Another One In The Books
Words By: Wally F. Photos By: Wally F.
……….Early morning and I’m driving through a dense fog down a back country road towards a day of shooting. This is how my TAC West experience started this year.
……….Member of Parliament Glen Motz for Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner took the time out of his busy schedule to come to Calgary, not even remotely close to his riding to open a dialogue with Firearms owners regarding the current state of firearms in Canada.
Words By: Wally F. Photos By: Korth Group
……….Anyone in the biathlon and Olympic shooting scene will already be familiar with the Eley brand of ammunition. Eley has won more Olympics than all other ammo manufacturers combined.
Guest Reviewer: Shaun Arntsen’s take on the Type 81
Words By: Shaun Arntsen Photos By: Shaun Arntsen / Wally F.
Words By: Wally F. Photos By: Wally F. / RWA
……….In a non-descript industrial/commercial business park in the north end of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is the home to probably the best kept secret in Canadian firearms manufacturing. The catch is though, they have been around for decades.
Words by: Wally F. Photos by: Winchester, Various Internet Sources
……….Hot on the heels of last falls .40 S&W contract for the F.B.I., again I thought the Feds were wholesale switching to 9mm especially after their last ballistics report on 9mm ammunition, The Loadout Room giving a great break down HERE. Looks like Winchester has snagged the 9mm deal as well.
……….North Sylva has been in the Canadian firearms scene for over 60 years. It’s said that one in five firearms sold in Canada are imported by them. Being a distributor for Colt Canada, H&K, IWI, FN America, KRISS, and a whole bunch of other manufacturers, I won’t touch on every single new thing coming up, but I’ll hit all the points folks hopefully are looking for. I’m not going to make you read all the way to the end of the article to get the answers to a whole bunch of peoples questions. IWI had a great booth at SHOT Show this year. There was a ton of talk around the TS-12 Semi-auto 15+1 shotgun, the Tavor 7 .308 battle rifle, and the Masada 9mm striker fire pistol (although not on display at SHOT).
……….In amongst the World War I and World War II memorabilia of cap badges, medals, flashes, and patches, the junky 20-30 year old army surplus offerings, out of towners, political, and lobby organizations populating the 1000+ tables at this years Calgary Gun Show, I found a few stand outs definitely worth mentioning, especially if you’re a Canadian firearms owner.
Words By: Wally F. Photos by: Various Internet Sources
……….Not so much a surprise but a confirmation now. Remington announced that they would be filing for bankruptcy protection due to poor sales in the lasts several years. Today the company formally started the process.
Words by: Wally F. Photos by: Wally F.
……….In America in late 1960’s and early 1970’s the Armalite AR-18 design was powered off of a short-stroke gas piston system that allowed for a very compact build that had recoil springs in the receiver instead of in the butt stock. This allowed for folding stocks to shorten it’s overall length but still function properly. In 2003 ArmaLite introduced a model featuring a polymer lower receiver, this rifle the AR-180-B, accepted AR-15 trigger groups, magazine releases, and magazines. The AR-180-B received poor sales worldwide and wasn’t adopted readily, as a result in 2007 production was discontinued.