Multi-Purpose AR: Ruger AR-556 MPR

Do we really need another AR-type rifle? Of course the answer is, absolutely yes! Different variations of America’s Rifle give consumers more options—and more options are always a good thing. Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new AR-556 Multi-Purpose Rifle (MPR) is a bit different than what is normally found on the market. OVERVIEW The Ruger AR-556

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Good Guys Win! Second Amendment in Action

Yelling and pounding noises disturbed the late-night calm at an apartment complex on the northwest side of Indianapolis. A man was beating on the door of an apartment, demanding that his estranged girlfriend open the door and let him in. The apartment’s resident yelled back through the door that he had the wrong address, and this wasn’t his girlfriend’s apartment.

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Slovakian Super Shooter: Grand Power P1 Ultra 9mm

Eagle Imports is well known for their manufacturing and import efforts, which give the U.S. consumer opportunities to own weapons that would not normally be available via other domestic manufacturers. The latest offering from Eagle Imports that is attracting attention is a handgun designed and manufactured in the Slovak Republic by the Grand Power Company,

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Going Retro: Bolt Guns for Preppers

“When we get to the end of the world as we know it, the last man standing on the slag heap will be a gray-haired guy with a Model 98 Mauser.” — Louis Awerbuck Bolt-action rifles became the world’s military standard in the 1890s but are older than that, some dating to the mid-1800s. Sportsmen

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Wehrmacht Sniper: Lessons From the Eastern Front

On 22 June 1941, the German Wehrmacht launched an offensive into Russia with 139 divisions across an 1,800-mile front. Operation Barbarossa was the largest military offensive in human history. Around three million German troops took part. The German war machine was then justifiably thought to be invincible.

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Short and Stealthy: Kel-Tec/RAS Engineering SU2000-SS

Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc, of Florida introduced its slick little SUB-2000 self-loading carbine in 2001. Chambered for the 9x19mm cartridge, the SUB-2000 was both lightweight at four pounds, and small. I suppose one could describe the gun as small and smaller, as it essentially folds in half from an overall length of 29.5 inches down

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Training and Tactics: An Old Friend

Take care of me. I am getting old and physically worn out, and I need more care and attention than I did 20 years ago. But I have been your friend and constant companion for a long, long time, and not once did I let you down in times of need. So take care of

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The Cutting Edge: Gerber Covert Auto & Impromptu Tactical Pen

The Gerber Covert Auto is an evolution of the Gerber Applegate Combat Folder designed by the late Colonel Rex Applegate in conjunction with custom knife maker Bill Harsey, Jr. It’s based on the Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Knife (a variation on the famed Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife) designed by Col. Applegate, who was recognized as America’s foremost authority on close-quarters combat with and without weapons..

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Long Guns: The M1A1 Carbine

During the 1970s, I used to hang out at a St. Louis gun shop frequented by “Cinder Dicks” (railroad police) from the East St. Louis Railroad Yards. The East St. Louis Yards were a well-known combat zone. For example, there was a tower reinforced with sandbags around the observation point, from which rifle-armed railroad cops

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