FN SCAR 20S’s potency as a DMR is based on combining a highly accurate platform with the increased power represented in the 7.62x51 cartridge.


Rumors have swirled at every SHOT Show for years that the Designated Marksman Rifle version of the SCAR MK 17 was in the works. Now, after all the years of anticipation, the FN SCAR 20S is here for the commercial market. A Limited Edition SCAR 20S package will be offered featuring a hard case full…

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CRKT KUK’s profile is readily identifiable as Kukri-type blade. Ryan Johnson collaborated with CRKT in its design. Photo: CRKT


An edged weapon has a primitive appeal that is hard to deny. In many ways, proficiency with a knife in your hands can be more viable than relying solely on firearms. Knives can be specialty models tailor-made for CQB hand-to-hand applications or more utilitarian versions that can handle a variety of roles including survival tasks.…

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Individuals with suppressed MCX Rattler SBRs during tubular assault training. MCX Rattler is ideal for fast-moving operators in close quarters.


Photos Courtesy SIG Sauer The SIG Sauer MCX Rattler is one of the coolest new kids on the block. Billed as the “world’s smallest rifle,” it was designed from the ground up to be as discrete as possible while retaining all the capabilities of the company’s MCX platform. SIG MCX RATTLER The MCX Rattler has…

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ENEMY AT THE GATE: “Nuclear Option” To Enforce Gun Confiscation

In the past, when a member of the United States Congress mentioned the “nuclear option,” it was a reference to a parliamentary maneuver by which the Senate majority party could do with a simple majority what would otherwise require clearing the more difficult hurdle of a three-fifths majority. It was given that name due to…

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: To Shoot or Not To Shoot

Recently, a somewhat controversial police shooting transpired that garnered national headlines. West Virginia Police Officer Stephen Mader (who is white) was ostensibly terminated for not firing upon an armed suspect (who was black) and who was believed to be suicidal. Other officers, upon arrival, did fire upon the suspect. Officer Mader stated that he made…

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There is no such thing as a magic bullet. Shot placement is the deciding factor.

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

On the Way to Sunday School A middle-aged Detroit woman and her adult daughter were leaving for church at 1030 on a Sunday morning when they were accosted by a strange man on the walk in front of their house. He grabbed one of the women by the coat and demanded money, but she was…

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Four 50-yard double taps fired with Military Collector M4.

LONG GUNS: FN 15 Military Collector M4

I took the vow not to buy any more AR-15s a couple of years ago. I had enough variants to fit any normal shooting/self-defense needs, plus a couple of extras as test beds for optics, illuminators, etc because I write a lot of tactical articles. However, that was all before I received the FN 15…

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First position is High Kneeling shooting over simulated cover.

CHAIR QUAL: Barricade Skills Using a Folding Chair

In many carbine classes, shooters are shown several ways to adapt their long gun to cover to make a mid-range hit. This is often exposure only without a great way to measure or track performance and subsequently carbineros do not sustain those capabilities to a high degree. One of the big reasons for this is…

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Compact kit that fits in a duffle bag or backpack should be carried by all who venture into wilderness areas or on long trips. Most everyday household items can be used and turned into useful gear in a survival situation, including trash bags, CD (to use as a signaling mirror), zip ties, and flashlights.

AGAINST ALL ODDS: Stranded With a Vehicle

If you drive through a remote area, whether the terrain is wooded, desert, mountainous, or flat, think ahead about what could happen if you had a vehicle malfunction such as a flat tire or overheating. Are you prepared if you have to stay out an entire night in your car or truck? The truth is,…

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