November 2008

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Bargain Basement Blaster: DPMS Sportical

In the AR world, $700 can buy you a pretty nice upper, maybe a nice optic set-up or a rail system with some accessories. But never in my wildest dreams would I have believed that it could buy a complete rifle that I would bet my life on. DPMS has just introduced the Sportical, a…

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Long Guns: Century Arms Golani

I first used the Galil battle rifle more than 25 years ago when working on a security job in Africa. The model I used was the AR, which has remained my favorite over the years. I’ll discuss Galil model designations a bit later. The Galil was designed as the new rifle for the Israeli Army…

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Offbeat: SureFire Pen

The SureFire Pen—the brainchild of Steve Ryan, director of SureFire’s Edged Weapons Division—is a new addition to the SureFire line of products. Designed to meet the needs of high-risk professionals, the SureFire Pen is built to be virtually indestructible and features an emergency window breaker. Although bold in design, it’s a world-class writing instrument with…

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Training Alternatives: .22 Long Rifle Conversion Kits

Due to the steep rising costs of—well, everything—many shooters have been forced to invent new ways to come up with more money for fuel and ammunition or cut back on their training. For some, neither of these options is viable. Luckily there is a secret, third option. OK, it’s not really much of a secret.…

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