CMMG MkW ANVIL has AR hallmark traits of adaptability in terms of optics, rails, and trigger, enhanced by .458 SOCOM chambering. What comes to mind when someone mentions getting an AR-pattern rifle for personal defense, law enforcement, or even hunting? I’ll bet most would first consider it chambered in 5.56mm/.223 Rem. CMMG decided to up
Like most S.W.A.T. writers, I read the letters to the editor every issue. I like to see what the readers think and what they want. One thing I often see is a request for information on cheaper gear. I heard President Obama talk about “the recovery” and how we got out of the worst recession
Back in December, I had the privilege of attending a class at Gunsite. The class was made up of 18 shooters and focused on revolver shooting with a little bit of lever guns. I feel right at home with revolvers and lever guns, and I jump on any opportunity I have to attend training to further my skills. I decided to take two seven-shot revolvers with me—a Smith & Wesson Model 686 Plus and a snubnose Model 617 Taurus.
Every few years, the FBI looks for a new pistol. I was initially trained with revolvers. When the field SWAT program was transferred to the Special Operations and Research Unit, we acquired the 9mm S&W 459 pistol, while field agents carried the S&W M13 revolver.
Purpose-built or task-specific tools are just that: designed for a specific task and purpose. They usually work exceptionally well for that specific task, and marginally well, poorly or are downright dangerous when used outside of the design scope.