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Museums at Normandy

Part of my trip to the UK took my to Le Havre, France. Being so close, I had to go to Normandy and see Omaha Beach. I went to the Normandy American Cemetary. The visitor center has a wonderful exhibit with a few firearms inside. Springfield M1. German [Read More…]

Chinese Small Arms from the 7th Beijing Police Equipment Expo

I recently did a TFB write-up on the inner working of the Chinese QBZ-95 bullpup. That piece plus my RS Regulate AK optic mounts and the new QBZ-95 optic articles got translated into Chinese and posted in some Mainland website as soon as they were up on TFB. That [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 03/12/2015

Week 44. .223 Rem is a little north of $0.30/rd at most places (which is consistent with the average over the last nine months). Availability seems to be a little lower, though. Other prices and calibers seem to be generally holding prices and availability. We do [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 03/06/2015

Week 43. Well, .223 Rem appears to be running low–at least the number of vendors (of the ones I’ve been following) don’t have the stock they did. A number of the vendors aren’t even listing it. Woohoo for all of the panic buyers. I imagine that [Read More…]

Weekly Ammo: 02/26/2015

Week 42. So, despite the panic runs on M855 it looks like all non M855 is holding fine–I’m not seeing much difference in pricing for lowest in caliber for .223 Rem. We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this article series [Read More…]

Weekly Ammo: 02/19/2015

Week 41. So, I’d like to address the casing type. At this point (with only 11 more weeks of this experiment), adding in any additional vectors would literally double (at the least) the work. Not all of the vendors clearly identify casing which then necessitates [Read More…]