The world that existed when Eugene Stoner conceived the AR-15 rifle is a much different world than we live in now. Not only have politics changed, but the way we fight wars has also changed. In some cases, this change was evolutionary and methodical. In other cases, it was more drastic. For some organizations, using
Fans of the Steyr AUG have reason to be excited. AUGs were previously available in the United States only in pre-ban form, which for the most part were manufactured prior to the Import Ban of 1989. That ban was permanent. Even though the so-called Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004, no new Steyr AUGs could
The Triple Eight Professional CopTool™ is a new everyday carry tool designed by retired police officer and editor of American Handgunner, Roy Huntington. According to the manufacturer, the CopTool was designed to put big-tool cutting power in a tiny package. It joins the S.O.L. Knife™ and WrightKnife™ in the Triple Eight Professional lineup. The Triple
As NRA instructors, my Dad and I teach a course that allows law-abiding citizens to obtain a concealed carry permit (CCW) in our home state of Arizona. A large percentage of the students—young, middle aged and old—in our classes are new shooters. While that may initially sound like a bad thing, my Dad and I
Targets are one of the least understood and misapplied tools in the trainer’s toolbox. Used correctly, targets can assist the shooter in reaching a specific training objective more quickly and efficiently. Targets can range from random household or office excess such as paper plates or index cards through traditional NRA competition targets and into exotic
I love building ARs. Probably like many of you, I like working with my hands, putting things together, and making repairs. Even painting a rifle gives me a little added satisfaction over one that is strictly off-the-shelf. I’m not very artistic, although there is an undeniable form of self-expression associated with building an AR. You
During a tactical training class I attended several years ago, the question of survival/E&E (escape & evasion) kits came up. After a quick round-table discussion, it became clear that the students’ definition of survival gear was extra food.