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Warriors Heart

PTSD, ADDICTION AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT FOR ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS Warriors Heart® provides private treatment to adult men and women 18 and older who are seeking inpatient treatment for chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, and co-occurring psychological disorders relating to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or the psychological effects of MTBI (mild traumatic brain […] Read More »

No, The Marines Haven’t Issued A Contract For Additional M27s

I keep getting asked if the USMC has let a contract for additional M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles. Apparently, a few weeks ago a gun blog called Guns America reported that the Marine Corps had awarded Heckler & Koch a contract for additional M27s. The problem is, it’s untrue. The author’s reasoning was that the “protest […] Read More »

New From MasterPiece Arms: MPA MUT (Micro Urban Tactical) Rifle

MasterPiece Arms has announced its new MPA MUT (Micro Urban Tactical) rifle, an ultra-compact model with sub 1/2 MOA accuracy. RELATED STORY First Look: MasterPiece Arms’ New MPA 22BA Bolt-Action Rifle The MPA MUT is chambered in .308 Win.—other calibers are available—and features a precision gun drilled, reamed and honed 416RQ stainless steel barrel. If you want an SBR, the barrel is 12.75 inches. The ... Read More »

WATCH: Marines Drink Cobra Blood in US-Thai Cobra Gold Exercise

U.S. service members drank cobra blood, ate scorpions, tarantulas and geckos, and cooked rats during the annual Cobra Gold military training exercise currently taking place in Thailand. If you dare, check out the photos above and watch a quick video of the event below. RELATED STORY VIDEO: Skiing, Chicken Fights Part of Marines Cold Weather Training What is Cobra Gold? ... Read More »

Steyr SSG 08-A1 Review: The SSG 08 Returns Almost a Decade Later

Since 2010, many experts have considered the Steyr SSG 08 in .338 Lapua Magnum to be one of the top sniper rifles available. This quality comes with a price, but if you have the budget, the Steyr SSG 08 family is one of the best options for a no-limits sniper rifle. Steyr Mannlicher is based in Austria, but the United ... Read More »

Real Avid Smart-Fit Lower Receiver Vise Block

Whether adding an ambi end plate, changing out the buffer tube, or installing an after-market trigger, the need for a SOLID foundation on which to perform even the most minute of tasks on your AR-15 lower is imperative. The developers at Real Avid have come up with a solution to ease all of your multi-caliber […] Read More … The ... Read More »

POTD: ISAF Einsatz Snipers with Barrett M82/M107

Today’s Photo is ISAF Einsatz in Afghanistan with their G82 / M107 sniper rifle in .50 BMG. ISAF stands for International Security Assistance Force, and was a was a security mission led by NATO in Afghanistan. The Force was established by the United Nations Security Council. In Germany, the M107 is used and designated as […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Savage Arms Expands their B Series Rifles with Left-Hand & Compact Models

For that group of people who have affectionately loved the B Series from afar, but did not have a rifle to fit their stature or left-handed nature, consider this your invitation to the party. Savage Arms is now producing the rimfire B Series of rifles in both Left-Hand and Compact offerings. Savage Arms has stated […] Read More … The ... Read More »

India Announces Purchase of Small Arms as Search for INSAS Replacement Continues

India’s ongoing troubles adopting a new service rifle are well documented but as a leading defence committee, chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, announces a major procurement are India’s small arms woes coming to an end? Following numerous failures, false starts, and calibre changes the Indian defence ministry’s Defence Acquisition Council have announced a fresh initiative to purchase 7.40 […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Olight M2T Warrior

I semi-retired from reviewing flashlights…but when Olight reaches out to me, it is my pleasure to come “out  of retirement.”  I’ve mentioned this in Olight reviews before, but Olight won me over when they donated an entire day’s GROSS SALES PROCEEDS to the family of Marshall Hoots, the founder of  Marshall passed away at […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Improvised “Stapler” Firearms from Papua New Guinea

Even in relatively isolated developing nations criminals find ways to arm themselves. Below are a number of crude improvised firearms made from regular household stapler guns recently seized by police in Papua New Guinea which are fast becoming a trend. The example above was seized on the 28th of November from a suspect (shot and […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Ammunition Storage Components

Ammunition Storage Components (ASC) supplies some of the firearms industry’s leading manufacturers with quality stainless steel and aluminum magazines. The Magazine Company with a Huge Heart ASC, located in Connecticut, supplies stainless steel and aluminum AR-15 and AR-10 magazines to several large and well-known OEMers. That list currently includes Smith & Wesson, Bushmaster, DPMS, SOTA […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Montana Couple Fined over Hunting Violations

How does the saying go? The couple that poaches together, gets a plea deal together . . . As News Talk KGVO reports, a Trout Creek couple is facing stiff fines and hunting restrictions after Montana wardens began an investigation into accusations of improper purchase of resident licenses. According to FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish, the […] The post Montana Couple ... Read More »

Raise the Age of a Long Gun Purchase to 21? Question of the Day

According to President Trump’s most recent Tweetstorm, the CIC is more-than-a-little willing to support a federal law raising the minimum age for a legal long gun purchase to qualified buyers over the age of 18. Because, and this is just a wild guess . . . the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spree killer was […] The post Raise the ... Read More »

Ion Productions Caught-Up in X Products’ 2A Controversy [Official Statement]

The CEO of X Product’s anti-gun rights rant on Facebook has caused a fair amount of backlash from the 2A community. [Post on the kerfuffle here.] Unfortunately, Ion Productions, makers of the XM42 flamethrower, is caught in the middle of this debacle . . . X Products has frequently referred to the XM42 as an X […] The post Ion Productions ... Read More »

New from Wilson Combat: Ranger AR Rifle 243

I own an FN SCAR-16. I love it — if for no other reason that shooting it is a better muscle builder than all the arm machines at Gold’s Gym combined. Don’t get me wrong: all that weight tames the fearsome recoil of the .223 cartridge. See what I did there? See what Wilson Combat […] The post New from ... Read More »

NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre: We Need to Add “Armed Security” to Schools

After a rousing anti-bloody flag waving warm-up by the new primary public face of the NRA — Dana Loesch — NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre broke his employer’s radio silence on the spree killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . . . ‘Mr. LaPierre also slated politicians and the mainstream media for their attacks on […] The post NRA Veep ... Read More »

CNN Town Hall Debate: An Anti-Gun Kangaroo Court With Rigged Questions [VIDEOS]

Seventeen-year-old Colton Haab is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He’s a member of the school’s JROTC. He was prepared to use Kevlar vests to shield students during the massacre. Mr. Haab said he decided not to attend the town hall after CNN presented him with a prepared question. The video below is from […] The post CNN Town ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Trump: Arm “Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches”

And . . . he’s back. Just ahead of NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre breaking the NRA’s radio silence at the conservative CPAC conference (click here to live stream), President Trump unleashed a Tweetstorm stating his support for “allowing” specially trained gun-savvy teachers to arm themselves in defense of innocent life. The two Tweets above followed […] The post BREAKING: President ... Read More »

New York Times Attempts to Explain the AR15’s Appeal And Ends the Article Like This: Quote of the Day

“That’s the potential of the rifle. There’s nothing out there that’ll compare to it as to doing what it was designed to do, and that’s kill people.” – Jerrol Jensen quoted in ‘It’s One of the Greatest Rifles’: Fans of the AR-15 Explain the Gun’s Appeal [via] The post New York Times Attempts to Explain the AR15’s Appeal And Ends the ... Read More »

Tips For Getting Your Perfect Custom 1911

Buying or building a custom 1911 is exactly like buying a new puppy: Take your time, weigh your options and ask the right questions. The post Tips For Getting Your Perfect Custom 1911 appeared first on Gun Digest. Read More »

Any Other Dog Faced Soldiers Out There?

I served in the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division from 1988-1990, in Würzburg, Federal Republic Of Germany. The Marne Division, as it is known, has a song, “Dog Faced Soldier” dating from WWII, as well as a mascot named Rocky, created in 1965 by none other than Walt Disney, for just $1. Rocky’s name hails […] Read More »

SIG SAUER Introduces New Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition

Newington, NH (February 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces Varmint & Predator (V&P) Elite Performance Ammunition.   This new V&P line of ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed for explosive expansion and match-grade accuracy.  Available in 40gr 223 Rem, 40gr 22-250 Rem and 55gr 243 Win cartridges, these Varmint & Predator rounds feature projectiles that […] Read More »

TMACS Signature Steel Target

Introducing the @tmacsinc Signature Steel Target. Click the link in the bio to buy yours. The dimensions were engineered by Pat McNamara to ensure you receive the maximum training value. The top measures 6 5/8″ wide and the bottom at 11 1/2″, with a length of 18″. System includes the TMACS Inc Strike Face, Base, Post […] Read More »

HasLab – Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna)

Crowdfunding has become so mainstream and ubiquitous that even larger companies have started to take advantage of it to offer unique and limited products to people willing to put money up to see those products realized. Such is the case with Hasbro and HasLab, “[their] new crowdsourcing platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans.” In ... Read More »

Ventura’s best millimeter: 10mm 180gr JHP

If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. Buy it at Ventura Munitions: URL We shoot Ventura 10mm 180gr JHP ammunition from an EAA Witness with a 4.5″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation and retained weight. Guns in this video: EAA Witness […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Denmark is evaluating a new service pistol for 2019. One down already

According to the Danish website (Translated: The Warrior), the Danish Army is looking for a new handgun. It is mandatory for the new pistol to be Striker Fired. The pistol M/49, which is a SIG Sauer P210, is expected to end its service life with the Danes in 2019. After almost 70 years it’s about […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Lawrence of Arabia’s Smith & Wesson Donated to UK’s National Army Museum

We often wish old firearms could speak, share their stories and tell us what they’ve seen. Well a Smith & Wesson revolver, recently acquired by Britain’s National Army Museum, has a hell of a story. The National Army Museum in London, announced this week that a Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector 1st Model ‘New Century’ […] Read More … The ... Read More »

Sprinco Creates Walther and CZ After-Market Springs

Occasionally, companies throw industry standards out the window to create something truly unique and spectacular. Enter Alan Dugger, owner of Sprinco. The Last Buffer Spring You’ll Ever Need Made from Chrome Silicon, the Sprinco AR-15 and AR-10 buffer springs are the same material used in Formula One and NASCAR vehicles. Springs in those types of […] Read More … The ... Read More »

New from AMMO Inc: Night OPS (Frangible Hollow Point Visual Handgun Ammunition)

We’ve test fired STREAK ammunition. [Video from The Range at Austin below.] Think “tracer” rounds. Think fun in the dark. Ah but would the light tail help you in a self-defense situation? AMMO Inc. says yes — “with Night OPS, defenders and law enforcement can track their shots and adjust fire quickly” — as it […] The post New from ... Read More »

Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensees Increase 25% in 14 Months

On 3 May, 2015, Governor Rick Snyder signed a sweeping reform of the Concealed Pistol License laws into effect. While much of the law went into effect immediately, the reform that removed the power of county gun boards to arbitrarily deny concealed pistol licenses did not go into full effect until 1 December, 2016. Coincident […] The post Michigan Concealed ... Read More »

Florida House Shuts Down Move To Ban Black Rifles

Student survivors of last week’s school massacre learned first-hand how emotions don’t always trump logic and science yesterday in the Florida House. As the students stood in the gallery, Sunshine State legislators there showed little sign of allowing emotional teenagers to sway them into banning guns and standard capacity magazines. The lopsided 36-71 vote against […] The post Florida House ... Read More »

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: GLOCK Happy Stick!

Dom C’s pocket dump dominates the EDC Spare Mag Olympiad. It’s a happy stick! Strictly verboten in America’s slave states, carrying the extended (not “high”) capacity ammunition magazine might trigger comments like “Are you happy to see me or are you preparing for a gunfight with MS13?” But we know the truth . . […] The post Everyday Carry ... Read More »

The Hobo Stove | a How-To Guide

There is much goodness to be found on Art of Manliness — one of those things is a recent tutorial on how to build a “Hobo Stove.” Breach-Bang-Clear This article brought to you today in part by Propper Apparel (@wearpropper); fifty years of service and nowhere near finished. The Hobo Stove | a How-To Guide News Desk, via Art of Manliness Practical ... Read More »

SureFire Fieldnotes #20! | 22422 Drill With Travis Haley

The 20th video from SureFire’s educational series Fieldnotes is out — this one features Travis Haley of Haley Strategic, covering the “22422 Drill.” Breach-Bang-Clear Brought to you today in its entirety by SureFire’s WARCOMP. SureFire Fieldnotes | The 22422 Drill  SureFire’s Ongoing Education Series Hits 20 Videos News Desk Longtime JTF Awesome member SureFire has published the twentieth video in Fieldnotes, its ongoing series of educational ... Read More »

TRACT Optics™ Announces New TORIC 30mm Long Range Riflescopes

HUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – February 21, 2018 – TRACT Optics has released two new 30mm First Focal Plane (FFP) long range riflescopes in its flagship TORIC line. These offerings feature precision components and give consumers a world-class 30mm scope suitable for competitive or hunting-specific extreme long range shooting. The TORIC 30mm scopes are initially available in […] Read More »

Savage 110 Storm Extends Hunters’ Range and Conquers Extreme Weather

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – February 21, 2018 – Savage’s new Model 110 Storm allows hunters to conquer hunting’s most punishing weather while extending their effective range. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers. The rugged rifle’s AccuFit system lets the shooter customize length-of-pull and comb height for comfort and consistency, and the user-adjustable AccuTrigger […] Read More »

Sneak Peek: Gear Dynamics Wedge Pouches

Check out this sneak peek at some upcoming Wedge Pouches that Gear Dynamics is developing. The pouches are MOLLE compatible and feature a laser cut, MOLLE compatible surface. The pouch is open top and lined with loop material so that they can be used with a variety of inserts like mag pouches, holsters, sheaths, and […] Read More »

Trump’s Bump Stock Ban – Even Senator Feinstein Calls BS!

By now you have heard that President Trump is calling for the ban of so called “bump stocks” and other items that simulate full-auto rates of fire while still meeting the current definitions for semi-auto firearms. You have probably also seen the same variety of responses including those who don’t own bump stocks and are […] Read More »

Third time lucky for Israel’s Arrow-3 testing | DSCA clears a series of FMS for Kuwait, Netherlands, & Finland | First HH-60W enters final assembly

Americas Lockheed Martin said Tuesday, that its helicopter subsidiary Sikorsky is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, the latest variant of the long-serving Pave Hawk. The assembly will include the installation of a Tactical Mission Kit (TMK) delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York, facility, which integrates sensors, radar and multiple defense systems and other sources ... Read More »

Pave Hawks – New Combat Rescue Helicopter

HH-60G, Afghanistan (click to view full) In 2006 the US Air Force awarded Boeing a contract worth north of $10 billion for 141 HH-47 combat search-and-rescue helicopters, but by mid-2009 the CSAR-X program was cancelled during its System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase by the Pentagon. At the time Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote that this program had “a ... Read More »