Against All Odds: Improvised Survival Gear

In every corner of the world that I’ve explored, I’ve found garbage or junk of some sort. Even in places I was sure were considered “pristine wilderness,” there was trash. Finding junk worthy of survival is a practice all its own, but finding it is just the beginning. At the same time, common everyday items can often be turned into survival gear by using a little ingenuity.

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DIY Sniper System: Precision Shooting for the Working Man

Have you priced a hand-built precision rifle lately? I am part owner of a small company that builds them, and I cannot yet afford one of my own. A tricked-out top-end minute-of-gnat’s-butt precision rifle costs as much as a family vacation to Australia. But for those willing to sacrifice maybe a quarter inch downrange, markedly cheaper options exist.

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Briefing Room: Non-Peaceful Protests

Starting the day after Inauguration Day, we have seen what the popular media terms “peaceful protests.” And while many have in fact been peaceful, some would be better characterized as riots.

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$300 Shootout: Testing Bargain Blasters

Poking around the Internet, a new shooter stands a high probability of coming away with one of two impressions. First that he or she is best off with a 1911, but only certain makes and models will do, and those only after sending it off for sundry modifications and reliability work.

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Offbeat: SureFire M300 Mini Scout Light

Since its introduction in 1986 of the first weapon-mounted light (a novel concept at the time), SureFire® has continued to set the standards by which all weapon lights are judged. The SureFire Scout Light® needs no introduction. With many different models to choose from, there’s a Scout Light for nearly any mission requirement and individual preferences. Where size and weight are issues and performance cannot be compromised, the SureFire M300 Mini Scout Light® is an outstanding choice. The M300 Mini Scout Light is a powerful, lightweight weapon-mounted light that quickly and securely attaches to any MIL-STD 1913 (Picatinny) rail via its integral thumbscrew clamp or optional SureFire RM45 Offset Rail Mount.

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