November 2018

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P320 C silencer platform was first shot for accuracy and velocities without and with suppressor attached. Firearm silencers, suppressors, sound moderators, and cans range from crude improvisations to the low- or no-maintenance advanced metal tubes we have today. Examples of the former are “spud silencers”(potatoes… Read More

CODE OF SILENCE: GSL Technology Suppressors

Lt. Reggie Jackson fires Colt SMG with GSL Scorpion suppressor. Two years ago, I spent a day with Gemtech in Boise, Idaho. I learned a lot, met good folks, tested great equipment, and did an article about it. (THE STRONG SILENT TYPE: Straight Scoop on… Read More

.50-CALIBER AR: Big Horn Armory AR500

Big Horn Armory AR500 as it ships from factory. AR500 as tested with EOTech scope, TangoDown bipod, and SureFire Scout Light. Right side of receiver shows ambidextrous bolt release and safety. Read More

OFFBEAT: C’mon Baby, Light My (Survival) Fire

U.S. Air Force officer builds fire to help combat frostbite and hypothermia during SERE exercise. Knowing how to build a fire is one of the most important survival skills. Photo: U.S Air Force The ability to start a fire is a key factor in surviving… Read More

STREET SMARTS: Tactical Subterfuge, or the Art of BS

Once again, I’ve had a weird idea for a column. This one might be unique because I’ve never seen anything similar in print, and thus our discussion might be a World’s First. I’m going to talk about bluffing, or more pedantically: Tactical Subterfuge. This concept is a strange idea to… Read More

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

Be ready for bumps in the night. He Kicked the Wrong Door In the wee hours of a Monday morning in July, the quiet of a St. Louis, Missouri home was disturbed by the sound of someone violently trying to kick in the front door. Read More

FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Millennials in Law Enforcement

I entered the LAPD in 1976. During this epoch, the prevailing philosophy was, “If it happened to me, it will most definitely happen to you.” To clarify: If others had been treated like @#*%, then quite logically, you were going to be treated like @#*%! Fair enough. This meant you… Read More

ENEMY AT THE GATE: Battle Over 3-D Printed Guns Heats Up

In 2013, Cody Wilson shocked the world (particularly the gun-ban zealots) when he introduced the “Liberator,” the world’s first firearm to be produced entirely on a consumer-grade 3-D printer. A very rudimentary weapon constructed of plastic, the pistol is single shot, fires the relatively low-powered .380 APC cartridge, and even… Read More

BRIEFING ROOM: Open-Carry Win?

There is not a more far-left court in the land than the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based out of San Francisco, California. For that reason it came as a shock when a three-judge panel, by a two-to-one margin, recently voted to affirm that the Second Amendment allows the open… Read More