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On Target Shooting Sports

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...
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...
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:  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...
Techniques for loading plated bullets Loading plated bullets entails a slightly different technique than jacketed bullets. Given that they are softer (without the copper jacket) they must be handled with more TLC. For starters, the best loading manual I've encountered when...
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 Robert Kay Rob Ski is the founder of AK Operators Union Local 47-74, a website and Facebook page devoted to the glory of the AK platform. The content that he produces includes product reviews, training exercises and thoughtful commentary.  Unlike many so-called “Operators” he was actually trained with an AK as part of...
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: 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...
This new optic from Primary Arms is called the "7.62×39 300 BLK 3x Compact Scope" but don’t let the name confuse you. It’s ideal for the AK. It uses the highly touted ACSS BDC which offers quick ranging, wind holds and moving target leads. The etched reticle requires no illumination and...