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Norinco NEA Budget AR-15

Build Yourself a Budget AR That Doesn’t Suck

I haven’t had an AR-15 in my safe in over a year. In fact it’s probably closer to two years since I shipped the last one off. This summer I figured was the right time to get back into the game. Prices were dropping, and there was lots of stuff available on both sides of the border.

But I decided I wanted to try building an AR. If not from scratch, then at least a “baby’s first build.” So I jumped on the SFRC stripped lower special and started hunting for parts. Six months later, I have a gun: Continue reading Build Yourself a Budget AR That Doesn’t Suck

From the Kentucky Bullpup Shoot: the X95 Micro-Tavor

At the 2014 Bullpup Convention in Kentucky, IWI US presented a select fire version of the X95 Micro-Tavor for the public to try. It was a great event, and the rifle was a lot of fun. I’ve been drooling over the X95 for years, so it was a great opportunity to finally get my hands on the rifle and put some rounds down range. You can see the video below!

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TV-PressPass MGM Ironman 2014 Zipline

MGM Ironman 2014 AAR: I Didn’t Die!

I’m back! And finally decompressing from the amazing 3 Gun shoot that is the MGM Ironman. This was my first year at Ironman, and my second officiated 3 Gun shoot.

The short of it:

I’ve never run my guns so hard, experienced so much shooting stress, or had so much fun.

I find first person clips of entire stages are pretty boring if you’re not the guy who shot them, but here’s a highlight reel of some of the best moments from MGM Ironman 2014!

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Tavor TREx Rail Review

Through my years shooting the Tavor, many different people have suggested a six o’clock rail to be a great upgrade for the rifle. I like the factory hand-guard quite a bit. An integrated hand-stop, solid texturing, and natural angle are all good things as far as I’m concerned. But I can see the appeal in more rail space, especially when you start looking at bipods and wanting to plant yourself down on the ground. Continue reading Tavor TREx Rail Review

Akdal Mka 1919 Shotgun

Akdal MKA 1919 First Impressions as 3-Gun Shotgun

As part of my preparation for the MGM Ironman it was easy to identify my shotgun skills as a weak spot. Juggling shells into a tube isn’t something I’ve trained for in the past. I’m much more accustomed to indexing magazines and activating bolt releases.

Enter the Akdal MKA 1919: A semi-auto, magazine-fed, 12 gauge shotgun that replicates the controls of an AR-15. Continue reading Akdal MKA 1919 First Impressions as 3-Gun Shotgun

cz858_reclassification

Cz858 Prohibited by RCMP

The latest updates seem to indicate that as of 3 pm March 2nd 2014 some specific variants of the Cz858 have been reclassified from the RCMP from Non-restricted and Restricted statuses to Prohibited.

These select models have been labeled as “converted automatics`by the RCMP, meaning that the original receiver of the firearm was a fully automatic rifle. They have been prohibited because of this, and the RCMP claims that they can be easily converted to fire full-auto.
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Swiss Arms Reclassified

Swiss Arms Rifles Reclassified to Prohibited Status

You may recall last June I posted a number of RCMP emails regarding the confusion surrounding the Swiss Arms. You can read the original emails here.

There as been an update this week, which is still developing as I write this. It seems that all semi-auto variants of the Swiss Arms rifles have been reclassified to prohibited status. But the “why” is interesting here.

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Tavor CTAR21 Bullpup Rifle

Slings for Bullpups: Revisiting the Tavor

It’s been more than a year since my last post on slings for the Tavor, and I feel a good deal smarter now than I did then.

As part of the CTAR-21 build I decided to change to a simpler, more flexible sling system.

Essentially, it is a quiet, easily adjustable 2 point sling that still allows for off-shoulder firing. Continue reading Slings for Bullpups: Revisiting the Tavor