Thursday, January 27, 2022
by Rob Kay and RN Price Founded by Nelson Fesas, Texas Weapons Systems (aka TWS) is based in Austin, Texas. They make several products designed for the AK platform including a dust cover/rail, peep sight, leaf sight and handguard. The Dog Leg Rail Gen 2 replaces the stock AK dust cover and is designed to...
As I post this article, Honolulu is in "lockdown" mode. Our health professionals tell us to eat nutritious food, keep a social distance and maintain an exercise regimen. For me that means a daily walk around the neighborhood or a hike with the doggy up the Mau'umae...
Editor's Note:  This is the twelfth article in our ongoing Christmas buyer's guide. While the items we're highlighting are not generally stocking stuffers, this one sure is. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas targeted at your favorite gunslinger. The lure of the semi-auto rifle has swept this country. Head out...
Leatherman tools are synonymous with guys who, unlike travel writers, really work for a living. On a daily basis a carpenter or a painter can extract a Leatherman Wave from their belt and address just about any imaginable challenge. As an author I have my tablet, my laptop and my other 'devices',...
by Robert Kay and R.N. Price The AK-47 rifle, which first went into service with the former Soviet Union in 1949, is perhaps the most storied and ubiquitous military weapon of modern times. As everyone knows, it’s also been the darling of “irregular” forces—guerillas, jihadists and every stripe of revolutionary...
Lowa is one of those companies that you don’t hear too much about. They don’t toot their horn like some of the bigger name brands. The venerable (100 year old) company founded in Jetzendorf, a small town in Bavaria, has plenty to be proud of. Belying the firm’s...
by Robert Kay Jim Fuller has established himself over the last several years as one of the most sought after AK gunsmiths in the nation. His Las Vegas-based company, Rifle Dynamics, was founded in 2007 with the purpose of providing "fighting weapons and training for the fighting professionals". In addition to...
Editor's note:  This article was originally published in 2015 and since then, the AK optic's scene has evolved. Tim Yan, who I interviewed for this story has worked with me to completely update his buyer's guide with a host of new recommendations. Our story begins several years ago when I was...
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 Rob Kay When I first saw the press release about Otis Technology's new Ripcord gun cleaning method I was immediately intrigued. The release called it a “one-pass cleaning tool”. Did that mean all I had to do was pull the “Ripcord” through the barrel and then put the gun...