Long Guns: Russian RPK-74 Light Machine Gun

The RPK-74 has the odd distinction in the United States of its magazine being better known than the gun itself. That’s because so many photos of Osama Bin Laden show him with an RPK-74 45-round magazine in his AKSU, a choice I should note that does not bespeak a “pro,” since it may look aggressive,

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The Machine Pistol: Why Does It Even Exist?

I’ve always been rather ambivalent about the machine pistol. First, let me clarify that I do not use the term “machine pistol” in the German sense, which gives the “MP” designation for submachine guns. I use it to refer to those select-fire pistols that pose as submachine guns, or maybe it’s submachine guns that pose

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The Krinkov: Little Bundle Of Firepower

After studying recent additions to my gun safe, I realized I have been on a Kalashnikov binge of late. New additions consist of a Century Arms Yugoslavian M72, Polish Tantal, and Romanian PSL rifles, along with a used AK that I could not pass up due to the right price. These join a Romanian AK

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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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Thumper TG 6 Non-Pyrotechnic: A Bang Without The Boom

After early uses by the Israelis at Entebbe, the West Germans in Mogadishu and the British at Princes Gate, the idea of using a very bright and loud noise to distract the Bad Guys before coming through their door spread to American law enforcement tactical teams.

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Custom Firearm Finishes: Looking For Something Different?

Custom Firearm Finishes (CFF), operating out of Eagle River, Alaska, will paint your weapon with a specific personalized pattern which should satisfy the most frustrated and/or discriminating gun owner. Yes, the operative word is “paint”, and no, that doesn’t mean some grade three, two-minute spray job out of an aerosol can bought at Wally World.

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Beta Company Magazine Loaders: Loading Ammunition Efficiently

Magazines are the devices that keep your firestick fed. Unlike what we see on the big screens, magazines do not come from the factory pre-loaded with an inexhaustible supply of cartridges. Unlike the fantasy of some magazine writers, they don’t come out of “supply” already loaded and ready to shoot.

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