Thursday, January 27, 2022
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: ...
by Rob Kay The Saiga is a threatened species of antelope that makes its home high in the steppes of Central Asia. It's native to Russia and is also the name of the civilian line of AK rifles created by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Of late, the latter species of Saiga seems to...
As I post this article, the nation is in the midst of Corona mania. Among other things, health professionals tell us that we need to keep a safe distance, eat right and exercise. Well, forget about the gym. The time to take long walks...
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...
In several short decades Trijicon has experienced a meteoric rise in prominence that its competitors can only dream of. Founded in 1981, Trijicon has become synonymous with excellence and reliability on the battlefield. The Trijicon website states that "No other magnified optic has been used more in combat than...
First introduced a few years ago, the Razor is Vortex’s top of the line red dot optic. The Razor occupies the same place on the red dot continuum as the C-More and the DeltaPoint from Leupold. (Let’s call it the high mid-range). All of the above are...
by Rob Kay Editor's Note: This is the first of several interviews conducted with Tim Harmsen. If you're interested in Tim's picks for the AK be sure and read his interview at the The AK-47 Buyers guide. When I was a kid I remember sitting in front of our black &...
by Robert F. Kay and RN Price Russia is best known these days for exporting oil, natural gas and nationalism. It wasn't always this way. Some of the world's greatest artists, composers, writers, scientists and engineers came out of this vast land. Everything from the periodic table to the first...
As I have mentioned before in this column, co-witnessing your red dot on an AK is the equivalent of discovering the Holy Grail. It just doesn’t happen very often and when it does, it’s exceeding satisfying. For better or worse the geometry of the AK sighting system does not lend...
The stock Clark Custom Long Slide .38 If you’ve got a 1911 and you want to add a red dot, fear not! It’s easy. I recently mounted a Vortex Venom on a Clark Custom 1911. All I needed were a few tools, an EGW...