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  • Noveske KX5 flash suppressor takes painful peak off carbine's report from shooter's perspective and sends it downrange, where it belongs. Torrey Pines thermal viewer, ETS clear magazine, and Savvy Sniper sling's adjustment loop are also visible.

    GEAR ROUNDUP: New and Noteworthy Accessories

    It is not possible to cover everything on the market in great detail, and much of what is on the market simply does not warrant an entire article. The goal of this article is to make the reader aware of some new or newish products that have some merit, and to offer a brief review

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  • Wiley Clapp 9mm ran and shot very well for Stacey. She hit center from two to 50 yards.

    CROSSING THE RED LINE: Women Train To Fight Back

    Stacey Adams is a pretty typical American woman, a 40-something self-described liberal, raised in Northern California and now living in Colorado. She shops at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s when she gets into the city. She has a soft spot for all animals, even rescuing an injured field mouse she found in a grain bin.

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  • On the move to get into position to engage next set of targets at SIG Sauer Academy’s Hogan’s Alley range.

    ADAPTABILITY FOR ANY MISSION: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus

    Photos by Richard King SIG Sauer has evolved into a recognized industry leader in the development and manufacture of rifles, SMGs, handguns, optics, ammunition, suppressors, and more. This leads us to SIG Sauer’s latest rifle offering—the MCX Virtus. The MCX Virtus represents the latest rifle methodology typified by modularity without sacrificing rugged reliability. While sharing

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  • Mini-Cache makes perfect option for self-built fire kit, with more than enough room for tinder and fire materials.

    AGAINST ALL ODDS: VSSL Survival Kits

    A plethora of survival kits are on the market catering to a series of unique needs. Companies like ESEE, Wise Food, and SOS Survival Products create small and large kits that can keep a user safe, dry, and warm. While that is the basic purpose of most survival kits, not all of them can perform

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  • Clore Automotive line-up is extensive. This article focuses on two models—JNCXFE and JNCAIR.

    EMERGENCY POWER ON DEMAND: Jump-N-Carry Starters

    The term Murphy’s Law describes a simple but often neglected concept—what can go wrong, will go wrong. At first glance, this appears to be nothing more than doom-and-gloom thinking. But in a strange and elegant way, Murphy’s Law makes perfect sense, especially when viewed in the context of survival planning and preparation. (Maybe Murphy was

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  • Cooler Shock Ice Packs are a high-performance ice alternative that save money, weight, space, and hassle. You can buy them ready to use, or fill them with water when they arrive.

    KEEPING YOUR GRID-DOWN COOL Cooler Shock Ice Packs

    During an extended power outage, options for even basic refrigeration are often severely limited. Here in the coastal southeastern U.S., the dreaded Atlantic Hurricane season terrorizes the population from early June through late November. When power goes out during this period of time, it is likely because of a tropical storm. Coincidentally, these are also

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WeaponsShow More

  • On the move to get into position to engage next set of targets at SIG Sauer Academy’s Hogan’s Alley range.

    ADAPTABILITY FOR ANY MISSION: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus

    Photos by Richard King SIG Sauer has evolved into a recognized industry leader in the development and manufacture of rifles, SMGs, handguns, optics, ammunition, suppressors, and more. This leads us to SIG Sauer’s latest rifle offering—the MCX Virtus. The MCX Virtus represents the latest rifle methodology typified by modularity without sacrificing rugged reliability. While sharing

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  • Wilson Match loads shot consistently well across a number of pistols, with groups like this five-shot knot out of a vintage custom 1911.

    BEYOND HARDBALL Modern .45 Loads

    .45 ACP loads have been mostly boring for well over 100 years. For much of the cartridge’s existence, there was “hardball,” 230-grain full-metal-jacketed bullets launching somewhere between 825 and 875 fps, and a couple of mid-range target loads for the bullseye shooters. In the modern era, jacketed hollow-points arrived in three standard weights: 185-grain, the

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  • Ability to mount Trijicon RMR or other forward-mounted optic shows flexibility offered by Krebs Custom PD-18 modifications.

    KREBS CUSTOM PD-18 AK PISTOL Adaptation at Its Finest

    Krebs Custom is a well-established leader in the U.S. AK universe. Marc Krebs is an innovator known for pushing AK performance boundaries. Understandably, with the Obama Administration’s Executive Orders curtailing the import of Russian AKs, Krebs has had to be flexible in creating its unique brand of AKs. Previous Krebs production AK rifles were based

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  • Wiley Clapp 9mm ran and shot very well for Stacey. She hit center from two to 50 yards.

    CROSSING THE RED LINE: Women Train To Fight Back

    Stacey Adams is a pretty typical American woman, a 40-something self-described liberal, raised in Northern California and now living in Colorado. She shops at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s when she gets into the city. She has a soft spot for all animals, even rescuing an injured field mouse she found in a grain bin.

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  • Real Avid Gun Tool has array of hex wrenches and drivers. Hinged compartment contains additional tools and shotgun choke tube wrench.

    LONG GUNS: Real Avid Range Tools

    A few months ago, I was at the range testing a couple guns for articles and shooting a couple more to stay current with them. During the process, I needed various tools to adjust a scope, mount and re-zero the dial, change the elevation on an AK front sight, and tighten some screws. I also

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  • TAKING RESPONSIBILITY Amtac Shooting Women’s Combatives Course

    My husband and I were walking on the beach one afternoon when he popped the question: “Would you consider taking a women-only shooting course?” He’s so charming. Colin had been asking me to use my concealed-carry license for almost four years. Every time I reminded him I wasn’t comfortable assuming so much responsibility. The truth

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GearShow More

  • Noveske KX5 flash suppressor takes painful peak off carbine's report from shooter's perspective and sends it downrange, where it belongs. Torrey Pines thermal viewer, ETS clear magazine, and Savvy Sniper sling's adjustment loop are also visible.

    GEAR ROUNDUP: New and Noteworthy Accessories

    It is not possible to cover everything on the market in great detail, and much of what is on the market simply does not warrant an entire article. The goal of this article is to make the reader aware of some new or newish products that have some merit, and to offer a brief review

    Read more »

  • TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk and Backup. Hammer Hawk is a new heavy-duty tomahawk-style axe that combines function and style. TOPS Backup fixed-blade knife was designed specifically to be carried with the Hammer Hawk.

    THE CUTTING EDGE: TOPS Hammer Hawk & Backup Fixed-Blade Combo

    TOPS Knives recently provided me with its much-awaited Hammer Hawk tomahawk and Backup fixed-blade knife combo for evaluation. It’s a very impressive combo that will meet the field requirements of many readers. Designed by TOPS Knives president Leo Espinoza, the Hammer Hawk and Backup combo is a versatile paired-blade system for the outdoors that’s capable

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  • Advantages offered by an AK pistol with brace are hard to argue against if a situation arises that demands increased firepower and tactical potency.

    LAWFUL CARRY: Eberlestock Tactical Packs

    A company helping equip our military, law enforcement, and private security contractors (PSC), as well as private citizens, is Eberlestock. Eberlestock traces its founding to 1985. At the time, Glen Eberle was working his way through college and competing in biathlon at the Olympic level. He was a member of the U.S. National Biathlon Team

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  • STREET SMARTS: Foot Pursuits

    On 2 March 2018, the 24th U.S. police officer to die this year in the line of duty was struck down by gunfire during a foot pursuit. His name was Deputy Jacob Pickett and he worked for the Boone County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). It happened 1.67 miles from the keyboard where this column is

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  • Get practice in non-static shooting, such as in this FPF Training class with John Murphy.

    GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

    Running Gunfight When an armed man forced his way into a St. Louis home at 9:30 on a Wednesday night, he attempted to gain compliance through a display of violence, callously shooting one of the five occupants in the back. But instead of complying, another occupant retrieved a pistol of his own and opened fire

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  • FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Active-Shooter Response

    A reader recently asked me to comment on a previous article I authored entitled the The Imperfect Machine as it relates to the recent Parkland High School shooting. First and foremost, I wasn’t there. Nor do I have all the details. I can, however, render my take on the situation. During the many active-shooter courses

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