Saturday, September 18, 2021
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." -- Colin...
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...
by Allison Wallis What do basketball legend Steve Kerr, rock star Austin Carlile, and me, a pastry chef and mom from Waialua have in common? We all have a little known, rare condition called Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks. Spontaneous CSF leaks are thought to be caused by a defect in connective...
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...
The Army invites the community to join in a special ceremony honoring the mothers and families of fallen service members, Sunday at 1 p.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The ceremony takes place on Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, which is observed on the last Sunday of September in...
  BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  My guess is that unless you are related to him, not many people remember Darrell Samuel Cole.   However most of us that are 20 years or older would remember the USS Cole bombing. On the 12th of October 2000 the U.S.Navy guided-missile destroyer USS...
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: ...
Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have updated the online travel guide, FijiGuide. Fiji Guide features all original content including blogs, videos and photos from local photographers. Kay said the site provides the most relevant, up-to-date...
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...