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Editor's note: This is the second of a two part series with Rob Behr of Western Powders. Rob provides some tips on reloading that I think you'll find invaluable. ************** Q:  I note that the burn rates of #5 and True Blue are nearly identical. When would you use it vs....
Editor’s Note:  I had the opportunity to meet Rob Behr of Western Powders recently at the SHOT Show—a mammoth firearms industry trade confab held annually in Las Vegas. Western was there promoting its lines of handgun, shotgun and rifle powders. Western is not a big company compared to its...
Readers of this column will know that I had the opportunity to review the (10mm) Glock 40 Gen4 MOS. This highly versatile handgun is a great candidate for hunting, self-defense and target shooting. The 10mm round packs a wallop without excessive recoil and has flat shooting ballistics similar to a...
Normally this firearms columnist sticks to his knitting but after the recent anti-Semitic rant from NRA poster boy, Ted Nugent, I thought it appropriate to write this note to Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President of the NRA. Mr. LaPierre, it’s time to dump Ted Nugent from your board. It’s been...
When Mikhail Kalashnikov died in 2014, his passing was eulogized many AK enthusiasts. At SHOT (the mother of all firearms industry trade shows) that year you couldn't go anywhere on the floor of the Sands Convention Center without bumping into the image of General Kalashnikov, his chest brimming with decorations. The...
Call it shameless promotion, but I thought it only appropriate to discuss why I took the trouble to write this book. I had never intended to write a book about how to buy an AK-47. The best laid plans, as everyone knows, are always subject to change. As I shopped around for...
So many products, so little time… There were literally tens of thousands of items packed into the Sands Convention Center. Even after four days I didn't have a chance to see them all. Not all of the items were guns and ammo. There was a plethora of peripheral products tucked...
If you’ve never heard of it, the SHOT Show or "SHOT" as it is called, is the mother of all gun shows. An industry-only affair, it brings together manufacturers and buyers of every conceivable stripe. However, it's not just the household names such as Smith and Wesson, Remington or huge...
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from How to Buy an AK-47--How to purchase, maintain and customize an AK rifle, published recently on Amazon. The book's content can be searched free of charge by visiting www.howtobuyanak47.com. When it comes to adding handguards and other accessories, less can be more. Like...
Editors Note: This is an excerpt from How to Buy an AK-47 -- a recently published AK Buyer’s guide. This excerpt from the book focuses on choosing the right AR-style buttstock for your AK. by Rob Kay  It goes without saying that most AK owners will customize their rifles in one...