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Before my recent handguard upgrade, my Spike Tactical ST-15 has been used and abused as a training and personal defense rifle. It has proven itself completely reliable with thousands of rounds, all while wearing the same original plastic handguard. A few extras have been added (such as an extended Read More…

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I’ve been a big fan of Benchmade knives, since they first got started. I’ve done several shop tours over the years, and I’m always amazed at the products they turn out. Some time ago, I reviewed the Benchmade Model 275 folder for another publication, I found it to be a very stout Read More…

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When I got my first 7.62×39 rifle, an SKS, the low cost of ammunition was one of main attractions. Surplus went for a dime per round and was easily available. I later added AKs to the safe motivated by the same: ammunition was available and sturdy magazines cost a small fraction of AR15 Read More…

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I have been using various Italian Gun Grease products for about 6-months now, and I can say that these are hands down the best gun lubes I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried just about everything out there. Tactical lube The first product I tested from IGG is their “tactical” lube, Read More…

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Previously, I reviewed the James Williams designed Shinbu and Hisshou short sword defensive knives and was so wowed by their cutting ability that I picked up both of James’ folding knife designs produced by CRKT as well. James Williams, as you may remember, is a world renowned sword practitioner Read More…

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One of our Facebook posts this month triggered a debate about baiting whitetails. It’s a topic that divides us. Hunters either love it or hate it, but both sides hold just reasons. Generally this topic gets lumped into a preference issue about a “the right way” or “the wrong Read More…

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The number one question posed at hunting seminars on wildlife food plots is, what seeds should I plant? If you do a little homework on the subject, you’re likely to come away with a headache, crossed eyes, a head scratch or two, and a complete state of confusion. There is a ton and a Read More…

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One of the hottest bow spots I ever discovered for whitetail deer was a bust of the first order. In fact, in hunting that place for nearly a week I never had a chance to arrow a decent deer, not even a doe. It was a secluded spot on a private Northern Illinois duck club[.....]