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Electronic ear plugs bridge the gap between the regular disposable foamies and the high-tech amplified muffs. Two variations exist, the more expensive custom molded and the cheaper version with interchangeable foam and rubber ear plugs. GSP15 I tried is the less expensive variety that can be Read More…

Great holster, needs a wider belt to fit the loops. Or smaller loops.

Plenty of companies do Kydex. Nick Allen does Kydex well, and he’s willing to make variations to fit non-mainstream guns and magazines. For example, I needed Sig MPX and CZ Scorpion EVO3 mag pouches, but only soft nylon is available from the makers. Nick got samples of magazines and turned Read More…

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The Luger P08 has long been the symbol of WW2 German officers. It went into service before WW1 and around 2.5 million were produced overall. Due to wartime attrition as well as destruction by anti-gun governments, not nearly as many remain, while the demand from them remains high. In addition to Read More…

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The vz24 rifle above is a shorter, handier Czech version of the canonical Mauser 98. This rifle and many similar to it have been the mainstay of the infantry worldwide from the 1890s until the 1950s. For decades, rifles weighing 7 to 10 pounds were mainstream, and the self-loading replacements like Read More…

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While underpowered relative to M1 Garand, the M1 carbine was a significant step up from submachine guns in range and accuracy. Compared to M1 Thompson and even the later M3, it was also lighter and easier to handle. So it’s no wonder that M1 evolved into select-fire M2 and the night-capable M3 Read More…

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Hi-Point C9 pistol won’t win any beauty contests. It’s a metallic brick with a mag well, a trigger, and a muzzle. And yet, somehow, Hi-Point sells 160 to 190 thousand guns annually, most of them pistols in 380ACP, 9mm Luger, 40S&W and 45ACP. 9mm, by the virtue of being the cheapest Read More…

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The ATI rimfire AR upper is, at first glance, an odd design. Surrounded by a quad rail, this polymer frame upper defies categorization, being neither a bull barreled target precision rig nor a light, quick-handling trainer. The barrel is of medium weight, and the hefty quad forend bring Read More…

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I first read Anatoly Kuznetsov’s Baby Yar back in the Soviet Union. I was aged about ten at the time, and the book scared me. Later, having left the USSR, I re-read the uncensored version that had all of the initial impact and more, but that reading did not scare me anymore. The novel told Read More…