Frontline Debriefs: Has “A” Way Become “The” Way?

For many individuals, as well as for many agencies, “a” way to do something becomes “the” way to do it—the only way. Once we learn something and really adopt it as our own, it can be difficult to change. This is particularly true at law enforcement agencies. One generation of instructors selects the next generation

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Long Guns: Trijicon SRS

I’ve been a big fan of Trijicon’s ACOG series since I first tried it. I use one of the USMC RCOs on the M4 I use most often. Along with a couple of other optical sights, I rate it as the best available for the M4. I don’t use red dot sights as often as I do sights with magnification. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the advantages of the red dot for CQC, but due to my eyes, I don’t see red dots clearly. I normally see multiple dots. I gather from talking to other aging shooters that this is relatively common.

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The Loading Bench: Ammo Handloading Primer

The high price and limited availability of ammunition remain concerns to all shooters. You can get ahead of the game by rolling your own. I received a basic reloading setup as a Christmas gift in 1974. In just shy of four decades, I’ve loaded tens of thousands of rounds on the same press. In the

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The Crusader: Templar Tactical MK-12 SPR

Certain terms in the gun industry are thrown around all too often. Tactical, sniper, Special Ops, milspec, the list goes on and on. So when I first heard of a new company going by the name Templar Tactical and offering an MK-12, I was skeptical. I only resisted the urge to dismiss them outright because they were being recommended to me by a pair of former Marines—one of whom I know very well and respect (we can forgive him for being a Marine, hooah?).

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Bargain Blaster Blows Away Big Boys: Turkish TP-9

Tactical firearms are big business these days. Societal uncertainty combined with a truly abysmal political landscape have fueled an orgy of commerce in guns, gear, and ammunition. And somewhere out there is the contemporary version of me, that young guy just getting into this gig who needs some good tactical iron that isn’t going to bankrupt him. For this particular demographic—as well as a surprisingly wide additional audience—Century International Arms rides to the rescue.

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