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As it turns out, “3” is Reed Knight III, or Trey as he’s more commonly known, and is the son of the owner and founder of Knight’s Armament Company (KAC), located in Titusville, Florida.

Right side of KAC SR15-E3 carbine as outfited by author for class

Knight’s Armament should need no introduction to recent veterans or aficionados of the platform, as it is the maker of the railed forend found on current issue U.S. Army M4s and USMC M16s.

Knight’s was the originator of the railed forend and is still the current supplier to the military, having sold over 500,000 to the U.S. government.

Trey was a man on a mission—to announce and promote Knight’s revived interest in the commercial firearms market. Trey had his work cut out for him, as over the years Knight’s has gained a reputation for turning a somewhat cold shoulder to the commercial firearms and accessories market. Fans of Knight’s will tell you that this was due to their being overwhelmed with military orders, while detractors say that they “just didn’t care.” Whatever the case, Trey was, and is, setting out to change that perception and was also announcing the commercial release of the new Knight’s Armament SR-15 E3, Knight’s newest version of the AR-15 carbine.

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Gun owners are completely unreasonable. Besides that, we lack common sense. Ain’t it wonderful? Of course, when I talk about reasonableness and common sense, I’m using those words as the hoplophobe community does. You know—as in “reasonable” restrictions on firearms ownership and “common sense” gun laws. We gun owners have been utterly unreasonable and lacking in common sense for roughly 20 years. And by golly, look where it’s got us! We’ve whomped the enemies of gun rights into quivering submission.…

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Recently I was watching one of my grandsons on the playground at the local mall when a man in full camouflage (MultiCam® pattern) walked by. By full camo, I mean everything from his cap down to even his boots. He was wearing a Hi-Point pistol in a homemade thigh rig and sported a large patch on his right shoulder that read “OPERATOR.”

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The active shooter is a relatively new phenomenon in the grand scheme of things. In the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, this scenario did not occur with the frequency or violence of today. From Sandy Hook, Aurora and the very recent LAX shootings, one can clearly observe that this phenomenon is here to stay. Motivations for such shootings range from isolation, disenfranchisement, and anger at governmental agencies to emotionally disturbed thought patterns. In other words, these events can and will occur…

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Do you remember the old days? I’m referring to that long-gone era when you actually had to make a phone call or visit a friend to find out what they’d had for dinner or the status of their hemorrhoids. Yes, I’m talking truly ancient history: the time before social media! I’ve gone full circle on this topic. After being an early adopter of the whole phenomenon, about two years ago I completely walked away and abandoned every form of social…

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The December 2013 issue of Guns & Ammo closed with a demand for more regulations on firearms and firearms owners. You heard that right: more regulations.

G&A’s long-time tech editor Dick Metcalf took his viewpoint straight from the anti-gunners’ playbook. Of the Second Amendment he wrote, “Note carefully: Those last four words say ‘shall not be infringed.’ They do not say ‘shall not be regulated.’ Well regulated is, in fact, the initial criterion of the amendment itself.” He then borrowed the anti-gunners’ long-time favorite example, comparing firearms to motor vehicles, using that analogy to advocate government control over our right to bear arms.

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“He’s dead, Jim.”That line was one of the more iconic utterances from the original Star Trek television series of the mid-1960s.

Our own horror show for today is a quick examination of issues you must confront when dealing with the Formerly Living (the new politically correct term for dead persons).

This is certainly an uncomfortable topic, but for those who profess to be warriors of some ilk, there is a good chance you will someday confront this possible outcome of violence. Even if you don’t, there may a dark night when you happen upon a fatal traffic accident and find yourself thrust into a position that is mightily uncomfortable. This is unpleasant stuff, but it should still be filed somewhere in your cranium.

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Here’s a thought experiment: Let’s say you own a company and your rivals have acted outrageously. They haven’t just been competing with you, they’ve been sabotaging your operations, menacing your employees, and damaging your property and equipment.

So you hire a security expert. You give him a large budget and wide authority to investigate and protect your company against these outside threats. The expert gets to work. You feel safer for a while. Then questions arise. Big ones.

There are rumors that your security guy is investigating your own people, even though they’re not the threat—and even though you told him from the get-go he didn’t have that authority. Then there’s another attack from the usual outside forces. It’s a small one. You’re horrified to learn that your security guy knew in advance about the perpetrators—and ignored all warnings.

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