17+1 Rounds of 9mm in a 1911 | American Classic XB Tabletop Review

Tactical Tupperware may be the way of the future, but the ergonomics and crisp trigger of a 1911 can’t be denied.  Perhaps it’s the handsome lines of Browning’s design or the reassuring heft of a steel frame in hand, but regardless, it’s tough to be a handgunner and not...
video

That’s a helical magazine: the Calico M900 (VIDEO)

Designed in California of all places, the Calico-series featured a top-mounted 50 or 100-round magazine as its hallmark. One of the neater guns as far as practicality — as well as one of the few to successfully use a helical-feed magazine — these sprang from the line of the Calico...

Krummlauf grease: The bent-barrel SMG meant to shoot from inside a tank (VIDEO)

Is that a snorkel poking out of the top of that tank? Nope. Bent-barrel M3 Grease gun. (Photo: Friends of the Tank Museum) While German efforts to field a rifle capable of bending corners are better known, the U.S. Army also had their own version. During WWII, the Germans produced a...
video

Getting Greasy With the Reliable but Unsung M3 SMG (VIDEO)

The humble M3 was made for cheap but the Army got its money’s worth out of the design. Built as an inexpensive alternative to the really nice but over-engineered Thompson M1A1 during WWII, the compact M3 was unofficially labeled the “Grease Gun” by the troops due to its resemblance...

Grey Ghost Gear Stealth Operator Pack | Low Profile Excellence

Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) of Idaho has been quietly producing some of the slickest gear available.  Having recently taken a look at their range bag, I’ve seen the quality of their craftsmanship firsthand.  Naturally, I had high expectations heading in the review of their Stealth Operator pack. Designed as a “low visibility recce...

Considerations for home defense: Training (VIDEO)

Once you have established a defensive mindset, goals and mission, it’s time to train to ensure success. Like your mindset and defense plan, training needs to be based on a realistic assessment of circumstances and necessary skills. In turn, selecting practical training courses to develop the ability to succeed...

Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,          Gone far away into the silent land;          When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day          You tell me of our future that you plann'd:          Only remember me; you understand It...

3D printed guns site saw 1.5 million downloads this month

The plans distributed are primarily for guns long in the public domain, such as the M1911 pistol, but optimized for CAD technology and 3D printing. (Photo: NARA) As a federal court considers an order to continue blocking files for 3D printed guns by a political activist, those same files have...

An Introduction to the ‘Seventy2’ Emergency Preparedness Kit

We’ve been able to get our hands on one of the best pre-made emergency preparedness kits on the market. Instead of doing one long review of the bag and all the contents, I figured it best to include the following short video from Uncharted Supply Co. to give an overview...
video

Springfield Armory SAINT, 300 BLK Pistol

Springfield Armory is continuing the successful SAINT line with a 300 Blackout pistol addition.   The SAINT™ AR-15 Pistol in .300 BLK harnesses the power of the battle-proven round for more capability and versatility in a compact platform. Complete with a rugged SB Tactical SBX-K forearm brace and a 9-inch Melonite® treated...