Monday, June 27, 2022
by Rob Kay Tapco has had a huge presence at the SHOT Show of late, possibly because it’s owned by the Freedom Group, aka Remington which it purchased in 2012. The majority of their products are targeted towards the AR platform but they do manufacture a sizable number of AK parts. What I've done...
by Rob Kay When you get into a new platform, as I have with the AK, you inevitably start acquiring the accouterments—the necessary gear to complete the package. For example, if you buy an AK or two, you’re going to need the accessories to clean, transport, aim, etc your rifle(s). The main...
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...
by Rob Kay Our staff has looked at a lot of gear over the past year.  However, reviewing hardware is not just about going out to the range a few times. The best way to evaluate products is to see how they stand up to the test of time. In this...
When you think “SHOT Show” naturally the first things that come to mind are firearms. While there are a helluva lot of guns on display, SHOT also has just about everything else peripheral to firearms—tactical gear of every stripe including backpacks, knives, slings, and a great deal in the...
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...
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 Seahorse SE-540 Quickdraw Pistol case As a gun writer I have the opportunity to evaluate a lot of gear. As a consumer of gun accoutrements I'm pretty lucky. As I began collecting a few items, I needed a place to store them.  I looked at a lot of  cases and decided...
by Rob Kay Mission First Tactical is a company that is usually associated with the AR platform. When I visited their booth at the SHOT Show earlier this year there were quite a few items produced for the AK. I had a chance to look at a number of them would...
As the ancient Chinese dictum says, "May you live in interesting times". From time to time, On Target likes to take a snapshot of industry trends in these truly interesting times. The best way we know how to do this is to speak to leaders on the front lines.We...