfunctions Galore!)


The FN49 is the predecessor to the much more famous FN FAL rifle, and the book about the rifle is accurately titled “The Rifle That Ran Out Of Time”. Largely developed before the outbreak of WWII, the FN49 could have been a serious European competitor to the American M1 Garand but by [Read More…]

H&K MSG90 Sniper Rifle Overview


The H&K MSG90 is essentially a lighter, more portable, and soldier friendly version of the famous PSG1 rifle. It features many of its improvements and is accurized in much the same way, but has been put on a diet to better compete with more modern rifles. While the PSG1 was issued with a tripod [Read More…]

Uzi SMG Field Strip


The famous Uzi submachinegun is a brilliantly simple firearm that is straight blowback and fires from an open bolt. While it was not the first firearm to feature a telescoping bolt, it certainly took the concept and ran with it. The Uzi was an international sales success, and if you grew up in the [Read More…]