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Product Review: Condor Woodworker Axe & Mechanix Gloves

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by Rob Kay Literature (and really life) has scads of iconic couples and couplings. Just off of the top of my head I can think of love & marriage, soup & salad, Batman & Robin and for those of a certain generation, Lucy & Ethel. The list goes on. A lesser known duo that became obvious for me over […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Tim Yan's buyer's guide to AK optics and mounts

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by Rob Kay Several years ago while wandering the floor of the SHOT Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center I was fortunate enough to literally bump into Tim Yan.  Yan is a freelance writer and IMO Field Editor with articles published in Shotgun News, G&A: Book of the AR15, G&A Handguns, G&A: Book of the AK47, Be […]

March 28th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

How to buy an AK, Part 2--Q&A with Mike Owen of Meridian Ordnance

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by Rob Kay   Learn what you need to know about buying an AK. I don't think there's ever been a more informative interview on this subject in this column. We continue with Part 2 of our interview series with Mike Owen of Meridian Ordnance LLC.  ************* Q: We've talked at length about how to buy a new […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

How to buy an AK, Part 1-- Q&A with Mike Owen of Meridian Ordnance

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by Rob Kay Buying an AK is a confusing process for a newbie. There's an incredible amount to learn. What's more, finding really objective information on the differences between the manufacturers and variants is not easy. There's also a ton of choices with a commensurate spectrum of prices.  Are you better off buying from a shop or online? What […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Beeville Armory AK & Blue Force Gear AK Sling

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by Rob Kay In our last story we did a Q&A with Nick Bauer, the founder of Beeville Armory. Nick spared no detail in his description of how to construct a custom (traditional-style) AK from a kit and how his builds differ from the mass produced guns. When we originally spoke to Nick we wanted to […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What goes into building a custom AK? Nick Bauer of Beeville Armory has some ideas

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by Rob Kay Last year industry pundits predicted that 2014 would be the "Year of the AK". Unfortunately geopolitics intervene.  The Russian invasions of Crimea and the Ukraine let to the ban on imported Russian guns, which in turn roiled the AK market. The prognosticators were a bit premature. I think this year could be the tipping […]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

How to Clean and Lube your AK--a Q&A with Mrgunsngear

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by Rob Kay In case you don't know him, Mrgunsngear (aka Mike) is a straight shooting firearms savant who has produced over 600 videos. A  graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center, Mike has done stints in the USAF as well as the Army. He's also become a trusted source when it comes to guns and […]

February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Headhunters Firearms HH762 (7.62x39) Upper

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By Rob Kay and RN Price The 7.62x39 cartridge is perhaps the most popular (and iconic) in the world because of its association with the Kalashnikov assault rifle. It’s a great round within its range envelope, especially effective out to about 200 meters. Roughly equivalent in energy to the Winchester 30-30, it’s a great pig […]

February 15th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

SHOT SHOW 2015 Highlights from Rifle Dynamics, Century, Magpul, Metrolight and Geissele

By Rob Kay and Luke Williams Will this be the year the AK goes mainstream?  We guess that depends how you define “mainstream”.  In the MSR space the AR is still the king when it comes to sales but the AK niche is growing.  A solid indicator is that AKs are beginning to be manufactured […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Shot Show 2015 AK Product Roundup

by Rob Kay  Editor's note: Many thanks to Luke Williams, industry analyst and owner of Circle 10 AK who contributed to this story. Those of you who follow our regular columns know that we cover the AK space with great regularity. SHOT is no different. The upshot (pardon the pun) is that 2015 should be a […]

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show








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