Much has been written about the M16/M4, much less about employing Steyr’s AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr, or Army Universal Rifle). With two new domestic manufacturers and the announcement that Steyr will resume production of the AUG in the U.S., the time is right for a review of techniques to employ the AUG. I have been
Frankengun! The mere mention of the name is enough to make the simple townsfolk in the village of Ayarr-Fifteenia bolt the doors, shutter the windows, blow out the lamps and huddle, quivering with fear, in the cellar. Ah, you’re a newcomer to the village and have heard nothing of this abomination? A Frankengun is an
Piston-type M16s are not new, but they are being looked at differently now than in the past. That the system offers advantages is without question, though the extent and relevance are debatable. At EAG Tactical, we’ve seen some piston guns come through class in the past two or three years—primarily H&K 416s on the mil
The Savage Model FP10 is often overlooked when tactical rifles are discussed. The FP10 is the basis of Savage’s Law Enforcement series. It is available from the factory, depending on the particular model chosen, with many notable features, including stocks from McMillan, HS Precision, and Choate, along with detachable box magazines, oversized bolt handle, recessed
I’ve fired a lot of rounds through rifles and carbines chambered for 5.45x39mm. Although I’ve done a good deal of shooting with the AKS-74 and AKSU-74 in Russia, I actually did most of my initial shooting with the round in Brussels, Belgium. A former member of the KGB bodyguard details was working for the importer
It’s often assumed that only the most current weapons offer any real tactical utility. This is unfortunate in that it encourages people to think that weaponry is a substitute for mindset, training and proficiency.
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
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
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.