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Starline Straight Walled Unfinished .223 Remington Brass

As you know, forming the neck, shoulder and taper of the cartridge case is a process that is done after drawing the straight walled brass of proper diameter and length. Starline now offers .223 Remington brass that hasn’t passed the neck and shoulder forming process. It is basically a straight walled case of .378 diameter and 1.8″ […]

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Federal Premium’s 3rd Degree Turkey Loads Upgraded with a FliteControl Flex Wad & Heavyweight TSS Shot

When Federal Premium announced their 3rd Degree turkey loads it put much of the ammunition industry on alert. The idea of putting 3 different shot sizes into one shell sounded like a garbage idea, literally. If you manage and space those load types appropriately though, you get something pretty special. The ability to roll long […]

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BREAKING: Walmart To Raise Gun Buying Age To 21

Following the news that Dick’s Sporting Goods would cease selling AR-15s and raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm, Walmart have also announced their decision to raise their minimum purchasing age to 21. Walmart stopped selling Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) and AR-15s back in 2015, but has now confirmed that they will raise the minimum age for purchasing […]

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Norway looking for new .50 BMG Heavy Machine Guns

The top picture is taken by Rune Haarstad / Sjøforsvaret when the naval force SNMG1 NATO enters London, UK, with the frigate Otto Sverdrup. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) is the authority for procurement to the armed forces. The general level of activity is about 200 different material projects. You can check “their” material […]

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Henry Fetches $50,000+ for their One-Millionth H001 Classic Lever-Action at Auction

At SHOT Show 2018, Henry Repeating Arms put on auction their One-Millionth H001 Lever-Action ever produced as part of a much larger charity effort. At whatever price the gavel would eventually fall on, all of the proceeds would go to the Hunting Heritage Trust. The annual event of the SHOT Show Auction has drawn some […]

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A Light Machine Gun for Independence: The Israeli Dror

The Israeli Dror Light Machine Gun was born during a time of necessity. What would later become the state of Israel was fighting off numerous enemies all around it and needed every weapon system possible. Through this endeavor, a sympathetic employer who formerly worked at Johnson Automatics helped supporters in the United States form a […]

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Kahr Arms Group & Outlaw Ordnance Tag Team to Produce “We The People” Desert Eagle 1911

The Kahr Arms Group has collaborated with Outlaw Ordnance to produce a limited run of a one-of-a-kind Desert Eagle 1911. This 1911 is emblazoned with a special cerakote finish, custom features and is being dubbed the “We The People” Desert Eagle 1911 CSS. The cerakote job that is so pronounced on this model is a […]

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Slow Motion: Flintlock Musket vs. Plate Armour

Today, we often talk about body armour in both military and civilian contexts. Advanced modern body armour is now capable of stopping powerful rounds but the use of armour in warfare dates back centuries. Overmatch is no new concept. This week I came across a great slow motion video showing just how effective plate armour […]

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POTD: AK47Shooter Makes Sure to Bring Enough Gun!

Dennis Martin, a gun lover like all of us who runs with the Instagram handle of “AK47Shooter,” provided this picture on his account recently. Postulating that… Maybe we would have won the Vietnam war if we had ditched the M16 for this instead. AK47Shooter is primarily known for his unique, over-sized creations of firearms. Most […]

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New Accu-Tac HD-50 Bipod for .50 BMG Rifles

Accu-Tac has released a new heavy duty version of their aluminum bipods. The new bipod is called HD-50 and it is designed for rifles chambered in .50 BMG caliber. Because of the heavy weight of .50 BMG weapons and high stresses associated with the recoil of the .50 BMG round, Accu-Tac has incorporated some design changes into […]

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Master Of Arms Duckpuppy A 3D Printed Muzzle Brake

Master of Arms makes AR-15s and parts for them, some of which are actually 3D printed and then finished off with traditional manufacturing processes. They are using laser sintering to make parts out of titanium. They have an interesting muzzle brake design called the Duckpuppy that looks a little... strange. The Duckpuppy is sold as a […]

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BREAKING: Dick’s Sporting Goods Raises Gun Buying Age To 21, Ends Sales Of AR15s

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a major firearms dealer with 675 stores in the U.S., has decided to end the sale of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) – often incorrectly referred to as ‘assault rifles’ – as well as “high capacity” ammunition magazines in all of its retail outlets. The retail giant will also stop selling firearms of […]

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Federal Premium Debuts Grand Slam Turkey Shells to Flatten Long Beards

Federal Premium has rolled out a new series of shotgun shells for turkey hunting as much of the US gears up for spring season hunts. The all-new Grand Slam turkey loads are going to be offered in your 3 likely suspects of 10 Gauge, 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge with payloads of 4 Shot, 5 […]

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.45 auto gel test: Prograde 185 gr Barnes TAC-XP

Solid copper hollow points typically offer excellent reliability and are a solid alternative to traditional, lead core jacketed hollow points, especially in locales where lead is banned. This test features a Springfield Armory standard, 5″ 1911A1 firing Prograde’s loading of Barnes 185 gr TAC-XP through four layers of denim to simulate heavy clothing as well […]

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Cry Havoc Tactical and the new Quick Release Barrel (QRB) Kit

The industry is packed with new personal defense weapons (PDW’s) in all shapes, calibers, and sizes with the intent of providing a small but controllable package that can be easily deployed and give a large force multiplier in a small package. While many give up a large amount of velocity and ballistic capability by shortening […]

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New TORIC 30mm Long Range Riflescopes from TRACT Optics

I have to admit that I’m not previously familiar with the products of TRACT Optics, but their new TORIC sights for long range shooting looks very interesting at an affordable price. TRACT Optics already offer a full line of binoculars and riflescopes for most if not all disciplines of hunting and target shooting, but the […]

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POTD: Elsa’s AR-15

There are some pretty humorous AR-15 lowers. Spike’s Snowflake lower and Aero Precision’s Ghost lower are some that come to mind. EDC Tactical makes themed AR-15 lowers. They have the stereotypical pro-gun lowers but they do entertain custom engravings. The Frozen Lower is such a lower. This lower is rather clever. If you are not […]

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