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
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the pages of S.W.A.T., Claire Wolfe returns for a guest column… Once upon a time, there was a man named Mitch Snyder. He was not a happy person. After walking out on his wife and children, he got busted for auto-theft and served time
Finland is known for producing high-quality rifles. Many consider the Valmet the ultimate AK-type rifle, and the SAKO TRG is renowned as a tactical rifle. Finland produces another outstanding tactical rifle, though, in the Tikka T3. I’ve been aware of Tikka tactical rifles for 20 years or more and have been impressed every time I’ve
The AR series is an extremely ergonomic platform, and provides the shooter with a weapon that is controllable in both semi- and full-auto fire. In order to achieve that, the stock is straight. Earlier military rifles made of linseed-soaked wood and ordnance steel had a sharp drop at the buttstock. The straight stock of the
Several months ago, Rob Pincus called and told me Valhalla Training Center was hosting LMS (Last Man Standing) Defense for four days of training. The idea was for the two schools to teach their curriculums and see what they could learn from each other and incorporate into their own courses. Intrigued by the idea of
Everything is perfect. It’s one of those Halcyon summer days: clear azure sky, gently wafting breeze, nobody on the firing range to interrupt and annoy you. The first firing string feels perfect. Your favorite carry pistol functions flawlessly, the “go lever” feels like the Trigger Fairy paid a surprise nocturnal visit during your slumbers, and
Many women say they will never own a gun or have one in their homes. I’ve heard a lot of reasons why, but the most commonly cited reason is that they are afraid of guns—mostly because they don’t know how to operate them.
The straight stock of the M16 family required that the sights be placed higher above the line of bore than with preceding U.S. service weapons, with some exceptions. The innovative Johnson M1941 LMG is a prime example, and the M60 GPMG the more common early example.