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On Target On Christmas: Stocking Stuffers from Kitanica, Rifle Dynamics, Krebs Custom, Blackhawk, Stormwerkz and Bonesteel

Krebs muzzle brake

by Rob Kay As part of our annual Christmas tradition, we like to recommend "stocking stuffers" that will enhance your AK without breaking the bank. This year we've  chosen items from folks like Rifle Dyanamics, Krebs Custom, Blackhawk, Stormwerkz and Bonesteel. First in line is Krebs K-VAR AK 74 Style Muzzle Brake. This heavy duty, tank-style muzzle brake […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion | Read More »

Study: Residents enjoy noisy coqui frog

Coqui frog in Hawaii (Photo by Syd Singer)

BY SYDNEY ROSS SINGER - After years of trying to eradicate coqui frogs from their new home in Hawaii, research has just been published that exposes the myth that coquis destroy the quality of life in these previously frog-free islands. The December, 2014 issue of the journal Biological Conservation has an article entitled, “A social–ecological […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Made-in-China May be Costly for the Planet: The Case of Solar Panels

Panos Prevedouros, a professor of engineering at the University of Hawaii

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD - A team from Northwestern University lef by prof. Fengqi You performed a comprehensive evaluation called life cycle analysis on solar panels. LCA accounts for the energy used to make a product including the energy to mine raw materials, the fuel to transport the materials and products, the electricity to power the processing […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

On Target Review: SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammo

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by Rob Kay and RN Price With its impeccable Swiss-German heritage, SIG has the deserved reputation of manufacturing some of the best handguns and rifles in the US. So the inevitable question is, why go into the ammunition business, which sure seems over-crowded and exceedingly competitive? According to Bud Fini, VP of marketing at SIG […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target On Christmas: Uprgade Your AK's Sight Picture

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By Rob Kay The definition of a stocking stuffer is a “a small, usually inexpensive gift that is placed with others in a Christmas stocking”. Believe it or not, there are some terrific little items you can add to your AK that will enhance its utility and even improve your shooting without breaking the bank. […]

December 6th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Walther PPQ M2 Navy SD

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by Rob Kay Let me be upfront. This is not going to be the most unbiased firearm review I’ve ever posted. I was head-over-heels smitten with this pistol the first time I handled it earlier this year at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. This was at an event dubbed “Industry Day at the Range” which […]

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target on Christmas: Urban Assault Pack from Camelbak

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  By Rob Kay This is the first article in our annual "Christmas" buyer's guide. We're featuri to the gunnelsng products in the $150 range or less that our editorial staff believes represents exceptional value. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas.  As a journalist I’m constantly on the go. Planes, trains and automobiles. Whether it's shooting photos of Orangutans […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Government vs. taxpayers: Who's the boss, anyway?

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - Recently there was some news from the State of Colorado. Voters there had passed a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TBOR) as an amendment to the Colorado Constitution. Under the TBOR, tax increases and significant government borrowing had to be presented to the voters before they could take effect. Some of the Colorado […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

America's Infrastructure: Roads are Crumbling, Congress is Fiddling

Panos Prevedouros, a professor of engineering at the University of Hawaii

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD - America's transportation infrastructure, once an engine of mobility and productivity, has fallen into such disrepair that it's become an economic albatross. From the article Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy in LA Times. A comprehensive summary with startling video by 60 Minutes is titled Falling apart: America's neglected infrastructure where Steve Kroft […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

City gets 'F' for rail project

PUSHING AHEAD: Construction on Oahu's 20 mile rail route started in the vacant fields in West Oahu but will cross into Oahu's most populated areas in Honolulu

  BY DEAN CAPELOUTO - It is important that the rail have an "independent inspector - independentinspection" team, that isn't influenced by the receiving of RAIL construction contract revenues..... that is a major "conflict of interest".We asked about this early on, and were promised this would happen (duringone of the town halls).Also the issue on local jobs, […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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