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Bullpup .50 BMG: St. George Arms Leader 50A1

Compact, lightweight, well-mannered 50BMG rifle


Last year, I mentioned the Leader 50 bullpup rifle in Managing Recoil article. It’s a ten-shot semi-auto bullpup of light weight and unusually low recoil. Firing it last summer, I was surprised how close the kick was to a .223 carbine. Excellent balance also allowed unsupported firing. Annular Read More…

Review: Ultimate State-of-the-Art AR-15 Build

Changing Everything About the AR-15


I love to try new products, new ideas, and new manufacturers. In this build I attempted to showcase a number of those new ideas from the front to the back of the rifle. The result is one uniquely forward looking rifle which looks awesome and shoots great. From the interesting looking muzzle brake to Read More…

Review: Rock River’s LAR-8 Elite Operator

This .308 AR platform rifle can really perform in the hunting field.


I am an unabashed fan of the AR rifle platform. I wasn’t always though. I grew up on lever actions and bolt guns as a hunter. I killed my first white-tailed deer with a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 I bought from J. C. Penney in Columbia, Mo for a whopping $66 new in the[.....]

Review: Ruger Red Label Shotgun


A few years ago, Ruger gave me a scare. Just about the time I had scraped together enough cash to pick up a Ruger Red Label shotgun, they suddenly discontinued the line. There was little information from Ruger as to the reasons for the discontinuation other than a nonspecific answer of “due to Read More…

Hiding in Plain Sight: Furniture to Hide Your Guns

Custom-made furnishings that look great while concealing firearms and other valuables.


Guns are great. They just are. They’re valuable tools in a pinch, and they need to be there when you need them. In your home, it’s great to keep one or more guns handy, and it’s wise to keep them out of sight. Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot more furniture that functions and Read More…