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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...
by Graham Baates Editor's note: We wish to thank our  friend, Graham Baates  for contributing this story.  *************** Which round to choose? The deeper I look into the selection of defensive ammo available to the public the less certain I am of what to select. When I was new to shooting it was...
by Rob Kay Just in time for Christmas, this will make the perfect stocking-stuffer for an AK-aficionado interested in a fire control group upgrade. Manufactured by ALG (a division of Geissele) it is the company’s first foray into the AK space. For those not familiar with Geissele, this family-owned business out of...
In the first part of this series, master knife designer Ken Onion discussed the development of the assisted-opening knife that he created back in 1998. In developing this knife Mr. Onion was responsible for one of the most important advances in knife design in the last 100 years. It was a design that...
By Rob Kay Ken Onion is arguably one the most influential contemporary knife makers in the nation. Credited with developing the assisted-opening knife back in 1998, he continues to innovate. Although assisted-opening knives are often confused with switchblade knives, there is a huge distinction. A switchblade is opened automatically with the push of a...
by Rob Kay (Editor's Note: This is the second of a two part series on items that will make excellent holiday gifts for the discerning traveler. All are priced no more than $170). While at a journalists' event earlier this year (Big 3 East) I had the good fortune to run into Alex Nunes...
The first thing that popped into my mind after meeting Ken Onion is that he’s a man who has truly embraced his ikigai.  By my reckoning, a great deal of Ken’s life has been influenced by all things Japanese so I felt the best way to describe him is...
By Rob Kay I’ve been a professional traveler for over 30 years. As the author of three travel books and countless newspaper articles, I’ve had the privilege of exploring rain forests, deserts, mountains and more airport lounges than I care to recall. I still love the adventure of travel but the...
  By Rob Kay and RN Price Back in February of this year we had the opportunity to test and evaluate the Headhunters Firearms HH762 (7.62x39) upper receiver. We liked it after our initial review and after nearly ten months, and who knows how many rounds later, our judgement is still...
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two part series on our coverage of the Big 3 East Fall , a convocation of journalists and industry reps who gathered in DeLand, Florida in early October.  Definitive Arms unveils a 6.5 Grendel Prototype To say Chase Sisgold, founder of Definitive Arms, is a rising star...