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Employing the AUG: Different TTPs For A Different Carbine

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… Read More

Long Guns: SIG 556 Short SF

Since I’ve been using a SIG 550 for many years, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about whether the SIG 556 could measure up to the legendary 550. I started using a 556 SWAT model a few months ago and actually have been quite impressed. Read More

Frankengun Good!: Not All Monsters Are Bad

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… Read More

Not a Compromise Candidate: Savage Model 10FCP

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… Read More

Long Guns: Smith & Wesson M&P15R In 5.45x39mm With Valdada 1.1-4

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More