Saturday, July 24, 2021
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On Target Shooting Sports

by Rob Kay In this first of a series of articles on building your own AR 15, I will pass on what I've learned from this process.  Fortunately (for me and readers) my associates are quite akamai in this arena. The first step in the process is choosing a stripped lower to build...
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...
by Rob Kay It’s not exactly news that since the sanctions on imported Russian rifles became law, Saigas and VEPRs have been selling like hotcakes. The inventory of Russian AK variants may be diminished but this has created a boom for third party parts manufacturers who cater to one thing: ...
Editor's note: While at the SHOT Show earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Hodgdon, of Hodgdon, the venerable powder manufacturer based in the Kansas City area. Founded by his grandfather after the Second World War, Chris continues in the family tradition, handling a host of the...
Editor’s note:  You don’t have to read the Wall Street Journal to know that prices on your favorite Black Rifles have dropped like a lead balloon. With Christmas here that gun you've been thinking about buying is (by now) more affordable. It’s not just the AR 15 platform where bargains can be had. Many AKs have...
by Robert Kay One of the items that got my attention at SHOT 2014 was the HD-Micro, a red dot scope manufactured by Ultradot, a Yankeetown, Florida firm that specializes in red dot optics. It’s a smallish company with an avid following, particularly in the Bullseye Shooter’s community. Founded 1989, they also...
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...
by Robert Kay So you’re set to upgrade your AK. You're interested in swapping out a handguard, getting an optics mount for a red dot or, possibly adding one of those cool folding stocks.  But where to begin? There's so much third party stuff out there, it's hard to know what's really good.  Who...
By Robert F. Kay - In the past several years, the AR-15 rifle has gone from the most popular firearm in the country to the most infamous. Among many people, it is now the most sought after. As has been extensively reported, following the presidential election and Sandy Hook, national (and Hawaii) sales...