Horse of a Different Color: Colt LE6940P Carbine

Colt has decided to expand its AR offerings beyond the direct-impingement path the company has been synonymous with since the 1960s, by featuring a piston-driven AR in the form of its LE6940P. Yes, a piston-operated AR from the center of the direct-impingement universe. The search for the “perfect” rifle has been the impetus for many

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Piston-Driven Perfection: LWRC M6 IC Limited Edition

LWRC is a recognized industry leader in the development and manufacture of short-stroke piston-operated AR rifles. In fact, LWRC’s entire raison d’être is the short-stroke piston AR and the improvement it offers over the original AR gas-impingement design.

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Made in America: Century International Arms C93 Rifle

It is often said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Century International Arms is a major source of U.S.-made versions of well-known weapons, thus allowing the firearms to be distributed stateside. Century offers semiautomatic sporting versions of AK-47s, Sterlings, PSLs, Golanis (Galils), AK-74s, Tantals, and the CETME. It has just introduced the C93. The

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From Concept to Reality: AK Scout Rifle

The rising tide of AK-47 popularity in the United States is hard to refute and not likely to wane any time soon. Factors such as an effective cartridge available in bulk, combined with reasonably priced, utterly reliable rifles that have sturdy and economical high-capacity magazines are hard to argue with. The increasing number of performance-enhancing

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Fight Club: Tactical Response Fighting Pistol Courses

James Yeager is the owner of Tactical Response and served as lead instructor during the courses, with instructor Jay Gibson also keeping the students on track during the four days of training. Yeager and Gibson’s full resumes are listed on Tactical Response’s well-executed website. Both men are imminently qualified to instruct and are dynamic teachers, each with their own style.

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The Krinkov: Little Bundle Of Firepower

After studying recent additions to my gun safe, I realized I have been on a Kalashnikov binge of late. New additions consist of a Century Arms Yugoslavian M72, Polish Tantal, and Romanian PSL rifles, along with a used AK that I could not pass up due to the right price. These join a Romanian AK

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Not a Compromise Candidate: Savage Model 10FCP

The Savage Model FP10 is often overlooked when tactical rifles are discussed. The FP10 is the basis of Savage’s Law Enforcement series. It is available from the factory, depending on the particular model chosen, with many notable features, including stocks from McMillan, HS Precision, and Choate, along with detachable box magazines, oversized bolt handle, recessed

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American Technologies ATN NVM-14-3A Night Vision Monocular

Ignorance is bliss. What am I talking about? I had no idea what I was missing in terms of night vision capability or availability until my exploration of products from American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN). ATN produces one of the most diversified line-ups of night vision (NV) devices in the industry. ATN offers many other

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Storm Mountain Carbine II: Mindset, Instruction and Gear

What, you say, “another training article?” (But isn’t that why you read S.W.A.T. in the first place?) This article strives to cover not only the training received, but also the weapons and gear that I put to the test, and my theories on training and equipment. The setting: Storm Mountain Training Center, Elk Garden, West

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